I've considered different options for remedying this problem. One option is to combine the two blogs into one. But that poses a business problem, since all of my advertising efforts have gone into promoting RDD.
Another option is to delete DAES of Our Lives altogether. That way I can focus all of my attention on blogging at RDD. But I hate this idea. For one thing DAES of Our Lives is such a catchy title, don't you think? Secondly, DAES started out as a way to keep our family updated about what is going on in our lives. I know that not everyone in our family wants to read blog tutorial posts, what I wore posts, and recipe posts, which are pretty common blogging topics at RDD. So it is important for me to keep DAES of Our Lives around.
Why I didn't ask for David's opinion on this months ago, I'll never know. But we talked about it today and he had a great solution.
David is going to take over being the primary author here at DAES of Our Lives. You're likely to see quite a few posts on religion, theology, culture, and maybe even politics. He will also write about what's going on in our lives from his perspective.
I'll still be contributing here at DAES. I like doing the Insta Friday posts, highlighting what's been going on in our lives via cell phone pictures. And I'll write about what's going on in our lives from my perspective. Just not as often as I used to.
Things will get a little more personal over at RDD. In the past I've stuck to a pretty generic blogging schedule, with only a few "real life" posts thrown in. That will change. I'll start documenting parts of our life at RDD, so if you'd like to follow along, please do!
As for what's been going on in our lives this month:
- We've been putting in a garden. So far I've planted green beans, cantaloupe, yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes, onions, garlic, jalapenos, strawberries, basil, and cilantro. I'm planning to put in some watermelons and a few more veggies this week.
- David did our taxes. This was the first year we were both considered self-employed, so there was a little bit of a learning curve.
- We're about to officially become ranchers. We will be purchasing two British White calves, one bull calf and one heifer. They are scheduled to arrive next Wednesday. Photos coming soon.
- We hosted Easter dinner. My parents, grandma, and some of our best friends came over after church.
- We bought a propane grill. We found one on sale and purchased the night before Easter. After David put it together we realized the most important piece was missing: the grate. So we ended up transporting our steaks to our neighbor's and using their grill, then hauling them back home. It was quite a fiasco.
- David has been on spring break this week. He's done a lot of outside work, including reshaping our flower beds.
- The hummingbirds have arrived.
Thanks for sticking around through the unplanned blog break here. I hope you all well give David a warm welcome to the blogosphere!