Tuesday, July 2, 2013

An apology and my Blog Book

Hello Bloggy Friends!!
How are you doing today?

Before I start my intended post I would like to openly and publicly apologize to my sister in law for any thing I posted that may have hurt you. My intentions were to share my feelings and my frustrations on situations - not to put you down or to hurt you. Two wrongs do not make a right and talking about this on a public blog is/was wrong. For that I apologize and promise to keep any and all family drama off the blog. My intentions were never to hurt you. Even though I never thought you'd ever read what I write, I understand that I should never post anything the world can read that I wouldn't want you to see. It was just my way of venting about the pain I've gone through with our whole argument, disagreement ummm.. well whatever the hell this is. Again I'm sorry for not considering your feelings before posting this on a public blog. 

A couple of weeks ago I went to Blog2Print and had every single post from the day I started Trials & Triumphs put in this book. I spent $55 (with a 15% code) on a black n white copy. I received my book yesterday & I couldn't be more excited!!!



This is the coolest thing I've ever done! I love how I get to go back and read how much my life has changed. I also love that all my memories and exciting new steps are here too! There i nothing more exciting than seeing your words in a binded book!  

I will absolutely do this again if I ever change "Lat N Long" to something else, or the blog takes a new direction.
Highly recommend everyone doing this! 

As I was reading through some of my very first posts I realized something huge. At first the posts are so real and raw. Writing for just me, as if it was a journal. As you move forward I start directing my posts to my bestie - just sharing my world to her. Then you start to notice when I picked up all the blog attention.. my posts shifted. They became more geared to the public rather than to myself.  Toward the end it became so unbearable to read that I had to stop! A good friend of mine recently changed her blog to a posting without comment options. She wanted her blog to be more of a journal instead of being about views, and stats. I have to say after reading this book and seeing the change in my writing style - I see exactly why it she did it! 

"My life isn't all butterflies and rainbows" - I've said it a thousand times. The drama in my life is real and stressful. Blogging became a stress relief - a way to find others going through something like myself. I refuse to be a blog filled with drama just to attract readers. I'd like to continue sharing my life and my trials but my way. A personal blog that shares real everyday situations and no sugar coated dramatic flares. 

With this fresh start on "Lat n Long" I'm going to focus more on my fertility battle, weight loss, and being a Navy wife. I'm leaving my family drama out of the blog posts and focusing on positive things. 
Again I hope you all join me through this next chapter of events & understand my change of direction.
I appreciate each and every person who has read through this post & who has supported me through all the Trials & Triumphs I've faced. Thank you all for making this blogging experience so important to me & thank you all for your comments! I really appreciate all of it! 

I hope everyone has a great day & I hope you are all ready for the Fourth of July!! You know I am.. speaking of which I need to go mow the yard so I can display my yard flags!!! (Picture to come!)

9 comments:

  1. I'm seriously loving everything about the new look on this blog sugar. Came out great, AND I plan on stealing your blog book idea! Love that!!

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    1. thanks you did a great job! I love it!! Yes the book is amazing! I got the info from Mrs to Mama.. I am SO glad I did it!! <3, Amy

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  2. I love the new look and the change and well, just about everything! I think making a print out of everything is a genius idea and I will for sure do that one day too! I can relate on watching a shift in the blog over time. What started out as a way for me to get my feelings out and deal with my husband's deployment did resort to posts directed at an audience as a way to gain followers. That's not what I want. I just want people to read my story, relate, and maybe even learn from my mistakes. I'm now working on going back to how my blog was when I started. I look forward to reading your new and improved blog about you life!

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    1. I love the book! I love how I am able to keep those posts and that chapter of my life! So awesome!
      Totally agree - that's how mine started out too. Thank you for the encouragement <3, Amy

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  3. This need for change seems to be in the air at the moment. I love it. When I started, I started because I found some really special blogs that shared their experiences as Navy Wives and the insight was so important to me and how I processed everything in the beginning. The giveaways and reviews and the dreaded "numbers" are all meaningless to me… yeah it can be fun from time to time to participate but at its core, I just wanted to share my personal stories and gain perspective from others stories that they were willing to share. Love your new outlook and your new layout! It's really beautiful. Good luck with your new endeavor!

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    1. Thank you for the inspiration to restart the blogging point~ I agree that's what I started mine too. I wanted to learn the ropes from other military wives. It's also why I named my blog "Trials & triumphs". I don't participate in giveaways and very rare do a do a link up. It's exciting to find gain new followers but not why I blog. Thank you & thank you for the inspiration to change the blog around. <3, Amy

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  4. I think all our blogs change over time, our lives change. I love the new blog and the new direction! Write for you!

    And personally, you shouldn't have to apologize for anything! You are definitely the better person.

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    1. I'm excited about it too!!! Thank you.. the whole design was done by my 'bestie' - she did an amazing job!!!

      Thank you.

      <3, Mrs. P

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  5. I've been wanting to print off my blog so bad!

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