Stuff You May Know & Things You Might Not

Hi friends! 
So it’s been floating around blogland a bit that people miss the old way of blogging, and I can’t help but agree. Remember six years ago when blogging was a glimpse inside someone’s life? I see people questioning why it’s not like that anymore, and honestly the answer is quite simple.

Six years ago there weren’t 1.2 million different ways to share a snapshot of your life.
I sat down this morning ready to share what’s been up in my corner of the web when I realized y’all already know. 

If you follow me on snapchat (johodgespodges), you know I rearranged my office and finally put up track board. You also know that I’m getting sick but trying to pound out the miles because I set the goal to run 25 miles this month, and I’ll be damned if I don’t make it. What you don’t know is that my husband made fun of my twitter bird drawing then proceeded to erase it and draw one himself. I will say, his looks a lot closer to the actual bird.
If you follow me on Twitter then you know that Bliss Creative got one of my besties up and running with her own style blog. You also know that my husband came home with a cookie for me from work yesterday, and it made me happier than a delivery of a dozen roses. What you don’t know is that I ate that cookie while watching BIP which is a total guilty pleasure. Bring on all the drama!
If you follow me on instagram, you know that I spend a majority of my life behind a computer screen, and I’m running out of creative ways to display that. It wasn’t until a friend pointed it out that I realized basically every photo I share on Instagram involves my computer. What can I say…at least I’m real? 
The point is, we’re running out of things to share because we share everything constantly. There’s nothing wrong with that–we’re all nosey little shits if you ask me. And I love getting a glimpse into someone’s mundane Thursday morning. But blogging has changed, and that’s alright.
With that said, Kristin and I have decided to bring back the Stuff & Things linkup on Thursdays! You’ll remember that there were absolutely no rules to this linkup, so you’re allowed to link up any kind of post! If for no other reason, I’d like to encourage you all to keep making the connections blogging used to provide. Taking the real life out of blogging seems to have stalled the development “blogging friends” and connection. Be sure to mark your calendars to link up for the Stuff & Things return on September 8th!
There’s something so special in that “me too” moment, so I hope you’re able to find a few friends along the way whom you otherwise wouldn’t have met.
Keep this in mind: if it weren’t for the old school way of blogging, I would never have met Myra, and we wouldn’t be rocking out this whole business thing.
Anything can happen with blogging!


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  1. Jen

    August 25, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I'm glad it's going to return!!! 🙂 I agree with you though that blogging is definitely not what it used to be.

  2. Lauren Honeycutt

    August 25, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Yay! I'm glad that Stuff and Things is coming back!

  3. Nadine Lynn

    August 25, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    I agree that probably most of what people share on social media is what would have been on their blog and maybe that is why it has changed some? There are also a lot more bloggers these days and I think everyone feels the pressure to write pin-able posts or something. Of course, I don't ever have a pin-able post unless it is a recipe. Excited for your link up to come back!!!

  4. Kristen @ See You In A Porridge

    August 26, 2016 at 10:12 am

    yay! i wrote down the date so hopefully i remember 🙂

  5. Kristina @ Medicine and Manicures

    August 26, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    You better shut that computer down and come meet me tonight!!!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

  6. Micah

    August 26, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    I'm SO GLAD the Stuff & Things link-up is returning.

  7. Becky Dougherty

    August 28, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Yay! Sometimes, if nothing else, I am motivated to get up a Stuff and Things post for the link up! 🙂

  8. Carly Blogs Here

    August 29, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    I miss the linkup so I'm glad you guys are bringing it back!

  9. Rachel

    September 1, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Blogging has definitely changed a lot over the years–I started in 2012 and it's kind of crazy how much things changed and how much people come and go on the internet. But I really appreciate the more personal side of blogging–that's what really makes it interesting. And what makes me keep writing–because even if other people aren't quite so interest, I love reading past years of my own blog, and it reminds me of stuff I would have totally forgotten.

  10. Ericka @ A Quiet Girl's Musings...

    September 1, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Very good points. I was not blogging six years ago, but I can easily see where blogging was easier then because of the lack of all the other forms of social media to voice your thoughts. Glad to see S&T returning!

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