Friday, January 16, 2015

New Year, New Thoughts

Hello dear Thinking Thoughts readers!

First off,  Happy New Year (though slightly belated). I'm not having too much trouble adjusting to 2015...though I haven't written it many times so that could be why?

I though I'd share some thoughts this morning about the new year, this blog, my writing, and life in general. You see, I'm a thinker and, given some alone time over Christmas, I did some thinking. Surprising, eh? Then again, this blog is called Thinking Thoughts so it shouldn't be that much of a surprise.

I had time to reflect over the last few years and I'm blown away. This little blog (which basically started off as me just sharing my thoughts about everything and anything) has grown into something I'm proud of. It's a place for people to talk about writing, reading, and life.

I love that.

I couldn't ask for more, and yet there is more! I've gotten to make friendships through my blog, connect with writers I admire and look up to, be introduced to amazing books, all while being really honest about things that God is doing in my life. And before I go any further I just have to say...

THANK YOU

Without you, my dear readers, I'd be talking to myself...well, I do that anyway, but you know what I mean. And I wanted to make a few "resolutions" (though I shudder to call them that) for this blog for 2015:

1. I resolve to continue to seek out authors and books to share with you! 
Yep, simple but true. One of my favorite parts about this blog is the fact that I get to shout about authors and their books. Come here and I will guarantee that you will get to know authors better and be introduced to their books.

2. I resolve to post more frequently. 
I grimace even as I type this because sometimes I'm just terrible about consistency. It's not like I don't have 1 million and a half ideas floating around in my head...it's just hard to make the time to get them out in a concise manner. But I will TRY!

3. I resolve to create opportunities for you to engage here more. 
Now this one takes your participation as well. One of the things I love about a blog is the chance to chat-it-up while living hundreds or thousands of miles apart! I want Thinking Thoughts to be a community where we can "talk" to one another. I'll do my part by leaving some questions at the end of most posts, but you have to do your part to chime in. No wrong answers here, just honest communication.

Me in the cold in nature <3 br="">
So...what do you think? Sound good? I think we have a good thing going here ;) I'll keep up the giveaways - trust me, I've got some great ideas for the future, and you keep visiting. Sounds like a win-win to me.

And, if you haven't already, feel free to connect with me in these other fun, social places:

Emilie's Author Facebook Page 
Emilie's Tiwtter
Emilie's Instagram{@eahendryx}
*Remember, I'm a photographer too so you'll get a lot of scenic pics here haha!
Emilie's Photography Facebook Page
*Since we're talking about photos I figured I'd include this too
Emilie's Photography Website



How has your New Year started off? Did you have any resolutions? How is it going so far?

(See what I did there ^ Now it's your turn...)