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The Millennial Pastor | Reverend Erik Parker

I am a Lutheran Pastor and among the oldest of Millennials, having been born in 1982. I have been using the internet my whole adult life, yet some of the people I serve to grew up traveling to church in a horse and buggy, or worked office jobs on typewriters, or remember TV being a new thing. Our generational differences make life interesting and we struggle together to be the ‘church’ in this new world.

Kalihawlk.com | Kali Hawlk

My name’s Kali Hawlk, and I’m passionate about using my skills and abilities to help others achieve their goals and dreams. And I know what it takes! I built my own website up from scratch, going from absentmindedly blogging to an audience of two (thanks, Mom and Dad) to being named one of US News’ and World Report’s 37 Personal Finance Experts to Follow on Twitter. I achieved my dream of becoming a professional writer and I’ve learned that there’s nothing I can’t accomplish when it comes to creating and making the life I want. Now, I help creatives like you learn how to live mindfully and with intention so you can make more — of your money, your work, and your life.

My 20 Year Diary | Alana Hitchell

My name is Alana, and I’ve been writing in a diary for as long as I can remember.  I started in 1993 when I was eight years old and kept writing up until I was 28 in early 2014.  I didn’t write every single day, but I acquired plenty of diary entries over those 20 years that I thought would be fun to share.  I decided to start a blog and post each diary entry online, no matter how boring or mortifying they might be.  To make things a little more interesting, I also add photos and include present-day commentary where I provide explanations, observations, or simply poke fun at my younger self.

Liebster Award

We were nominated for the Liebster Award by the wonderful Erika who runs, one of my favorite blogs, The Farm on the Hill. The Liebster Award is an award for bloggers by bloggers. The goal of the award is to encourage more connection and support within the writing community, as well as assist in discovering up and coming bloggers. The award focuses on bloggers with less than 200 followers. Though we don’t quite qualify in that regard, we’re happy to participate. When someone nominates you for the Liebster Award they ask you a series of questions. Here are the questions submitted by Erika. What originally got you blogging? Like many of my peers, I realized that adulthood didn’t come with a manual. As I wanted to share what I was learning as I learned daily lessons; thus the blog was born. What do you most enjoy about blogging? I love when bloggers comment and interact. I know we all have busy days, but it’s nice when someone takes the time to share their opinion or experiences. …

One Lovely Blog Award

A little while ago we were nominated by the oh so kind Fandom Addict for the One Lovely Blog Award. I’m not entirely sure what to call our site. However, I wasn’t willing to pass up the opportunity to spotlight other bloggers.  How the award works: Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog (Happily) List the rules and display the award Add 7 facts about yourself Nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they’ve been nominated First, thank you again to Fandom Addict for the nomination. 7 FACTS ABOUT ME I created G.U.M (this site) after finding it difficult to find, and connect to, other millennial bloggers. I work in the TV industry. I hail from the great state of North Carolina (go heels!). I collect 5 different things. I recently cut back from 8. I’m an ambivert and anti-hipster. I absolutely cannot stand the taste of peanut butter. I have the same birthday as the Dark Lord (I was a bit upset when I …

Introducing #Blogmas!

Originally posted on NEW BLOG louiseroserailton.com:
It’s the 1st December 2015 and I’ve decided to set myself a bit of a challenge. I’m going to take part in Blogmas this year. Last minute decision, which I may regret but I’m going to give it my best shot. This is my first ever Blogmas, so I’m excited. I’m really looking forward to reading Blogmas posts from other bloggers, sharing traditions, Christmas memories and more. Get ready for one post every day, for 25 days! My Blogmas posts this December will be a mixture of Christmas and non-Christmas themed. I really hope you enjoy my posts – past, present and future. I’ve already planned out what I’m going to post each day, but if you have any suggestions – I’d love to hear them. Leave any ideas in the comments below.

How I’m Coping with Blogging Burnout.

Originally posted on Ordinary Adventures:
I keep feeling like Ordinary Adventures has been one big stutter for the past few weeks. I keep hesitating with my ideas, my blog posts aren’t as crisp, I skipped a day, and a lot of it has been me sharing some personal struggles. I’ve felt like there is a scratch on the turn table and I keep rewinding to my previous step. I know?I’m still ahead of the game in some areas, but that’s only because of how far I’ve pushed myself. And I’ve loved every minute, so I don’t want to stop now!?Although, I’m not going to be too hard on myself, my life has taken a complete 160 since summer ended, but I long to keep moving forward with my blogging journey. My life has become a whirlwind, I have a whole new schedule, I keep dreaming of lofty goals, but nothing is coming out of my keyboard. I’m tired, honestly. I’ve changed my sleep schedule, my work hours have changed, I’m more exhausted then ever before,…