Welcome to this week’s Writer Wednesday! Today I am featuring the winner of our giveaway from a couple of weeks ago, Kelly R Baker! Be sure to check out her writing tip on how she stays motivated to write, and be sure to check out her blog, it’s most definitely a great read!
1. When did you start blogging?
My blogging history is strange. I began a blog in May 2010, but had to quit after almost 2 years due to adrenal fatigue. During that 22-month break I learned the blessings of God’s pruning. When I came back to blogging, I announced my new site (kellyrbaker.com) and launched it a couple weeks later.
In a perfect world, that would’ve been the day that I “birthed” my blog. But God decided I would be birthing a baby instead. Only two weeks after launching my new site, I found out I was pregnant. In most cases it’s good news, but given my history of debilitating morning sickness, it was not. I had to quit blogging again. More purging. I slowly resumed writing shortly before my baby was born and began regular posting again in December 2015.
How do you have a “blogiversary” with that? Ideas anyone?
2. What is your main writing spot?
Since I am a homeschool mom and also have littles, I have a “mobile office.” I’m up before the break of the day to write at my school room desk. I’ll move to the sofa to write while watching the Littles or capture a few words at the kitchen table between tasks. I work at the desk in my room in the evenings. None of those areas give my wrists proper alignment with my computer, so sometimes I struggle with pain.
Hmm, I really need that fixed at my desk. Where is my “honey do” list?
3. Can you share one tip on how you meet your writing/blogging goal? Or how do you find motivation to write when you don’t feel like writing or when you feel too busy to write.
I try to stick to a schedule. That helps me keep up with the routine of planning ahead and writing. What I try to remember is that I am writing to share a message that is stirring in my spirit. So when I am unsure, I spend time seeking God and it’s a lot easier for the words to pour out. After that I just need to make decisions on when to schedule what.
I write on staying nourished and thriving in our walk with God. I have to apply that to blogging as well. I need to stay nourished by spending time with the Lord daily and write out of my overflow. I must allow the Lord to reveal any parts of blogging that would keep me from thriving, such as idolatry, jealousy, or neglecting other responsibilities.
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— Heather Bixler (@hbixler03) March 29, 2017
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