Tuesday, January 1, 2013

beginning of year two.

It has been just shy of one year since I began this blogging adventure and goodness, I have learned so much!
 
In case you haven't read my previous post, I've spent the past several days on a nice little blogging hiatus.
Two words for you:
MUCH NEEDED.
 
The last month or so, I've been going blogging bananas.
 
I've spent way too much time on the computer,
reading blog after blog.
I've been worrying about the fact that I haven't gained many followers (Absolutely silly, I know! That's not what this is even supposed to be about...for me, anyway),
stewing over what to blog about,
and just generally feeling "blah" about the whole darn thing.
 
I don't want that.
That wasn't my intent when I began this journey to document my life.
 
With the beginning of a new year, I'm looking forward to setting
a few boundaries, if you will.
 
Here they are: (in hopes that I'll be held accountable to these!)
 
+ put my devotional time above all else
(maybe this will be the year that I can wake up earlier than J so I can get it done first thing in the AM instead of frantically squeezing it in during naptime?...remember, I did say maybe)
 
+ be more organized with blogging
(make an on-going list of post ideas/topics, edit pictures on a more regular basis, etc.)
 
+ set a time limit for blogging
 (writing posts, commenting & reading other blogs, etc.)
 
+ be intentional with the friendships formed through blogging
(I've already met quite a few wonderful, encouraging friends through this big adventure and I'd love to maintain and continue to grow those friendships)
 
I want this space of mine to be a source of encouragement.
I want to be in community with other bloggers.
I want to document my journey through life as a way to look back and remember both the highs and the lows.
...but most importantly,
I want the Lord to use me where He sees fit.
 
Thank you to all of the wonderful readers for being a constant source of support and encouragement.
I am forever grateful.
 
Year 2013? Let's do this.
 
 
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6 comments:

  1. I cannot holler Amen loud enough. Love this post Kristin! I have been trying to use His influence for the best and often times I get stuck on the computer drooling over someone else's best. It's a crazy routine.

    Our plans for 2013 are actually very similar :) Let's keep eachother motivated!!

    Happy New Year darlin!

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    1. hey girl...thank you so much for your sweet words.
      it's SO easy to begin to idolize someone else's blog/life and begin to think "well, what do I even have to offer?"
      all lies by satan, I tell ya!
      with that said, I LOVE it when people keep me motivated and accountable. let's keep each other motivated, for sure! <3

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  2. All I know is that is BY FAR the sweetest picture I've ever seen in my entire life. I just want to scoop him up!

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    1. awww, thanks Ten! :)
      you need to come visit him...oh, and me too!
      LOVE YOU!

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  3. I nominated you for a Liebster award! Check it out! http://bit.ly/XgCakB

    Have fun!

    xoxo,
    Gayle @ www.graceforgayle.com

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    1. awww, you are so sweet! thank you, Gayle! I look forward to checking out your blog. :)

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