Monday, September 27, 2010

Pondering Possibilities for Posts

Don't you just love that alliteration? ;) That phrase is just a fancy way of saying that I've been thinking about my weekly schedule.

I'm so excited about "Mondays for the Military"! It is my hope that this feature is only going to keep on growing, and that we might have the privilege of meeting more military men and women and showing our gratitude to them.

As for "Sundays by the Sea," I love the process of writing these posts. It's such a blessing to be able to consider this part of God's creation and be inspired by it. I hope you are finding these posts to be comforting and encouraging!

"Fall Fridays" have just started, but I'm looking forward to talking about all the wonderful parts of autumn with you. It will be nice to discuss fall and its corresponding season of humility. I'm thinking that it will be a great way to relax (and it might prove to be a good opportunity to sip some hot chocolate or tea while dwelling on God's provision!).

All three of these weekly post themes thrill me! I'm looking forward to writing the posts and reading your comments.

But did you notice that I haven't mentioned "True Love Tuesdays"? For some reason, I haven't really developed any passion for those posts. I have enjoyed writing them, but I feel that it's starting to get repetitive. (Not that I've written enough of them to really know for sure!)

So . . . which would be better: coming up with a new weekly themed day or revamping the one I already have? Or should I just stick with the three I mentioned above and leave the other days for reviews and random thoughts?

I confess that I'm personally torn over this. When I first proposed the idea of "True Love Tuesdays," it seemed to be a popular choice. However, at the moment I'm not really passionate about it (whereas I am pretty passionate about the other themes).

So what do you suggest? Do you have any ideas for where "True Love Tuesdays" could go? Or do you have any thoughts on what could take its place?

"True Love Tuesdays" want to know: "Should I stay or should I go?"


Renee (BlacknGoldGirlsBookSpot) said...

Go with what you love! If you don't have the passion for the post why do it? It's your blog and we don't want you getting burned out by doing something that you don't have a passion for! I'm sure I can speak for your other folloers when I say we love your blog and any changes that you decide to make will be great!:-)

XOXO~ Renee

Amber Holcomb said...


Awww, thank you! I really appreciate your understanding and encouragement! :D You are such a great friend, and your support ever since the beginning of my blog (and even before then!) has meant so very much to me.

So, unless I find some creative way to do "True Love Tuesdays" that gets me excited about them again, I might end up doing something else (or just going with the flow!). :)


Project Journal said...

Same as Renee, for sure!!

It's YOUR blog and you need to do what you love, even though I know you like to please us *grin* I would say more, but I have to work on some homework, lol! I will talk to you later! But do what YOU want to do, Amber. Don't always worry about us so much : )

Amanda Stanley said...

Hi Amber :)
First, I want to apologize for not stopping by these past few days. I have read all your posts, though, and WOW, have they BLESSED me!! But, I just haven’t had time to comment on them :( Both my parents and my brother have been sick and I’ve been taking care of them. Poor things :( We all have asthma so even a common cold always hits us pretty hard, and always seems to settle in our lungs. I’m praising the Lord that I haven’t gotten sick, especially with my being mom sick right now. My dad and my brother are cute, but if my mom and I got sick at the same time I think the house would just fall apart, LOL. But, I flatter myself; there truly is NO ONE like mom! Deeanne Gist said it best in DITHOT- “The father is the head of the house, but the mother is its hands and feet.” So, with 3 sick patients and 2 dogs (one of which has diabetes) to take care of, I’ve had my work cut out for me.

Anyway, if you don’t mind, since I’m short on time and I really want to comment, I’m gonna roll all my comments into one…

Your first “Fall Friday” post was wonderful and has me craving apple cider something awful! I just love visiting all the little country farms/stores in my state that always seem to have the delicious aroma of baking pies! That, along with the specific “chilled, fall scent” in the air, marks the beginning of fall for me :)

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you’re review for “A Hope Undaunted”!!! I think it’s GENIUS how you started it with the “family reunion” thing- my thoughts exactly!! Goodness, I’ve been trying to write a review for this book for about a week now and just felt stuck trying to describe how much I LOVED it! Then I had to put it aside to take care of my family, so it still isn’t finished yet :( Oh, how I wish I had your multitasking skills! But, if it could come out to be half as great as yours is, I’ll be a happy girl :D

Your “Sunday by the Sea” post was so very beautiful and inspirational, and is always like a little dessert after church for me :D Your love for Jesus shines in the scriptures you pick and the heartfelt thoughts you share. You are such a BLESSING!!

And, as far as your weekly schedule- follow your passion, my friend! I am so very blessed by everything you post, but if your whole heart isn’t into something you’re doing it starts to become a bother and not the FUN it should be! You are so very sweet to even ask us, when YOU’RE the one blessing us with your wonderful blog :) And, I’m really excited about “Mondays for the Military”, too!! I’m praying the Lord will work everything out to make it all you hope it will be and more! Thanks for being you :)

Praying you have a beautiful AND healthy week, my friend! Now, I’m off to go make a chicken soup…

Amanda Stanley

Amber Holcomb said...


Thank you for the advice and encouragement! :) Yes, I do like to please ya'll, but it is fun to go with what I'm passionate about, too. ;) Check out the latest idea in Wednesday's post and let me know what you think!


Amber Holcomb said...


Oh, you have no idea how much your comments mean to me! Here you are busy helping your family, and yet you still take the time to leave such an encouraging comment for me. :) Thank you!!!

I hope your parents and your brother get well soon, and I hope you don't get sick, as well! You are so sweet to take care of them, and your servant heart is such an example to me. :)

I confess that I've been sick the last couple of days--I had a rather painful sore throat yesterday, and I'm pretty congested today. :( But my mom sent me a package which I received today, and it included some medicine, along with some fall decorations, etc. Plus, I got another book to review and a package from Casey (I ordered some jewelry from her blog "Bug's Beads" and the pieces are beautiful!). So besides being sick, it was a good day. ;)

I'm glad you enjoyed the "Fall Friday" post, and it sounds like you might have some great places you could tell me about for "Sightseeing by the Seasons" (my latest idea). :) Love the smells of fall, as well!

Thank you for your kind words about my review of A Hope Undaunted! The one you wrote was wonderful--your reviews are amazing! :D You have such a beautiful writing style, and *I* am the one who is blessed by your encouraging words!

Once again, thank you for your kind words! I'm so glad you enjoy the "Sundays by the Sea" posts, and I'm so grateful for your support of my blog. Thank you for everything, my friend! :D

Hope you have a wonderful and *healthier* week, as well! ;)