It’s really hard for me to believe it’s November. Thanksgiving is in less than three weeks, and Christmas is right. around. the corner.
I’m not entirely sure how that happened.
This is traditionally the time of year that the pace really starts to pick up, so before November bleeds into December and we all get lost in the holidays, I wanted to share a few quick highlights.
If you follow me on Facebook you know that my computer underwent a rebirth of sorts. After determining the hard drive was failing during a stress test, my laptop went to visit the Mac hospital where the video board, battery and track pad were also replaced.
The good news is that I have an almost new computer, and only lost about five days of files. The bad news is that the software doesn’t recognize the new hard drive and therefore still. doesn’t. work. I had no idea I could miss Photoshop so much.
What I’m Reading
My sister-in-law tipped me off on Ruth Soukup’s new book, How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul, and friends, this was a serious blogging game changer for me.
Ruth is one of those bloggers who get to make a living writing her posts (jealous!), and her book connected some big picture blogging dots for me. I’m talking understanding SEO, how to build your brand, leveraging social media in your favor, advertising, layout, design – a whole host of things I’ve heard about but never really understood.
I’ve always had dreams for where I’d love to be someday as a blogger, but no idea exactly how I’d get there. I’ve got a lot of really practical takeaways to start working on and I’m pretty stinking excited :).
I’ve been having so. much. fun. reworking the Church Drama pieces I’ve been posting over the last several months. I love church drama, and these scripts are letting me revisit a really precious season of my life. Thank you for that.
What’s even more exciting is that they are available to be used again, and that they are being used again (there will be a feature post coming in the new year!). Shoot me an email or FB message if you or your church use a script and would like to be featured.
It might be a little quiet over here in the next few weeks, because I JUST signed up for a blog design class! I am super excited (and also slightly terrified) haha! At the end of the class this site should have a new makeover! And I should also be smarter. Win-win.
So many exciting things going on with the fam, but I’ll wait to share some of those milestones in another post. So for now, go grab yourself a cup of Friday coffee, be excited for the weekend, and listen to some Christmas music. You have my permission :).