Monday, April 25, 2011

New look, new direction

So..... I've been an epic fail lately in keeping up my little blog here. Life Happens is heading towards the same destination where all of my past blogs have ended up. The Dead Blog Zone. Most of them with their last post being something like "I promise/resolve/will try to update more regularly!" and then they're done. Never to be touched or barely looked at by their author again. Sad, but true.

However, I like blogging. And I don't really want to end LH just yet. I started this blog as a better way to update friends and relatives on the status of my health/surgeries/general wellbeing since I wasn't able to contact everyone personally and to have others share my updates was like game of telephone where the original message becomes... different and slightly or mostly exaggerated. But I had hoped that once things with my health settled down a bit, (i.e. Once I was well again) then I would be able to transition into more non-kidney related things.

Since I'm not "well" like I thought I would be by now (hardly anything happens the way we think they should, unfortunately), I'm not seeing the blog transition into life updates versus health updates because I'm not exactly transitioning from being sick to being well. At least not quickly and smoothly, anyway.

And because I didn't have anything else to really post about except the same ol' "Lefty's great, felt better today, not so good yesterday, lab levels are all fine, blah, blah, blah" I just..... didn't post anything. That's the start of how all my blogs head to The Dead Blog Zone. I don't want to post anymore, I lose interest, I don't care anymore, etc, etc.

But like I said before, I like LH and I don't want to stop writing if I know people are still reading. LH has been the most popular, most read little blog I've ever had, and that's sorta the whole point of a blog isn't it? To write something that others will read?

It doesn't look to me like anybody's interested in reading my health updates as much as I'm interested in writing them. The kidney thing is starting to get a little old, both here on the blog and in my every day life. It's time to move on.

So I've given the blog a new look and I'm going to start posting a lot more regularly... even if it's just a picture (oh yes, more pictures) or a Bible verse or something small and "unblog-worthy" like that. There will definitely still be me just rambling on about whatever happened to be on my mind or maybe I'll write something super deep and spiritual, and maybe I'll just write about how cool I think my new feather earrings are. The point is, that there will be something new every week that will, I hope, give y'all a better idea of who I am (for those that don't know me well) and give us all a much needed break from Lefty the Kidney.

Don't worry though, I will be sure to let y'all know how Lefty and I are doing periodically or if something comes up that needs y'all's prayer.

And, I'm just gonna come right out and say it, I like comments. Even little ones. They let me know that you're still reading and that you're still interested in Life Happens like I am. I'm not very good with the statistic graph thing that tells me how many hits I got during the week and stuff but I love checking my comments box and reading what you have to say. So leave a comment, if you will, and let me know what you think of the new design and if you'd be interested in reading LH even if I start writing all sorts of random little things, and if not, then I would love to know what you would be interested in reading.

Also, just to help start off the randomness (and maybe elicit some comments) here's a picture of me with a diamond stuck on my nose as a pretend nose piercing. I'm thinking about getting my nose pierced this summer and I've been wearing stick-ons to play around with it a little. What do you think?


  1. I like the hair and the hat even the earings. not so sure about the nose piercing.. how bout a walkman?

  2. We want to see the new feather earrings!

  3. I'm not fond of nose piercings, not because I'm not trendy (you know I am) but because (to me) they always look like the person needs to wipe their nose. It's distracting. I'll still love you very much if you do, it will just be very hard for me to pay attention to you with my ADD--just keepin' it real <3

  4. It will be good to hear your thoughts more often! I'm glad you've determined not to let this blog join the others in their little zone.

    Please don't get the nose piercing. I think you'll feel better if you don't. =)

    And I will definitely keep praying for your health, Kristin! Keep pressing on!

  5. At one point I thought it would be really cool to get my nose pierced, but then I started to hear what other Christians thought about it. A lot of the responses were the same. Rebellion. Now, I don't think that that is always the case (because I just thought they were cute) but I wouldn't want to be thought of that way. And if I know that's what young adults (20-30ish) would think that then I couldn't imagine what my elders in the church would think. And you may have younger people that really look up to you and by getting this done, there is a possibility that you could cause them to stumble. Your a beautiful young woman and you already dress in the manner that a Godly woman should (by drawing attention to your face) without using jewels or extra adornment. This is just my loving opinion as your sister in Christ.

    <3 Heaven =)

  6. LH has been such an encouragement to me and I am really glad that it isn't going into the Dead Zone just yet. :) Also, I love the new direction you are taking and am looking forward to hearing more about you and your thoughts (and seeing more pics too!)

    I really, really hope you don't get your nose pierced. I think your face is beautiful just the way it is. :D

    Your sister in Christ,
    Jenna E.
    1 Cor. 15:58