To kick off the blogiversary week, I thought you might want to get a better glimpse at this blog. So here are some questions that you may have asked, should have asked, or are completely uninterested in.
Bower Power came from an inside joke. Jeremy & I used to go mountain biking together…and a couple of times Jer’s brother, Torrey came. The entire time we were climbing these hills I thought I might die. At one point, I choked out a bit of bronchii. No joke. Torrey, being a kindhearted brother-in-law, would distract me from my wheezing by yelling out BOWER POWER in a very Napoleon Dynamite sort of way. Yes, other bikers would look at us like we were crazy. But the silliness of it all made me laugh. And I enjoyed the ride just a little more because of his Tarzan screams. It seemed like the perfect name for a place that I documented my highs & lows, my little jokes and my big joys. And that is how Bower Power was named.
No. This is a really really great thing for me right now…and I love that I have an online community of friends who read and feed me tons of encouragement. But I know that this, like everything else in life, will have an end. I don’t know when it will be. I do know that if it ever takes away from Will or Jeremy or if documenting life becomes more important than LIVING life…well, things will be prioritized. But for now, the unknown of it’s lifetime makes me appreciate it in this moment.
My favorite thing about blogging is looking back on what we did in the past. It’s just a great alternative to a diary. And also, I love comments. You guys are just so darn witty and funny and encouraging. Even when there is a person who had a bad day and leaves a little hateraid…sometimes that same person comes back, apologizes and teaches me that when I vent my frustration on an unsuspecting victim, that it is never too late to say “my bad”. I learn so much from you. Also, I love the fact that I make a little money doing this. I have a hard time buying Jeremy presents with his own money…so this way I feel like I earned it. Blogging is like the gift that keeps on giving 🙂
I hate, hate, hate uploading photos. I could crank out four posts a day if it wasn’t for the picture process. I have to take the pictures, upload the pictures to my camera, choose outta thousands of photos the ones I will use, edit the pictures, download the pics to Photobucket, and then upload the photos into the post…making sure that they all make sense and that my lazy eye, my mustache or my cellulite doesn’t make an appearance. But I believe that photos are an integral part of my blog. Can you imagine Bower Power without photos? I can’t. There would be no Will yawns or before & afters or family photos. It would be just a sad sad little place full of corny jokes and bad spelling.
My life is different because of blogging in so many ways. I tackle projects now with more focus, I take more photos of my life, I found a new best friend (you may know her…she’s got this tiny little blog called Young House Love), I am more inspired to be a better parent and wife, and I’m more thankful for my blessings….in short, my life is better because of it.
Hmmm….let me ask him.
“I don’t know.” That was his answer. Such a guy.
I will say this about Jeremy and blogging. He reads every single post. He asks me about missing posts…like “Hey Honey…No post today?” To which I will answer “I did however fry a pound of bacon”. I’m a champion mother/housekeeper/blogger with statements like that.
And he reads every single comment. Never misses a one. And he talks about them with me in bed. Especially the funny ones. So I think he kinda loves it. Plus, his parents still read…so it’s pretty darn cool that he can share those moments on the phone talking with them about how Will has little quirks that were mentioned on the blog. It’s like cue cards for conversation. And he probably would never admit this…but he does read blogs. So he probably thinks blogs are pretty cool.
Stay tuned for more Blogiversary goodness!