Monday, August 25, 2014

And on the Subject of Change

About 3 weeks ago, I shared that I was going to be attending Declare, a Christian women's blogging conference, in Dallas. I hoped to learn more about social media (I did) and other aspects of the blogging world, but one issue I hoped to explore further while I was there is the direction of this blog. I was so busy attending various sessions, meeting as many of the wonderful attendees as I could, and digesting the information shared that I didn't really have the opportunity to ponder that or discuss it at any length with anyone and get their feedback.

I wish I could say that in the 2 weeks I've been back I've found time to think about blogging, but instead I've been sidetracked by some less-than-wonderful (to put it mildly) events. The community I work in has been rocked by a tragic event, and a week ago today my mother-in-law was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. As a result, most of my attention and energy has been focused on family and work.

Now, though, I'm able to turn my attention to writing and to this blog, and as I consider the direction of my writing, I'd love to hear from you, either through a comment in response to this post or through an email (pattimiinch@gmail.com). I hope you'll share with me what you would like to see me focus on as I move forward. In other words, how can I best serve you through this blog? What would you like to see more of? Less of?

I can't wait to see what you have to say!

Also, if you're on Facebook and haven't already done so, I hope you'll "like" and "follow" my page -- Patti Miinch.

5 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to hear about your mother-in-law and the recent events in your community!
    Regarding your question, I appreciate reading about your technics to handle days or situations which are sad or difficult as it inspires me to try something new or different if I'm in a similar position. Even if the "technic" is cuddling up at home and watch TV ;-) - it's good to keep in mind that not everything and every day needs to be "managed". To read about your feelings and thoughts as a mother helps me to understand mine better and to see you taking steps to move your life in the direction you want to is very, very encouraging!

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  2. Thank you, Daniela; it's been a rough few weeks, and knowing people care is comforting. I also really appreciate your feedback and will definitely kee it in mind as I move forward.

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  3. Patti, it was lovely meeting you at Declare. Our late night chat session really filled up my heart. I am sorry that things have changed for you yet again. I came home to the news that I have to be in NC for 4 months. Certainly wasn't in my plans!!! But God knows what's best and life is moving forward at His pace. I am praying for you MIL and I hope that she has a wealth of family around her. My blog has taken a back seat to my family as well. I think that you are moving forward at the pace that God has planned! I think your blog is doing great and I love hearing about your new techniques for your new journey! Love ya, Michelle

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  4. Daniela,
    Thank you so much for your feedback -- this is exactly what I needed to know. I hope all is going well for you.

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  5. Michelle,
    I'm so glad you visited! I so enjoyed meeting you as well and chatting with you about life and adventures. I'm sorry to hear your plans have changed, but I appreciate that you live your priorities. I'm hoping things will settle down a bit, and them I'm going to get caught up on my blog-reading. I'm going to sit down with a nice big glass of hot tea and read away a few hours! I hope that in your journeys here and there you'll stop and see me. I'd love to hear more of your story!!

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