I figured it was past time for me to update everyone on where we’ve been and what new things are happening… just in case you were wondering what in the world was going on around here.
We’ve grown exponentially in a small window of time, which is wonderful, but comes with it’s own new responsibilities. The more we grow the more we can give back to everyone, but it also takes a bit more of our personal time that we used to spend chatting the days away on Facebook. Although we’d much rather be doing that then spending hours filling out Linky forms or updating HTML codes, sometimes it’s those little things that matter the most. So let’s get into the fun things happening around here. First off, we’ve added some wonderful new writers! I liked the idea of a family ran blog and so that’s what we went with. I really enjoy sharing this amazing place with the people I love and their families. I honestly believe in this way we can converge these small bits of our lives together and find a common place.
Kathryn, my cousin, has come on as my assistant here. I playfully whine about being busy a lot to everyone so it comes as no surprise that I brought someone in to be a second “me”. She also is amazing at finding deals and freebies and so will be sharing them throughout the week. She came in with a wonderful idea to do share DIY beauty tips! We all loved this idea! You may also see her come on to play games from time to time as I know everyone is wondering where my games went! We’ll be back to pester you with questions very, very soon.
Rachel, my sister-in-law, has come in to bring new life to our blog. Her and my crazy little nephew have already started sharing Kids Kitchen recipes and she’ll also be writing some pretty funny stories about her life. She is hilarious! She’s also taking a trip to Disney Land in a little over a month so if anyone has any ideas on how she could save during her trip she could write about it and let us know how it helped out! Frugality is an art-form, in my opinion.
Sarah has been here for a little while but I’d never actually introduced her. She is my dear sister and friend that had come to help Angie and I by opening her doors to help review products for infants. She is quite the busy mom with three children and the many groups she belongs to with her church, but soon she’ll be bringing in her own stories and ideas which we look forward to very much.
And of course Angie and I are still here! We’re currently helping everyone get settled in and we’re working on getting an event together so if you hadn’t seen us much on Facebook then this would be why. You are more than welcome to pester us within the contact form if you get bored, I don’t know about her but I love procrastinating with a good excuse.
The other big news is that I will be taking on as an Admin Assistant at Outnumbered 3 to 1 here in a few months when Melissa goes back to work. I’ve been helping out over there since the beginning of the year as a writer and I’ve grown to really love that blog, and the writers there, as much as I do our own. It will require a balance, but I’ve already been doubly working so it isn’t too much out of the ordinary for me and I now have Kathryn to help assist me here so there shouldn’t be any concern. However, if you have any questions about this you can email me anytime.
Outnumbered 3 to 1 is also looking for more writers to help out since it is getting pretty busy over there. The applicant form can be found on this post and is available to anyone interested, with or without a blog. It is a great way to start out and is how we really got inRandom off it’s feet. I could never thank Mel enough for the assistance she’d given me and the ability to know what I was doing with product reviews before we opened that avenue here. She’s wonderful to work with and the writers there are extremely friendly. I’m one of them, so perhaps I’m biased!
I ask for your patience while we get everyone settled. We’ll be back to our old fun and games soon enough with other wonderful opportunities for everyone. If you have any ideas of things you would love to see here, let us know! You would be amazed at how much your opinions matter to us and how many of the things we have already incorporated had come from our readers. It matters.. more than anything else.. that you are happy to come to this blog and our page, to read and to play; pick up a surprise here and there and laugh. We began inRandom as a little room to go to where we could get away for a little while and express ourselves, enjoy company and share things with each other. It’s a much bigger room, with a lot more friends, but it’s still a place we want you to want to be at.
Thank you, everyone. You are all so very extraordinary.