Friday, June 28, 2019

50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 | Have Something Published

When I originally added the goal to Have Something Published to my 50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 List, I was thinking of having something I've written or created printed in a glossy magazine or tangible book. However, in reality, we get so much of our information these days online that I'm giving myself credit for having quite a bit published over the past five years. Some items (like my blog posts, Facebook posts, and YouTube videos) have been self-published, while others have been published on a variety of websites and Facebook Groups. Here's a look at where you can find my writings, videos and crafty creations.

Daily Life - Bits & Pieces Blog Posts
I've been most prolific here on my blog with over 1700 posts since I began in 2010! Based on page views, my two most popular posts these past five years are Sunday Musings - She Walks Uprightly and 50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 - Corrie ten Boom Home. Overall since I began my blog, the most viewed post is Gift Wrapping Ideas.

Guest Blog Posts
Over the past few years, I've shared guest posts on several blogs, including Teach the Young Women on the Sweet To The Soul Ministries blog and How To Use  Your Blog as a Witnessing Tool on Naomi Aidoo's blog and numerous posts on the Scrappin' Goodtime and Personal Scrapbook blogs.

Facebook Posts & Videos
Along with my personal Facebook page, I share Bible journaling inspiration and publish Facebook Live videos on the Daily Life - Bits & Pieces Facebook page.

Facebook Group Guest Series
I shared a four-part series on Creativity for Well-Being in the She Flourishes: Abundant Living for Faith-Centered Women Facebook group a couple of years ago.

Scrapbook Layout Challenge Winner
I had a 12x12 layout featured on the Authentique blog when I played along with one of their sketch challenges.

YouTube Videos
I also have a YouTube channel where I sporadically publish my own videos. The two most popular ones are a walk-through of a Custom Wedding Album Scrapbook-for-Hire Project and my Doily Dress Tutorial.

As you can see, I've published quite a bit over the past five years, so I'm perfectly content to check this item off my 50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 list. I also created a photo collage to include in my 50 Things album.


  1. Congratulations Melissa on reaching this goal - well done you!

  2. That's quite an achievement, Melissa, and such a wide range of areas to be published in - and many of those must have taken a lot of work and effort. (That doily dress is very sweet, by the way!). It must be very satisfying to tick off another thing on your list. Many congratulations to you!

  3. You do get around the web, don't you! How in the world did I not know about your You-Tube channel. You must have started that during my blogging hiatus. Or I could have just forgotten as my days of being in my 50's are rapidly dwindling down. I will be checking that out asap.

  4. That's a wide range of publishing - quite brilliant!


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