Tour Through Blogland

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A fun prompt has been passed between bloggers. I’m honored to be next on this Tour Through Blogland train! My lovely friend, Emily, passed the torch to me and I’m excited to share with you a little bit about my blog process.

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What am I working on now?

I’m generally working on several things at once. Currently, I’m editing photos from our adventures this past weekend and preparing a recipe post.

How does my work differ from others in its genre? 

This question stumped me when I first read it over. I feel that because blogs (generally) come from one singular voice, they are all just a little bit different. My voice is distinct. It’s me. It is a culmination of my experiences and the people who have helped shape me into who I am becoming.

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Why do I write/create what I do?

I have this blog to record memories, challenge myself creatively, and (surprisingly) help me work through challenging times. I have found encouragement through reading other blogs and I think it’s so amazing that I am able to do that as well.

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How does my writing/creating process work?

Oh boy, I could be much better with blog organization! I don’t work with an editorial calendar, but I’m realizing I probably should! I think through each month for events/trips or visitors and remind myself to bring our camera! Generally, if it’s an excursion-related post, I’ll curate and edit the photos in Photoshop then create the post based off of the edited images. The photos kind of dictate what I write about.

Recipe posts are a bit more planned because it takes time to document while cooking.

I will begin drafts and save them. Sometimes they become posts, but sometimes they just stay scattered thoughts (that could be used in the future).

My process is a bit messy and I don’t create quickly. I’m always in awe of people who blog everyday! (Maybe it’s that editorial calendar…hehe) It takes me a couple of days to take photos, edit and write. My husband is my proofreader and Photoshop tutor extraordinaire. He helps me a lot with the final details.

 / / Next on the tour – Rebecca Chapman!

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Several people reached out to us prior to moving to Nashville; offering to go to lunch/coffee, Rebecca being one of them! The people here are so generous. Rebecca is honest, funny and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know her and I know you all will too! (How beautiful does she look in her wedding dress?!) 🙂

 

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26 thoughts on “Tour Through Blogland”

  1. I’m so excited you did this 🙂 First of all, I LOVE your pictures – makes me excited to see you in Nashville soon! It’s funny- I think most people do write their post off of the photos they decide to use… for me it’s the complete opposite. There are many times I spend way too long just trying to find a picture to go along with the post I’ve written. I have quite a few drafts too that I’ve started and have said I’ll come back to… I just need to actually come back to them haha! Thanks for taking part in the tour!! This was fun!

  2. These photos of you and your work space are so beautiful. It was so interesting to hear about how you work! I tend to just spew a bunch of words out and then think…oh no…this needs a photo. I really need to get better about the editorial calendar as well. I am so glad you and I have become bloggy friends as well as in real life friends. Thank you for passing the torch to me!

  3. I love your space! I’ve been using Sunrise (a calendar app that’s prettier than the regular one) and I love it–helps me stay organized! I love Rebecca–she is so sweet and down to earth! I’m jealous that you get to be real life friends! 🙂

  4. I absolutely LOVE these photos. And totally hear you on the scattered approach and organizational skills haus 😉 gosh what I would give for some quiet so I could write sometimes… for me, I have to have silence or I can’t hear the words in my head (I’m a talk-it-out kinda lady) !! Such a cool glimpse into your process. Miss you guys. Xo

  5. I just knew you’d have a gorgeous space – I love the floating shelves and your photos are magnificent!! The light is unreal in that room !
    (I also have a number of drafts in my queue that haven’t turned into posts. Maybe someday I’ll find an alternate use for them…)

  6. Ooh I love your whole look in these images! Gorgeous. Love reading these types of posts. I feel like you learn a little bit more about the blogger than normal. Have a great weekend! 🙂

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