Blogging is an interesting world to step into. You literally grow with it. There are steep learning curves for anyone who attempts to do it all on their own. And especially for a non-techy gal like me.
Did you know I got my first cell phone 5 years ago, at the insistence of my husband? And accidentally broke it 3 months later?
What do I know about such things? The telephone in my parent’s farmhouse was on a party line until the late 90’s. Internet wasn’t something I was exposed to until I was nearly an adult.
Here that girl sits, managing a blog as it blossoms and develops. Who would have thought?!
I’m growing with it, folks! Growing with it. And once again, times of change are coming for Better Living.
Questioning My Online Presence
When I first began writing, my goal was to help others return to an old fashioned life. Folks who wanted or needed to make health changes and believed real food could make a difference. But I wasn’t sure how to go about it. I just started writing about all the old fashioned things I did.
And then I stepped into the “homestead” movement and joined a network with 400+ like-minded writers. What can happen in any area of life happened with my blog. I found myself sucked in by what everyone around me was doing.
It wasn’t all bad. But once again, I’ve been realizing I need to put my head down and concentrate on my “own-ness.” This is my blog. And it should reflect me. Not “the Joneses.”
And so, changes are happening once again.
It’s coming soon. Thoughtful Thursdays are about to begin! I believe better living comes not only with a lifestyle change, but is actually rooted in soul change. Real, life-altering, soul change.
So gird your loins… er, I mean your mind! This is going to be a step beyond personal and will delve into what I’ve been pondering and learning in my walk with God, my struggles with life’s challenges.
I’ve been feeling the need to take this step with my writing. This is who I am. It’s time to let that girl shine through.
That is, if I can make it to the library often enough!
My man and I are moving up to our land shortly. And we’re waving goodbye to our internet. It’s one more cost we don’t need at this point.
Don’t ask me how it’s all going to work, but I’ll be using our public library a-lot more for internet purposes.
Allow me a bit of raw honesty?
I detest computers, cell phones and everything else in that “family.” I drive myself batty trying to keep up on Facebook, Instagram and the like. Blogging is difficult to step away from as a stay-at-home wife because there’s always more to do on a blog. Even though I resolve to put it away from me, it somehow creeps back in and consumes my day.
So I want to drop our internet when we move. It’s time for a reset. And I’m realizing I need that barricade. When I voiced my desire to my man, he was totally on board.
I long for that peace of mind, the time in life when I couldn’t pop on and check my accounts 5x a day. When I was more engaged with life and the world around me, because I didn’t have the option of technological distractions, apart from the radio.
And so, bye-bye Wi-Fi!
I’m wiping your dust from my feet. I’m going through a reset. A good, loooong reset I desperately need.
My Thanks to You
I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for joining me as I record bits and pieces of the unique life I’m living. This little blog is growing and it thrills my heart to discover there are other folks out there who value “old fashioned” as well.
I’m going to do my best to keep it up. And I’d love to hear from you, to know what you enjoy the most. Is it canning recipes? My personal life? Gardening? The building project?
There’s a comment section below this post. I’d bless you forever if you’d pop in a comment in there and let me know!