I am about to describe my ideal blogging life. This is not advice for you to use. It’s more like a daydream about a world in which I can do whatever I want and still be cool 😉 Plus, you don’t want my advice – believe me! I have no blogging game… I am a personal blogger. And even though blogging was always my hobby, I used to follow the advice of pro bloggers. Well, Sort of... After several years of quitting and restarting blogs. I … [Read more...] about My Ideal Blogging Life
I was both surprised and honored when Jacquelyn of This Halcyon Life nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I've only been back in the blogging game for a few months and I still feel mostly invisible outside of my small circle of blogging friends. So, to be thought of and chosen for an award or blog tag is a pretty awesome feeling :) According to the Versatile Blogger Award website, the award is to "honor those bloggers who bring … [Read more...] about Versatile Blogger Award
I'm not gonna lie. I surprised myself when I completed my 31 day blog challenge last month. I honestly thought I'd quit halfway through, with some made-up excuse as to why I couldn't finish. I know me so well, ha! But, when things got off track in the middle of the month, I didn't give up. I acknowledged the days I missed, incorporated them in one catch-up post and kept right on blogging. Right on. Throughout the 31 days I learned a … [Read more...] about What I learned from my 31 day blog challenge
Blogging is my hobby and in the beginning, my sole purpose was to learn how to do it – how to build the site and how to write. I literally started because I was bored and looking for something to do. I desperately needed a new hobby. I found a new challenge to tackle. And I love a good challenge! 5 years later and I'm still a part of this blogging world. Here's why... Blogging is therapeutic Writing in my blog is like talking to a good … [Read more...] about Why do I blog?
Confession: Until recently, I only read blogs about blogging. In hindsight, this is probably why I had a hard time sticking with a blog name or topic for any length of time. Blogs about blogging are a lot like magazines. They have good intentions, but I just end up feeling like I don't measure up. So I quit. Everything. Cold Turkey. And, I went on a blogging fast for almost a full year. But then, I missed it. I missed the community. So, I … [Read more...] about 5 favorite blogs
I'm kicking off my 2nd month of blogging (on this blog) with a 31 day blog challenge that I found on Pinterest. The challenge is to blog every day for 31 days in a row - which is a LOT! To make it easier, I am using these prompts. My hope is to have fun and to also develop a daily writing habit. I don't plan to blog daily forever. That would be very ambitious! But, I would love to get back in the habit of writing something everyday. I … [Read more...] about 31 day blog challenge
This is where my blogging journey begins... again. I started blogging a little over 5 years ago and have stopped, started, and stopped again so many times. My blog name and address has changed also (too many times) over the years. I lost sight of why I started. I lost sight of who I was in the blogging world. So I begin again, with no goals and no rules. I just want to write, and to see if I have anything worth saying. I want to … [Read more...] about And so it begins…. again