When I started this blog almost three years ago, it was so I could learn about wordpress blogging for my job. Little did I know, I would enjoy it so much.
At first, I thought my blog would be about being a mom of nine kids. I would write stories and maybe sprinkle some words of wisdom from someone who has gone through it nine times. “That would interest people and rack up the number of followers”, I thought. But then I pulled out my camera. I ended up taking more pictures and speaking (writing) less.
Through blogging, I found out that I express myself the best though the use of my camera. I improved my photography skills by participating in photo challenges and letting others critique my work. I was exposed to masterfully skilled artists in the field of photography. Their use of self-expression through photography inspires me. And then I “met” such wonderful and gifted people through the blogosphere. Ones who have encouraged me in my discovery of photography.
Never does a day go by when I don’t think of my camera or pictures. Never does a day go by when I don’t think about blogging. It has become a part of my routine.
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
― Ansel Adams
Now comes a poll.
The following poll has to do with my other blog A Joyful Noise. Taking care of two blogs is a bit challenging. If I devote some time to one blog, the other one does not get my full attention. But here’s the real challenge: Momdeavor is essentially a photographic blog with some mothering tidbits interspersed. I have made it quite clear that I am a Christian but I think I have gained most of my followers due to my pictures. My Joyful Life, on the other hand, is a Catholic blog. The content of that blog is specifically Catholic Christian in nature, but of course anyone can follow. Even though, it would be easier for me to manage the blogs if they are combined into one, I am not sure I should combine them. So I will let you help me.
Please provide your input via comments. Thank you for following my blog!
I know the picture seems random but I wanted to post it before the end of Christmas season and realized that it coincided with this week’s photo challenge.
January 6, 2016 at 3:52 am
I’ve always liked this blog. Love the photos, always so beautifully done be it about your family or nature around you. Hoping to see more of that next year and have fun with photography 🙂
January 6, 2016 at 8:50 am
Thanks so much Mabel! This is exactly the kind of input I am looking for.
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January 6, 2016 at 12:42 pm
I love both the photos and the spiritual inspiration! I hope that you will combine the two.
January 6, 2016 at 10:15 pm
Thank you so much Chloe! Your input means a lot to me.
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January 6, 2016 at 11:02 pm
I like the photo, a lot!
January 8, 2016 at 9:09 am
Thank you Patti! Thank you for all your positive comments.
January 14, 2016 at 6:35 pm
Blogging a personal venture so I hesitate to give you advice. I would go with the post topics that bring the best comments (not the most, but the best). Personally, I try to keep my word count down so I don’t bore anyone and also try to balance the number of photos. I’m sure you’ve come upon a post that is over 1,000 words or one that has 20 photos of almost the same thing. I’m also not a follower of anyone who posts daily or more than once a day – that’s just too much for me. I have a good blogging friend who tried her normal blog plus a religious one and ended up letting the religious one go and periodically writes a religious post for her regular blog. Now that I look back at this comment, it seems like I offered lots of unsolicited advice. LOL 🙂 Best advice: enjoy whatever blogging you decide to do because anything else is work.
January 14, 2016 at 9:58 pm
Thank you Judy for a lot of HELPFUL advice! I still have not decided what to do with my other blog. I do know with the new demand of shooting portraits, I barely have time to post here weekly but I do appreciate the helpful and encouraging advice so far.