But Why?



This weekend Chad and I are talking about Blog and Marriage at the Allume Conference. I’ll try to get some notes up for you from our talk as soon as we are finished with them.

While I was thinking about it I realized that I never shared the notes from what I talked about last year: Blogging With Purpose.

Really, it’s about doing anything with purpose. I actually somehow deleted my presentation (more proof that I shouldn’t be allowed to use computers) but I did create a page with resources and my blogging purpose statements written out.

Whenever I find myself having a hard time making decisions about something I try to stop and create a purpose for what it is I’m doing. If you’ve never actually written a purpose statement for what you write about on your blog and also one for WHY you write a blog, you should try it, it really helps when it’s time to make all those pesky decisions.

I would even go as far as saying you could create a purpose statement for your home. Don’t know which sofa to buy? Look back over your home’s purpose statement and you might find your answer!

with purpose

Writing a purpose statement can feel dorky and complicated but ultimately, it makes your life uncomplified!

31 Days


  1. Love your purpose statement page!! I just skimmed it (because I’m sewing pillows and listening to your latest podcast with Tsh :)) but look forward to going back later and spending more time thinking through the questions you pose.
    Hope you’re having a blast at Allume! I’d love to go sometime.

  2. A purpose statement makes so much sense and would so help a very easily distracted woman like myself to stay focused and on track!! Thanks for another wonderful idea! that really makes a difference!! This is just one more example of why I sooooo love your blog!! You have really blessed my life over and over and it’s been so much fun too!

  3. Chewing. Though the post isn’t long…there is a lot here to chew on. This is something I need to take to the next step. Periodically I look at my about page…as it in some ways is my purpose for my readers. But, a purpose statement for me. I can see how that is critical.. Thanks for sharing your resources too. I’ve read the War of Art and you are so right…it’s a great book for inspiring, nudging, and even some outright pushing. I did not know he had another book….so I will add that to my list for sure.
    I also appreciate your thoughts on evaluating. Seriously, I need to spend some time with that, too. This #31Days series has awakened me to evaluating the blog and what I am attempting to do here. So…there will be lots more chewing.
    Wish I could have been there to hear you and Chad at Allume. I’m pretty sure it was amazing…just like you!!

  4. I’m excited to hear about your Allum talk. You can make a series of it! As for a purpose, the idea of creating a purpose or a purpose statement has instilled fear in my heart. Weird, right? But somehow if I think I have defined myself, my home or my blog, then I can make changes or do something different every once in a while…

  5. I love that post on purpose. I must have stumbled upon it before as I literally used it to map out my own purpose for my blog…and my life. I always appreciate your intentions when it comes to your work. You seem to have a very clear view of it all and it is very inspiring and encouraging! Life is so much more joyful and purposeful when those intentions are made clear. xo

  6. It has never occurred to me to write a purpose statement for my home. A lightbulb just went on. Thank you!

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