The day you started blogging. What were you thinking?

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I have been blogging now for 5 years. Do you remember that first post? Probably not because I didn’t have one single follower at the time. And let me tell you, it was a doozy. I really want to say that my first follower happened to be Lindsay. I can’t guarnatee she was the first but I know she was right up at the top.

And I’ve mentioned before that I woke up that morning, saw a friend had started a blog (which he only wrote on once) and I wondered what a blog was. I went over to, signed up to see what all the hoopla was about and pretty much was hooked since then.

At that time I didn’t know you needed a blog name so mine was Nicole J. Real original huh? Maybe I should have done my research. Since then my blog has changed names a couple times. It’s been, That’s Life, Life’s a Beach and now Midwestern at Heart. I think I’ve finally found my home with my blog at Midwestern at Heart.

I didn’t know at that time that you needed a niche for blogging. So I just started writing. I’m pretty sure I have and still fall into lifestyle blogging with some Agriculture mixed in there because let’s be honest, I have a passion for Ag.

So I wish I could go back in time and realize what I was really thinking. But I have no idea. I just know it was before work and because of Daniel.

I am just sooooo glad that I started that day because I’ve learned so much and gained so many great friends, plus it has opened a lot of doors for me I never thought I’d know about or sadly care about. There have been times I’ve wanted to quit. Times I’ve been frustrated. Times I’ve loved it so much. Pretty much all feelings you can have. And I’m always glad that I stuck it out in those moments of quit because I have this awesome “scrapbook” of ideas/thoughts/events in our lives and it’s all written down.

But now I need to leave you with that because I have cranky baby on my hands and please someone send a life boat, I might need it 🙂 (just kidding….)

p.s. Don’t forget about the giveaway going on… it’s for a Great cause!

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