Recently as I was reading at A Haven for Vee, I was struck by some questions that she asked of fellow bloggers, and thought they might make fodder for a post of my own. Maybe I'll even answer them on both blogs. We will see.
What do you consider your favorite posts, you personally, at your blog? Do you like putting together a Day in the Life? Décor? Recipes? Deep thoughts? Stories of days gone by? Faith for living? Travel? Book Reviews? Gardening? Something else? All of the above? None of the above? ... Do you still enjoy blogging?
I'll answer the last one first. I do still enjoy blogging, very much. I enjoy sharing with other ladies and I enjoy reading about what's going on in their lives. I just wish that I had more time to do so.
As for what my favorite posts are at my own blog, that's a harder question to ponder. I have written posts in nearly all of the categories Vee mentioned. So I guess I'll consider them one by one.
A Day in the Life -- I have done some posts like this. Maybe I'd call them more of a slice of life. I enjoy sharing from my daily life, but I'm not sure if they're my favorite posts.
Decor -- I've done many decorating posts over the years, mostly concerning seasonal decorating which I dearly love to do. To me it speaks of continuity of the seasons and is such a good reminder that "while the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, shall not cease" (Genesis 8:22). These may be some of my favorite posts because I find it helpful to go back and revisit them to remind myself of what I decorated with in previous years.
Recipes -- It's always fun to share a good recipe! There's such a kitchen-table feel about it -- just sharing over a cup of tea a recipe one has tried and liked, or even loved. I find my recipe posts so useful when I am discussing a recipe in person with someone and need to find it to share with them. I have many (but not all) of my favorite recipes in a "personal cookbook" folder on my computer, but I will go to my blogs to search first. I love sharing recipes so these are some of my favorite posts to write. You could choose any of a number of labels, from casseroles to desserts to soups, or just click "recipes".
Deep thoughts -- These may be some of my favorite posts. I've had other folks tell me these posts make them think. And that's a good thing. I like to go back and remind myself of these thoughts from time to time. For a sampling of them, click "reflections" in the label cloud.
Stories of days gone by -- This is the reason I started my Kitchen Table blog way back in 2005: I wanted a safe place to keep my memories, to write them down before I forgot them. I've been so thankful that I did this. I enjoy writing memory posts, but they can be challenging and time-consuming. I do enjoy going back and rereading them. To read some, click the "memories" label.
|With my brother and cousins in the 1950s|
|Sugar orchard of my childhood|
|My dad and brothers setting a flagpole in the 1960s|
|Story Land in the 1950s|
Faith for living -- This is somewhat tied in with deep thoughts. Click the "spiritual growth" label. I enjoy writing these and even find them a blessing to reread.
Travel -- I like writing about trips we have taken, whether here in New England or to other parts of the country. The only negative is that it seems to take me so long to write about our travels. Still, I very much enjoy writing such posts and later reliving the experience by rereading them. There's a "travel" label to click; also "getaways" and "New England".
|Nubble Light in Maine|
|Mural in Ely, Nevada|
|Paul Bunyan in Bangor, Maine|
|Thousand Springs, south central Idaho|
|Lamoille Canyon, Nevada|
Gardening -- Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not much of a gardener at all. However I do have labels for gardens, plants, and flowers -- and many of these posts describe and picture the gardens of other people. We have occasionally planted a vegetable garden and they do okay, but nothing spectacular. I enjoy putting such posts together, but they're not my favorite.
Something else? For me, that would be crafts. You can click on the labels for individual craft techniques like sewing, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, and paper crafting -- or just "crafts" in general. I very much enjoy making things and have shared many of my projects in blog posts over the years. These posts are fun to write -- unless they are tutorials, which I always find a bit labor-intensive since I want to make sure I have explained every step accurately.
|A slice of felt pumpkin pie|
|A Lego sack|
|Crocheted ruffled scarf|
|Fabric trimmed dishtowel |