Driveway by Morning, Birdcage by Night or Look, Ma, I'm in the Newspaper!

When I re-named and re-started this blog back in January, I wasn't really sure why I was doing it other than that I had previously enjoyed the camaraderie with other bloggers and readers. I also thought I might be able to generate a little income from blogging, if I were a little more serious (that is to say, smarter) in my attempt. One of the recommended build-your-blog steps I took was to set up a Facebook page for Town and Country House. Since I'm already writing a blog that thousands, hundreds, dozens of people all over the world are reading, you might be surprised to learn that only a few of my friends and family members knew that I write a blog. Weirdly, inviting Facebook friends to "like" Town and Country House was nerve-wracking for me. In fact, I specifically did not invite friends and acquaintances that I knew to be good writers or work in a field related to writing. Nevertheless, Facebook's algorithms brought my blog to the attention of at least one of my writer/editor friends, and now, look what's happened. 

Greenville Journal

I've been asked to write a "lifestyle" column once a month for The Greenville Journal.

So, blogging friends, I encourage you to stick with it. Maybe your analytics aren't giving you the numbers you want to see and maybe the comments aren't as frequent as you'd like, but don't give up. Honestly, you just never know the doors that may open.
Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us,  to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20


10 comments:

  1. How exciting! What is the Greenville Journal? I am originally from Easley, but not familiar wit that, but will have to tell my sister, who lives in Greenville , to look for that! 😀

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    1. The Greenville Journal is an award-winning weekly local paper that is distributed here in town. The company also publishes TOWN magazine and at Home magazine. If your sister doesn't receive the Journal at home, she can go online and see where she can pick up a copy. It's actually great for in-depth coverage of local issues.

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  2. I didn't think anyone read my blog - I only receive a comment or two if that. But I now write a style column for a local newspaper. Do you still work at the museum too? Congratulations! I'm really hoping I can look up Greenville Journal and get your recipes!

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  3. Thanks, Donna. So funny how things work out sometimes. Is your column online? I'd love to read it. Your blog is charming! The Greenville Journal website is kind of spotty, but maybe at some point the columns will be online and updated. And, yes, I do still work at the museum--so grateful to be there!

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  4. TRA LA!
    YOU Just NEVER know what can come from these BLOGS!!!
    Love that.......how EXCITING FOR YOU!!!!

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    1. Thanks La Contessa! I thought of you this weekend when I saw our town's statue of Nathanael Greene!

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  5. Congratulations! You've always approached your blog with warmth and professionalism. Nice work, Facebook friend!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! That means a lot coming from you, one of my all-time most admired bloggers and favored first commenter many years ago. I've learned a lot from Privilege about blogging, motherhood, and life. And style, of course!

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  6. Congratulations! Your lovely words of encouragement truly came at just the right time. Blessings to you, and your blog, and your column!

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    1. Thanks so much, PS. Yes, don't give up! Keep writing : )

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