Monday, October 6, 2014

About My Writing (A Blog Hop)

Bobbi at Revolution of Love Blog kindly tagged me to join the blog hop about writing

All I have to do is answer four questions and then tag three fabulous bloggers to join the hop.

Here I go!

1. What am I writing? 

The tabs under my blog header sum up what I like to write about here at Saint Affairs. Family, faith, and things that make up our life. I enjoy writing most about the books that we read, the crafts that we make, and our faith. Occasionally, I write about diet, exercise, beauty products, and what I am wearing. 

2. How does my work differ from those in my genre? 

Work? Genre? Ha! I don't think I take my writing that seriously. I guess I am a mom blogger, and there is a bunch of us (seriously, a ton of beautiful and talented mom bloggers). So I differ from other mom bloggers because I write about my life, the things we do, the stuff we like. If that helps or inspires someone else, I think that is wonderful! 

Also, I read over and again how I should have a set time to write and a regular publishing schedule, but I am not good at doing that. Other mom bloggers are good at creating excellent content on a regular basis, and I enjoy that when I visit their blogs, but I don't write or blog that way. I fit it when I can, and when I feel inspired to share something. 

3. Why do I write what I write? 

I write a lot but mostly in notebooks. I write out my thoughts, feelings, and ideas that I need to work out, so my writing is purely selfish. Why do I blog? I blog to remember our days, to update family and friends, to create a community, and encourage others. 

4. How does my writing process work? 

I enjoy the process of  writing, editing not so much, but I make the time to clean up what I have written before I hit publish. Blogging about our adventures, the books we read, and crafts are easy. I take a couple or twenty pictures, then type out the details. But deciding to publish something from my journal takes longer, much longer. My journal writing is free form, so when I transfer it from paper to screen I do a lot of revising. Then I do some praying, and occasionally I ask a trusted friend to look it over. I need to feel certain that what I am sharing is not going to hurt anyone and whether it is encouraging. Then I spend a little time looking for bible verses and quotes that add to my thoughts, and add them to photos. I add the quote photo to my writing, and finally, I hit publish. 

That's it! 

Here are the lovely bloggers that I am tagging: 

Krystin @ Tattered Veil  - Krystin is a homeschooling mom with six kids. She writes about her life and Catholic faith.

Amelia @ One Catholic Mama - Among other things, Amelia writes about parenting, homeschooling, and healthy eating on a budget. 

Cammie @ A Woman's Place - Cammie writes about faith, family, and sells beautiful handmade snoods and veils.


  1. Here it be & here it is!!

  2. I love your blog and find it so informative! I also read in amazement at some of the bloggers who come up with many posts a week. Like you, I just write when I can and about my interests. Maybe I will set a goal to publish more often and on a more regular basis. We could encourage each other in our Mastermind?!?!


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