I proudly present our www.SweetgumLife.com February Blog Launch Extravaganza!
Every business day (Monday-Friday), you will have a chance to win wonderful prizes from some pretty amazing people!
Here’s how to win today’s $25 Fandango gift certificate that I purchased to launch www.SweetgumLife.com!
- Look around www.SweetgumLife and let me know what you like.
- Scroll down to the Comment section, and tell me what features of the new blog that you like. Please make it more than 3 words!
- On Feburary 2, after I get Princess Buttercup off to school, I will conduct a random drawing from the name of the commenters. (Commentators???)
That’s all there is to it!
1. You must be 18 years or older and live in the US or Canada (excluding Quebec)
2. No purchase necessary.
3. Void in states or countries where prohibited.
Good luck, and thanks for visiting www.SweetgumLife.com!
How did I get started with www.SweetgumLife.com?
It all began when I read a novel about life in the south. “I can do that!” I thought to myself. I have lived in Alabama all of my life. I have kept a journal since I was 14 years old.
So I decided to write about growing up in Alabama and began blogging in March 2013.
I named the blog, www.theWriteSteph.com because…well, because my name is Stephanie and I’m a freelance writer.
I really enjoyed going through our old family photos and posting stories from my experience growing up in rural south Alabama. But after about a year, I kinda ran out of material. Like one of my friends said, “Well, you eventually grew up. And that was that.”
So I began branching out and posting about just life in the south and life from a mom/wife POV.
I realized right away that I wanted a better way to organize my posts. I wanted a menu/nav bar but learned that free WordPress only offered so many amenities.
Back in August, I took the plunge and bought a self-hosted site. For about a month or longer I brainstormed names for my blog. Then I asked some good friends and family to help me decide which in my top 10 to go with.
Previously, in June 2016, my family and I moved to a house surrounded by sweetgum trees. That’s how I eventually came up with Sweetgum Life. IMHO, a Sweetgum Life is sweet, but (like everyone’s life) can get sticky. But even the hard times can be sweet if you have a strong faith in a Deliverer and a loving family.
I hope you’ll all enjoy my little blog pieces that I scratch out for your enjoyment. I hope that you’ll learn something, and I truly hope that you’ll find some encouragement from this regular gal’s Sweetgum Life.
May God bless you richly,
Stephanie L. Robertson
February 1, 2017
Copyright 2017 by Stephanie L. Robertson and www.sweetgumlife.com.