Wheatless Wednesday: Nov. 10

It’s funny really.

I seem to always get the greatest ideas right before I get smacked in the face with some truths that meet me at my core.

A couple of weeks ago I went to The Relevant Conference, a Christian women’s blogging conference, (which I’ll be talking more about in the coming weeks) and was met with many truths that I had hidden from this past year. One is the fact that I tend to start things here on my blog when I really have not the energy or sustaining power to keep them going. I begin projects that I have no room for.

I contemplate this blog carnival each week; not only because of the ‘schedule’ it puts me on and now always something on my to-do list, but the fact that weekly carnivals seem to be lacking in true participation. When I started blogging 3 years ago, carnivals were a fantastic way to meet new bloggers and increase your own readership. Now the popular ones are so flooded with links that it would take a month just to read through the list, and almost every blogger has a link up of their own causing bloggers to link one post to 10 bajillion carnivals. No longer do we write a post specific to one topic to link up to just one carnival. We write a post and find at least 3 to link to, or we use old posts that do nothing to bring traffic to the host blog and then on to others who link up. So they really aren’t benefiting that many people anymore.

I think I’m ready to be done actually. Done planning, done scheduling, and just allowing myself to write when I have something to say. This will be the last wheatless Wednesday for awhile, and I thank all you who have participated! I’ve compiled so many new recipes and have already tried many of them. I’ve found a lot of great new blogs and  a lot of great new chefs.

Our lives are full of little stresses like this. Meetings, to-do lists, projects we feel we must do. Stress not only causes emotional turmoil, but physical implications as well.

So, what little stresses are you holding on to?

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. Hello Donielle! I totally understand where you’re coming from. When I first started blogging, my goal was to blog 3-5 times a week. This is impossible for me. I have a little one to take care of, a family to feed, and a home to keep up. I took 3 weeks off from blogging recently because I really needed to spend less time on the computer and more time with my family.

    Thanks for hosting Wheatless Wednesdays! I’m sharing a recipe for homemade pasta made with sprouted quinoa flour. Wheat free and technically grain free, being quinoa is a seed.

  2. I hear you! I recently cut way back on how often I post, and I think it’s a good thing.


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