Chat with me: blogging & life

hi there! 👋 I’ve been meaning to ask you: what would you like to see more of on this blog?

  • What posts do you most like to read here at The Hummingbird’s Journal blog?
  • What topics would you like me to write more about–whether I’ve covered them before or not?

Going forward, I want to keep feedback from you in mind as I write posts, so that they’re beneficial and meaningful to you.


Currently the blogging schedule for this blog is new posts on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Typically 4 posts a week. Though I’m highly considering to changing it to 3 posts per week. We’ll see 🙂

If you’re a blogger let me know how blogging is going on your side of the screen:

blogging questions for you

  • Have you changed anything about your blog or blogging process recently? Or are you considering making changes?
  • Have you recently had a blogging aha moment? 💡
  • What was the most recent blog post or blog that inspired you?


doesn’t this scarf look so comfy?

I knit another scarf! I’m getting better and better at knitting them.

Sadly, I’m not keeping this one because it’s for my sibling. However, now that I’ve realized that I can knit a scarf at a faster pace, I think I’m going to be knitting more scarves through winter.

currently “reading”

I’ve been listening to the audiobook: What Does Your Soul Love by Gem and Alan Fadling.

What are you currently reading? 📚

I’m going to be resting next week, since I have a week off from work. I think this break has come in perfect timing to pause from the fast pace I’ve going at.

What have you been up to?

12 thoughts on “Chat with me: blogging & life

  1. I like everything you post and try not to miss your new posts. You always make me think and reflect on what I am reading.
    Your scarf looks very comfy and I like the color you chose for this scarf.
    Did you enjoy listen to audio book ” What Does Your Soul Love?” The title sounds so interesting.
    I am reading right now “The Cactus” by Sarah Haywood. So far it’s so good.
    I wish you a very nice break, relaxing and joyful!

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    • Thank you so much, Kaya! It means a lot to me! I so love the color of that scarf, too 😊 I’m still listening to it, and it’s definitely made me reflect a lot of the meaning of love, the difference between healing and temporary relief, and faith in God. I’m thinking of giving it a relisten because it makes a lot of points for reflection. “The Cactus” sounds like a great read! Happy reading to you! Thank you for the kind wishes! 😊


  2. This is a great post – conversational and inviting. As a blogger, I’m with you on the wondering what to do next…how to keep it fresh…how to keep motivated and sustainable for followers, and myself. I’ll be making changes soon too. Enjoy your break – that’s a perfect time to notice what you miss and what you don’t miss! I’m reading Montaigne in Barn Boots by Michael Perry. I love it! I have knit scarves, it is very rewarding. I should pull that hobby out again for the winter. On a side note…my blog’s theme used to have the Instagram feed like yours does on the bottom, but it suddenly stopped working. Hmm…I’m glad to see yours works well! Enjoy your well-deserved break!

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    • Thank you, Shelley! That’s exactly what I’m wondering too, how to keep it fresh and motivating for readers. Montaigne in Barn Boots sounds like a great book! Yes, knitting scarves is very rewarding! I usually multitask by listening to an audio book or motivating Youtube videos while I knit. The Instagram feed is a nice feature though I haven’t updated the IG account in months LOL 🙂

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      • You’re welcome. It is hard – and a balancing act. The blogger themselves has to stay fresh and recharging helps. Happy multi-tasking to you!! I admire anyone who can do that well!

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  3. Some great questions there. I will be thinking about my blogging schedule for next year throughout the next month or so. I still have no idea how I’m going to change it (if at all).

    Knitted scarfs always make me itch. I like the soft material ones better.

    I’ve been reading The Brothers Karamazov for a while. My reading was great for the first 3 quarters of the year, but now… not so much.

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    • There’s still time to decide on changes if any! Those types of scarves are nice too. How are you liking the book? I never finished reading it because it was too long. I found the characters interesting though and have thought of going back to rereading it and actually finishing it but haven’t

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      • I want to finish it because it’s a classic. I’m only reading it one chapter at a time. The characters are definitely interesting and so is the faith aspect of it. However, I am aware of this being an odd book. There doesn’t really seem to be a plot. LOL

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  4. Great post, Andrea! 🙂

    I always love it when you share stories or lessons learned from your personal life… For example, when you mentioned something about your relationship with your Mom, it peaked my interest… So maybe after you go to visit her, you could do a post about your visit…
    I also love reading what you learn as a teacher and as a student of life!

    I hope you enjoy a wonderful week of resting… I’m also resting here, and blogging as I can… I don’t have a schedule, I just try to post as often as I’m able to!

    I just finished reading another book by Thich Nhat Hanh, called Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm.

    Blessings for your blogging and knitting!

    Love and Gratitude!

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    • Thank you so much for your comment, feedback, and blessings, Teja! 🙂

      I’ll definitely incorporate more stories and lessons from my personal life. I remember you’d mentioned a similar comment before 🙂
      & also write more about what I’ve learned as a teacher and a student of life.

      Thank you so much! I’ll be taking a break from writing new posts, too, this week, but I’ll be reposting some of the already published ones.

      It sounds like a great book! Are you planning to blog about your reading experience?

      I still have his other book you recommended in my to-be-read list which I’m looking forward to reading. I think I’ll probably listen to the audiobook, since that’s been a helpful way to help me “read” a book without reading 🙂

      I hope you also enjoy a wonderful week of resting!!


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