I {HEART} Blogging: CELEBRATE This Week 103

I’m glad you are here to celebrate! Share a link to your blog post below and/or use #celebratelu to share celebrations on Twitter. Check out the details here. Celebrate This Week goes live on Friday night around 10(ish). Consider it as a weekend celebration. Whenever it fits in your life, add your link. Please leave a little comment love for the person who links before you.


I’m hesitant to write a mid-week blog post. This is funny, since I’ve been a long time blogger. As a long-time blogger, I know there things I get from blogging that I don’t get from writing in my notebook or writing an article or revising a chapter. There are things blog posts give back that other writing doesn’t.

If I’m honest (and I decided a long time ago that there is no other way to blog), then I must admit that I’m a  little excited to feel the need to write a blog post mid-week. I’m shrugging off trying to figure out what I should and shouldn’t blog. I’m tired of trying to figure out what an audience expects to read. I’m just writing what’s on my mind…allowing this space to be an eclectic collection.

That’s what I’ve always wanted. Somewhere between teaching writers and coaching teachers and celebrating life and being a momma and growing faith and finding my writer self, I stopped blogging just for the fun of it. Blogging became routine.

I’m learning change is something I must fight for. It is human nature to settle, to become complacent, to accept things as good enough. I don’t want to be the same person as I was last year or last season or last week. I want to constantly change and grow.

I want to be so wired-up on change that it feels uncomfortable to be settled.

Blogging has been a catalyst for change in my life. For over 30% of my life, I’ve been writing blog posts. I don’t want anything in life to become routine. Routine is a bit of a red flag to someone who wants to constantly be changing into a better version of herself. So I need to adjust so the sentence reads: Blogging is a catalyst for change in my life.

So today I celebrate writing blog posts for the energy and nourishment and fun they offer. I celebrate that my fingers are itching to blog more regularly. Not because I feel required, not because it’s routine, not because it’s expected, not because of comments, not because of any reason other than it’s fun to blog.

My offerings to encourage writers (and their teachers), because I’m smitten by the way writers work…
{Discover. Play. Build.} Website. It’s designed to be my offering to writing teachers. 
You’ll find video minilessons and a link to the {Discover. Play. Build.} YouTube Channel where they are all housed.
{Discover. Play. Build.} Newsletter. They come each month. Register in the sidebar. 
( For more information on these resources (and others), check out this post.)
Places you can find me celebrating throughout the week:
Instagram:  @ruth_ayres

Twitter: @ruth_ayres


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  1. Ruth,
    Thank you for giving permission to blog for the fun of it! I agree blogging provides something else. I so appreciate you and this space. It makes a big difference in my way of viewing the world.

  2. Ruth, I am looking forward to hearing more from you. My own little word this year is “light hearted”. I think that taking a light hearted approach to life will infuse it with the joy that God wishes us to receive.

  3. Just know that every time you blog, I'm delighted by your words. They are a gift to the world. Blogging is fun, I'm glad you encouraged me to jump in. Some of the best people I know came from this blogging world.

  4. Ruth, since I am relatively new to blogging, I think of it as a challenge to create something that not only resonates with me but allows me to enjoy the art. Thanks for your constant encouragement on celebrating what matters each week.