This blogging thing is still pretty new to me and I have some confessions I need to get off my chest. Maybe just clarifications. First off I want to thank-you so much for coming and reading. I am having a blast with Loving Simple Living and meeting you through e-mail, and comments has been even more fun. (I totally love those of you who come and read without leaving a trace too, we can still be friends).
Confession #1 – Simple
I don’t always live a simple life. I am struggling for simple (how wrong is that metaphor?) just like you. I am totally honest when it comes to the material stuff. We really don’t own much …and it is getting smaller and smaller by the day. However all the other intangible simple living is a struggle. I write as a way to wrap my mind around concepts and to help keep me accountable, not because I have it figured out.
Last week especially wasn’t simple. I was stressed because I was stressed and I was stressed because I am supposed to be blogging about simple. Double stress 🙂. We were releasing my husbands Texture A Photo package and it was crazy because neither of us knew what we were doing. I was up early and late trying to learn InDesign and working on his training and website. I am really excited with the package he finished with, but it was a crazy few weeks at the end. I am excited the crazy and stressful parts of our life are now things we are choosing to work on and (for the most part) are fun, but they are not always simple.
Either way, when I blog about lots of this simple stuff I want you to know we are on the journey together. I am always completely honest when I post about how I am trying to simplify and I struggle day-to-day just like everyone else.
Confession #2 – Life
added to #1, I don’t have life figured out. I haven’t figured out parenting, cooking, homeschooling, homemaking or anything else I might write about. Please see these posts as sharing what I am learning. I never want to give off the impression I have these things figured out.
Confession #3 – Blog
I don’t know what I am doing with this blog. ack! I have been trying to learn. I am trying to figure it out as I go. What to post, how to post, how often to post, how long to post, when to post, advertising, design, guest posting, and everything else blog related. I know very little. It is fun and I have been working and trying to figure it out…but I feel like I have barely started.
On this note, if you see errors in my posts (like spelling, grammar, etc) feel free to let me know. I am totally not offended and I am trying to learn.
Confession #4 – You
You intimidate me a bit 🙂 I am so excited with the way this site has grown, but through it all I am still amazed everyday people come by to read what I write. You push me and motivate me. You keep me on my toes to come up with more and better topics and to clean up my writing. I want to make sure your stop in my little ‘webhouse’ adds value to your life.
Confession #5 – 😉
I love using smiley faces :). I used to think they were a bit obnoxious but writing is so much different than speaking. Sometimes what I write I feel could be taken different ways. I want you to understand what I write is light and not intended to be too serious or heavy.
So thank-you so much for coming! If you haven’t already please introduce yourself in the comments or send me an e-mail (I am a little blogger and I read and respond to every e-mail I get). Simple living is awesome and I hope to learn lots more and share all of it with you.
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