Well hello, friends! What do you think of the new digs? The blog has officially moved from GracioulsyAuthentic.com to KristenMcCall.com and I’m excited about the change.
I haven’t blogged in almost a year and taking the time away has been much-needed and refreshing for my creativity. But most importantly, it’s been so good for me to take time to adjust to so many life changes and instead of constantly thinking “how can I write a blog about this??”
During this time I’ve reflected a lot on WHY I write: what are my motives? How much do I share? Who am I speaking to? What topics do I want to focus on?
I pray that KristenMcCall.com will be a place for you to find encouragement in your faith, inspiration, tech tips and tricks for your business and life.
I will be sharing from my experiences as a wife, as a mom of little ones, as a woman who’s walked through hard times, as a professional blogger and social media manager, an entrepreneur, and as a flawed but redeemed woman of faith. These experiences shape who I am and I hope that in sharing them with you, you will find hope and joy in your journey too.
Writing and the blog has been a consistent place for me to share my faith, to share happy times and hard times and for me to stretch my creativity. It’s my happy place. As a “professional blogger” I know how much work it takes to make a blog “successful” in the world’s eyes as far as traffic, metrics, etc. but this year I decided that that’s not my goal. Being a “famous” blogger will never be my goal. So after re-evaluating our stage of life with little ones, jobs and managing a household, I realized that I need healthy boundaries for the blog. I won’t put time and energy into my writing or the blog unless I’ve done the necessary things to make our house and life run well. (Ex. is the laundry washed, folded AND put away before I sit down to write??) I say all that just to share that I’m not sure exactly how MUCH I will be blogging, but I sure do have a Evernote notebook filled with fun blog post ideas. You may be hearing from me a few times a week or it might be a few times a month. We’ll see how this juggling act goes?!?
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I hope you will come back throughout this launch week as I share: a major life update from this past year, I introduce you to my newest favorite person, the behind the scenes of the new blog and my branding, and I show you my favorite Bibles!
In the meantime, enjoy this launch week giveaway full of a few of my favorite things: the new HCSB Journaling Bible, Rifle Paper Co. notebooks and the Jesus Calling daily devotional.
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Let me know what you think about the new blog!! 🙂
Much love! Xoxo,