Monday, September 8, 2014
I've also learned more about blogging since the first tentative days when I opened my first blogspot address. Blogging started as a hobby, a way to keep family and friends informed of the little things that happened, the funny things the kids said (even though I gave them all pseudonyms), and what I was reading and learning.
Back then, I didn't have a niche. I didn't have a plan. I just had words and they wanted out.
1,500+ posts later, the words still want out. But I need to be more disciplined about how, when, and why they are shared. And, honestly, if possible, I need my blog time to provide more for my family than just an outlet. We've added two more children to our lives, and many more expenses, but not much more income.
So, with those thoughts in mind, I've decided to change blog homes.
My husband has helped me set up a brand new blog. There's a new address. There will be all new (though still familiar) content. I won't be taking Candid Diversions down, or moving all the CD posts. I may even stop in here from time to time.
But the new home for my blog writing life will be Living Unabridged. I hope you'll come with me. It's a new look (Wordpress is different from Blogger in many ways) but I think it will look familiar too.
And just like when you move into a new house, everything isn't quite where it will stay. It's still unfinished and everything isn't moved in. Because I didn't move all my Candid Diversions posts, there isn't a lot of content, yet. But there will be, because there are still so many things to say, so many books to read, and so much life to live.
I hope to see you there!
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Now for the links:
Spiritual / Inner Life
- Not the You You Remember by Betsy Childs for TGC.
- Why It Doesn't Matter How You Feel About Your Friends by Shauna Niequist. File under "things that make you go hmm..."
- The Art of Relearning to Read by Shannon McKee. My husband and I have been talking about this a lot lately. (You can put us in the camp that thinks broad reading - while applying discernment - is the best path.)
- Sometimes Simple Feels Complicated by Allison Vesterfelt at The Art of Simple.
- 4 Things You Don't Have to Do with Your Money by Kara Fleck at The Art of Simple.
- 7 Habits of Parents Whose Kids Solve Problems by Janel Breitenstein for MomLife Today.
- Not Something You Do, But Someone You Raise by Summer Saldana for The Better Mom.
- Let it Go by Anna Elliott for Writer UnBoxed.
- One Surprising Way to Write Better by Emily Wenstrom for The Write Practice.
- I'd Know that Voice Anywhere by Katrina Kittle for Writer UnBoxed. This is one thing I will call out every time in a book review: your characters should not all sound the same.
- Blogging Freehand by Melissa Wiley. I've read her blog for a long time. It's always inspiring.
- One-Third of Americans are Freelancers Now by Elizabeth Nolan Brown for Reason. My husband fits this description, and I guess I will too, when I start making more money blogging. (And that's not considering babysitting or piano lessons) Multiple income streams definitely seems like the best way to navigate our economy.
- Why Britain is Poorer Than Any US State, Other Than Mississippi by Fraser Nelson in The Spectator.
- Harper Mills: Should Marja Mills' Memoir Have Been Published? By Aida Edemariam. This caught my eye because I just finished the book in question. (You can see my review in this post: Books of 2014 - August)
- We Cannot Afford to View Children as Commodities by Allison Kieselowsky for The Federalist.
- Rolling Stone Discovers that Everyone Homeless is Gay by David Harsanyi for The Federalist. Yet more evidence that if Americans could actually do math our country would be a different world.
Just for Fun
- 10 Place Names Brits and Americans Pronounce Differently by Laurence Brown at Mind the Gap.
- 7 British Animal Idioms That Will Baffle Americans by Jon Langford at Mind the Gap. (Note: I've heard Americans use some of these so I doubt most of us would be too baffled.)
So, what caught your eye this week?
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