Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My Other Blogs

While I'm mentioning Dan's new blog, I thought I'd also put in a plug for my OTHER blogs.  There is something very appealing to me about having a different blog for each topic I want to write about.  And since blogs are so easy to make, I indulge myself.  Potato Girl in Michigan is where I write normal every day family things (I think).  My Depression Club blog is where I write about...depression.  I separated that blog from this one because it might be a bit heavy at times, and I don't want my reader to have to slog through that if he/she doesn't want to.  I also made it a separate blog because some day I hope to write a book about my experiences with depression, so I use Depression Club as a place to collect ideas for that.  In case you used to check that blog but have given up because I haven't posted in months, I just posted again yesterday.

I made a brand new blog this morning called Healthy Potato Girl.  This is where I'm writing about my struggles to lose weight and be more healthy.  Again, my mind works better when I can organize things into different categories, and I think it will be helpful for me to have a separate place just for this.  There are two new posts there, if you are interested.

Finally, I have my blogs Potato Girl in Japan and Potato Girl in Manila.  I rarely post to these blogs, but when I do, I am just transcribing my journal entries from when I was 1) an exchange student in Japan and 2) a missionary in the Philippines.  I kept very detailed records of those experiences, and I wanted to digitize them and share them at the same time, hence a blog for each.

I guess I shouldn't neglect to mention the blog that I started called Relief Society Notes (Relief Society is our church's organization for women).  That is a place where I have tried to record what I can from each Sunday's lesson.  I created this blog especially for my friend Kristi who had a calling in the Nursery at the time, and never got to attend Relief Society.  I wanted her to have a place to read about our weekly lessons so that she wouldn't feel quite so isolated.  I have invited all of the women who are serving in the Primary or Young Women, as well as young mothers who are in and out with babies, to use this blog.  I have really been struggling to keep up with my good intentions, however, and as week after week goes by that I don't post, I have been feeling worse and worse.  I have finally decided to retire from this self-imposed duty, and am hoping that someone out there will want to replace me.  

Well, if any of these other blogs are of interest to you, please feel free to link to them from the side bar.  Happy reading!

9 comments:

The Rackleys said...

Maybe the RS teachers could be responsible for posting the lesson. It is a big job Andrea, and because we'll already have the notes, that is something I'd be willing to do?

Potato Girl said...

That is a great idea. Posting every week can be exhausting. If the teachers did it, they would only have to post once a month. And they could cut and paste their own notes. I like it!

Leslie said...

I think it's a great idea also - and since I am currently serving in Nursery and pretty much have NO clue as to what is going on with sisters and announcements, I would love to see something like that... I have actually been reading my "Teachings of the President's..." book on my own (unprecedented) just because I don't ever get to go to lessons..

Janie said...

Um...my first thought is Andrea enough blogs already!! My second thought is you go girl!!! If you want 17,000 blogs who is to stop you.

Byron & Michelle said...

I just get tired thinking about that many blogs, you are amazing!

Brian, Laura, & Felix said...

Oh, I love your blog Andrea! I can totally hear your voice as I read it. It's like Andrea story time. Sigh.
I hope it's ok that I want to post a link to your blog on mine!

Potato Girl said...

I'm flattered and happy to have anyone link to my bog from theirs!

Matt said...

Wow. You're diligent!

Potato Girl said...

Today (9/10/09) I consolidated all of my blogs into one (this one). Since I wrote this post back in January of 2008, I have become the mother of four children and my blogging has been moved to the back burner, possibly until I become an empty nester. I decided I would rather just have everything I've written in one place.