May 15 2012

Gratituesday: Grateful for new opportunities


When I first started my blog in 2007, I was able to draw on some skills I learned in college. My degree is a BA majoring in communications & culture, and I have a certificate in journalism.

But blogging also taught me quite a bit about websites and social media — things I really needed to learn on the job here.

I’m grateful that I’m now able to use my skills to do some work with my church’s website. My husband (the techie) and I are doing little improvements to the site’s appearance and function. We now have a social media presence and an e-newsletter for church members. Hopefully this will help our members stay informed of church activities, but also provide helpful information to visitors.

Recently, I interviewed a new church elder for the site. I did a phone interview and it was my first one in probably 4 years. Then, I wrote up a little profile story about him.

I was really rusty and it took me forever. It was fun, though!

I’m looking forward to doing more newsletters and web stuff for our church.

I’m grateful that the Lord has given me this background, and that He has found a place to put me to work.

I guess this project is one of the things that is keeping me a bit busy from this blog, hence me wanting to take a slower blogging pace.

(The other reason? My kids! Such a busy, fun age. They really need a lot of my attention and that’ll continue as we start preschool stuff at home.)

Join us for Gratituesday at Heavenly Homemakers, one of my favorite blogs!

May 11 2012

Slower posting schedule for awhile


I’ve been busy lately and rather than let this blog stress me out, or scramble to post *something*, anything, I’ve decided it would be better for you and me if I just posted as I was inspired and had the time, rather than trying to follow some specific, self-imposed schedule.

You’re busy, too. Why should you have clutter-y posts from me if I’m not really into posting?

Your time is valuable.

So, I’m adopting a slower, easier view of this blog. I don’t need to take myself so seriously with blogging. It’s just not where I’m at right now.

I thought about reposting some things from the archives, but I figure if you wanted to read those posts, you could navigate to them on your own via my toolbar at the top.

[See series, archives, babies & your budget, and retirement guide.]

Lastly, if you’d still like to keep up with my posts whenever they do happen, please consider subscribing so you won’t have to click over to the site all the time. Along those lines, if you’d like blogs that post more often, feel free to unsubscribe. I’ll understand!

Edited to add:

I wrote this post in May 2012, and now in October I’m finding that this slower pace does continue to suit me right now. I do still enjoy blogging, and I enjoy the freedom that a slower hobby schedule affords me. When I treated my blog like a business, it was fun at times but way more stressful.

Thank you for reading my hobby :).

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Hey! I'm Kacie, wife and mother of 3. I write about my family's finance: how we save money, improve our spending, and plan for the future.

I hope I can inspire and encourage you to improve your situation. See disclosure.

I'm adopting a much slower-paced posting schedule, and treating this as a hobby blog now.

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