Wednesday, March 28

Girl Behind the Blog: What I Am Learning ♥ {A Vlog!}

Hey friends!  I have  a treat for you today!  My first video blog (vlog) ever!  I hope you will join me for a few minutes as I share what I have been learning lately…


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I was inspired by the two lovely ladies below!

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54 comments:

  1. This is fabulous Coutrney!!!! I always love wathcing vlogs, it just b puts a voice and face to the words that I read every day! It's been on my to do list for awhile...so maybe I will get to that once day :) Thanks Courtney!

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  2. Hi Courtney!  Come to say 'hello' from the vlog link-up.  Girl, you are a pro vlogger....my goodness!  So well spoken, open, and honest.  Loved your message about making the husband and your marriage a priority.

    Cheers,
    Em

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  3. Thanks so much Lish…I would love to se one of yours! XO C

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  4. Awww…thanks so much! I certainly don't feel like a pro…considering this was my first one ever, but I do appreciate your sweet comments. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. I loved your vlog Courtney! I feel like I know you a little bit now! I have been thinking about trying one for a while now, it's such a great way to connect a little more.  I loved your little punkin in the background too. :) xox!

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  6. Aww thank you so much! I would love to see one from you as I think it does help us connect with the writer…and now you'll hear my voice when you read my blog! ;)

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  7. I loved that! You are so sweet & cute! This is my first time visiting your blog..so I like that I get to put a voice to your beautiful face RIGHT off the bat! :) I need to be a better listener to my hubby too..thanks for the reminder! :)

    Jenna

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  8. jasmine_elrabMarch 28, 2012

    Wow! I love this - definitely resonates with what I'm learning. We sound pretty awesome, woo. I like the bit about learning to always prioritise your husband. I'm not married (ha) but in a long term relationship and that definitely applies. It's easy to get complacent and distracted. Also with comparing to other bigger blogs, very true. Wow, we're just the same person in vastly different countries - woo! Alright I'm going to stop woo-ing on your blog now..! X

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  9. loved your vlog and pretty sure we would be friends in real life :).  I'm learning so many of those things too and have a daughter who is 3 and still pushing those boundaries.  motherhood is a daily--minute by minute portrait of God's patience and grace to us.  thanks for linking up and many blessings!

    Hugs,
    Andi

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  10. :) Thank you so much for visiting! And your sweet comments! Come back soon!

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  11. :) Thanks for visiting and your thoughtful comments. And wooing me ;) So cute!

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  12. Thanks so much Andi! Thank you for having this…it was just what I needed to motivate me to put up a vlog! I think we'd be friends too! If you ever make it out to NYC…we'll have to meet up! XO

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  13. Courtney,  what a wonderful first vlog.  thank you for sharing your thoughts.  You are very inspirational.

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  14. Awww thanks Aunt Sue for watching it and commenting. :) XO

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  15. I loved your vlog!!!  It's nice to "meet" you this way!  I think being able to put a voice with the face helps so much!  I love your list of things that you are learning.  I am learning in a lot of those same areas right now!

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  16. So glad to meet you this way too!

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  17. Here from VoiceBoks, thanks for sharing! Love your daughter's background music! I've always loved the sounds of a happy baby! My boys are 14 and 12 now, so they don't sound so cute anymore, but every stage of childhood has its own wonders!

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  18. Kelly HoutzMarch 28, 2012

    Girl so happy I saw your vlog!  Isn't it awesome when you gain more confidence as a blogger?  I love this because I'm ok with who I am and what I have to offer even though i was SCARED to DEATH to try this.  Like you said this is my thing,,,the ONLY thing that is my thing.  Haha!  Good job girl!

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  19. Thanks so much for visiting Celia! :) I try to enjoy every moment with her because the most consistent message I've heard from other parents is that it goes by so quickly! ;)

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  20. It really is! Thanks Kelly. So glad you could relate to what I said! XO

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  21. Awe Yay! I'm so glad you vlogged with us!! You are so cute! Consistancy in parenting is so important and something I am also currently learning. Thanks for linking up!
     

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  22. Thank you so much for hosting this! Great idea!

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  23. I LOVE THE VLOG! Totally keep it up! 

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  24. Yay! Thanks Cynthia! :) Perhaps I will do another sometime!

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  25. Kristina TorrejonMarch 28, 2012

    love it!!!! 

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  26. Carla KaramMarch 28, 2012

    Hi Courtney!!  You beat me to the punch!  lol!!  I loved you vlog.   As I stated you beat me to it... I too have been thinking of doing this... so often we read each other's blogs, getting a glimpse of what other's lives are like... and to actually see and hear each other ... well it's nice to put the voice behind the blog!  Thank you for sharing.

