The 2012 Blogging Adventure(s)

As I mentioned here, I’m changing things up a little this year:

1. I have decided to use a new read-through-the-Bible-in-a-year plan for 2012 (the M’Cheyne plan…which goes through the New Testament and Psalms twice and the rest of the Old Testament once). As part of my effort to stay accountable to both the reading plan and to writing, on Tuesday or Wednesday of each week I will be posting a devo thought based on the previous week’s reading {at least for now}. As I have always considered devotions to be the heartbeat and core of this blog, I’m really looking forward to a more systematic approach to the devo thoughts this year, and pray that this walk through Scripture will be an encouragement to you as well!

2. Although I’m technically already a week behind (unless if you count the above photo…), in an attempt to improve in and further my knowledge of all things photography, I will also be doing an unofficial 52-week photo project and posting one photo per week (hopefully on Friday, but that is totally subject to change at this point). These posts probably won’t be super long or wordy (shocking, I know) as they’ll mainly serve to document the photos throughout the year, and I have no rules for myself other than that the photo must have been taken within the prior seven days.

Of course, you can still expect to see recipes and life thrown randomly into the mix here and there as well. Thanks for hanging in there with me and continuing to read this humble little blog…I am so grateful for each one of you!

5 Things

1. As if you don’t get enough of my ramblings already, I joined twitter this weekend. You can follow me at @emily_gallimore. But only if you want to.

2. The big office reveal will have to wait until November. I know I said I was hoping to do it within the next couple of weeks, but a fun writing project will now be taking over the blog for the entire month of October (details in #4 below!), and the office reveal just doesn’t quite seem to fit the theme. At least not yet. Maybe I can figure out how to sneak it in there in mid-October when you’re tired of hearing from me. But I figure this way, by November all at least most of the small details will already be in place, so it will feel even more finished.

3. I’m having a giveaway on Thursday. You will NOT want to miss this. I am seriously SO excited to share the awesomeness with you!

4. A few blogs I follow (The Inspired Room, Nesting Place, Chatting at the Sky) have previously done 31 Day series during October, and this year, they’ve invited others to join in the challenge with them, so I’ve [somewhat hesitantly] decided to participate. So, as long as all goes according to plan, I’ll be posting daily in October under the topic of 31 Days to Better Understand our [God Given] Callings. I may have more questions than answers, and the series may not be quite as polished or refined as I would prefer, but I’m excited to explore this topic with you for a month, and I invite you to join in the conversation. A formal introduction to the series will be posted on October 1st.

5. Umm…October 1st is THIS Saturday. And I have no idea what that photo has to do with this post either, but I liked it.