The Life Of A Blogger

May 21, 2015 by


Today, My Overflowing Cup is officially one year old!

In celebration, I’d thought I’d share a little about what the life of a blogger looks like.

Before I do, however, I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of you who have offered your support and assistance.

Thank you for encouraging me to have the faith and bravery to begin this endeavor.

Thank you for those who have helped me in practical ways (like creating images, lending me your camera, and finding photo props for me!)

Thank you for your support via Amazon, for purchasing my e-book, for sharing my posts with others, tweeting, and for hosting link-ups. Thank you for leaving meaningful comments.

Thank you, most of all, for praying for this little ministry. My prayer is that all that is said and done on this blog would encourage my readers while bringing all of the glory to God alone.

Your love and support mean more to me than I can even begin to express. Please know that you are all in my prayers.

Before I started this blog, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. (Neither did my family!)

And yet, this has been a project we have all come to love deeply.

That being said, I have discovered a few things unique to the blogger’s life. I hope you find these as interesting to read about as we do to live.

1. If it’s your birthday, you can expect a blog post rather than a gift.

2. I reserve the right to take your food outside and photograph it before you are allowed to consume it.

3. I hear this often, “This is really good. You’re putting this recipe on the blog, right?”

4. My son knows that I’m going to be borrowing his camera about a zillion times several times a week.

5. We also may be late because I may or may not have pulled the car over 127 times on the way to shoot a picture of something beautiful.

6. My husband is not surprised when he wakes up at 1:30 in the morning to find me no longer in bed but on the couch typing. And then again at 3 am.

7. He is also prepared to quickly capture a thought for me as they seem to come while I am in the shower or picking meat off the bones of a chicken.

8. Everything is looked at through the lens of, “Can I write a blog post about that?”

9. I’ve learned never to be without pencil and paper because no, I won’t remember that when I get home or in the morning.

10. I may set out to mop the kitchen floor or make dinner, but I might also have my mind flooded with words that must be captured via my keyboard. Disclaimer: I can no longer guarantee any task to be completed on time. Thank you for your patience.

Thank you, again, my dear readers for your love and support. Here’s to another great year!

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26 Responses to The Life Of A Blogger

  1. Marsha Baker

    Awww…I just love this post! I can hardly believe you’ve only been blogging for a year. You seem very professional to me!! I giggle to know all the ways your life has changed since you’ve put on your ‘bloggers hat’. It’s definitely a lifestyle. Keep on keeping on. I am VERY excited to see what the year ahead will bring you. May our Lord continue to bless you in abundance as you honor HIM in your ministry here.

  2. Erin | It All Matters Mom

    Happy blogiversary! You are doing an amazing job and I can totally relate to these! I get so many ideas while I’m in the shower then have to rush to write them down. Probably because it’s the only quiet time I get some days. 🙂 Keep on doing great work and using the wonderful talents God’s given you!

  3. bonniesteinborn

    We both started blogging about the same time. I have almost given up. This social media thing is overwhelming and not sure it is the best for me any more.
    Life has become far busier than it was a year ago. I seldom find the extra three hours a day I used when I started. My blog was and never will be as professional as yours. My internet/blog technology is sadly missing. But I try and that is all I can do. HE knows and loves me still:)
    You are doing a great job. Keep it up and HIS blessings

    • Heather

      I know what you mean, Bonnie. When I first started blogging, I posted daily for months. Now I’m teaching and I’ve gone back to school so my life is crazy, too. It’s really a challenge to find the time to keep up with the blogging (and hubby, kids, house, church, etc.) I say we just keep plugging along posting when the Spirit leads and not worry too much about how much we are performing or producing. And my blog only looks as profession as it does because of hubby. You write with love for your readers with a heart after God. That is what makes you a success, dear Sister. Keep the words flowing from that pen of yours. May He continue to fill your cup to overflowing. xo

      • Michele Morin

        So fascinating to hear your perspective on blogging. I love the writing part (Who was it that said they enjoy “having written”?), but the technology part is a constant challenge for me. Maybe that’s a good thing. I do realize that I’ve learned much from other bloggers. The best part of blogging is the accountability and the interaction with others. I try to hold myself to a level of productivity that makes sense without making myself crazy. My predominant “blogger characteristic” is that I’m constantly scribbling little notes on random pieces of paper . . .

        • Heather

          I believe Dorothy Parker said that. Tech is a challenge for me, too, but I am married to a tech boy so I’m very fortunate there. I think the beauty of the blogging community is that we all have so much to offer one another in terms of learning. I understand both the need to balance productivity and random scribbles all over the house! I wish you the best on your writing journey. Thanks so much for reading. Blessings to you and yours.

  4. Rick Greer

    Not only do you have the heart for this, but you have the humor for it as well. You blend them both so effortlessly it makes reading anything you post informatively fun! I just love you Heather Marie Baker! Happy anniversary!

  5. Barbara

    One year? Hmmm!! I started last Sept. (2014)…so I am right there with you, Heather!! Loved this anniversary post…and, althought my husband doesn’t “help me” with mine, I have gotten up in the early mornings and written something down, or sometimes – but not as often – on the computer!

    Thanks for celebrating your “anniversary’ – or as Erin put it – your blogiversary!! (New word for the blogosphere!!)…Keep on writing!!

    • Heather

      Thank you so much, Barbara, for reading and for taking the time to leave share some encouragement with me. May God continue to fill your cup to overflowing. Blessings.

  6. melissa newell

    Huzzah to your year! I blogged for 8 years and finally gave it up this past winter. It was a labor of love that I no longer had the passion for. I pray you dont get burned out and continue your blogging journey for years to come!

    • Heather

      Thank you so much for your encouragement, Melissa! I hope I never burn out on it as well. Blessings to you and yours. Thanks for reading!

    • Heather

      Thank you for your continued support and encouragement, Ifeoma! You are a blessing to me. May He continue to fill your cup to overflowing.

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