Thursday, September 12, 2013

I'm a social media addict

I had to participate in this link up today because as ridiculous as this sounds... I'm so thankful for blogging and Instagram (of course I like to creep on facebook but my favorites are blogging and IG)!
 Oh pregnancy acne... how I DON'T miss you!
This blog has saved me during some of my loneliest moments, and led me to some amazing people who quickly became best friends and I know they will be in my life forever! I know I am not the best at responding to comments; I just don't have the option to sit at the computer while Mia crawls all over the house pulling everything down in her path :) But I am trying to manage nap times better because I totally believe in the relationships that can (and are) built through this community! Just know that every single comment means the world to me!
I have also found amazing inspiration, the best advice and sweetest encouragement from the blogging/instagram community. What a wonderful place for women to come together and build each other up! I've heard people talk about the ridiculousness of the "popularity" contest that consumes the people of Instagram.... I mean sure! I love to hear how cute my baby is! But like I said before, I have received so much needed advice and encouragement and I could not be more grateful for it!
The way that social media has changed me and my memories the most is that I actually record everything. I get to tell Mia's story from day one! I get to share our adventures. I get to share our heart breaks. I get to share tiny details that I would never want to forget, but wouldn't record otherwise. I'm not a journal keeper or a scapbooker. So thanks to this blog and IG, I take pictures of Mia's first time swinging! I write down something that Eric said that had me laughing so hard I almost peed myself. I get to talk about things that probably don't matter to anyone else... but that's the beauty of social media. It's mine and I get to do what I want with it. Whether people follow or not, it's totally up them! I just love that I have somewhere to "journal" and share my pictures!
 I know, I know! Alycia is my sister in law BUT she's the reason I started blogging! Plus she will be in my life forever ;)
How has social media changed you?! Do you feel like you've gained from stalking other people's lives?! ;)

21 comments:

lori said...

i totally know what you mean... blogging helped me stay sane when we moved and i was really lonely, and i have made some amazing, really supportive friends!

i have had so much fun watching your sweet girl grow :)

K&R said...

you are so sweet. i definitely think we all have a hard time responding from now and then just depending where our lives are at. you are amazing and such a light in the blogging community. and i love the friendships that can come from it. oh and you have the cutest baby :)

K

Kristen said...

While I couldn't agree more about what you said (I've made some super close friends through blogging), I just have to say that that little Mia of yours is so freakin' cute! And just when I think she can't any cuter she does! Tell the little lady enough already ;)

Kristen said...

P.S. I just have to ask cause it's been driving me crazy.....is it pronounced Meee-uh or My-uh?

Alexis Kaye said...

Um, yes. I'm so grateful for blogging. And social media, even though it gets such a bad rap. As a stay at home mom, it's how I stay connected! I have lots of support at my finger tips! love you!!!

LOVESTRONG said...

I just love you. and your blog. Thanks for always being genuine and sweet!

Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

We all know you read them, don't stress yourself out Courtney. You are just so sweet and I love reading your blog and all about that gorgeous baby! xoxo

brittany said...

yessss i am so thankful for these things too!

Hannah said...

I'm so grateful for it as well! My friends might not understand it but it brings me so much happiness and support.

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Bunnie said...

OMG your blog is adorable!! and I love Ashley Slater and Bella!! I follow her on all her networks! Awesome pics!!

new follower

http://the2qualleys.blogspot.com

XOXO Bunnie

Julie said...

I'm very much in the same boat as you :)

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

Social media definitely has allowed me to journal my life and feel like I still can be connected to people I don't see everyday. I love all this pictures, you girls are gorgeous :)
Ginny

Jess said...

I love my blog and IG because it allows me to get inspiration from others and document my life with a little one. btw-my IG is jessicaleigho3. Let's be friends. :)

Katie said...

i'm amazed at the encouragement and relationships i've made from blogging - it is such a blessing!

Brianna said...

It's so amazing what an amazing place of therapy this little blog world can become.
Please stop by for a visit and say hi!!! I would love to become blog friends:)

www.itsybitsybrianna.blogspot.com
xoxo
bB***

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Agree 100% :)

Janna Renee said...

Blogging is so completely different than I thought it was. It started as a scrapbook for me, and now it is a million things on top of that! I'm so happy that it has allowed us to become friends!

Dinah Gacon said...

I have loved meeting such wonderful people through the blogging community. I have to admit there are some bloggers that haven't been the warmest individuals but I try to block them out and focus on the great people. You are definitely such a wonderful blog to read and follow. Such positivity and happiness that spreads on and on!!!

Xo Dinah @ Sunshine super glam

Maria said...

i totally agree with you - "it's yours and you do what you want with it" - that's the beauty in blogging/ig. and YOU have it always. i love that you developed so many wonderful relationships. i've met and truly met in person, some of the most amazing friends. i don't know what i did before blogging. :)
xoxox

Sky-Ann @ The Little Button said...

I agree, I met some great friend through blogging. I have never been good at keeping a journal and started my blog for my cousin Mandy, which it has turned out to be even more than I expected. Its a great way to keep memories and make new friends. I stay at home right now so it's so nice to see what everyone is up to :) Also the pregnancy acne, oh boy I have my fair share....I also think you looked so cute with your baby bump :)

Mariya John said...

OMG..By seeing these pictures, i would like to spend more time in Social Media Services to get more updated..

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