Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Blogging Then and Now and Fantastic 50 Blog Hop

When I first began blogging, I actually had a plan.  There would be four cornerstones for my writing.  Gardening, Sewing, Recipes, and Crafts.  This little website began with those pages listed at the top.  Blank pages at the time.  My very first post?  Our family's recipe for Sweet Tea.  From there, this crazy thing has evolved into whatever we happen to be doing on this humble piece of earth we like to call a One Acre Farm.   Pages have been added for Books, Herbs and My Ozarks.  They are filled with all kinds of silly shenanigans.  


We share our "empty" nest with  five dogs, one cat, six rabbits and fourteen chickens.  Cuckoo, aren't we?  ;-)  Our grandchildren are frequent visitors.




Handsome Husband and I have been married for 32 years.  We have lived in our stone cottage since 1990.  I don't have many posts about the inside of our home, but here's a peek into Our Kitchen.

What has blogging taught me?  I've learned to write only about what I love, otherwise, the project doesn't happen and the words don't come.  All I can be is me.  This humble little spot in cyberspace has evolved into a record of the people, places and activities that bring me joy.  I never dreamed it would give me friendships around the world.  Connecting with other bloggers is my website's greatest gift to me.  For that, I am most grateful.  

Maybe wisdom does come with age?  It's hard to say.

;-)  -Marci

And now for the Fantastic 50 Blog Hop.  I hope you have time to visit my friends:





17 comments:

  1. Marci, don't you love your little spot for writing? I surely do!

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  2. Hi Marci - visiting from the blog hop - but I've visited plenty of other times too. Your grandchildren are gorgeous and aren't we blessed to have this next generation in our lives? Love your blog and great to stop by to say hi :)
    Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au

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  3. Marci, I look forward to getting to know you better. I'm a new blogger and it's always nice to hear how other bloggers have grown and still love blogging. It gives me such encouragement.

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  4. Marci you have hit the nail on the head. If the writing doesn't come from the heart then it is really hard to write about it. That's why I write about things I love. Enjoy your empty nest and especially those adorable grandkids.

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  5. I'm loving visiting this blog hop and reading all your boasts. I started my blog for the same reasons when I retired. My life lately has been so full of other projects that I don't make the time to post for my self (I'm maintaining 3 organizations FB and webpages). I need to make time for me and get back to personal photography and recording what WE do! Thanks for sharing all of your experiences, ladies; you are truly inspiring! You are right, Marci, blogging has been a wonderful way to meet amazing people from all over the world!

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  6. I think that wisdom does come with age, if we let it. LOL There are some things that I wish I knew sooner, some I would have loved to stay ignorant about too. Your blog is a lovely place to come and get away from it all. Sharing the things you love allows us readers to get to know you better. That's the best.

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  7. Your kitchen is amazing, I love the wall paper! You should post more of your home is stunning and so cottage chic. is that Wall paper old prints.
    Maria

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  8. Marci, I love the color of your kitchen! Your family looks beautiful! That's what it's all about!

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  9. I have to admit that I am a tiny bit jealous of your cottage. I love the character of a cottage and out of stone must be fabulous! Do you have pictures posted?
    :) gwingal

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  10. I started my blog to share my passion for baking back in 2012, and as the years have passed I have enjoyed following other passions that for so long I ignored! I think wisdom does come with age, as does being comfortable in your own skin!

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  11. Marci, I started my blog just a few months before you did. The one thing I learned very early on is to be true to who you are when you write. I have to write what I feel comfortable with or it's not going to get written.

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  12. I haven't been blogging near as long as you but I so agree about staying true to yourself. I enjoy peeking into the corner of your world.

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  13. Marci, love the photo at the top! I see a loving family! And an interesting extended family too. This was a cute post. I agree with you that you have to be passionate about what you're writing about or it just feels forced. Been there, done that. It's good that you didn't feel locked in to what you originally thought you were going to write about.

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  14. Hi Marci! Let's try that again... I think I hit the "send" button somehow... ;) Not sure. I'm happy to be with you on the Fantastic Fifty blog hop today, and happy to be back to visit your corner of BlogLand in general. :D Thank you for sharing your kitchen! I jumped over there to admire it. So many folks tear down older solid wood cabinets not realizing they are healthier than the glued-up options available in so many big box stores today. My inlaws have theirs and I love them! I'm actually hoping to find an older kitchen in our next house that I can lovingly remodel, repaint, and add my French Ethereal touch to! Oh, and my hubby and I just celebrated our 30th anniversary this month.

    Have a lovely weekend,
    Barb :)

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  15. Hi Marci what a beautiful photo and it was lovely to read about your first blog. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

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  16. I know this if off topic but I'm looking into starting
    my own weblog and was wondering what all is needed to get
    set up? I'm assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I'm not very internet savvy so I'm not 100% certain. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Kudos

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