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Monday, June 2, 2014

Virtual Blog Hop

My lovely blog friend Tamar invited me to take part in a Virtual Blog Hop. It seems that each week a group of bloggers answer these questions, and they in turn pass the hop on to the next group of bloggers. I will share the bloggers I chose at the end of the post. But first, here are the questions!

1. What am I working on? 

As far as my life, I am working on preparing for Shavuot, which is a holiday occurring this week on Wednesday and Thursday. I am actually running a program on Thursday at my synagogue, so I am finishing up preparation for that, as well as our family celebration at home. I am also working on giving my kids a fun summer!


As far as my blog, I have a few reviews coming up next week and I will be working on those soon enough.

Otherwise, I’ve been writing a bit of fiction and I’m currently stalled in my story, so I am hoping to get back into it soon!

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre? 

I assume this refers to my blog. I write about my kids and the things we do together, but I try to put up a good mix of reviews, posts about myself, and general lifestyle posts as well. Lately my blog read numbers have gone down, so I obviously need to work on that!

3. Why do I write/create what I do? 

I share my family’s adventures because I like to share what we do, but also to keep a record for myself and for the kids. We like reading back on things we have done before!


4. How does your writing/creating process work?

I generally write a post a day, sometimes more. Sometimes I don’t feel like writing, but once I get started, I usually can finish a blog post within a half hour to an hour. When I write my fiction though, I have to write maybe a paragraph at a time! Then I go do something else and add the next paragraph when it comes to me. It’s a slow process!

Next week, I am passing the blog hop baton to the following bloggers:

Holly, a working mom obsessed with Starbucks, all things British and living sustainably, has been a good blog friend of mine for quite awhile. We have many things in common and are like-minded in a lot of our thoughts about parenting. I love her blog and I know you will too!

Dani is a mom, wife, healthcare professional, and foodie who blogs over at This Workman Life! Come stop by to check out family, food, fashion and fun! We have been blog friends for a little while and I always enjoy her informative posts.

If anyone else would like to participate, please feel free to answer these questions here in the comments or on your own blog!


Janine Huldie said...

Aww, love learning more about you here today and you know I always enjoy though when you share. I too have seen my numbers go down in the past few weeks, but am attributing that to the nicer, summer weather, as the same thing happened last year to me at this time, too.

tamarsb said...

Ah yes - Shavuos! I found gluten-free blintzes yesterday which made me SO happy! Good luck with your session!

Holly Higgins said...

My blog numbers were rising steadily and have now leveled off. While I would love for them to grow, I've decided that I'm not going to worry so much about them. Blogging was getting to the point that it was becoming so overwhelming and a chore. While I love being able to do reviews and making a little money now and then, I also want to enjoy it and continue my original reason for blogging instead of getting lost. While I haven't taken a total blogging break, I've definitely cut back some, which has been refreshing.

Dara said...

thanks for letting me know about the numbers going down in the summer time!

Dara said...

thank you!

Dara said...

mine have dropped significantly, it seems! so I'm not sure what's going on.