Friday, May 01, 2009

Origins of a Blog

It all started in 2006. With an almost one year old in the house I needed to keep grandparents up to date and reach out to the world more than I ever imagined! I had heard about blogs, read a few, and it just sounded like a fun thing to do. 

In the beginning it was all about Ian. I even wrote in his voice which now gives me the creeps! What was I thinking? As he gained a voice of his own I moved to my own voice

Somehow About A Boy became much more about a boy's mom. Then a few more people started reading it. Then it became about a mom's photography and scrapbooking. And then it became an amalgam (I love that word) of thoughts, ideas, and photos always trying to remember the point was About A Boy. But I guess being About A Boy means also being about that boy's mom's emotions, that boy's house, that boy's backyard (I mean garden) and other such stuff. 

I'm not really certain what brings people here. I love that you stop by! I'm humbled and honored to be part of a daily routine for many of you! I love that you leave kind comments and well the compliments on my photography are always good for my ego. I know at least one grandparent still stops by every day to see if there are photos of her grandson. So what brings the rest of you? What do you enjoy? What do you look forward to most? What would you like to see more of? What has been your favorite post?

I know a lot of questions, but I'm curious. And of course, I'd like to make you happy! It's the middle child in me! :)


Teri said...

I come because I consider you a photography/scrapbooking friend, and I love to see what is going on in your life.

Katrina said...

Thanks Teri! I count you among my p/s friends as well! :) I think your ranch will be the perfect place for Ian to spend summers when he's 12!

Britgirl said...

I first came because you were a fellow DD scrapbooker and flickr-er {!?} Then I came because I loved reading it {you dont write enough tho, could you please not have a real life and just post ten times a day??;)} and now of course I come because I love you to pieces, count you as a special friend and look forward to vacationing together again :D

Anonymous said...

and all of that is true but yup I come to see what fun thing my grandson has been up to.
Love U

Rebecca said...

I got the link to your site when I was reading a blog linked from a friends blog. Escapes me who or which one now. I used to design I sometimes scrap now, and I adore photography. Not to mention you are local. It all caught my eye and I added you to my blog reads :)

Anonymous said...

I miss my second favorite Weisenberger. Keeping up this way is sorta like visiting with you every day. Thanks Elsa, for sharing this. Love you guys.

Sarah said...

Well, yes as a fellow DD'r (and mom) I came to read your posts and see your amazing photography, and I still do. I love hearing about yall's journey. And like Mel said, I now consider you a great friend and enjoy keeping up with your busy and amazing world.

mollie said...

I come because it is here and I'm just drawn to your blog! I love your writing ... you are good at it. I love your photos ... you are good at them too. I love to see how Ian is growing and learning ... cuz' I can relate my grandsons to him in lots of ways.
And, just because I think you are fun and cool and I want another vacation with all of us together again!

Tell Anonymous "hi" from me ... one sewing grandmother to another {I seriously loved her halloween costume from last year}!

And, what is this about the middle child trying to make everyone happy???

Mandy* cuz only family can call me that! said...

u have a way with words that is very addicting to read..i only wish i could write like you, i think things but they never come out on paper like i want them to sound, and of course your pictures are amazing! i hope to catch one or two of my blue eyed girls on here, not very often tho..k enough of blowing your head up! lol love u triner!

Heather said...

I came because of seeing you at DD and liking your spirit and embrace of life. I stayed because your joy for life & family is shown in your blog writing just as in your layouts. Not having kids, it is fun to watch others grow up and hear about the experiences you go through. Not that we really know each other, I think you are one cool, strong lady and enjoy reading about you & your family & you provide great photography eye candy :)

Amie said...

I found your blog through DD and keep comming back because I love reading the bits of your daily life, you have a way of making your ordinary moments so interesting and I love your photos!

Carol said...

I came to it recently via DD. I've always admired your photography and scrapping, such an inspiration. Now I just like reading what you have to say. That's why I keep coming back.


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