When I began blogging I had no idea what to expect. I certainly didn’t think I’d land in the midst of such good company! At the time, I didn’t want to put myself out there so plainly—So, I blogged anonymously and that was SAFE,right?
Better to be judged by a few strangers, than open yourself up to ridicule by your family any day!
I truly have no idea why I thought that—but I did. I threw out the thoughts on unconditional love, Blood being thicker than water and HOME being a refuge—safe place. I knew I was different, a bit quirky and an outright throw-back to another time and place.
So, I came here and I blogged.
But from the beginning::
I’ve actually been blogging much longer than Corn in My Coffee-pot—when I first started blogging I was on a homeschooling platform and mainly wrote about my teens, school, and life in a FULL HOUSE! A DULL-ROAR—that was the name of the blog. It’s no longer there—I moved the files to blogger and resumed writing with a similar URL, different blog name – about spiritual matters, Faith in God, and my personal bible studies. I began studying things with spiritual eyes—I had things opened up to me, that I hadn’t understood before. After a short while—I was overwhelmed with the responsibility of the Gospel. Some of it pretty deep. In fact, I was in new territory for myself.
I was dealing with the scriptures in a way that was relieving but at the same time, I had wrong doctrines so ingrained within me—that it became a struggle. Anyone that knew me and knew about my THEN blog—often told me it was deep or over their heads. I closed it. I keep it private.
Not out of fear of people or shame—please don’t mis-understand; but out of Reverence for God. What He has shown me in my quiet times—was for THIS WOMAN. Maybe in another time; I might be to a point of sharing it.
Instead, I moved on an decided to let my light shine in other areas, doing what I love, chatting, sharing about homemaking and being frugal and making do; I began sharing about the resources God has blessed me with here in our home and becoming the best steward I could be with what we are blessed to receive. I truly thought, I’d be sharing all this with young moms!
Well, guess what?!
While I Do have some young moms that pop in on occasion—usually they write me directly instead of comments; I mainly have an opportunity to talk with women my own age, middle-aged women, older moms, early Grandmas and Retirees or close to it! YOU!
I still share all the ways I make our “fixed income” stretch!
Is that where I thought I’d go with this little blog? No! I don’t blog a lot of recipes, but instead how to stretch the food budget, gardening, and raising chickens and crafting; sewing, crocheting, re-purposing, etc.
Am I a mommy blogger? SURE! a grand-mommy blogger. Do I blog about raising my kiddos? No. instead I write about having our Littles be a big part of our daily lives!
Do I blog about magazine worthy rooms? No, instead I blog about making our home comfortable. Though, eclectic – it is suited to our tastes and our needs on a budget. A small very limited budget. But we are comfortable with that.
I had my ‘blog-iversary’ for this blog in September—I began it about 6 years ago. Couple that with the previous 2 blogs and I’ve been blogging almost 10 years!
You’d think I’d be further along this avenue. Here I am still trying to figure things out. As to the ANONYMOUS blogging—I recently, connected my blog QUITE openly with my Instagram account—adding the blog link to my profile. I have family and friends that follow along there—mostly blogging friends, but some close relations. Anyway--
--the Cat is more or less out of the bag, as they say.
My life is an open book really.
When I sat down to write today, I really had no idea what I was going to write about—I just knew I felt a little bit chatty today. I suppose I felt like saying--
If you, my family or friends (new and old alike) have come here from Instagram… Say hello! Leave me a comment. No LURKING ALLOWED Y’ALL!
To my regular readers--- Thank You, really. For always letting me share my heart—for your kindness and encouragement! It really does feel like HOME here. ;)
‘Til next time, Be Blessed~
“ Whatever you DO, do your work heartily as for the LORD, rather than for men, Knowing that from the LORD you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the LORD Christ whom you serve.” ~Colossians 3: 23-24