Monday, November 10, 2014

behind the scenes.





WHAT AM I WORKING ON?

the new blog! i have been jotting down ideas and little details for weeks. this has resulted in less posts on the blog as of late, but i'm learning more and more that for me - it's quality over quantity. a few posts in the works: fall/winter fashion, a DIY, a singleness post, and a beauty post. i am also thinking of putting together a giveaway for the new blog launch, so i am trying to come up with something fun and awesome.


HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS IN ITS GENRE?

my hope and my prayer is that every single thing i write or post reflects God's glory. He is my everything, and i want the world to know all about His life-changing love and grace. there are millions of blogs out there, and i am often fighting the popularity and comparison war of wanting to be a known blogger. but sometimes instead of trying to stand out, i think it's better to stand for truth, in whatever form it comes. people gravitate to authenticity. i choose to share the messy, joyful, crazy, and hard parts of my life because if just one person can relate, then it is worth all the time and effort it takes to run a blog.


WHY DO I WRITE/CREATE WHAT I DO?

i have a story to tell. we all do. the details, the pain, the joy - it matters because it all points to the redeeming love of Jesus. i've always been the creative type. blogging is my favorite creative outlet. not only can i share my story, but i can connect with other ladies who can relate to my struggles and happiness.


HOW DOES YOUR WRITING/CREATIVE PROCESS WORK?

step one:  every single idea i have is written down in my blog journal. it is filled with post-it notes, doodles, and random topics.
step two:  editorial calendars are all the rage in the blogging community, but i usually just write about whatever is on my mind at that moment.
step three:  create a new post on blogger, label & title it, and then as i gather info, i add little by little.
step four:  brainstorm. research. ask mama or rizz their opinions. drink lots of coffee. browse pinterest. take photos. create graphics.
step five:  finalize post. proofread. add photos/graphics. publish!
this process usually lasts a week. i like to take my time with blog posts because words matter. they have power to give life or death.



a shout-out to cassie and kiki who tagged me in this behind-the-scenes look at my blogging process!



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