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Life is Fragile and so is blogging

I love my life.  I love my family.  I love blogging.  I wish that they weren’t so darn fragile.

Today has brought my family some bad news.  My sister-in-law is in the hospital.  We are waiting to hear more following additional tests and likely surgery.  We don’t know much and I’m not at liberty to say more,  but the news has left us all fasting and praying that everything will turn out okay.

While we fast and pray for her, we have to continue with our lives.  But as we continue with them, we also have to remember how fragile every aspect of our life is.  Our relationships are fragile and require nurturing.  Our health is fragile and requires a lot of us to take care of it.  And, I’m learning blogging is touchy and requires a lot of time and effort to grow it.

For the 31 Day Challenge, our task today was to read several articles about how to grow your blog, monetize your blog, get more comments on your blog, how to improve your writing and so much more.  It was really overwhelming for me to read them.  But, I did finish with several things to look at closer with my little space on the web.

My favorite articles where by Liz at Successful and Outstanding Blog(ers).  Her lists were easy to follow and I totally agreed with her points.  First one was about why people are not commenting on your blog.  Her statements were exactly why I don’t always comment.   The other article I really liked was about how to connect with other bloggers.  But gosh, from so many things I read, I feel like it is so easy to screw up and be left with a blog that even your family won’t read.

Saturday will be filled with playing more with my girls.  Tomorrow I will focus on enjoying all that is good with my life, my family, my job and my blog.  Because, who knows what the next day will bring.  What about you?

*** In our church, when someone is in need, we believe that fasting (going without food) accompanied with prayer can provide us help and guidance from God.

Please, if you would like to join us in fast and prayer, we would truly appreciate it.

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23 comments to Life is Fragile and so is blogging

  • Pepper
    Twitter: unicornbeauty

    I’m sorry to hear about your hard news. I hope and pray all turns out for the best. I will add you, your family, your sister-in-law and her family to my prayers. And I want to pray for her doctors too, that God blesses them at this time and that they find what is happening her and find the best plan of action to get her to better health.
    Pepper´s last blog post ..Recording my Youth- 5th Grade

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    Amy
    Twitter: familytrifecta
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    good point – we will pray for the doctors too. I’ll update once I have something concrete.

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  • Tina @ MadHatterMom
    Twitter: MadHatterMom

    Pepper said it very well.

    I think its important to live in the moment. Relish the things in your life you have to be thankful for. I’ll be thinking and lifting you all up in prayers.
    Tina @ MadHatterMom´s last blog post ..Where do I fit

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    Amy
    Twitter: familytrifecta
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    Yes she did. Thank you ladies for your support and prayers. It really means a lot.

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  • Kim
    Twitter: moneyandrisk

    I’m sorry to hear about your news. My prayers are with you.
    Kim´s last blog post ..Are You Fire-Proof How to Protect Yourself From a Job Layoff

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    Amy
    Twitter: familytrifecta
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    Thank you, Kim. I’ll for sure update once we know what is going on.

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  • Adventurer 101 (Maria)
    Twitter: adventurer101tw

    Hi,

    I saw your blog from SITS site. I’m doing the 31 Days Challenge as well, and have to say that I’m overwhelmed, still new at this, so many things to learn.

    Sorry to hear about your sis-in-law. Hope He gives everybody involves wisdom to do their best and according to His plan.
    Adventurer 101 (Maria)´s last blog post ..Are We Treating Ourselves Worse than Our Cars

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    Amy
    Twitter: familytrifecta
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    I agree with you – there is so much to be overwhelmed about with this challenge. My husband has been out of town and I’ve been able to stay on top of it this week – we’ll see how the rest of the challenge goes. Plus it is so much to think about. (And we haven’t even started talking about SEO yet!) 🙂

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  • Anna Blanch
    Twitter: goannatree

    I am so sorry to hear about your sister in law. I hope and pray that God’s will is done. I pray that the Doctors will be wise and insightful and for comfort for your whole family. Finally, I pray for healing!

    Thanks for linking to those posts – the 27 are a bit overwhelming and Liz’s piece on commenting is really helpful.
    Anna Blanch´s last blog post ..Lovely Ladies from SITS

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    Amy
    Twitter: familytrifecta
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    Darren listed so many posts – to read them all seemed way to daunting. 🙂

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  • I hope everything works out for the best with your SIL, Amy. I am sure the next post will be good news.

    I read the article you linked to about commenting. Very interesting. From what I have gathered, in talking with other bloggers, I think only about 10% of readers actually comment. I comment on a lot of blogs, but not all of them. The one that prevents me from commenting the most is never hearing back from them either through email or a comment on my blog. Which is why I always respond to any new comment. It may take a while, but I do it!
    Kristina P.´s last blog post ..Giving a Hoot

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    Amy
    Twitter: familytrifecta
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    Thanks, Kristina. I hope that I do have good news. My poor brother is so freaked out right now 🙁

    When I grow up, I want to be a commenter patterned after you. I am always so impressed when I go to a blog and you are one of the first to comment. I don’t know how you do it all. I think at the next CBC, you should do a class all about how to comment and how to get comments because you have it down.

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  • Joy

    I am truly sorry that you and your family have received bad news. I will definitely lift your family and your sister-in-law in prayer.

    Your picture is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it even when your heart is heavy with sadness.
    Joy´s last blog post ..Homeschool Village – PE

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    Amy
    Twitter: familytrifecta
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    Thank you Joy. Prayers are much needed. I hope to be able to give an update soon.

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  • Jenny @Home is Where...
    Twitter: henjenca

    praying for you sister-in-law. Life is indeed fragile, we forget that. Love the photo, it adds to your post today.

    much grace and peace to you today,
    Jenn
    Jenny @Home is Where…´s last blog post ..Build a better blog day 4-spotlight on bloggers I admire

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    Amy
    Twitter: familytrifecta
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    Your prayers are much appreciated. Thank you.

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  • Michelle
    Twitter: flyinggiggles

    My thoughts are out to your sister-in-law. I hope everything goes well.

    I am going to stop by and check out those lists.

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  • Stephanie
    Twitter: stephsday

    I hope your sister-in-law is okay!

    Thinking of you and your family.

    Life is indeed fragile. Thank you for the reminder to not take even one moment for granted.

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    Amy
    Twitter: familytrifecta
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    It is shocking how fragile life is and how quickly your world can be turned upside down. I hope to have a report soon:)

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  • Great photo! I hope that everything turns out okay for your sister-in-law!
    Nance´s last blog post ..Homeschooling – Entry 532

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  • I think your blog is great. I think at some point I will be able to focus more on my blog. At this point I am just happy to get a post a day and be able respond to them all. It doesn’t always happen. Good luck… And I hope all turns out for the best for your sister.
    Stef´s last blog post ..Pull over!

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    Amy
    Twitter: familytrifecta
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    Stef- your blog is great and I love the way you post. It has been really fun getting to know you through your blog.

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