Hey Dearies, it has indeed been a long time since I have posted anything on my blog. A lot of things have changed since last year, so I figured I would give you a life update and tell you what I have planned for this year.
I, of course, wanted to start the year off on a good start, posting at the beginning of January, but of course, life happened and I wasn’t able to do that. Things have been busy since I last posted anything, but mainly, my depression has been an off-and-on battle that I have been dealing with.
Anyway, in the last 2 year, I switched jobs, got my license & a car, took a pause on going back to school, learned how to self-heal, & found someone new to hopefully stays in my daughter and my life that will keep us both happy. With that being said in mind, the past 2 years have been crazy busy trying to get my life back on track to where I want it to be.
This is still a working process, but I want to get back on track and focus more on my blog, since I have sort of left it alone for a long time, I’m ready to get back to it. I also have some new ideas and plans that I want to start doing, so if you have been following me since the beginning, thank you for sticking with me. If you are someone new, welcome, my life may look like an entire mess, but it’s a working process.
So, in the next few months or’llwill be changing and updating my blog here and there. If you have noticed any changes, I am moving things around, deleting old blog posts that I want to redo and or fix. I also wanted to give you all a schedule of when stuff is going to be uploaded on my blog & I am going to give a summary of each of the topics to give an update on them. See below for the new schedule:
Katie’s Blog 2023 Schedule
|Book Reviews||Once a Month (Last Saturday of the month)|
|Writing Works||Random (I currently don’t have a set date for when I will post for this yet)|
Mom Talk (Sundays)
I have been doing Mom Talk since I first started my blog and I have been off and on with it too. This year, I want to start doing more with it, such as adding more topics to cover under it. From when my daughter was first born to opening up when my son passed to talking about my new adventure of being a single mom. It has been a crazy journey with a lot of ups and downs.
I don’t want to spoil too much on what I will add to Mom Talk, but I am going to talk about a little bit of everything. From me raising my daughter, to planning the best activities to do when it’s rainy or for the holidays. Mom Talk is going to be my way to express how hard, difficult, tiring, loving, and amazing being a mom is, while still making time to do the other things in my life.
Here are a few sorts of topics that I am going to explore for Mom Talk. I’m not giving out my entire list of what I will be working on, but here are a few topic ideas that I want to get into:
- Indoor/Outdoor Activities (For all age groups)
- Mommy & Me Days
- Birthday Party Ideas (For all age groups)
- Best Family-Friendly Movie Ideas
- Books to Read to your Kids
- First Day Of School Stuff
Other Topic/Ideas (Mondays)
Usually, I would put this topic as one of the last topics that I would give a summary about, but I wanted to follow it by the order according to what day I would post the topics & ideas. So, for this one, it is going to be a mix of things that I haven’t decided whether to make part of my blog or not, but I will keep you guys posted on it.
Anything that doesn’t have a place on my blog yet, will most likely be under this topic. Here are a few topics that I have in mind for it:
- True Crime
- Unsolved Murders
- Missing People Cases (Solved and Unsolved)
- Celebrity Murders
- Living in Different Decades
- Places I Want To Visit
- Conspiracy Theories
- Monthly Challenges
These are just a few ideas, but I think over time, I might add different things to it as we go, but those are just some ideas.
Crafty Sassy (Tuesdays)
This was another topic that I have been doing since the beginning and I really can’t wait to open the topic to different creative topics of things that I want to try and of course show you all my progress of my crocheting.
This topic name, may or may not change, I haven’t decided, but I have been thinking of a new name for it. If you have any suggestions, comment below, I would love to know what your guys thoughts are for that.
Anyway, I’ve got a list of things that I want to explore more and try for Crafty Sassy:
- Crochet Blanket of 2023
- Scrap Blanket Ideas
- Knitting Machine
- Candle Making
- Soap Making
- Chapstick Making
- Crochet TV Show Blankets
- List of Crochet Stuff I Want to Make
I do plan on doing a yearly blanket this year, but it will be different. The last Tuesday of the month, I will post an update on it. This year, I am only crocheting a square a month, so each square is going to represent the month overall. I am going to be going by Jaya in Stitches monthly blanket, I will include a link to her channel when I post the first update of it.
I am going to be doing something differenty for gaming this year, I am going to be focusing on 3 main games that I always play. That, I am going to also talk about my favorite games that I grew up playing, which will vary from different systems and possibly board games will be under this topic too.
Here are the main 3 I’ll be focusing on:
- Minecraft (PC Only)
- Sims (Sims 2 & 3 on PC)
- Stardew Valley (PC Only)
With those 3, I’m going to space them out between the weeks so that I don’t get burn out from it. It is going to be a mix of different things, such as:
- Survival/Creative Builds
- Storage Ideas
- Farms You Need
- Sims Challenges (Both for Sims 2 & Sims 3)
- Challenges I Have Created
- Building A Town
- Stardew Valley
- First Time Playing
- How to Make Friends
- Best Money Making (Fishing, Mines, Farming, etc)
Those were just a few of the topics that I was going to start out on, but should see more as we go. I’m still debating on whether to make videos on these, but I was going to wait until my computer has been upgrated first.
Book Reviews (Last Saturday of the Month)
My goal this year is to read more. If you know me, you would know that I have a closet full of books that I have bought, but I have not read them. So, I have promised myself to not buy any more books until I have read what I currently have.
With that being said in mind, I figured if I have it set for the end of the month, it will give me the time I need to not only read the book, but give me enough time to write a review about it too. It also depends on how busy my life is, but I’m going to try and make time to read.
Just to give you a heads up, I will not only be doing book reviews on adult books, but I want to reread books that I grew up with, to my daughter and see how she likes them or not. I also want to read books in different times that they were published and books that I read in high school too.
Here are a list of topics I want to cover for these reviews:
- House of Night Saga
- The Princess Diaries
- The Vampire Diaries
- Harry Potter Saga
- My Favorite Childhood Books
- Books Written by Celebrities
My plan for this is to cover different themes of boths, whether they are a horror or historial, I want to try news things. I’m usually one of those people that reads mainly romance novels or fantasy.
Writing Works (Random Postings)
Last, but not least, Writing Works. Overtime, if you have been following me since the beginning, you will know that I first started posting my works on here. Well, if you haven’t seen yet, I have removed them. The reason for this is that I need to go through and fix them because they are a working progress, but there are a lot of errors too.
For the time being, I will not have any of my books on my blog until further notice. I will keep the short stories, they too need to be edited, but at the moment, they are staying up. I’m going to try and post a short story here and there, but I don’t want to over do it like I did the last time.
You see, last time I did this, I burned myself out of ideas and just didn’t have the motivation because I was trying to post them every week. This time, I am not setting a day or time for it, I’m going to post whenever I feel creative.
It won’t just be stories, it could be about different things, such as:
- How to Journal
- Best Writing Prompts for (Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Horror, Adventure, etc)
- How to Create a Character
- Best Prompts for Short Stories
- Best Short Story Ideas
- Reviewing My Work (Both Short Stories & Books)
- Bes Prompts for Self Healing
In other words, its not going to be just my writing works, it is gonna be a list of different topics and ideas on writing in general.
If you also noticed, under the Writing Works, there is a tab for My Sim Stories. This is going to be something new that I want to try. I attempted to do a video verison of Sims Series and I sort of rushed it. Then never went back to it, so I want to try something different with that as well.
I know this post is long and way overdue, but I wanted to give you all a heads up of what is about to come and I’m going to do my best to stay on top of it because I missed doing this, I really have.
Also, this week will be the first week of the schedule, so just keep an eye out for it!