New direction in my blog

Hi Friends,

If you have been following my blog, let me first say, thank you so much. I am going to be pretty honest in saying many of you have inspired me and I am amazed at the community of bloggers- the generosity and support is so cool. I have absolutely loved blogging. It has become a passion that consumes my time and thoughts. Like many of you, life is so busy, and there are days I wonder how I will ever get to a post. Writing is such a release for me, that doing it has a freeing effect on my heart. Therefore, I am grateful that I have kept up with this blog, and committed to making it mean something.

Lately blogging has reminded me of a few verses from the song Breathe, by Anna Nalick-

2 AM and I’m still awake, writing a song
If I get it all down on paper, it’s no longer inside of me, threatening the life it belongs to
And I feel like I’m naked in front of the crowd
Cause these words are my diary, screaming out loud
And I know that you’ll use them, however you want to

I remember feeling like the lyrics above when I started to blog. Nervous about what I would write about, what I could reveal, and how authentic I could truly be. It is funny, I remember wanting so desperately to blog about motherhood, but feeling embarrassed about how I might be perceived. As a new mom, I had no idea what I was doing. How could I blog about motherhood when 99.9% of the time I was searching Google for help on anything from diaper rash to baby fevers. I was clueless, and yet I wanted to blog about motherhood? Ha!

Then there is the passion I have towards writing about my faith. That, indeed, is the scary one to blog about. I am definitely not in seminary, nor am I versed in all the doctrines out there. I could hardly recite to you everything about church history. I am just a woman exploring my faith. I find it is difficult to share about faith when you don’t feel as though you do not have credentials. I am learning. A student of Jesus. I love writing about what I am learning. I love talking about it with people and hearing what other people are learning. Learning more about His love and amazing grace. This is why I want to blog about my faith. 
What is my point? Well, I guess it is that I think as a blogger it is hard to find your voice, let alone make your blog look pretty and user friendly. Blogging is a balancing act. I have found myself doing comparisons with other blogs, and that is just silly. We all have unique thoughts and ideas to bring to the table! I have gotten off track, lost my way, and haven’t been blogging about what I love the most. I hope you will join me as I focus my efforts in taking this blog in a new, more focused direction here at The Dwelling Tree! 
My New Focus: I want to maintain a strong focus on writing about motherhood, faith, and family-focused activities. 
I will be working towards creating more of an order to this blog, focusing on each theme once a week. 
During this time, I will also be opening up sponsorship opportunities and looking for bloggers who wish to be featured on The Dwelling Tree or write a guest post. If you feel as though you have something to contribute to this theme, please visit my Contact page.

I want to really partner with those in the blogging world who either blog about what I do or have their own unique niche that would fit well here at The Dwelling Tree.

In other words, time to bring my blog to another level! Join me?!

I am really, really looking forward to my narrowed direction towards my blog and am hoping you will enjoy it, too! 
Take Care, 

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