Blissfully Blogging with Music

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I’m excitedly preparing for a conference called Blissdom. It’s a blog conference devoted to helping bloggers connect in real life as well as improving their blogs. It’s interesting to hear the comments I receive when I tell friends & family I’m attending. Being a blog reader for several years now, I am used to seeing blog conference badges. I’m realizing how ‘unique’ I am in my little world. This is one of the reasons I’m grateful to attend.

Many of the blogs I read are very helpful in my everyday life. I like ones who help me with organizing, books, decorating, photography, crafts, scrapbooking, running, parenting, etc. Many of these bloggers have similar interests as me. They might share my faith. Many have children and stay home as well. So, I’m looking forward to meeting women I feel like I know already from reading their blogs.

I looked back yesterday and realized I have been blogging since August 2008. Reading over some of those early posts I wrote are very enlightening. Some of them kind of surprise me. Is that really me? I began my blog to be able to keep in touch with my friends and family on a regular basis. A place for me to share my photos and journal about our family life. As with most things, it has evolved and changed over the years. I enjoy having a little place in the cyber world that is just my own. It keeps me grounded and helps me not forget who I am, as most Mom’s can do when their children are young. {incredibly therapeutic too!}

Most of my readers are usually family and friends. I love it when they leave me comments. 🙂 Every once in a while I will have other visitors who find me from a link party or such. I even had a well known author write a comment. What a special surprise! Meeting and making new friends this way has given me a sweet boost. Basically, it’s taking me a while to get to this point, {sorry!} I am hoping to be able to learn more about this at the conference.

After registering I received an extra special bonus when Blissdom announced Michelle Branch & Matt Kearney would be performing for the attendees! Music is HUGE in my life. These adult alternative artists are superbly talented. I have enjoyed listening to their music and decided to share the above playlist. Enjoy!

Music is what feelings sound like,


  1. beautiful because says

    I love the look and the artistry and the words and the music in this post! I am excited to meet you! Please come find me on twitter! Also, this is exactly the kind of post that would be welcome on the One2OneNetwork linky, would you link up there? You will encourage others with your words here 🙂 *HUG*

  2. Stephanie Click says

    Can't wait to meet you! As a fellow music lover (ok … fanatic), I'm so excited 🙂

  3. Thank you girls for your comments! I am really looking forward to meeting both of you at the Conference. It's going to be great!

  4. Arrows Sent Forth says

    You have a lovely blog, Shan! I hope to connect with you at Blissdom. I'm bummed I'm going to miss the concerts, though! Great playlist.

  5. Arrows Sent Forth…
    Are you only going to be there on Wednesday? Thank you for visiting and your kind comments! It will be here before we know it! See you then! 🙂

  6. Well said. I agree totally and I love music and I can't wait for some Bliss, hope to meet you there!

  7. So fun that you'll be at the conference – I hope we'll have a chance to meet!

  8. Wonderful post! I love the playlist. Hopefully we can meet up at Blissdom!


  9. Malia @ One2One Network says

    We love the music guests, too! Looking forward to not only hearing great speakers and learning tons of new things but experiencing great entertainment as well!

    Make sure you stop by our booth so we can meet you!

  10. I was equally excited when I saw that Michelle Branch and Mat Kearney would be performing! Music lovers unite:)


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