2019 State of the Blog

Guess who’s back?!

So, to be honest, I didn’t do so hot keeping up with the blog last year. I had good intentions. I had posts planned & a bunch of hobbies to try out, but in true recreational hobbying form, I left my blog with reckless abandon. I binged lots of TV. Played plenty of video games. Went to tons of used book sales. Read a lot of books. I did all the things I love to do. But, always in the back of my mind, my blog (and Evil Husband) has been nagging at me to come back.

The issue I ran into was really finding the time to try new hobbies & write about it at the same time. I thought maybe if I was more laid back with the blogging, I would post more often. I should have known better. I like routine. I like schedules. I need to have a plan to make it happen. So, the plan is for monthly blog posts featuring a new hobby. I’m also toying with the idea of a guest writer or two as well.

I am also considering bringing back the Books & Brews as bonus posts, and similar type posts. I’m thinking maybe Drinks & Documentaries? I’ve got about 20+ documentaries saved on Netflix to watch. This will definitely give me incentive to start watching!

My next post is about a hobby that I never thought I would enjoy again, let alone want to continue, in a million years. Until next time!

2018: #Goals

So, my hiatus lasted a little bit longer than I had expected. Sometimes life gets in the way and messes up all the things you want to do. As a noob to the blogging world, I think that I bit off more then I could chew with my first blog. I started off with too much and got overwhelmed quickly with trying to keep up with doing all the hobbies, writing posts and social media, instead of keeping it simple. I focused too much on growing my blog before I had a foundation to grow off of.

Keeping up with my blog is my only goal for 2018. I am hoping that I will be as successful in completing my goal this year as I was back in 2010 I think it was when I quit Farmville for good.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and here’s to 2018!

 

State of the Blog: An Update

I bet y’all thought I had reverted to my old ways and abandoned my blog! Alas, I onlyย  had to take a mini hiatus from hobbying and blogging as life got super crazy for the past month or so. A new job, personal family stuff & end of school year things for Princess Unicorn (my daughter’s chosen moniker for my blog posts) took priority, but I am back. At least for the time being

I still have yet to embark on the letter boxing hobby. I had hoped that I might be able to squeeze it in while Princess Unicorn and I were at Girl Scout camp a few weekends ago, but we simply didn’t have time. I do have a couple Books and Brews Review posts in my back pocket while we get going on letter boxing. Feel free to check out my Instagram for what I’ve been up to. I did keep up a little on the social media. Until next post!

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View of Lake Michigan from camp trip

The Versatile Blogger Award

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I began this blog as one of my recreational hobbies that I thought might end up just likeย  other new hobbies I’ve started…forgotten. I have spent way more time than I ever imagined I would on this blog and trying to fit in all the hobbies to have something to write about has been challenging. But, I am determined to follow through. That is why I’m incredibly humbled & thankful to be nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by Luna of GamersUnitedGG Blog, a really awesome gaming and geeky news blog. Luna’s blog is definitely worth checking out if you’re a gamer or a geek as she covers everything from video games to WWE and awesome reviews of Netflix series.ย  In order to accept the award, there are some rules to follow:

The Rules:

  • Display the award on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger that nominated you & provide a link to their blog
  • Share 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 10 bloggers for the award & provide links to their blogs.

7 Facts About Me:

  1. I’m a mom to a wonderful 8.5 year old girl, aka Unicorn Girl.
  2. My two favorite hobbies are video games & reading.
  3. My favorite author is Stephen King.
  4. My favorite T.V. shows are Game of Thrones, Walking Dead & iZombie.
  5. My favorite weekend past time is going to used book sales at local libraries. Evil Husband has cut me off from buying more books recently.
  6. I love dogs. I have two and if I had room for more, I’d own a shelter.
  7. I love all things Disney. I have a storage bins of toys and snow globes I collected in the early 1990s’s of The Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin & Lion King. I may have allegedly cried once in a Blockbuster Video when learning that The Little Mermaid had gone back into “The Vault” and was no longer available to rent or purchase.

My Nominees:

  1. Later Levels ~ A fun, geeky blog for adults that like to play video games.
  2. Midwest Simple Living ~ A simple living blog focused on everything from gardening to canning to home brewing.
  3. When Do I get the Manual ~A witty & entertaining blog about the joys of being an adult.
  4. Mary Contrary ~ A fun blog about food trucks & music.
  5. Endiyvor ~ A DIY blog focused on trying out all the random crafty things you see on Pinterest.
  6. The Tattooed Book Geek ~ Book reviews & poetry blog. If you enjoy fantasy books, definitely follow this blog!
  7. Brilliant Viewpoint ~ A great story blog featuring a different idea or viewpoint every post. I learned some really cool things from following this blog.
  8. The Crafting Geek ~ A wonderful geeky & crafty blog.
  9. Claire93 ~ A sewing/crossstitching/crafty blog. I definitely checked out her blog when I started cross stitching!
  10. The Thoughtful Gamer ~ A board game review blog. Honest & very detailed reviews of board games.

There you have it the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you again to Luna for nominating me!