You found Blossoms! Here are the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about my Blossom blog series, plus links to all things blossoming in my life.
First, I have to share a quote I just found about blossoming. I don’t love it, but I’ll share it anyway…“They blossomed, they did not talk about blossoming.” That’s from David Stojanovic.
Why don’t I love the quote, you ask? Because the job I created for myself is to talk about blossoming! My purpose is to write blog posts about how to set down your burdens – how to listen to the still small voice – and Blossom. I love the idea of fresh growth, blossoms, stretching upwards to God’s big blue sky. Believe it or not, I also love the pain of blossoming. Growth can hurt…but it’s worth it.
Below are the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about my Blossom blog series. If you want to know more about me myself and I, visit my About Laurie page.
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Laurie’s 4 Blossom Blogs
Blossom in Your Writing is where it all began. I’d just started freelance writing, and wanted to share what I was learning. Hence, Quips and Tips for Successful Writers! Which took a bit of a long winter hibernation before blossoming. How to Start Freelance Writing at 40 – and Make Money is one of my most recent articles.
Blossom in Your Health isn’t the blog I love most. It started as Quips and Tips for Couples Coping With Infertility, created when my husband and I discovered we can’t have kids. I’m mostly writing about women and their periods right now, because that’s where the need seems to be. My most popular articles are about getting regular periods, so I’m going in that direction. For now.
Blossom in Your Relationships is by far my most popular blog. Love, love, love! I write articles that help readers deal with the most problematic relationship issues, such as 5 Signs You Can Trust Your Boyfriend After He Cheated or How to Break Up With a Married Man.
Blossom in Your Life has always been my favorite blog! Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals was its birth name; my purpose was to write posts to help people who weren’t blossoming in their lives. It’s my second most popular blog, and I love it because I can write about anything from dogs to birthday gifts to rebranding from Quips and Tips to Blossoms!
If you have any questions about me or my Blossom blogs, please ask below. I don’t give personal advice (which is actually the Number One Most Frequently Asked Question), but I’m happy to share stuff about me.
Common FAQs About the Blossom Blog Series
Here are the most common FAQs about Blossom:
- Why don’t you give relationship advice?
- How long have you been blogging?
- What makes your blog different?
- Why did you create a Blossom blog series?
- Why did you call your blogs “Blossom”?
- Why is your url theadventurouswriter.com?
- How do you make money blogging?
- How many blogs are in your Blossom blog series?
- Do you have a newsletter, and how do I subscribe?
- Are the Blossom newsletters the same as the Blossom blogs?
And here are my answers about blossoming, blogging, and being…
1. Why don’t you give relationship advice?
I don’t give relationship advice on my Blossom blogs (or anywhere) for these reasons:
- I’m a writer, not a counsellor or advice giver
- Blossoming is about listening to the still small voice inside of YOU, and doing what you know in your heart is right for you
- I don’t know your full story, so how can I comment on it?
- I think it’s irresponsible for anyone to give people advice when they don’t have the full story
- I barely know what to do in my own relationships, much less give advice to other people!
- It takes a lot of time to give advice, and I’m a writer (see how we came full circle?)
Do you need advice – or help blossoming in your love life? Read 5 Best Ways to Get Good Relationship Advice.
2. How long have you been blogging?
I started my “Quips and Tips” blog series in 2008, and have been making money as a blogger since the first month. A few months ago (perhaps it’s been half a year already), I decided that Quips and Tips was too dry. I’m not sure how the theme of “blossoming” came to me (God), but somehow it immediately stuck.
So my Blossom blog series is only a few months old. It started as “Quips and Tips” and has blossomed into a brand new thing. “See, I am doing a new thing! Do you not perceive it?”- Isaiah 43:19.
3. What makes Blossom a different type of blog?
First, a confession: this isn’t actually a frequently asked question about my Blossom blog series. I snuck it in this list of FAQs because I wanted you to know that my blogs don’t fit the traditional definition of blogging. Most blogs are personal online journals, opinions, editorials, or even diaries. Not Blossom.
Blossom isn’t a traditional blog because I rarely write about my life. Sometimes I’ll share a little story or insight, but mostly I focus on sharing practical knowledge that people can actually apply to their lives. My purpose is to help readers solve practical problems in their lives, which is why almost all my blog posts are tips, solutions, ideas for healing, etc.
4. Why did you create the Blossom blog series?
I started my general “Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals” blog, and found that certain posts were super duper popular (such as Best Jobs for Introverts and Quiet People — but especially ones like How to Let Go of Someone You Love).
So I realized that “achieving your goals” was too general. I needed more specific blogs, dedicated to specific things. Hence “Blossom in Your Relationships” and “Blossom in Your Writing.” And my Blossom blog series was born.
5. Why did you call your blogs “Blossom”?
Because of what comes to mind when I think of blossoming! Freshness, growth, sunlight, colors, variety, creativity, and health. I LOVE the idea of fresh blossoms in our lives, in our relationships, in our writing.
6. Why is your url theadventurouswriter.com and not Blossom.com?
That’s a good question, dude.
Because when I first started freelance writing, I realized I needed a main website to showcase my clips and education. I wanted a url that was more than “Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen” or “Vancouver freelance writer.” I’m adventurous, so….The Adventurous Writer came to and stuck with me!
Should I try to switch all my Blossom blogs over to a Blossom url or domain name? Probably. Maybe. I don’t know. Do you have one for sale?
7. Do you make money blogging about Blossoming?
Another good question. Read How Bloggers Make Money – From Ads to eBooks – because that’s where I tell all.
8. How many blogs are in your Blossom blog series?
Four. See above.
9. Do you have a newsletter, and how do I subscribe?
Yup. See below for the sign up form for my weekly Blossom newsletter.
10. Are the Blossom newsletters the same as the Blossom blogs?
True confessions time: I had such a hard time sending my newsletters at the beginning. I find it super duper easy to write tips-based articles and blog posts about problems, but sharing my own personal insights and encouragements? Gross. The newsletters are emailed directly to subscribers who sign up for Blossom. Those weekly emails are much more personal in nature.
In my weekly newsletter, I share stuff that’s going on in my life, such as:
- “Aha!” moments
- Problems I have
- Solutions I found
- How I’m blossoming in my life, relationships, and spirituality
Here’s one of my most recent newsletters: Blossoming When You Have No Hope Left.
My Blossom newsletter is only six months old, and it’s definitely a bloom in progress. Some might say it’s still a seed. Definitely not a blossom. Not yet, anyway.
That’s it for the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about my Blossom blog series! If you have any questions about blossoming, please do ask below. I can’t tell you what to do about your relationship or sperm count, but I can tell you more about how Blossoms and God.
Since I started out with a quote I didn’t much like about blossoming, I’ll end with one of my favorite quotes of all time:
“…the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” – Anaïs Nin.
Go forth and Blossom, my friend.