My bloggy friend Sarah (and fellow NFL fan!) tagged me for this fun post last week. I've seen quite a few versions of this floating around the blogworld and I'll admit, I've read just about every one! It's a virtual blog tour and with each one I've read, I've felt like I got just a tiny peek into the blogger's brain. And hello?! We're bloggers-- we're nosey! We want to know all we can- which is why I'm doing my own little tour around here today.
What am I working on?
I feel like I'm always working on a dozen posts all at once. I'm the person that has drafts upon drafts upon drafts in my blogger dashboard because every time I get a quick idea, I throw it into a draft so I can come back to it when I'm ready. Right now I'm working on a couple things from my 30 before 30 list and hoping to post about them soon. And as always, Sallie & Perkins are up to their usual shenanigans so I'm working on their feature as well :)
How does my work differ from others of it's type/genre?
Most lifestyle bloggers talk a LOT about what they've bought recently... clothes, home decor, a car, you name it! While I love a splurge every now and then, shopping is just not something I do a lot of at this point in my life. I'd love to, don't get me wrong- but my debt is more important than any material thing. Sometimes I think the fact that I'm frugal and not Instagramming me at Target every other day leaves people bored with my blog but if that's the case? So be it!
Why do I write what I do?
I love that my blog is a mix of all the things I love and/or love to talk about. I get to keep a virtual diary of Jared and I's life, our adventures, our vacations. I wish I'd started this blog during our engagement days but I do love seeing all we've done in our few years of marriage here on this blog, in one place. I love to share a great recipe that I've nailed, a fun craft that took no time at all or just write a silly, creative piece about my love for football. This place is mine and I think my writing reflects whatever is on my heart that day.
How does my writing process work?
Like I said earlier, I am constantly putting down ideas into drafts, so I can revisit them later. I do attempt to do SOME planning ahead for my posts, but it's definitely nothing I have set in stone. Each month I sit down and try to plan a loose calendar of topics for the few weeks ahead. I fill in the days where I know I'll have a personal "recap" type of post, I aim to have at least 1, if not 2 debt-related posts, one recipe, a few creative ideas I've been working on, a favorite link up, etc. Then I can fill in the gaps easier with other posts along the way.
Now, I'm nominating a couple of my favorite gals to join in and share a tour of their own blog!
The lovely Sarah from Life of Love. Her life is SERIOUSLY full of love right now, so if you don't know her I suggest you click on over to swoon over her recent Hawaii wedding pictures. PS- they eloped! And PSS- she sent me the sweetest card out of the blue a couple months ago just proving AGAIN how awesome she is.
And Amanda from The Lady Okie. Just an all-around, genuine person who happens to be a heckuva' writer. Seriously... I absolutely love reading anything she posts because it's just always so darn entertaining. Plus, she's an incredible runner and motivates me all the time, perhaps without even realizing it!