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Monday, July 19, 2010

31 DTBBB DAY 1: Write an Elevator Pitch

Take the Problogger Challenge with SITS and BlogFrog

Well, this was a challenge.I immediately thought: "Great, now I have to have someone redesign my header and link bar". Because to be quite honest, my blog has already started to take a different direction from where I thought I was headed a few months ago.

I found out about the world of blogging when I started couponing. I found great coupon blogs where I found coupon match ups, tips, and all sorts of ideas and helpful uses on saving money. So then, I jumped right in (of course), and decided to make my own blog. But, it needed something. Then I jumped right into getting a "blogover" and some (just a little) focus, and now few months later my blog has turned into something totally unexpected.

It has become a place where I can use a voice I didn't know I had. I have always had a passion for writing, and this gives me an outlet. An unexpected much needed outlet! A place to meet and connect with other women and moms. Although the direction is swerving from where I thought I was headed, my intentions have never changed.

Early on I was inspired by Hebrews 3:13. Encourage one another daily. I thought I could be an encouragement through sharing money saving tips and so forth. Although I blog less about coupons these days, encouragement is still my goal.

I hope to encourage others through sharing a piece of myself with all of you. Not just posts that are all me, me, me, but really sharing a piece of myself that leaves me vulnerable. Being honest with you about things I experience as a mom, wife, and woman.

So, then I realized, no. I don't have to redo my blog and start from scratch. All that matters is that I found my focus. It's always been there, but it's as if I'm being reminded of it.

My Elevator Pitch:

It's straight to the point.

Encourage one another daily. Hebrews 3:13

I'm not sure what Problogger would say about having different areas of life I want to share in the hopes of encouraging others. i.e, my link bar is a mix. I've read the two schools of thought on this. Some hate a mixer, and others like the variety. Given that I already had it designed, and don't feel like changing it enough to deal with it, it will just stay that way(for now anyway). Besides, I know the minute I take off the coupon link I'm going to have some amazing run at the grocery store to share with you. I'm too indecisive to completely narrow down my interests, so I will remain a mixer. I'm probably a mentally mixed person for life anyway!

However, my goal was and is to encourage others!



At July 19, 2010 at 2:09 PM , Blogger Karen Mortensen said...

I like that scripture. That's one reason I like to blog. It is great to get encouragement and insight from others.

At July 19, 2010 at 4:06 PM , Blogger Shell said...

I love your blog. I haven't "known" you very long, but in the time that I have, you have become one of my favorite blogs- one that I know that I will always read a good post on. Might be about different topics- but that's okay, because they are all excellently written.

At July 19, 2010 at 10:34 PM , Blogger Amy said...

I'm a follower already but stopping by to comment on #31DBBB - great elevator pitch! It fits perfect! The next 30 days are going to be a great challenge.

At July 20, 2010 at 6:06 PM , Blogger Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

You are my favorite blog...besides my own! I feel after reading your posts since discovering you through the Tea party that we are kindred spirits.

My blog started out as a way to help others, encourage others and inspire others to decorate on a small budget, as it is a passion of mine...then it started morphing cause I well, was very broke. So started sharing about other things in my life, and like you had to change my header , and the quote I used with it . It probably still is not changed enough as the blog continues to evolve and change.

There has been a lot of support for the blog I write and what I share...and well then there are people that left cause it was not all decor all the time, and that is ok too. As long as I remember that I started writing for me, an outlet for my joy of writing, with no judgment, a way to share with close friends all at once and a way to remember that life can be pleasurable , even when times are bad. I am ok with whatever it becomes and whoever cares to join me on the seems you are too!


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