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 ( 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.


  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!

  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.

  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

  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.

  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!!