I was so excited when Tabitha from A Hundred Tiny Wishes (who is sitting pretty on my sidebar right now!) asked me to participate in the Tour Through Blogland, as I have really enjoyed following many of the other tours. It’s always fun to not only see the space a blogger is working in, but to get caught up on what they’re currently working on and what their blogging process is like. So, here we go! Please keep hands and feet inside the ride at all times.
Everyone, single file now. (A tour through blogland)November 12, 2014
What am I working on now? // Currently working on my vlog for Faith’s Golden Vlog Series tomorrow as well as the novel I started writing last summer. Over all, I am still working on bringing myself back up to speed since my Breaktober, with a goal of posting in this space 3-5 times a week and regularly reading all of my favorite blogs!
How does my work differ from others in its genre? // One of the things I love about the blogging world is that you can have a hundred bloggers in the same genre, and yet all of the blogs and posts be completely different – even if the posts are about the exact same thing. We each have our own unique style, voice, opinions and life experiences, which in turn brings a uniqueness to each space. It’s that whole “does an orange taste the same to me as it does to you?” kinda thing. (Am I the only one who often wonders about that??)
Why do I write/create what I do? // I write because it makes me happy. I write because it’s a creative outlet for me (my favorite one) and often times I feel like I can explain myself better in the written word than I can in the spoken word (although I’m a huge fan of talking too). I love that blogging can connect a person with another person on a deeper level even if you’ve never met in real life, and that writing a blog post can be done anywhere, anytime. I feel at my happiest when I’m writing 🙂
How does my writing/creating process work? // While I do write about whatever is on my heart in that moment, I really do have somewhat of a “process” over all. I use my blog planner literally every day, often times scheduling post ideas 2 weeks out and then I’ll actually write the post the day before or a few days before it will post on my blog. (Or, like with this post, the morning of.) 😉 When I write a post, it usually starts out with lots and lots of short paragraphs and random sentences of jumbled thoughts – this is more or less so I can “get it all out” and not forget about what I want to say. After I’ve written it out like this, I’ll go back and cut/paste the sentences and paragraphs back together so that it all makes sense, and then read through it once or twice to check for any spelling/grammatical errors. After the post is written, I will find a graphic or picture(s) to go along with it, link up any past posts referenced, and then schedule the post on social media for the next day (I use Buffer).
I’m afraid I don’t have any pictures of my home office to share with you because right now it’s full of moving boxes. These days, I blog wherever there’s an open space which means either at my desk (which is currently cluttered with papers and packing tape), the couch, in bed, or on my favorite blue chair. SO, since I’m not able to share my current office with you guys, I thought I might share some ideas and inspiration for my future Nashville home office, courtesy of Pinterest of course!
Your next stop on the tour: CATHERINE SHORT
This lovely gal is also sitting pretty on my sidebar right now, but just happens to be my “real life” friend, too 🙂 I’ll be introducing Catherine later on this month but can tell you that the way we met and how we’re still finding ways to be in the same place at the same time is pretty funny and feels pretty “meant to be.” She’s a wonderful person, inspirational creative, and takes some seriously awesome photos.