Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Saying Good-bye To Rebecca's HEARTH AND HOME Newsletter

"...let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and 
let us run with patience the race that is set before us..." (Hebrews 12:1)

Greetings, Dear Friends!

After much thought and prayer I have decided to say good-bye to Rebecca's HEARTH AND HOME Newsletter once and for all. Not my blog...just the newsletter itself. 

You see...the truth is...we're in a different time period now and what used to work no longer works. The original Rebecca's HEARTH AND HOME Newsletter did not start out as a blog. It started out as a monthly (sometimes twice a month) newsletter published through Rebecca's HEARTH AND HOME on Yahoo Groups. That was back in January of 2002. The newsletter continued in one form or another on a consistent (and sometimes not-so-consistent) basis for several years with the last regular issue being published in July of 2013. 

I've put out a few issues here and there on this blog since then, but, no matter how hard I try, I just can't get them pulled together like I used to. In fact, you can tell from the inconsistencies and emotion expressed in the latest issue (June 2018) that I have really been struggling with all of this. And, really, there's no need to struggle over it. It just doesn't work anymore. 

It used to be that we'd live life and I would make notes on the highlights (household hints and money saving ideas that I picked up here and there, new recipes that I tried, etc.) and I would write my material based on those things, but, nowadays, with blog posts and the use of social media (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, and such) and everything being so instant, there's really no need to keep trying to do all that, put it into a newsletter, AND try to run a blog. The individual posts are enough and they are much more manageable. 

In lieu of all that, I have decided to stop beating myself for not being consistent with the newsletter, enjoy the memory of how it used to be, let the format of how it was slip into the past, and be happy with where I'm at today.

The truth is, if I'd stop worrying about how to keep doing something that has obviously run its course, get past the guilt of not keeping up with it, and focus on where I'm at right now, I would probably be a better blogger all the way around!

So, with that being said, it is with fond memories and a bit of sadness that I say "farewell" to Rebecca's HEARTH AND HOME Newsletter once and for all. I do thank all of those who, over the years, have read, responded to, and supported the many issues. It's meant a lot to me. 

Now...it's on to bigger and better things! 😊

Until next time...

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Barbie! The same to you! How have you been? Blessings for a wonderful summer! <3

  2. Your Hearth and Home was part of what led me to blogging. You've always been an inspiration to me no matter what the form, newsletter, blog, or smiling conversation in person.

    1. Thanks, Laura! Your encouragement (in person) is what led me back to blogging after such a lengthy absence. I don't get too many comments on here and, most of the time, really have no idea if anyone is reading or not. When you told me what an impact my HEARTH AND HOME had had on your personally and that I needed to get back to blogging, it about wiped me out. It was just the spark I needed to get back on board and get to writing again. I do appreciate that conversation so much and your willingness to be forthright and honest with me. I appreciate you taking the time to comment, too. It means a lot! Love you, friend! (((HUGS))) <3


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