Friday, April 29, 2011

Why I blog


 When I started blogging a couple of years ago.  It was because I wanted to record our adventures as a family for our children. I am terrible at journaling and scrap booking!  But I thought I could do a blog.  I like to take photos with my point and shoot and thought I could put photos up with little blurbs on a blog.  Not to mention that Brian's parents live a couple of hours away and my parents are overseas for a few months every year.  I thought this would be a good way for them to keep up with our family.  Somewhere along the line I started adding bits of encouragement and recipes and pretty much everything else that goes on around here.
Then a few friends started coming around which is a fun way to keep connected.  Then new friends started coming by...fun!  I love all the new people of have met.  I feel like  my life is so busy with raising a family that making new friends can be really hard.  So blogging is a great way to form new friendships.
All of this to say, I've been thinking a lot about our blog lately.  And I have a lot of questions, but not many answers.  I was wondering if you my faithful friends would help me answer them.

1.Should I move the blog over to wordpress and make it really fancy?  Ideally I would love to have separate pages for each section of our blog, making it easier for you to navigate and find what you're looking for.

2.How do you feel about e-books?  I thought about putting a small one together filled with recipes. Would you be interested?

3. If I jazzed up the page I could have a "shop".  If I did a series of recipes like weeknight cooking, holidays, etc... Would you like this option better?


I'll stop there.  Thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate it.

Tonight is book club, super excited to spend time with the ladies.  The rest of the weekend will hopefully be relaxing maybe some cleaning and watching Tron.  Have a great weekend my friends!
xoxo
Rachel

10 comments:

Amanda said...

I wish I could offer some feedback but I don't know much about wordpress. I do love reading your posts though! Have a great weekend!

Jill said...

I think your blog is great the way it is! Follow your heart and do whatever it tells you to regarding your blog. Either way, it will be great!

Shannon said...

I'd love to see your recipes, esp as a newer reader. I don't know much about wordpress other than it's supposed to make it a bit easier to access and archive things.
My book club is tonight too...although our book this month was "The Help" we will be celebrating the royal wedding! I just love book club---you all have fun!

Mary said...

If you make a change make sure you make it as easy as possible for your guests to get into your site. The filling in of name, email and blog URL is ponderous to many people and they simply will not visit. As to the rest, That is up to you. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Angel said...

I think your blog is great the way it is. But then again, I know nothing about wordpress. Love that you added tabs to the top to find recipes easier. I still to need to figure out how to do that on mine. You are a step ahead! I also love the variety of posts you do. It's been fun to "meet" you. :)

Jackie said...

I also dont know much about wordpress, but I think if you want to venture out there and do cool things with your blog then go for it. I'm sure it would be awesome what ever you do. Have a good weekend. P.S. what book is your book club doing?

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Hi Rachel,
I am new to your blog and I think that it is lovely the way it is, but you should do whatever YOU want to do. Blogs are so very personal and should reflect their authors and their personalities.

hugs,
Danielle

Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

we are after tron this weekend too - i am so happy to have you as a blog friend! it's fun meeting people from so many different places - especially when they have such similar interests.

wordpress- i'm considering the same thing- just dreading a transfer- you can make other pages on blogger- i just haven't figured it out yet- "masto mamma" can do it for you very affordable & she is supporting children who are ill.

i love ebooks - working on a homeschool one- sshhhhh! secret!

it will be fun to see where we go over the next couple of years- glad we are "going" together! thanks for all your support- kelli

Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

rach, i just realized that you do have "pages" w the toolbar at the top. with that in place can't you do what you want to?
"Blogalina" has a lot of info available & suggests wp - i'm scared! lol
ok- you gotta tell me how you did the toolbar- i can to the "Home" one & then i get stuck!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hello sweet pea,

I really like Blogger, personally. I've found it so much easier to follow blogspot blogs than wordpress ones.

It is possible to do different sections by putting all your related posts on one page and having that page as a static category page up by your header. Just a couple of thoughts. I'm still figuring it out!!

Sarahx

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