Monday, June 24, 2013

I don't know...

What constitutes a worthy blog post?

Is is a great DIY project?  A yummy grocery list/menu for the week?  Or just hearing about someone's life on a daily basis?

This has plagued me since I started writing this blog back in 2010.

I've struggled with, should I take pictures and post them EVERYDAY?  Should I have a DIY project once a week?  A giveaway once a month?

To be honest, I just don't know.

I'm envious of the bloggers with thousands of followers.  I can't help it, but mine are VERY loyal.  VERY.

Who has the time each day to sit down and leave comments on a 100 different blogs a day, or network till I get 100 followers?

I'd REALLY, (without any sarcasm), like to know how that happens and is done.  (PLEASE tell me, you successful blog writers!)

You see, I'm totally addicted to about 6 or 7 blogs a day.  I read them everyday, just to see what is going on in their everyday lives.

Shannan...she inspires me in ways I can't even explain.  Her writing is perfection, and her stories are genuine.  I've met her in person, and she's BEAUTIFUL inside and out, and I'm totally in awe of her.  I feel like she's my next door celebrity.  Where has this shyness come from, I don't know, but I want to hear all about her...EVERYDAY.

Stacey...I've never met this lady, but I visit her town (Chicago) at least once a year.  Her style and mine are exactly the same.  Her house is the coziest I've seen, and I would like to go for a visit.  The ability she has to start up her own business with such ease is impressive.

Ree...well, what can I say...the famous blogger who started with just a little blog, and made it into a household name.  I admit, I have both of her cookbooks, and the book she wrote about her and her husbands love story.  She's addictive, and funny, and her recipes are to die for (some literally with all the butter!)  Her life in the country I can relate to, although hers is on a much bigger scale than mine.  Her husband is dreamy to look at, and her dogs are hilarious.

Leslie...I adore Leslie, even though we've never met.  Whenever I post something new, she usually comments in the kindest way.  Her children are adorable, and her lifestyle is very similar to mine, minus the horses she keeps.  We share the same values, and it's been very inspiring to read some of her posts.  She says just what I'm thinking.  I love her and her quaint little family.

Chris...Ah, Chris.  She does the most beautiful flower gardening I've ever seen.  I want to travel to the Pacific Northwest where she lives and photograph her yard all day.  She comments regularly on my blog, and we share a love of thrift stores.  You give me great ideas Chris!

Meg...she is the color in my life.  She adores polka dots and COLOR.  She inspires me to try new things all the time, and she has 5 kids!  Crazy!  She is a hometown Kansas girl who has my dream craft weekends for ladies throughout the year.  It sounds AMAZING if it weren't so expensive!  You HAVE TO check her out.

And lastly,

Rebecca...She has been a loyal follower from the beginning, and we live only about a hour and 20 min. away from each other.  We've never met, but her wee man is the cutest thing I've ever seen.  She is a teacher, and we've shared many discussions about my past job in a school, and her current one.  She completes DIY projects, and  sounds like an incredibly FUN person to meet.  I am grateful for her friendship.

After all this, why is it so hard for ME to post something?  I just read about other people's lives, is mine newsworthy too?

I have much to contemplate, and want to make my blog a blog YOU want to read everyday too...please help me out...tell me what you want to know...

For now, I'll share the fact that yesterday, I cried like a baby all morning.  Both Grace and Evan got baptized yesterday.  Once a year our pastor and his wife host our church at their BEAUTIFUL home for baptism and a carry-in meal.

18 people were baptized yesterday.  We sat under shady trees and watched all their lives be transformed.

At the end of the service, 18 white homing pigeons were released in honor of each person who was baptized.  It was beautiful.

I am forever grateful that I will see my children in Heaven with me.  I am so proud of both of them.

Have a great day!


  1. Looks like the baptism was lovely. Wish we could have been there. I like your blog just as it is...but I may be biased...

  2. Don't change a thing! It's ALL very worthy. You're so kind, I wish we could meet one day. My kids would adore yours! The Baptism had me teary. I hear folks used to be babptised right in front of our house in our creek. I've always dreamed of having my kids done there... adding the homing pigeons would make it perfect! See? I ALWAYS am inspired by your posts!
    ps - I have waaayyy too much I want to blog about but no strong internet at our farm so always give up. We're thinking about Direct TV's exede now as it's supposed to be improved. Meanwhile I linp along w/my verizon aircard n say bad words under my breath! ;-0

  3. I want to know more about BRENT KEITH YODER!!! I want to know what he does on Saturdays and Sunday afternoons. I'd like to know his views on politics today, as well as his views on this blog. How is his battle with the pig illness going? The public has a right to know! There is so much good information that is being kept from us. Please stop the insanity and give us what we want, MORE BRENT KEITH!!!

    -Courtney Graber (I am married to Lorie's sister Jenny)

  4. I love reading your blog!...even though I am months behind! How exciting to have 2 baptisms! I have no doubt your mom was shedding tears right beside you :)
    ...and last but not least, Mr Graber was good for a laugh!


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