I really like this blog, http://havingfunathomeblog.blogspot.com/.
The author recently wrote about the pitfalls of being a mom blogger, but shortly thereafter, she wrote about what she likes about it. It really made me do a lot of thinking about this idea myself, so I am going to share my thoughts (although a lot of this came directly from her)...
1. Blogging has helped me seek out new things to try in our community. I often hear that people have grown up in an area, but never knew about or experienced so much of what is available.
2. It has made me braver, a better communicator, and kept me involved in the professional world, as I need to contact people to inquiry about certain activities, deals, form partnerships, advertise, etc.
3. Blogging has helped me bring my teaching skills into the home and share them with others over the computer.
4. It's an artistic outlet- the process of coming up with ideas, photographing them, and arranging them in a post is deeply satisfying to me. I feel like it energizes and enriches me, and that being an enriched mother trickles down to my family.
5. Blogging helps to keep me up-to-date on some of the new technology. I used to teach technology classes before having children, then gave up the computer for two years and fell quite far behind. This helps keep me learning.
6. It's a convenient way to stay in touch with friends and family, all the while, making new friends along the way.
7. The blog gives me a place to store and organize information that is easy for my family to retrieve.
8. The blogging community has put me in the path of so many creative bloggers and really clever ideas. I'm never at a loss for something educational or fun to do with the kids.
9. It's a journal of some of our family's fun experiences.
10. Writing the blog posts sometimes forces me to be reflective about my parenting.
11. Blogging really helps me to feel content being at home. I feel like it is good for my kids to be at home a lot during this stage of their lives, but it's easy to get a little stir-crazy. Blogging gives me a little extra contact with the outside world, and every time I do a post I feel like I have something concrete to show for it. (unlike laundry or the dishes).