hi friends! for the past few days i’ve been working on organizing my blog a little – making it more user-friendly and such for all of you faithful readers and all of your newbies, as well. hopefully, it makes the blog a little more interesting and pretty to look at too. of course, it’s possible that you may not notice any of the new designs/additions, so this post is designed to point them out to you. hehe.
it all started when i read this post over at gallivance.net, a couple’s blog that inspires me with every post. they had decided to revamp their blog and add a “start here” page to their top menu. i commented on their post and the addition of that page, and as usual, they commented back, giving me a few tips & a little pep talk to do my own version here – such sweet bloggers they are!
so, this is my new “start here” page! welcome! it’s a place where you can begin and get a little snippet of what belovelive is all about. i’m posting it as a blog post right now, but you’ll be able to find it in the top new menu from now on (look up there now. see it?).
i also created links over in my left sidebar to my three main categories (be, love, & live). just click on the photos to see the posts in each category. they are also in the top menu in word form. hopefully this streamlines everything and makes it even easier to navigate in the belovelive world.
so, here ya go! presenting my new “start here” page:
hi! i’m liz. and welcome to belovelive!
i’m your host in this little corner of cyberspace. i started belovelive in the spring of 2011, soon after i married a swede and moved from the united states to sweden. since then, i have just recently moved back to the states (july 2013) and i brought this blog with me.
in the three years i lived in sweden, i hoped to keep in touch with family & friends and give them a glimpse of what life in northern europe was like. well, i did just that. however, i had no idea that i would be sitting in asheville, north carolina in 2014, 900 blog posts later, with so many new friends and connections from all around the world – all because of this little place where i write down my thoughts and share my photos as i process this amazing journey called life. this blog has opened up so many amazing opportunities and been such a gift to me. i hope it will be the same for you.
if you are new here, then take a peek at this page and click on any links you find interesting. these are the basics, or a little snippet of the kinds of things that i post.
here at belovelive, i share my philosophy of life and my adventures in life on an almost daily basis. i am simply a pilgrim on a never-ending, adventurous, blissful journey toward inner peace – and i choose to chronicle that journey through my writing and photos. for me, that journey toward inner peace is found through being, loving, & living. the real journey, though, is sharing that journey with you, here on the web, and with other family & friends in my daily life.
if you want, click on the “you’ve got mail” button on the left sidebar and get my posts in your email, or click here to follow me on my facebook page. of course, there is also instagram and twitter – i’m pretty active on (addicted to) social media. you can find links to everything just to the left in the sidebar.
so, let’s get started…
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT LIZ AND BELOVELIVE
word of the year
celebrating two years
BELOVELIVE’S TOP POSTS FROM 2013
skulls and flowers
open hearts? no. open minds? no. open doors? no. open wounds? yes!
what’s your motto?
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BEING
“there’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be”
i’m rested & i’m ready
observe all that is around you
wednesday wisdom: how to live
different people, same spirit
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT LOVING
the lost art of snail mail
a closet is no place to live
the beauty of a woman blogfest
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT LIVING
how to have an adventure every day
i’m ok. even though i got an email
don’t get so busy
own your moments
a restaurant that feeds your soul
the top ten lessons i learned i 2013
FIND OUT MORE ABOUTPASSPORTS & ROAD TRIPS
travel confessions from a pilgrim
a time to remember in berlin
sunrise over the mediterranean sea
a magical swiss-irish wedding
when i said adventure, i didn’t mean this
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHY I LOVE ASHEVILLE
nothing is weird in avl
who i am an north carolina girl
i left my heart in asheville
big big big news!
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SWEDISH WAY OF LIFE
pinch me, i’m an expat
just for you, mom & dad
i wanna graduate from high school in sweden
st. lucia day: the girl with the crown of candles
full of archipelago love
immigration said yes
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MY OBSESSION WITH COFFEE
a girl and her fika
a cup of coffee cures everything
making dreams come true over a cuppa
i hope you’ve enjoyed this little introduction into the belovelive world. please hang out for a while and explore more deeply. or become a follower and receive emails whenever i post something new – which is pretty often. so, go ahead, make a pot of coffee or grab a glass of wine or a bottle of beer. curl up in your little corner of the world and spending some time… just being, loving, and living.
First and foremost, this is WONDERFUL and so incredibly creative (as I knew it would be). 🙂 I love the categories you highlighted and the photos that go with them. And of course, the posts you selected are so representative of your writing and spirit. Congratulations – your Let’s Get Started totally rocks!
And on a personal note, thanks so much for your gracious shout-out. You’re too kind! That’s what I love about this blogging community we’re all creating – we encourage and support each other.
Wishing you all the best, Terri & James @ Gallivance.net
You guys are the best! Your inspiration was contagious and I just went for it – having a blast as I organized away. Thank you for your continued support and for reading! Yes, the blogging community is such an amazing gift. Love & peace to you both. xx