Tuesday, August 2, 2016

An Announcement...!!!

Hey Everyone! Today, instead of the usual Tuesday Talk post or article, I have a big announcement! :-)

{drumroll please}

.... So, after much thought and a little consternation, I have decided and will go ahead and officially change the header and name of my blog! Of course I did not make that decision today. lol  The title will now and from now on be- simply- Tacy Williams Beck.  I think all of my posts already have this tagline.

Now, I know. I know! I am of the mind that too much change is a bad thing. I have contemplated differing names for this blog, and nothing felt right. I hate to think another change is headed my way! However, trying out different fun names has become tiresome. Yes an in fact, I have already done that many times in the past, and I'm ready to find something more permanent! ;)  Fortunately for you, I'm not making a huge change- I'm just going to my name, which is, in fact, already my .com.

I have decided that I do not fit the "Picture a Skyline" title any more, and that's why I will just be my name from now on. I'm making that the title of this online space, because I decided that it fit the bill and I was ready to simplify!!! ;) I'm not changing anything else, in terms of design, really!  I did update the pictures on my About profile page if anyone would like to check that out!

I am hoping that it will be *less* confusing, and not more... as it is my blog and web address already.

I am also happy to report/share that I am hoping that this change is a little bit of a renaissance when it comes to my work in this space. I'm not sure exactly what that means, but, we shall soon find out! lol

I am looking toward the future with anticipation of grace, being myself, joy, love, and the Spirit of God living in my heart and dwelling in this space. And I just feel that this is the next right step, and as someone I respect once said, "Do the next right thing." That is what I hope to do!!! haha

I really do love you guys, my readers. I feel so blessed to be a writer and to have the great privilege of sharing my thoughts and ideas in this space. It is a blessing in my life, and my readers are no small piece to that beautiful puzzle. ;)

And now... I'm headed on a two-week break/blogging hiatus. We are getting on a plane and going to Minnesota and Wisconsin (YAY!!!)* which means we're pulling a Grace and taking all 5 kids to a Family Reunion {!!!} Yes, you can pray for me/us!!).  When I get back, I will be putting three out of our five kids in school, and I will be blogging under this new title! Hurray! :0)

Isn't it actually pronounced "j-if"?

Now I am under no illusion: I know it's really no big deal, and that change is natural, normal, and fully appropriate in this world! But, I just wanted to let you guys know, like I do! I've put a lot of thought into this one. ;)

While I'm gone, here are some articles from my blog that have received the most comments:

What I Would Say If My Child Were Gay (10 comments)

The Catholic vs. Protestant View of the Mass  (16 comments)

My Kids Were Bad at Mass: Yes I'm Coming Out With It (7 comments)

Review: Veggie Tales in the House (7 comments)

And here is my contribution to Dappled Things:

The Little Oratory

A lot of my articles do not receive comments. But I do know that people are reading based on my stats. I appreciate your thoughts, but please know that I appreciate your readership, whether or not you feel compelled to leave a comment. Thanks to Rhonda Ortiz for the design help!!!! (Highly recommend her, FYI!)

And now, especially if you are reading this in a feed reader---> two weeks from now when I'm back in this space under a new title, click on over to the blog to see the new deal/digs, and if you have not already done so, go subscribe to tacywilliamsbeck.com in your feed reader!!! :0) 
Thanks guys.
*Did you know my Mom is from Minnesota? And we're getting to see my sister and family who are coning from Seattle
adding my link to Tuesday Talk


Kendall Patton said...

Congrats on the name change as something that fits for you now! I'm swinging by from Tuesday Talk, but I know what it's like to wonder and agonize over blog changes. I'm doing a bit of a rebrand (again) for myself and my space. I've wondered over changing the name, but I think for now I'll leave it and just go with the rebrand and better definition! Safe travels and enjoy your family! :)

Nell @ Whole Parenting Family said...

Coming up to my home town! Shoot me a line and although we're traveling most of August, maybe we can slip in a coffee! (wholeparetning@gmail)

Tacy said...

Yep! My Mom is from St. Paul-- born and raised! {happy sigh} Love it there, have been once before. I will shoot you an email! ;)