Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Fresh Start

In April of 2011 I started a blog. I had no idea what I was doing or what was going to come of it. I had a few notions in my head about what it would be like, but I never expected it to be so amazing. There are people out there whom I have never met that I consider great friends, and a few of them I met after I started blogging I hit off without reservation.

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But I took a break. I love blogging, you could even say I'm a bit addicted to it. I had to delete my blog, step back and take a look at my life. Was I really being a good mother, or a good wife? How much was my family suffering for my blogging?

The break was good. I took a nice long look at everything and decided it would be best for me to start fresh.

The great thing about starting new, especially after having some amazing past experiences, is that now I can carve my own path. This time around my goal is not to feel overwhelmed or stressed out about blogging. It's going to be more about making lasting friendships and keeping up with what is new and current in the writing world.

I hope this blossoms into a place for others to be informed and entertained. I think I've figured out what I want from blogging now and today I'm taking the first step. Thanks for sticking with me.


23 comments:

Wendy said...

Glad you're back!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

So happy you're back! :)

Leigh Covington said...

YAY! So excited to have you as part of the blogosphere again! CHEERS to your fresh start!!!

David said...

Hope you're not counting me in the group who told you not to write. :-) The new place looks great and I hope to be reading one of your books soon.

Nisa said...

Yea for fresh starts! Everything about your website is lovely. Wonderful!

Peggy Eddleman said...

Yay! I'm glad you're back and know where you want to be. I've missed you!

Jenny S. Morris said...

YAY! It's awesome to hear your voice again!! Plus this is blog is SOOO pretty. :0)

Tara Tyler said...

i think many of us experience this. i know i did/do. i have cut back and should probably cut back more. getting published is hard, sacrificial work!

you will always have support!

David P. King said...

Phew! You had me worried for a second. A little evaluation is good for everyone. I've had to do it recently and so far, it's working wonders. And I'm digging your new layout so far. Welcome back!

Tasha Seegmiller said...

Welcome back. So glad it was a hiatus, not a disappearing act.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Great website, looking forward to reading more.

Cassie Mae said...

Great to see you back!

Lillie McFerrin said...

So glad you're back :) The site looks amazing!!

Kristin Baker Przybyla said...

I'm glad you're back! This looks really awesome and professional, I'm having jealousy issues now. ;)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Good luck! It can be a challenge, that's for sure.

Deana said...

Welcome back! I think it's so important to do this on our terms, or else what fun is it. I love your site and I can't wait for more posts:)

Joanne said...

You have a beautiful website, it's sleek and effective in communicating just what you write. And kudos to you on the blogging, it sounds like you're really focusing on your writing intentions ... Happy New Year to you :)

Angela Brown said...

So glad you back on the blog-block. I've always enjoyed your posts. I love the new look and made sure to get your new blog set up loaded to my reader.

Have a wonderful day.

Steph Schmidt said...

This new layout is gorgeous!! And good to hear that you refound the reasons why you wanted to blog rather than run the wheel and keep feeling stressed. *Hugs*

Anonymous said...

YAY!!!!!!

Angela V. Cook said...

Love the new blog! It's so purdy :o) I'm glad you didn't quit for good--I really enjoy your posts :o)

Pam said...

Your new site is beautiful, Jennie! I look forward to watching it grow : ).

Imogen said...

I was so glad to find your new blog. I quite missed your blog posts when your other blog went. Welcome back!