Monday, October 21, 2013

10 Tips I've Learned in 2 Years of Blogging

I am not sure if I mentioned this, but about a month ago, I celebrated my second blogiversary. Don't you love all the lingo that has sprung up with the rise of social media?

It has been a wonderful journey, and one that I don't plan to end any time soon. I really appreciate each one of you who take the time daily, weekly, or even only occasionally, to read what I write. Without you, I would still write. But, you all have added another level of wonder in that you choose to read my posts again and again. So, thank you. Thanks for your faithfulness, friendship, shares and comments.

I have learned so many things these past two years. I have learned how to be more precise and more descriptive. I have learned how to formulate my thoughts in a more logical way. I have learned the beauty of the rainbow, and the many shades of grey.

I have become more brave and willing to try new things-both online and in real life. Blogging has developed latent dreams and planted new ones.

I have learned that it would save me a lot of time, and calories, to photograph every recipe and adventure the first time through. I have learned that this world is smaller than I'd ever have imagined, but it is also much bigger. I have learned that some of the post I pour my heart into don't resonate with anyone else. And I am always amazed by what is popular.

I have found a groove that works for me now. A balance between philosophical and practical, spiritual and light.

On this 2 year journey, I've picked up some nuts and bolts tips that I shared over at Womanhood With Purpose. If you are a blogger or interested in blogging or just curious about what I may have learned, please join me over (there) today.

I have one other opportunity to share with you today. A friend of mine, Amber Lia, and her husband Guy, have a desire to produce family friendly, God honoring, people inspiring, good quality mainstream movies. (say that 10 times fast!) They have written a scrip, filmed a trailer and are now running a Kickstarted campaign to raise money for movie production. I would encourage you to watch this trailer, pray for the project and monetarily support them. Hollywood isn't going to produce good films if we don't support them. Let's get behind the Lia's and their company Storehouse Media. Let's pray them through this process and support them in any way we can. Okay?!

I know people say this all the time, but, every little bit does help. $1, $5, $100. Loaves and fishes.

For more information, you can read Amber's heart in her blog post (here) and/or check out the details and perks of the Kickstart campaign (here).

Have a magnificent Monday!