5 Things I Learned in my First Year as a Milspouse Blogger

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Blogging is a creative process just as anything else is from painting to drawing. As a painter, artist, or blogger  you begin with a blank canvas or paper and fill it with your soul. How you are feeling in any given moment and what you want to share with the world. Every creative mind shares and expresses their art differently for me instead of stoking a paint brush or using a pencil to draw I craft my art while sitting, typing away, using words to take my audience on an adventure. I love creating a warm and welcoming place for my audience.

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Recently, I have been thinking, reevaluating my blog and what I want to write about. I love writing. I love words. I love sharing my ideas and helping others. However, I do want to write broaden the subjects that I write about and share my experiences. I had been scowling at the internet and Pinterest for ideas on what to write about for the average 30 somethings.  Most often, I think I may get too caught up in my life. I probably don’t take enough time to capture what it is I’m thinking about.

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2013 was a big year for me, I was able to publish my poetry book and it’s available on Amazon right now. I also got married and attempted my first go around with blogging. I started blogging about RV-ing in Southern California. It was one of my hair brained ideas – I wanted to live in an RV. I watched all those tiny house shows on TLC and I desperately wanted to downsize and save money. My wife followed me down this crazy road from living in a house to purchasing an RV. Of course it was amazing content and I wrote about it all. The problem was we couldn’t quality for a loan to get an RV. So after sharing my experience I stopped blogging about RV-ing because at the time there was no way we could purchase an RV.

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Although time passed I still wanted to blog. My passion is writing and helping others. In 2015 my wife decided she would like to reenlist in the Army. Of course the wheels in my brain started turning. I decided I wanted to know everything about military life. I wanted to support my wife in her journey back into the Army. The only thing was I couldn’t find websites specifically aimed at lesbians in the military. I didn’t despair I just Googled my little heart and bought any book that interested my about being a military wife.

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I was along for the ride as my wife continued the process of reenlisting in the Army. I wished there were more blogs or websites about lesbians in the military and their stories. I found a few wonderful websites, but not exactly what I wanted. Since I was between blogs I decided to create a blog and website to help share my story about being a lesbian army wife and what it was all about.

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Blogging is a wonderful undertaking for those who want to share and create content for the world. I encourage you to blog or keep blogging if you feel like giving up. Blogging can a lot of research on your chosen topic. There are days you don’t want to write or wonder why you are writing or ask yourself does it matter what I have to say? Is anyone listening? I can guarantee you someone right now is benefiting from my experiences, why not yours? Remember, its about never giving up if you are behind. I really wish I could be 3 or 4 posts ahead of myself instead of 3 to 4 post behind, but that’s okay. That’s for another day and another blog post. I keep writing every day. I keep trying and I do what I love.

Blog your heart out!

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16 Exciting Lesbian Blogs to Supercharge Your Life

The blog-o-sphere has become dimensional, artistic, and visual. I love the art of writing using words to create the pictures of a story but we are now completely visually driven thanks to the internet, Facebook, twitter feeds, and of course blogs. Blogging is super fun when I actually take time to sit down and write. I know as a blog when I browse the internet randomly looking to read or learn about something I am draw toward dynamic content that is visual. I am always in awe of the photos bloggers chose and it coordinates with their blog posts. It seems in order to stay relevant, I find, bloggers must use images with their blog posts. Lets face it no one nowadays has an attention span longer than 2 minutes when it comes to social media content.

As a writer or blogger you have to snag the reader in the first few minutes, detail an inspiration story, list tons of tips or suggestion, be pretty, be funny, be brave – basically you have to be everything for your read. (I add sarcasm for free!) Then you have to create those wonderful visual stimulates that keep your reader engaged. Of course your graphics need to be spectacular and captivating. What can I say?  I really love blogging because you can say how you feel and even include some facts as to why you are right. I also love creating relevant motivating content that resonates with my reader and the world. Well enough engaging with you my reader. I wanted to create a blog post to keep you motivated and inspired. When it comes to fining great lesbian blogs I found its a little hard to come by. Here it is my list of 16 Exciting Blogs for Lesbians that will Super Charge your life.

Lifestyle

About: “We like the macro and the micro, the international and the close-to-home. We take a queer sensibility to everything — ’cause something doesn’t have to be GAY to be, you know – gay. You won’t find any right-wing conservative viewpoints here, but we do try to feature a variety of perspectives, including the very radical and the very mainstream.”

