Blogging My Way

When people ask me the name of my blog, I generally get sideways glances when I tell them.  It's long winded, I know, but there is a point behind it, I swear!  I originally started blogging because I was feeling lost.  I decided that if I started exploring my creativity and pushing myself out of my comfort zone, it might lead me to some realizations about myself and what I wanted out of life.  My original plan was to commit to blogging at least twice a week for at least a year (hence the "Year") and explore things outside of my comfort zone ("Strategic"), in hopes that by challenging myself, I would open up an unknown world of possibility ("Serendipity").

serendipity [ˌsɛrənˈdɪpɪtɪ] n the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident

When I began blogging a year and a half ago, I had no idea that it would turn into a home design/DIY focused blog and that it would help me rediscover my design passions.  Serendipitous, don't you think?  (Sorry, couldn't resist).  I've enjoyed blogging and sharing my 'adventures' more than I ever anticipated, so it's time to up my game.

For the past month, I've been an eager learner in Blogging Your Way 2.0 run by the amazing Holly Becker (of Decor8).  Maybe I can absorb some of her and the other teachers' blogging awesomeness simply by proximity.  Just in case that doesn't work, however, I figure I should make the most of the lessons and homework assignments.  (Some of the homework assignments have included this post and this post).  The class has far exceeded my expectations!  It has me looking at my blog in a whole new light.  I'm just disappointed that the month-long class is almost over- I want more!

The most beneficial part of this class for me is that it's helping me find my voice.  This is an outlet for me to share my passion and build my brand, and I need to present my thoughts in the best possible way.  I always know what point I want to get across in my posts (sometimes babbling a bit too much about it), but I'm starting to really understand the best way to curate the information.  There will be a bit of trial and error really figuring this stuff out, but it's only getting better from here!

Thanks for coming along for the ride!