Way back when, two months or so ago, I read in someone else’s blog a tip to increasing traffic to your blog.
- Post often
- Post about things that inspire you
- Always start your posts with a captivating picture
Why in the world would I allow that to taunt me every time I sit down to capture the glorious moments in my life? Always start your posts with a captivating picture? That kills me, because that means finding my camera and the cord to connect and download pictures and then I just can’t leave good enough alone and I open photoshop and by this time I forgot what inspired me to blog.
Like my sweet Reecey eating handfuls of mud on a gorgeous autumn day in fall. Or the sweet pride that wells up in my heart when I hear my children recite God’s Word from memory. Or watching my talented sister in law transform a cheap garage sale wingback into a throne for someone special’s upcoming 6th birthday…
And really, do I really want to increase traffic to my blog? Do I not have enough “traffic” in my life as it is? It would make me feel committed to post regularly and then I would be trying to come up with captivating pictures.
When all I really want to do is sit and breathe deep the smells of freshly bathed children in slumber and rejoice in how incredibly blessed I am. Or run off to some sun-kissed field with my husband and enjoy some good grown up conversations and smoochin’. Praise God that my friend Laura captured this photo and edited it, so I can go on in and steal one last kiss from my snoring kids.