Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Here we are once again... it's the end of December, tomorrow is New Year's Eve, and we're all looking forward to discovering what the new year will hold for us. It's a time of reflection, resolutions, and realizations.
As I reflect on the past year, I like to think about what I've really done for the past twelve months. Since I started this blog, end of the year reflections have usually come with looking back on blog posts and remembering the good and the bad that I've experienced. This year was to be no different... until I realized something that made me wish I had paid more attention these past few months.
None of my blog posts from September to December are here on my website.
Why, you may ask, would none of my blog posts appear here at Taylor Talks? This is where I blog. This is where all of my blog posts have appeared for the past three and a half years. So where are the posts from the past four months?
Well, I have a confession to make. I haven't been as diligent of a blogger as I had been for the first three years of blogging. Sure, my third year of Taylor Talks saw a change in the frequency of my posts, but I was still turning on my computer and writing away every chance that I got. But these past few months, I have turned to a shortcut because I've been so busy. Instead of taking the time to sit at my desk and write on the computer, I've been using my phone to make posts so that I could write whenever (and wherever) I had free time. I haven't looked at the published version of my website, the one that visitors see when they go to Taylor Talks, since August. I haven't paid attention to whether or not posts were showing up correctly. I just wrote and moved on with life.
Apparently, I was doing something wrong when I posted from my phone, because now, when I finally looked at the website from my computer, I have discovered that none of those posts are there. Of course, I haven't been blogging daily anymore, but there have been a few posts from each month that should be here on the website and aren't.
Luckily, I do have copies of each post saved in the notes on my phone, so all I have to do is retype them on the computer, but it could take a while to take care of that. I have some crazy hours at work with the New Year's celebration, so I may not be able to get everything posted this week, but I promise it will all be up soon.
I feel absolutely terrible about neglecting my duties as a blogger and not following through on those posts over the past couple of months. I feel awful that readers may have stopped by Taylor Talks and assumed that I stopped blogging because they found no new content. I feel ashamed that I wasn't the diligent blogger that I have been in the past, because writing here at Taylor Talks has meant so much to me since I started the blog in July 2014.
So now, as 2017 comes to a close, I find myself doing what many people do this time of year. I've reflected on the past year, realized that I didn't quite live (or in this case, blog) up to my full potential, and now I resolve to change things and be better in the new year.
I want to thank you, readers, for coming back to Taylor Talks and sticking with me through the ups and the downs. I can't wait to rewrite all of those blog posts and catch everyone up on what's been happening in my life the last quarter of the year.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful New Year's Eve and a happy, healthy beginning to 2018!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.