Thursday, November 5, 2015

The One Where I Ramble

It's just me tonight. No pictures, no graphics, no scheduled posting. Just an old-fashioned blog ramble.

I think those are good for us every once in awhile.

My blog turned seven this fall. Seven years. Craziness. I was blogging before it was cool. Back when it was an online journal sort of thing. There weren't lifestyle blogs or cooking blogs or mommy blogs.

For seven years, my little blog has remained just that -- little. And I'm okay with it. I'm learning a lot from the Tuesday Talk link-up and the sweet ladies I've met there. I'm excited about learning more about growing a blog, learning more tech stuff, honing social media skills and such.

But in the end, I'm still just me. A lover of the written word. A girl who likes to meet people and learn their stories. A girl who strives to be brave and share her heart, just in case someone stumbles by and says, 'hey, I thought I was the only one going through that.'

So keep me authentic, will you? In the midst of coding and graphic design and recipes and link-ups...don't let me forget that the most important part of a blog is the writer's heart.


  1. So true! I love your authenticity that you bring to the online world.

  2. Laura, this is great! I love how you just want to keep things real and chill over here. I definitely went through this thought-process over the summer, since I've had my blog for just over 4 years, and wanted to try and grow it to become bigger and better. And in the midst of reading all of the articles by "professional bloggers," I slowly started to realize that it is so important to keep focus and remember that I'm not blogging to be famous and rich, but to build community, write, and shine God's light!

    1. Authenticity is so key, and I think we accomplish that by writing first for ourselves and God and then for others...or for others with a servant's heart.

  3. Laura, I adore your blog and the way you share your heart with us. You are so sweet. Keep it up!

  4. Amen! I've thought about the whole "growing your blog" concept. But I always decide against doing that intentionally, because those big professional type blogs are the ones I stop following. You balance that really well. You still do link-ups, and such, but your voice is clear through it all. We still get you. And that's why we read :-) Happy 7 years!