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Front Porch Stories

Front Porch Stories

Life's Journey through pictures & words

Standing Out in the Blogger World


Those of you that have been following along with me for years (on other blogs) know I just went through a rebranding. And now those of you that haven't been following along with me know too. But why?

Standing apart in this platform is not easy. A quick google search will tell you there are more than 173 million blogs in the world. Like WOW! A number of those bloggers have dedicated their blogging career into telling the rest of us how to be better bloggers. They outline blogging rules, and tell us topics to write about and others to steer clear of. Their blogging expertise doesn't stop at our blog; they give us tips on gaining followers on Instagram and Facebook as well. Just for the record, I am not trying to take away from this niche of bloggers at all!! I have read a countless number of these blog posts, and a lot of their tips are 100% accurate. But I realized following all these rules guaranteed me one thing... such a bad case of writer's block I couldn't even complete a sentence. So I threw all the rules out the window and decided to be myself.

I rebranded because I wanted to be real. I wanted to be genuine. And I wanted to be true to myself.

Have you ever followed bloggers that you could just tell aren't being truthful. I have. I have followed some people that I felt like flat out told lies. I do not want to be one of those people. I want you to find my little space on the internet and desire to stick around. Whether you find me funny and entertaining, inspiring, or like we could be best friends, I hope you find something here to make you want to stay awhile.

So, Front Porch Stories.

I grew up in the middle of no where Tennessee. I spent most of my summers nights on my grandparent's front porch. We talked about everything, and nothing all at the same time. After moving away from that precious place, I realized how much those summer nights influenced me. If it were not for the hours spent on that front porch, I would not be who I am today. And that is why Front Porch Stories inspires me to be me.

Challenge yourself, and make yourself standout as a blogger by doing things differently. Be original, and be inspired.

The rest of this week, I'll be marathon posting all my son's monthly updates. What kind of southern girl would I be if I didn't brag about my baby? He is just over six weeks away from his first birthday. How is that even possible?