I blog because…..

ahh..you can smell them

ahh..you can smell them

Lately, it’s been difficult to write.  I have second guessed myself regarding what I feel is one of my “callings”.    Yet, something deep inside provokes me to continue, even when the wind seems to have left my sails.

The reason I started blogging was two-fold.  One reason is that I have experienced enough of this life to have something helpful to say that might touch a life, even just one.   Barreling quickly towards 50, and married with two grown daughters and one grandchild, I have gained veteran status in many areas.  I sincerely want my words to bring reflection and healing.

The other reason is that since I was a child, I have had a love affair with words on paper.  Whether journaling vacation antics, writing short stories and poetry, penning long detailed letters or just jotting down random thoughts, nothing else gives me the thrill and sense of fulfillment that writing does.

My long-term goal in starting a blog wasn’t to find out if writing is something I should do as I can’t imagine not doing it, but to get better at it, knowing that one day I will finally have the experience and courage to write a novel, my life long dream.

Since I long for improvement, I will now solicit advice from those of you who have supported me.  (Thank  you!)  Is there a particular type of post that you like “best”?  Are there topics you would like to see me blog about?  And, does the fact that I also participate in the Weekly Photo Challenge take away from my blog?  Should I possibly separate the two?

As I start the new year, and hope to be a better blogger, your valued opinions and wisdom will be greatly appreciated.




  1. First, I think you made the right decision in continuing to blog. You have an amazing way of expression with words.
    Secondly, I look forward to each blog with great expectation. Your words of wisdom and encouragement are very uplifting. Of course, I love the personal family experiences. We can always share and learn from one another. Keep up the good work! AT

  2. Hello Lisa. We walk along the same path in this venture of blogging and life. I look forward to reading more.

  3. I too, enjoy your little stories. It is always nice to see other people’s experience in life situations. Keep it up. Look forward reading them in the new year.

  4. I haven’t been blogging as long as you but I feel like I could have written this post! I blog for similar reasons and dream of moving to the sea and writing when I eventually retire. I’ve also been wondering if the weekly photo challenge (which I love) detracts from my writing blog. However it’s the weekly photo challenge that led me to your blog, which I Iove, and am grateful for, so I think it’s good to have the 2 together. I figure if people who view my photos don’t want to read my longer blogs, that’s fine, they’ll just skip right over them. The weekly photo challenge is a fun pictorial way to write a short piece. Keep doing what you’re doing – I really enjoy it 😊

    • Thank you so much for taking time to comment. I had a friend comment on my facebook page that I should keep the photo challenge but add writing to it also, so I’m going to try that. Maybe you can too! 🙂

  5. It sounds as if you have a wonderful foundation for blogging. Just enjoy yourself and the readers you meet along the way 🙂

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