What I Learned from My 2018 Reader Survey

My very-first-ever reader survey ended last week, and I’m so thankful to each and every one of you who participated! Conducting a reader survey was a new idea to me, though definitely one of those “why didn’t I think of this before” type of new ideas. Here’s what I learned from listening to you: Though […]

A New Outlook on Blogging

As I am working through Jeff Goins‘ Intentional Blog course, I’m learning to focus my blog on the things I’m really passionate about. I intend to write more about the two topics that consume my mind both day and night: writing and motherhood/family. Learn more about me and my plan for this blog here.

Our Next Adventure

For the last couple of months or so, hubs has been commuting to Hot Springs (about an hour and half drive from us one way) to work at in an interim position at a hospital there. He’s been staying there some nights and driving back others, mainly to not miss kid-related events. Yesterday, he accepted […]

15 Habits of Great Writers: Day 14 – Brand

For Day 14 of the Great Writers Series, Jeff encourages us to develop brands. Branding has a lot to do with the impression your work leaves on people. “A brand is the simplest, most memorable part of yourself you can give.” Jeff challenges participants to establish the three elements that make up a brand: (1) […]

It’s a Wonderful Life (My Old Blog)

I’ve been a blogger since November 2008 and a writer for longer than I can remember.  I started out with a personal blog on Blogger:  It’s a Wonderful Life, borrowing its name from Frank Capra’s holiday classic, the blog was meant to contain my thoughts – mostly random – about my blessed life.  I spent a […]

Steph’s Writing

I’ve been taking a somewhat cathartic trip down memory lane, digging through a time-battered box labeled (in black permanent marker) “steph’s writing.”  This box, contents and all, has traveled with me through 5 house moves, across 4 state lines, and usually resting in the attics of each house in the intervals in between. The contents […]

Legally Bound

In the age of social networking, the legal industry has apparently stepped up to the plate. A recent article from The Wall Street Journal online, To Blog or Not to Blog, tells the tale of a relatively new form of communication of the late 90s that either peaked too early and fizzled out or, rather, […]