Hello and Welcome!

October 22, 2014
field of yellow flowers

field of yellow flowers

Well hello there! Welcome to my new bloggy home! It’s so fresh, pretty and uncluttered and it has that lovely new smell. I love it here!!

First up I want to thank the wonderful, lovely and ever so patient Katrina Chambers who has created this beautiful space for me. Katrina is a lifestyle and interior design blogger who blogs over at Katrina Chambers and you can also find her at The Media Maid where she uses her technical and visual talents to offer services to help us bloggers achieve our dreams! Thank you Katrina from the bottom of my heart for bringing my vision to life! My technically challenged self could not have done it without you!!

Those of you who know me from my 2+ years of blogging over at MinsMash will know that I dove into blogging without knowing anything about it at all. I also dove into it during a period in my life when I had lots of soul searching to do. My 2+ years of blogging at MinsMash were spent learning and absorbing lots and lots of information about being a blogger in this very big, wide blogosphere (there will always be loads more to learn) and it was also spent learning about myself – who I am and what I want to do with the rest of my life.  There was much achieved over those 2+ years!

Ultimately, I made the decision that ‘I want to do what I love and love what I do’ and the creation of this blog is a big part of that dream. I just needed to wait until I felt the time was right – and the time is right now! It was time to let go of the past and move forward. To do that, I decided that I needed to farewell MinsMash and create a fresh new blog that was in line with the new, clearer visions I have in my head for my blogging future.

Here at Write of the Middle, I want to:

  • share bits and pieces about living life these days as a 50 year old woman
  • create a community for women of all ages, but particularly for women in their middle years, where we can share information and discuss topics that is relevant to us at this phase of our lives and support each other with compassion and humour
  • create a community for all people middle-aged (women AND men)!  Men are very welcome here at Write of the Middle!
  • encourage self care and all things that contribute to balance of mind, body and spirit
  • share information about healthy living – nutrition and movement
  • create an inspirational space that is uplifting and encouraging
  • share my love of photography through images and there may even be the sharing of the occasional photography tip
  • and loads more!

Let’s talk about the image of the lady with the dogs in the header! I had a very interesting time communicating with a girl in Vietnam who created that image for me. The first lady version she sent me looked way too young and skinny!  The second lady version she sent me looked way too old and frumpy!  So I settled on the third version – this lady who is an ever so slightly more attractive version of me! 😉  She has a camera around her neck to represent my love of photography, a daisy in her hair to represent my love of nature and also the Marguerite (my first name) daisy. She is also holding the leads to my two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. The tri-colour (black, white and tan) is Chelsea who will be 15 in March 2015! The ruby is Ava who was 2 in September 2014.

Have you read my About page? It’s a very good place to start! You will not only learn more about me but get an explanation as to why I have named the blog Write of the Middle and the reasoning behind the tagline of ‘Snaps, Crackles and Zen with Min’.

It’s going to be a fun ride. I do hope you’ll come along for the ride with me. Until next time!

Ciao for now,

Min Signature - Dec13

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  • Reply Lisa Mckenzie November 4, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I love the cartoon pic of you and your dogs Min it is lovely and I also like that you’ve made a blog for women in their middle years I do like That term,your pictures are beautiful and thAnk you for the champagne Xx

    • Reply Min November 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you Lisa! Though there are a few bloggers I’ve come across in my age range, I have noticed quite a gap in the blogging market for the middle-aged! Lots of young mothers but not so many of us with older kids or that are empty nesters etc. So pleased you enjoyed the champagne. Please drive home carefully!! lol 😉 Min xo

  • Reply Sonia Life Love Hiccups November 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Welll helllooooo Min and welcome to Weekend Rewind. I love the look of your blog, Katrina has done a brilliant job! And I look forward to getting to know you better 🙂 xx

    • Reply Min November 10, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      Hellooooo back at you Sonia! I only recently discovered Weekend Rewind and am so glad I did! I think you’ll be seeing a lot more of me! Katrina has done a superb job of my blog. She totally GOT what I was after and I am so thrilled! I’m looking forward to getting to know you better too! 🙂 xo

  • Reply The Exercise Hitlist November 10, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Min, I love your blog and the concepts behind it! I am fairly new to blogging and like you did for the first two years, I am learning, learning, learning, but doing what I love. I also find that getting out in nature is very calming for me, and I am continuing to search for that balance of mind, body, and spirit! I will enjoy following along. Beth.

    • Reply Min November 11, 2014 at 9:20 am

      Thank you Beth! There is always so much to learn in this world of blogging! Getting out in nature is essential for me – very calming and helps tip the balance back in the right direction 😉 Min xo

  • Reply Sonia from Sonia Styling November 12, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Love it, Min! I happen to think our blog header/profile pic should always be a slightly more attractive version of our everyday selves…! x

    • Reply Min November 13, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      So glad you think so Sonia! I was starting to feel a bit like goldilocks – no that one is too young and skinny, oh no that one is too old and frumpy, OK that one is just right (well it will do)!! 😉 xo

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