 

 

About: Anything you wish to read about lesbian life from relationship advice, to dating tips, to who’s the next hottest lesbian celebrity you can sure fun it here.

 

About: “This is a blog to detail the life of Wegan. Who or what is Wegan I hear you ask? We are Whitney & Megan, a femme (aka ‘lipstick’) lesbian couple who endured four years of long distance between Hawaii & the UK. Follow & share on our journey, with our lives loved together and lived apart.”

 

About: Welcome to Black Lesbian Love Lab, where we exclusively celebrate BLACK LESBIANS and the women who love them!

 

About: “Hi, I’m Andrea Hewitt, a late life lesbian who came out in her mid-forties. This is the blog that I wish I had found when I was coming out a few years ago. There’s almost nothing out there about women coming out later in life, so I decided to write it myself and help others in the process. Hey, we’re here, we’re queer, and we’re fabulous & finally OUT!”

 

About:  “The Other Team is a website aimed at empowering lesbian and bisexual women through its snarky, gay-positive content. With a writing team full of awesome lesbians, The Other Team strives to be the #1 resource for queer women. Starting with a simple idea of helping lesbians around the world, The Other Team proudly boasts one of the largest lesbian communities on the internet with over 150,000 monthly readers, 116,000 Facebook fans, and 30,000 Twitter followers. Our philosophy is: If we can help at least one person who’s feeling lost and alone to love themselves for who they really are, then we will consider our efforts to be worthwhile.

 

 

About: “We are Sarah & Laura, a femme lesbian couple who’ve been together since March 2009. As a UK/USA couple we grew up across the Atlantic from each other but when we met in October 2008 it was hard to deny the chemistry! We love travelling, date nights, takeaways, dogs, and drink so much Diet Coke that we may actually be 20% DC at any given time.”

 

About: “Mombian is a lifestyle site for lesbian moms and other LGBTQ parents, offering a mix of parenting, politics, diversions, and resources for all our varied roles. Mombian provides news about LGBTQ families, parenting tips, reviews of books and media for parents and children, and political and legal news and commentary from the perspective of a lesbian mom.”

News & Media

About:The Fab Femme Mag is a popular media outlet that aims to create a unique space for feminine LGBTQ women from all walks of life. Our goal is to publish creative content that sheds light on stories told by feminine women in society.”

About: “Broadly is a website and digital video channel devoted to representing the multiplicity of women’s experiences. Through original reporting and documentary film, we provide a sustained focus on the issues that matter most to women. As one YouTube commenter succinctly put it: “So basicly [sic] vice but excluding anything of relevance that includes men.”

 

About: AfterEllen.com works the lesbian/bi pop culture beat with a fun, feminist perspective on film, television, music, books, and sports. We also cover  lifestyle issues like lesbian sex and dating, coming out, and our take on the current political climate as it affects our community. AE delivers new and exclusive celebrity interviews, film reviews, TV recaps, original video and more, and is a continually evolving website for women.

 

About: “Allwomenstalk.com is your daily scoop of fabulous! And whether you’re looking for tips on putting together the perfect outfit, or wondering which lipstick is right for your complexion, Allwomenstalk.com is the perfect place to find the answers! From tips on how you can safely lose a few pounds to the new hair trends of the season, you will find it all on 26 blogs dedicated to women’s beauty, style, health, matters of the heart and all other important things we women talk about.”

 

Fashion

About: Founded in 2011 by Sonny Oram, Qwear is a style website that transcends social norms through fashion performance and gender expression. We speak with brands and press about queer fashion needs, including interviews with Isaac Mizrahi on the Huffington Post Live, Buzzfeed, and Fashionista.com. We also highlight up-and-coming brands that cater to underserved demographics. Our inspiration provides a space void of the strict beauty standards of mainstream media and works to celebrate all bodies, abilities, races, and identities. Qwear insists that queer bodies are beautiful by consistently displaying positive images that portray us the way we view ourselves.”

 

About:  “One day I realized that of all the style blogs I loved to read, none were written by girls-who-like-girls, let alone very many strong and diverse queer voices.  And so, way back in 2008, with a crummy little point-and-shoot camera, a handsome sidekick behind the lens, and great big wishes for a badass femme community, I stepped onto the internet’s ‘infinite scroll’ catwalk to be the change I wished to see in the world. ”

 

Weddings

About: “Pridezillas celebrates pride, love and equality. We are proud to promote our gay-friendly wedding vendors who support marriage equality. Our website showcases some of the best wedding photographers, planners, ministers, venues, DJ’s and more; all of which are excited to work with same-sex couples. We provide the wedding industry the ability to voice their support for marriage equality. We believe all love is worth fighting for.”

