Monday, July 21, 2014
I Have A Plan!
Curry Mountain Trail - Great Smoky Mountains National Park
(Didn't do much hiking this spring, but this was one trail I enjoyed)
Thank you so much for your warm reception and kind words for my first post following a long hiatus. I wasn’t at all sure what to expect and you’ve made me feel very missed. I am grateful for your support!
Blogging doesn’t have to be organized or have a “plan,” but I do so much better with all aspects of managing my life and time when I have some sort of idea as to where I am headed. Through my four years (yes, I did pass my four year Blog Anniversary in early May) of blogging, it always helped to try posting on a schedule. I’ve always admired many of you and wandered how in the world you have time to write those long, descriptive posts complete with pictures AND live your “real” life at the same time. I just DON’T, so blogging has to have some sort of schedule for when I write and when I post.
My plan is to post early Monday morning and then again on Thursday. I read a lot of blogs across many blog communities and my favorites are those which share the total life of the writer. To me, there is always a face and a life behind the words and that is the person I want to know. You may blog about a certain subject, but for me to read long-term, I want to know about your life beyond that subject. And that’s the kind of blog I’ve always wanted to have. So Monday’s post will always be about our life. That’s why it’s called, “Gains and Losses: LIFE Through Sharon’s Eyes!” Thursday is when you’ll get my thoughts and philosophies which you may or may NOT want!! LOL! I plan to continue where I was headed with my 2014 Mantra (you’ll have to look it up or just be surprised) before I went on blog break. But now there’s so much more to write about!
Last week was lots of fun. We had a delightful cool spell here in Tennessee which may have been just the break I needed from the stifling summer temps. Our most fun moment was taking a birthday cake and totally surprising Bill’s mother at her weekly Bible Study. She is NOT easy to surprise and since she doesn’t attend our church, this is just somewhere she would’ve NEVER expected to see us. This IS the church in which Bill grew up and they have faithfully prayed for him throughout his illness so the moments with this precious group of people was a celebration of more than just a birthday.
So there you have it. The Plan!
Do you Blog with a plan or do you just write/post when the mood strikes?