Some Blogging Thoughts

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you might know that I cover a variety of topics here. Which most lifestyle, craft, or mom bloggers tend to do, I suppose. My blog is really just a women’s magazine, after all. And, truthfully, I think that is what I planned from the beginning. Periodically, I reassess my blog and think about its direction.  

I’ve been going back and reading some posts from my early days of this blog.  They make me feel sentimental and teary. 2011, the year I started this blog, wasn’t really that long ago, but from a blogging perspective it seems so!

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This was one of my first blog buttons. That’s our cute, blue house that we lived in for many years, until 2017.


When I read those older posts, it reminds me of a time when I was much less self conscious about what I was writing.  I was just writing, willy nilly, (am I the only one who says “willy nilly?”) about what I had on my mind, what craft I was working on, or what I thought could be helpful to someone. Once people started to actually read my blog, I got a bit more nervous and constrained!

Sometimes I go back and click on some of the old comments on my blog, and it makes me sad when that commenter’s blog is no longer around. Where did you go?  Sometimes I see those people on Instagram, and I get so happy.

I started this blog when I was in my early 50’s because my daughter, (who was a teenager then) encouraged me to.  “You have a lot of things you could write about, Mom,” my daughter would say. She had her own blog at the time, that was wonderful and was a good outlet for a chronically ill, homeschooled, high school girl. 

My daughter would say, “Mom, write about organizing.”  And I, (a terrible organizer until the last few years), would say, “Well,what would I write about?”  And she’d say, “Oh, you know – write about how important lids are.”  (She was always teasing me about my tendency to store things in baskets and other non-lidded containers. And, by the way, I did eventually write the lids post.)

That daughter left her old blog behind, and  is now a delightful, 26 year old who has been married for almost 2 years now, who, despite some chronic health issues is living her best life with her sweet husband. (And, she’s now considering starting another blog!)  She still gives me ideas for things to write about, sometimes.

My blog allows me to share my hobbies and ideas, things I love to do, and I sometimes share guest posts, if I think they are helpful to my readers.  It’s introduced me to so many wonderful people, many of whom I consider friends.  I often think about how amazing that is.

In short, I love blogging. I’m so glad that my blog gives me a place to share things I love and the opportunity to read about what others are doing, thinking, and creating. 

I’m such an introvert in real life, and you all are really special to me. To those of you who have been following me for a while and to those who are new to my blog,  I appreciate all of you. I’m so glad you come and visit and experience some parts of my life with me. 

I’m interested in knowing which topics you especially enjoy here.

What is your blogging story?


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  1. Your little blue house was so pretty!!! <3 I just found you sometime in the last half a year. I like conversational blog posts even though I have gotten away from those myself as my site has grown. 🙂

    1. Aw. thank you! We loved that little house and made it work for us for a long time. I like to go back and look at my old blog posts,sometimes, and keep true to myself as my life changes!

  2. Hello bright light, I think you know my blogging story LOL. I loved reading this post my friend. I've looked back at things I wrote in 2015 and think good grief…look at those photos, lol. I've learned a lot over the years too.
    I may be taking my blog in a slightly different direction in 2021 ( and well maybe not, LOL) who knows what the future brings. I'm happy you are still enjoying blogging and it's a joy to call you my friend.
    I do get that sad feeling when I read old comments too. I'll click and poof,the blog is gone. But bloggers get burned out or they have other commitments, etc. What has been most disappointing to be though is those bloggers who were "friends" with me for years. I've shared personal things with and they've shared with me and I send them cards (after they're no longer blogging) with encouraging messages and well…a whole lot of nothing. That makes me cry really, it does. Because the bloggers I speak of were once such cherished friends.
    Maybe it's the anonymity of being a blogger that makes it easier to cut off "friendships". All I know is that while they were around it was nice. Keep blogging my friend, and remember sometimes you don't need a lid ( smile)xoxo

  3. I also love blogging 🙂 And I love interacting with other bloggers. It really is a fun community to be a part of, and I'm so happy to have made so many virtual friends.

    I'm so glad your daughter talked you into starting this blog because I love what you share.


    1. Thank you so much, Alexandra! I love what you share also! I'm a fan. One of these days, I'm going to find time to crochet again. I REALLY need more hours in each day to do all of the things I want to do!

  4. I've been blogging for over 10 years and I can't see stopping. And like you, I get sad that so many have dropped off. I can't imagine taking even a week off. I love it so much.
    I have changed, of course. I used to only write for myself and then I wanted a career of it. It's a lot of balance of making sure I'm adding myself in there every week too.

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