Choose Adventure

There comes a point in the life of every blogger when they realize that their content has outgrown their organizational strategy… and this particular conundrum came for me in 2017.

For months, I’d been reading and rereading my posts, trying to figure out a way to unite my full-time job in finance with my passions for travel and writing while not ignoring the fact that I just bought a (surprisingly needy) fifties fixer upper that I’m primarily renovating myself.

I was failing at making it all work together here on the blog. Miserably.

Then suddenly, I had an idea…

There is a unifying theme to everything that is going on in my life, and therefore, on this blog:

I choose adventure.

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Year 2 at Sarah Going: A New Look and Better Organization

In the midst of the craziness of these past three months (which included visits to two new countries, a rough month of May and my birthday), one particular milestone went largely unmentioned… the Sarah Going blog turned One! My baby blog is now a toddler, and in some ways, I feel like I’m just now hitting a stride with content creation.

While I did write a reflection post about the first year of blogging back in March, I wanted to talk about one particular aspect of this blog turning One that took me a bit by surprise. All of the sudden, I found myself with a year’s worth of largely unorganized content… and I got massively overwhelmed trying to figure out how to make it easier for readers to find info on certain topics.

Where do I even begin??? Continue reading “Year 2 at Sarah Going: A New Look and Better Organization”

The Future of the Sarah Going Blog (and the March Blogging Challenge Recap)

Well folks, I’m happy that it is April.

I’m mostly happy because I’m taking my first trip of 2017 this month… to Austria, Germany and Hungary! But if I’m being honest, I’m also happy because the March Blogging Challenge, which was indisputably a failure, is finally over.

Whew.

Failure or not, I learned a lot from this Challenge. Most importantly, I learned what I want this blog to be… and what I don’t want it to be… as I enter Year 2 of the blog life here at Sarah Going. Continue reading “The Future of the Sarah Going Blog (and the March Blogging Challenge Recap)”

The March Blogging Challenge

March started with a bang here in Nashville: rain, heavy winds, hail and tornado warnings. Maybe March is as shocked to be here as I am that it is already here. Seriously, where did February go?

Despite feeling like the beginning of this year has flown, I have been making progress on most of my goals in the first two months of 2017. However, there is one particular resolution on the 2017 list that hasn’t been getting the attention it deserves: my resolution to build a web presence that makes me proud. While this goal encompasses some smaller social media-related tasks that I do want to accomplish this year, the largest component of this goal is to make sure I’m consistently creating and sharing content here on the blog.

Since my most recent post was written on the first of February (aka A MONTH AGO), you can see how well this is going so far… Continue reading “The March Blogging Challenge”