Hi There, I’m Back!

Turquoise Bike in NE PortlandDear elegant simple life readers,


After what seems like ages, I’m delighted to be back in the saddle with elegant simple life. In my time away, I have been giving a lot of thought and reflection as to where I want to go with this blog.

The answer: I will continue to look through the lens of elegance and simplicity as a way of framing the posts I share here.

But the focus is going to expand. You see, I am an inveterate explorer of things that are uplifting, helpful, healthful and inspiring. I love writing, photographing and even videotaping about these things, and I love finding what others in the world have done along these lines as well.

So, I am going to broaden the scope of this blog to include more rather than less. (And yes, I appreciate the irony!) I will share my own thoughts and insights with you, and I will also share links to articles from around the world.

Topics will include:

  • health
  • happiness
  • creativity
  • simplicity
  • beauty
  • mindfulness
  • delight

In other words, this will be a place to keep track of all the good stuff.

I know that by doing this, I am going against the conventional wisdom that encourages bloggers to specialize, have a narrow focus, and really drill down on one specific niche.

I’ve tried that, and, for me, it doesn’t work. Because inspiring stories and uplifting news come from all areas of life and all parts of the globe. It is neither feasible nor desirable for me to try to pigeonhole this information into one category.

So, my inner rebel is coming out to play. And I’m inviting you to join me. Consider this your “happy place” on the web. If you’re already subscribing to this blog, you have my heartfelt thanks. And if you don’t yet subscribe, and if future posts inspire you, please consider adding elegant simple life to your RSS feed.

But enough about me! I’d love to hear what how you are and what magic you’ve been up to lately. Please let me know in the comments below. Thanks!

Love,
Christianna

image: Turquoise bicycle in NE Portland. © 2010. Christianna Pierce.

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5 Responses to Hi There, I’m Back!

  1. Avatar Minimalistwoman
    Minimalistwoman says:

    Happy!!! Oh yes, I’m on board with the new plan 🙂

    My update: Have been working for the last 6 weeks on my first real cooking ebook. The copy is done and the layout is in progress, will launch in about ten days. I’m looking forward to the wonderful fall weather (it’s already cooler and crisper outside) and getting back in my painting studio. Am also going to participate in Courtney Carver’s 333 project, to wear 33 things for three months, from Oct. 1 thru Dec. 31–the way I’ve been living, tho, just writing writing writing it’s been like 13 things!

  2. Hi Meg,

    Thank you for bringing me up to speed on your creative endeavors of late. I can’t wait to see your new ebook! I am quite certain it will be visually stunning and filled with tasty goodness.

    And Courtney’s 333 project. Eeekk! I feel a mixture of enthusiasm and apprehension when I contemplate it. But now that you’ve mentioned it, I am going to have to give it some serious thought.

    Have fun getting back into your painting studio. And may all your days be creative!

  3. Hi Meg,

    Thank you for bringing me up to speed on your creative endeavors of late. I can’t wait to see your new ebook! I am quite certain it will be visually stunning and filled with tasty goodness.

    And Courtney’s 333 project. Eeekk! I feel a mixture of enthusiasm and apprehension when I contemplate it. But now that you’ve mentioned it, I am going to have to give it some serious thought.

    Have fun getting back into your painting studio. And may all your days be creative!

  4. Wow, I just found your blog while visiting Minimalisticwoman(whom I also just discovered) and I thought the comment about blogs and conventional wisdom was funny. I didn’t know one needed a “niche” when it came to blogging. Goodness knows life doesn’t always follow a “niche” and that is what I blog about. My life.

    So enjoy going through your archives and getting up to speed.

    jilly

  5. Hi jilly,

    I’m glad you found my blog! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Yes, blogging is such an individual endeavor and there are as many approaches to blogging as their are bloggers. And all of them are equally valid.

    BTW, I just popped over to your blog. Love your tagline: “doing my best to bring sunshine one sunny scrap at a time.”