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  27. Great Vlog! I've learned the same thing about not neglecting my time with my husband when it comes to my blog.  So nice to meet you!

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  28. :) Thanks so much! Just cause I got there first doesn't mean you shouldn't do one! Let me know if you take the plunge! It was a lot of fun!

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  29. Thanks Kerrie! So glad you stopped by. This was such a fun link-up. :)

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  30. Love it! Having a vlog definitely adds another layer to a site making it even more personal. You're inspiring me to do the same.

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  31. Julie SmithMarch 28, 2012

    courtney... so nice to hear from you. i loved listening to all the many things you are learning.. especially about keeping your marriage priority =) i have to remember to do the same, good reminder. thank you! and about "if i have time to do this vlog, i have time to spend with God." so true... its easy to leave God last place, when ideally he is the one that sustains us.. thanks for sharing your heart =) xo

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  32. Thanks for checking it out! I'll definitely return the favor if you post one up!! :)

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  33. Thanks Julie! I really enjoyed doing this! :)

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  34. Daneilia PMarch 28, 2012

    Very cool doll.  God is great and I'm glad you can see that and what you learned and what you need to do.  I'm right there with you.

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  35. Hi, Courtney!  This is my first time visiting you!  (I found you through the link-up.)  I, too, am learning to create some boundaries when it comes to blogging and making time for my marriage.  It's so important, and I keep finding myself sucked into blogging when I should be making time for other things.  Thank you for sharing!

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  36. Thanks for coming by Lindsay! I loved your Vlog. :) XO

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  37. Grace: so hard. So crucial. And I think it's key that we learn to extend grace to ourselves as well, because we fall, so often. Love that you're learning, too, to really find yourself in your own skin while blogging. It can be so tough to really be ourselves on this platform, but like any other aspect of our lives, it's so crucial. We cannot form meaningful community if we aren't authentically ourselves. I'm still learning what that looks like in my life, how Annie the blogger represents Annie in real life without compromising my integrity or my privacy.

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  38. val @mental chewMarch 28, 2012

    What a great addition to your blog! Hi *I am waving at you*. Boundaries. I am always working on this. Best wishes to you!

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  39. I love your comments…there is a delicate balance between sharing life and remaining private…such truth! Thanks for stopping in! :)

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  40. :) You crack me up. Thanks Val.

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  41. This is the first vlog I have watched! It's interesting how much more effectively it connects you to your readers. Really powerful! I think I'll try this on my blog. Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Lisa (California!)

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  42. Erin @ Sweetness ItselfMarch 29, 2012

    Just stumbled upon your blog through the Vlog linkup and so happy I did! :) You are adorable and I can't wait to read MORE! :)

    XO

    Erin

    sweetnessitself.blogspot.com

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  43. Thanks for watching and visiting! :) I'd love to see more of these myself! Do it!!

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  44. Aww thanks Erin! I am glad we have connected through this link-up! So fun!

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  45. Oh Courtney!  How have we not officially "met" yet?  You are beautiful inside and out and I LOVE your vlog.  Thank you so much for your authenticity.  I really appreciate that in a blogger and I love that you seem like someone I could easily enjoy conversation and a cup of coffee with.  I have been wanting to put some video of myself on my blog for the longest time but for some reason I've been too concerned with having a 3yr old in the background making noise or interrupting the vlog and you just showed me that I don't need to be worried about that, because she is a part of me and part of my life and my readers will love me and love my daughter just as much, even if she decides to crawl in my lap while I'm talking.  Lol!  It's all about revealing our true selves, just as we do in our writing, but on video too!  Thank you, thank you, thank you for the inspiration and for allowing God to use you through your passion for writing.  I look forward to following more of your blogging journey.  Blessings to you, dear sister in Christ!
    ~Rosann
    http://www.christiansupermom.com
    http://www.unemployedfaith.com

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  46. Rosann, you are so sweet, and I totally would love to have coffee with you as well! ;) Thank you for so many very sweet comments. I appreciate you coming here and taking the time to here me share! XO

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  47. Aww, I love this so much! You are the cutest, frand!

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  48. Tara - BePreparedPeriod.comMarch 29, 2012

    Way to go on the Vlog Courtney! Wonderful to hear about all the things you've been learning. :)

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  49. Chelsea FrancisMarch 30, 2012

    Wow, so glad I found your blog through the link up! Your perspective is so sweet and genuine. Looking forward to getting to know you better!

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  50. Thanks Chelsea for visiting! I can't wait to get back to the link up today and check out some of the videos I've not yet seen. So glad you came by!

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Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I don't always have time to respond to each one, but I do read them! XO