This here marks post #11 on Life with Red and I’m nearly ready to actually put it out there to friends and the social world that I’ve started writing a blog again. My roommate Jenn, who could moonlight as a detective, wasn’t even privy to this blog until a mutual friend mentioned she’d saw my web address on my instagram account had changed. Shocked and ashamed that she hadn’t figured it out first Jenn set forth to read all my posts and gave me these encouraging words “I found your blog, I like it! But you need to post! Don’t be one of those bloggers who miss days! Don’t leave me hanging… it ended, and I wanted more.” So Jenn, this post is for you.
I created a secret pin board for articles and such to read more about blogging including this article from Helene in Between on building your blogging community. I am all about trying to build this blog and I will take any advice I can get!
Jackie from Jade & Oak wrote a post last week about lifestyle bloggers that I’ve gotten back and read a few times because though I am still building this here blog of mine, I think that’s what it is, a lifestyle blog.
Did you think before you started your blog? I did and didn’t, I have always enjoyed writing and was missing the outlet that the initial blog I started had given me, my favorite part of the day is opening my feedly and reading what YOU are writing about, and I love sharing my recommendations and thoughts on products, services and the customer experience (that’s a post for another day though!) so I gave it a go. Now that I’ve launched I am thinking a little bit more about what Michelle has to say about what to think about when starting a blog and first and foremost I am happy I started with wordpress and as time progresses I believe so will my blog and my vision for my blog.
Jenn, my lovely roommate that I mentioned above, and I constantly talk about how people actually have time to do things in the morning and how we see that virtually impossible. You know what I am talking about, people who make coffee or breakfast at home and who actually sit at the table, whether it be coffee or kitchen, enjoying it. Or the people who just SIT down at all after putting their two feet on the floor from bed to exiting the house. I can’t by any means wrap my head around how people have time to do it. Stephanie from not entirely perfect laid out her honest outline of her morning and while I appreciate and do a few of her list including the multitude of alarms, the current Netflix binge on in the background (for me it’s Greys Anatomy and I’m currently towards the end of season 2, or as I like to call it the “Denny days”) but the make coffee and have time to browse the internet it just doesn’t happen for me, though I wish it did. So those who can, please teach me your ways!!!
One of my favorites, Erin at Living in Yellow, featured Bonnie on her blog today. Bonnie talks about 28 secrets to growing up. I couldn’t agree more with her entire list. I live and breathe by dry shampoo, I sleep better when my room is clean, ice cream fixes pretty much anything, unfortunately my dishes won’t wash themselves, and I always feel better post workout than I do pre-workout and usually better than mid-workout too. I feel like I need to learn to give more people the benefit of the doubt, stop investing energy in things I can’t change, and start doing things that I can complete in 60 seconds now instead of next week. Basically Bonnie is a wise woman, and Erin’s a smart girl for featuring her and her infinite wisdom.
Apparently today’s reads were focused on blogging and routines/rules to live by, I wonder if this series will have a sort of kinda theme every week?
Bloggers, any suggestions on what to read to help to continue to grow this little blog of mine?
Readers, do you have time to do something other than run around like a chicken with its head cut off before work in the morning?