This past Wednesday was my 6 month anniversary of blogging daily during the week… it has been a great creative outlet, and what started as a way to get my thoughts in order myself on topics like these, has turned into something very different. I started it as purely just a way to get thoughts out – not as a way to give advice on anything – but as a resource to myself, to remind myself of these truths & realities in life.
The mass majority of people who blog seem to say that it’s near impossible to blog daily – how do you keep up with inspiration? Wouldn’t it feel forced or inauthentic? For me, inspiration comes all the time, anywhere I am… so I literally have to carry a journal with me at all times in order to capture the thought for later use in a post.
If I didn’t create posts about these ideas in my head, it’d be a waste of creativity,
a waste of this inspiration that comes to me.
It came to me for a reason, and creativity never used
is a sad existence.
I wanted to let you Readers into my dashboard so to speak, for a blog that started out as my own journal, it’s definitely come a very long way.
Number of Followers: 263 Followers
Number of Posts: 171 Posts
Number of Comments: 423 Comments
Number of Site Views: 4,585 Views
Awards awarded from other WordPress Bloggers/Readers: 4, The Sunshine Award, The Liebster Award for up-and-coming bloggers, The Shauny Award for Blogging Excellence, and The Howler Award
I love this one
A few comments I’ve loved from readers:
“I really appreciate this article! Although I am only 20, I got out of a 4 year relationship 1 year ago. But, the growth I have experienced being single is TREMENDOUS. It was like becoming single was the catalyst I needed to ignite my pursuit of my dreams and passions and development as a woman. I completely agree the single life is not the time to wait around. It’s the perfect time to be selfish and seize every opportunity.” Posted on Single Women… Be Radiant & Happy
“Thanks for your marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it, you are a great author. I will be sure to bookmark your blog and may come back someday. I want to encourage you continue your great work, have a nice evening!” Posted on an Inspiration post
“I’ve seen many ‘nice’ men. And too many con-men. Actually, I’ve seen the whole range (and their women). I remember Errol Flynn’s advice to young men—
“Treat a duchess like a whore … and a whore like a duchess”
—and sometimes he was right. Some of the con-men types followed the ‘four-F’ formula to the very letter (don’t ask) and left trails of broken hearts. I never could … was I too ‘nice’? I’d rather go without than make (or imply) false promises, I even now wear my heart on my sleeve and as best I can keep my word.
I think I can let ol’ Willie Shakespeare sum it up—
This above all: to thine ownself be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
—and for any feminists out there: that final ‘man’ embraces all women too …” Posted on Single: Women Don’t Want Nice Men
“I would like to say I love your blog and the wonderful and beautiful things you share as well as the inspiration and smiles you bring in doing so! Thank you for being you and I hope even if you do not accept awards you will accept the sentiment expressed as I honor you with one. There is no prize that comes with the award other than my appreciation and being grateful you are part of our world and making a difference by sharing in such a positive way…
I have posted the award and link to it here I hope you will accept it or at least the sentiment behind it!
Joe” Posted on Spiritual Growth
““”Taking care of your appearance, exercising and making sure you look your best as a woman is not selfish, in fact, if you’re married, it’s selfish not to.””
This is so important. How many women complain that their husband swivels his head 360 to check out the hottie? How many of those women have let themselves get fat? Sure, everyone ages. But getting older does not automatically come with extra pounds.
I wonder how many of the wives that say “he should love me for who I am” would tolerate a husband who decided that going to work was just too hard. She should love me for who I am. Why do I have to earn a living and pay the bills?
I would add men’s porn use to this discussion. How many wives have decided that they just can’t be bothered to have sex w/ their hubs, but will complain that he uses porn?
You have a very solid understanding of what men care about. I predict a long mariage for you.” Posted on Men Need an Attractive Wife
“And your focus was well timed for me. This is what I’m cultivating in my life, knowing and expressing my true feminine qualities. I’d miss-learned and misapplied and arrived at a moment in my life with a fine mess, but I’m learning and realizing it was never something I didn’t know, it was just buried.
Your words give my faith something tangible which gives me greater faith.” Posted on The Incredible Power Women Have Over Men
“Well timed post. Had a frustrating conversation with a friend yesterday. I knew I was being a bit of an ass, as was he, and though I endeavor not to be, it’s clear I’m still a work in progress.
I was tired and frustrated with myself, but woke with my good intentions.
And then you posted this and I got to read it, served it up with my morning coffee, and I can now have it as clear intentions for the day. This makes my work of being a better person is easier.” Posted on How Do You Speak in Truth w/o Provoking People?
So if you’re thinking about blogging just for fun, be prepared… you might get in to something that sort of takes it’s own flight.
Creativity expressed has a way of touching people… you never know who will be reading your words or how they will affect them in their own personal journey.
Happy Reading & remember to use your creativity!!!