Monday, March 23, 2009

Frustrations of a Blog Party Newbie

Wow! I'm new to this blogging party scene, and it's been quite an experience figuring things out! I know the instructions are probably simple for most to understand, but it took me awhile to figure out how to get myself registered. I'm still not sure what the heck a Mr. Linky is, (or a widget!). They sound like science fiction creatures. Anyway, I think I got around everything o.k. Feel free to look around my blog.

I love to write about places that I find God in my everyday life. As a Christian, I want to learn to hear God's voice more clearly. I find on my journey that what I need to learn most is how to stop ignoring God! It's so easy in the process of a busy life to just zoom by and miss that God was even involved. So, this blog is my way of holding myself accountable to look for God in the big and small places in my life. Hopefully along the way I will make some friends in the blogosphere!

My wish list for prizes in this party are: #11- Aromatherapy from Oils for Wellness; #19 - $50 gift card to Target #24 - Prisoner of Circumstance from Justbeingme1 After that anything like gift certificates, candles, or oils.


Coach Laura said...

I wasn't real sure the first time I did it either. Nice to meet you!

Jamie said...

Hi, Julie! Just hopping over from the party scene - and I love your blog! We could all use a moment to slow down and recognize God's presence in our lives. I'll definitely be stopping back by - we sound a lot alike...except...when I was reading your post below I thought...hmmm...I'm an email AND a cell phone person - which means I spend way too much time doing both! :)

Happy Partying - it looks to me like you got the Mr. Linky widget down-pat...hehehe. :)


Paige said...

Just stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party! I too have been trying to slow down, be still and listen for God's voice.

I will be back by to visit another time. Until then, blessings to you and your family.

Nadine said...

Hi Julie. What a way to start your blogging life by participating in a party. Thanks for stopping by my blog and if you need any help, just drop me a line.

OilGirl said...

Hi Julie, thanks for your comment on my blog. Have a great party week and hope to see you around the blogsphere! :) If you add a Followers widget on your side bar, I would like to follow your blog. You have an understanding about how BIG our God is and that is very inspiring to me.
Blessings, Jen

Charlene said...

Hi, just stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party; thanks for dropping by my blog!

You are right, we do need to slow down and see God in all of the things and circumstances around us.

LuvtheWord said...

Hi, Julie -
It sounds like you and I have more in common than our names: not being "phone" people, searching to see God in the daily things of life, teaching, long distance talks with mom, and even running people to practices after school. :) It's nice to meet you on the UBP. Thanks for stopping by my "Peace" of the blogosphere.
- Julie

Groovewoman ♫ said...

Hello Julie, it's nice to meet you. I am stopping by via the UBParty! This is my first UBP as well and I have to agree, as a first timer it was a little difficult to figure out, but it looks like we both did it! WOOHOO, GO US!!

I always love meeting other sisters in Christ. I can't wait to stop back by and read more. Stop by and check out my party when you get a chance.


Little Lamb said...

I'm glad your blogging and trying to impact this corner of the world with your love for God and let His power shine through. Keep at it!

If you'd like to, hop over and visit me at Desiring to be) A Woman After God's Own Heart. Like you, I hope that what I write can somehow be used by the Lord for His glory!

God bless!

Storm said...

We all are beginners at one point. Good for you for figuring out the "space" talk.

I'm blog hopping from the Ultimate Blog Party. Nice to meet you.

Ms. Julie's Place said...

Hi there Julie- I'm a Julie too!
Just dropping by from the party.
I agree with you about God being easy to ignore in the midst of all our business.
Stop over at my place sometime if you get a moment.

Evangeline Denmark said...

Hi Julie,
I had a hard time understanding the instructions for the UBP. Thank goodness I have an awesome techie friend who hooked me up.
Nice to meet you!

Anne said...

Hi there, I’m stopping by from the UBP. It’s nice to meet you!
I’m having a giveaway on my blog- if you want to check it out!

Preschool Playbook said...

Hi Julie. So glad I got to stop by. Don't fret, I had no idea there was anything every called a Mr. Linky. I think it took me a total of two days to try and figure out how to do this. But, we made it and yeah. I'm so glad I got to visit. Hope you keep looking for God in all those little places. Trish

DeeDee said...

thanks for stopping by my place...
Don't worry - you will learn all about the blogging world. My husband laughs when I start talking about Mr. Linky and my widgets :) He also calls all of my friend/followers my imaginary friends LOL.
Welcome to this part of the world

Summer said...

Hey there....just checking out blogs from the UBP and came across yours....

Hope you are having a wonderful day and God Bless!


SMILE!!! :)

The Surrendered Scribe said...

Hi Julie, so glad I found you. This is my third party and I actually signed my Christian blog up for the not so family friendly category, ooops!

I'm having a book giveaway at my blog The team blog is also having a giveaway at

Storm said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog(s). I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment.

Baba said...

Hi Julie! Welcome to the party. I am party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Hi. It's Nice to meet you. I like your blog's name.

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.


I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.