Thursday, October 10, 2013

How To Blog

This is how I feed today...because I am blogging.
Goodness, blogging is difficult. Maybe that's a sign that I have a supreme brilliance that hasn't been released, just kidding. :) Today I was fishing threw some of my Pins...on my board..."My AteliĆ©r", and finally decided to read some blogging advice. 

Thanks to Jeff at, it's beginning to make more sense. Here Jeff explains how to narrow down by establishing these three pieces:

 Subject -> Theme -> Objective

We thought we would share with you our journey of discovery - what is our blogging purpose?


  • What are we passionate about?
our business, making small business work, our home, living by faith

  • In what topic do we have expertise or a desire to learn?
design, home decor/room arrangement, education, woodworking, small business, family, budget, patience, trust...

  • What could I write about for a year without running out of ideas or energy?
using personal to make a house a home

Jeff encourages you to pick one, and only one subject. 

We chose "making your house a home", it ties to The Honey Shack as well.

Madeleine L'Engle


  • How can I break this subject down into its various components?
Home decor, Organization, DIY, Where to Buy, Capturing a Look, Cleaning Tips, Budget Friendly Design, Rearranging what you have, etc. 

  • What do I want to concentrate on?
This part I am still working on. It's something related to using what you have, minimizing the "stuff" and making your home a place of peace and rest. 

  • Is there a specific manner in which I want to attack this issue? What will my writing “voice” be? (e.g. Humorous, sarcastic, practical, anecdotal, etc.)
When I was a writing teacher the anecdotes were what always moved me most. I suppose anecdotal would be best, as long as I don't carry on too much :). 

Specific manner...does it have to be intentional?


  • What do I want to accomplish with my writing?
We want to connect to people and inspire.

  • What impression do I want to leave?
We want to leave an impression of humility, that we are vulnerable, real people. 

  • What’s my goal? How do I measure it?
We want to bless you, our readers...

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