 

About: 2brides2be is a wedding resource for the modern lesbian bride: The bride who exudes youth and style no matter what her age, who doesn’t see her same-sex wedding as unusual but sees it as extraordinary, and who believes that she can have it all; including a chic and romantic wedding and the support of her community. 2brides2be features the latest trends in wedding related content while putting our lesbian brides at the forefront of wedding planning.

Extra Blogs to Check out!!! ( I couldn’t help myself)

Updated: March 24, 2017

More awesome Lesbian Blogs to check out

*These blogs I noticed were last updated in 2016 but totally still worth checking out!

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Blogging: How to get rid of Writer’s Block the easy Way

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I have run into trouble a time or two with my blog when it comes to figuring out what to write about. love blogging and writing. I have tons to say about life, love, and everything else. But doesn’t everyone have a story they want to tell? I have a knack, will you say, a gift of story telling I can’t keep to myself. So, here I am blogging away. I like every great writer and blogger on the planet has had be discouraged from time to time and even encountered writers blog.

Of course, these days, I can easily I turned to Pinterest for inspiration when my brain doesn’t want to work.

Recently, I was looking for pins on advice and information to get be blogging like never before. I came across this pin about blogging and one of the first sentences was about writing everyday and coming up with a schedule for when you write the best. I thought to myself yeah let me just write everyday at the same time when life is happening all around me. I work, my house needs cleaning, I need to spend time cultivating my relationship with my wife, family engagements and events come up, oh and I need to get back into exercising routinely.

I could just on and on about all the other things I need to do.

There are probably a million more things I could add to my list of things to do or don’t forget to do. However, a few hours after I let the bloggers words fester and take root. I realized I do have to write everyday. I have to try because I love blogging not to try. Here I am writing and writing and it feels great. I know in my soul I am content because I’m writing and trying to help other bloggers along the way.

If you need and or ideas or anything for your blog’s my suggestion is just to write.

I think why people get writer’s block it’s because you forget to write. As a writer forget you have a story to tell sometimes so instead of worrying about writing just write. It’s hard but force yourself to write but here I am writing and creating new  content and writing blog posts after blog post because I force myself to write and I’m actually surprised it worked.

Don’t give up and just try.

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What’s your story? How do you deal with writers block? Leave a comment!

Do you want to share your Journey as a Military Spouse?

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Do you have a unique Military story you want to share? Here is your chance, email me at lesbianarmywife@gmail.com and we can make this happen.

Share with the world your journey!

You are the author of your life and I would love to help you share it with the world. Be creative, bold and have fun!

Post Submission Rules:

  • Post must be between 500-1200 words
  • Post must include 1-4 photos
  • Post cannot break any copyright laws
  • Post must include a bio and head-shot
  • Post must be ready for publication…. make sure to edit and proof read
  • Post must be written exclusively for OMG Lesbian Army Wife and cannot have been published anywhere else online.

Blog post will be posted within 24-72 hours depending on if post meet all requirements. Remember to be genuine and be who you are.

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Can’t wait to help share your story!

 

Take a look at the 2015 Top Round up of Missed Blog Posts

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2015 is coming to an end quickly in a few days.  This year has been exciting and fulfilling as I have embarked on this blogging journey. I wanted to give you an immediate list of useful blog post you might have missed this year.

  1. 25 Simple Acts of Kindness for a Strong Marriage
  2. 20 Free Android Apps Every Milspouse Need
  3. 6 Quick Tips to Keep the Romance Alive
  4. 5 Heartfelt ways to keep your love strong in a Military Marriage
  5. 5 Easy Coping Ideas to get you through a Deployment
  6. 10 Lesbian Military Themed E-Books to Read Any Time
  7. 15 of the best Military Spouse Websites you need to know about
  8. Lesbian Military Parenthood Part 1: Deciding to start your family
  9. Moonlight your way to Romance with Super Easy Date Ideas
  10. 5 Ways to Ensure a Secure Online Experience
  11. Find out what Time Honored Military Gift your Spouse will Love
  12. 5 Ways Military Wives Can Manage Stress

 

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Happy Holiday! See you in the new year!

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Leave a comment and let me know what your favorite blog post is!