January 13, 2013

Sunday Social

Sunday Social
I thought I would participate in this week's Sunday Social since my blog has grown exponentially since the last time I answered these questions. Welcome to all my new readers. Get comfy, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and enjoy the ride.
1. What is the name of your blog? How long have you been blogging?
Sweet Silver Lining
I started my blog back in February 2009 as part of a class assignment in one of my Elementary Education classes back when that was my major. I loved it so much that I decided to continue blogging for me.
2. Why do you blog?
I love being able to look back on memories and other things to remember. It's really relaxing and something I just enjoy doing.
Only in the past year or so has my blogging stayed consistent and gained readers. 
I am amazed and constantly humbled by the sweet people I have come across through blogging. I never imagined people would ever actually want to read my blog, let alone take the time to respond to my posts. I really am thankful for this community. My "real-life" friends may not fully understand this whole blogging thing, but I am truly grateful for all the wonderful ladies I have met through blogging. 
3. What is the first blog you ever followed?
Two of the first blogs I ever followed (& still follow to this day) are Whitney @ My "Cheery" Disposition & Alexa @  It's a Love Story.
Seriously, two of the most awesome ladies! Whitney is living my dream life in Nashville with a boyfriend who plays guitar for Gary Allen. 
And Alexa's story is one for the books. She's such a strong woman with an inspirational story!
Check them out!
4. What is your favorite post you wrote in 2012?
I have two. 
First, my post right after I graduated college, highlighting all the special memories of my time at Luther that I never want to forget.
Second, reminiscing about Nashville.
Ironically both of them are from the end of the year: November & December.
I really think I came into my own with my writing the last couple months.
5. What are your blogging goals in 2013?
My top two goals are to be more consistent and planned in my posts. I've started a planner and notebook for all my blog schedules and ideas. I want to have some posts pre-scheduled or drafted in case of time constraints, especially now that I'm studying for NCLEX.
My other goal is to comment more on blogs I read. A lot of times I read a bunch of posts and follow blogs consistently, but don't take the time to comment on many of them. I know how much I appreciate comments so I want to spread some comment love to my bloggy friends!
6. Top 3 favorite blogs to follow?
Chelsea @ Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles
Sam @ Run-On Sentences
Anna @ The Days When I'm Not a Nurse
I could go on & on about blogs I love to read though!
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