By: Jennifer Murray

This Crazy Little Thing Called Blog…

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When we decided to create a blog about our high-risk “triplet turned quadruplet” pregnancy, we had no idea that “strangers” would be reading.  We had no intentions of generating revenue through ads to help pay for groceries.  We had little to no knowledge of how to upload videos, how to track visitors, or how to design a blog header….we just wanted to better communicate and request prayer from our family and close friends.

Lo and Behold Here We Are…3 Years Into This Crazy Little Thing Called Blog.

And we have much to show for it: precious friendships, a written collection of memories, a way to give back through our NICU Survival Kits, and countless comments of encouragement along the way.

Blogging has certainly been a blessing to us, and I hope we can continue to be a blessing to others. 

The blogging gurus of #savvyblogging are encouraging bloggers to have a plan of action for the New Year. Here’s what I have for my blogging goals for 2010 so far…

(Hang tight, I want YOUR input too!)

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~ Striking a healthy balance between blogging and other responsibilities

~ Grow our giving through our NICU Survival Kits project to support families experiencing the uncertainties of the NICU

~ Growing our blog in readership in order to connect to others and to financially contribute to our family during this season of unemployment

~ Gaining boldness in communicating my faith and sharing God’s incredible mercy and grace in our lives

~ Continuing to build relationships and partnerships between products and companies that have genuinely made our lives better, and passing along the benefits to you 

~ Connecting to you the reader better through vlogging, responding to comments, visiting your blogs, conversations on twitter, and listening to your input

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Now it’s YOUR turn!  I’ve created a little questionnaire to help collect your valuable suggestions, ideas, and feedback. 

Need an incentive? 

pioneer woman cooks giveaway

How about your very own copy of The Pioneer Woman Cooks?  I received one for Christmas from my mother-in-law and it’s sooooooooooo incredible.  Every page is filled with scrumptious goodness.  It’s the most amazing collection of recipes I’ve ever laid my eyes on! (You can check it out over on my Amazon Affiliate, if you can’t wait until this giveaway is over!)

Just fill out this quick form and enter your name and email address for an opportunity to win a copy! 

Hope you are all having a great start to a New Year and thanks for continuing to be a blessing in our lives all year long!  

6 Responses to “This Crazy Little Thing Called Blog…”

  1. Isaac Dakota
    January 4, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    Just made her meatballs and twice baked potatoes last night! Delish! I also received my copy for Christmas but a few days before had found a few recipes on her website. I think I've tried about 7 of her recipes so far and they have all been wonderful.

  2. thediaperdiaries
    January 4, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    Absolutely love your phrasing of goals 4 & 5!!!!

  3. Stephanie
    January 4, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    I had no idea these "strangers" would soon become my friends either!!
    What a wonderful network this is though!
    I'm thankful to have found you and have enjoyed watching your faith, marriage and boys grow!!!

  4. Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama
    January 4, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    Those are great goals- going to enter your contest now…would love to get my hands on that cookbook =)

  5. Melissa @ The Inspired Room
    January 4, 2010 at 8:36 pm #

    Love love love your blogging goals! Sure hope to meet you at BLISSDOM!!!

    Blessings,
    Melissa

  6. Jack Foster
    January 7, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    My first visit to your blog. The name caught my attention. Glad I stopped by. I scrolled through a few months. Love your faith, family and devotion to each other and to Our Father. God bless you and you family in 2010!

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