I’ve been thinking a lot about my blog and what I’d like it to be when it grows up. Way back when I started, “Up in the Night” was just a way to share all my crazy kid stories with family and friends. After some time it became an exercise in writing and a cheap replacement for Prozac. And while I don’t fool myself into believing that I have a kabillion readers, I want my blog to have a positive impact on the people who do read it. That and I want it to be thoughtful, kind, and well groomed with good manners (like my children are in my dreams).
And for those posts that have crossed that line, I apologize. I would hope the slips have appeared innocuous to my gentle readers (all three of you). I try, in most posts, to limit my fun-poking to myself, the hub, and my chillun because I know it's all tempered with a hearty dose of love, nauseating effusion, and cheek pinchin’.
Just today I stumbled on Oh, the Joys’ kindblog badge, and decided the beautimous graphic would remind me of at least one thing that I know I want my blog to be.
So that’s the reason for the new pretty picture in the margin over there. I’m sure most of you don’t need the reminder that I sometimes do, but if you want a kindblog badge too, go to Oh, the Joys and download one for your blog.