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The Gift of Blog

Posted on December 27, 2003 by under Family.    

Inspired by the Blogger article “How To Give The Last-Minute Gift of Blog,” I gave my very first Blogger blog gift. Dad’s birthday gift from earlier this year doesn’t count because it was an entire website (domain, hosting, web development, my own support and maintenance services and everything) rather than just a blog; besides his is powered by Movable Type instead of Blogger. So this is really a first for us. Brian was a bit unsure of the idea at first..

“Do you think he’ll really use it? I mean, look at my blog,” he says referring to his own stagnating blog which gets updated about as often as the sun burns bright pink.

“Sure! Why not? I’m sure he’s got a lot of cute Logan-stories to blog about.” Mom and dad never seem to run out of Logan-stories and I’m sure he has even more to share. I can never hear enough Logan-stories because he is just the smartest, most adorable little boy in the whole wide world.

I always feel so bad every year because we always get stuff for Logan for Christmas and we never get anything for Matt. Brian didn’t have any brilliant ideas of his own so we ended up going with my idea (because I’m just brilliant — honestly, I can’t take credit for this one because I actually stole the idea myself from Blogger). And Matt actually liked it (at least it seems like he likes it and for the sake of this posting we’ll just agree that he does), so I’m right as usual! Ha! In your face to all those of little faith! Behold, the power of Blogger!

Kidding aside, now I feel bad because we got something for Logan and Matt and nothing for Jude. As you can see, you don’t really have to spend anything to make a good gift. It only takes some thought, a little time, a bit of effort and a lot of creativity. In giving (now this is cliché but it’s true) it’s really the thought that counts, isn’t it? So perhaps next year we’ll make something for Matt and Jude. It’s not going to be a blog but it’s certainly going to be something that we’ve made ourselves and it’s going to be unique. Most definitely!

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