In case you are new here or maybe you need a refresher on how things work here at Keep On Winking;
What is this blog about?
Thank you for taking the time to see what Wandering with Christi and what the logo represents to me. This is my space to express the wonder of the world through my eyes, address serious topics or share my misadventures with humor. Mostly it comes down to trying to understand the world we live in and you are welcome to wander and figure it out with me.
It might be helpful to understand the types of posts I tend to focus on by explaining a couple of things about my blog. First most of the links are highlighted in orange. Second sponsored posts will be clearly indicated. All other referral links are attached to personal rewards programs not intended for commercial promotion. The rest are meant to helpful to help you find additional information. Too many posts have disappeared due to these links so I usually avoid it. Finally, the types of post you can expect from me will follow these categories. 😉
Life Goes On and Living Your Life Projects are posts about handling real life. We learn through the world and who we are by interacting with it. Crap handles and the we deal with it. I like to use these style of posts to talk about what drives me up the wall and how I learn to handle them. I have two current Living Your Life projects for 2017. One is a Life on Paper Challenge where I try to capture who we are and where we came from. The other is a Posting Cards Challenge, which is an attempt to reconnect with long distance family and friends.
This is where I focus on capturing the things that makes me happy! Sometimes it’s about my life and sometimes it’s my efforts to capture a moment while wandering. From time to time I like to share the world from a different perspective… through the lens of a fellow wanderer.
The Where We Wander posts are mostly a ‘Through the Lens’ look at some of our adventures. Everything ranging from day trips, trips on a whim, and planned excursions. I like include travel tips if I discover something that will help someone have a better experience. I also like to link travel guides and other bloggers who have a different perspective of the same trip. Feel free to share with us your own discoveries or what inspires you to take adventures of your own!
You might come across a couple of Happy Winkie or Wandering Winkie hashtags still floating around, and wonder what that was all about. You know those winking emojis? 😉 That’s a happy wink. Winkie comes from a family name and is a nickname I earned in bootcamp. Later I used it as my life’s motto to find win-win solutions. Now I use it to describe people making the world a better place, one wink at a time. Unfortunately using it as a hashtag attracted the wrong kind of people to my social media accounts! Um… yeah… Go ahead and laugh at my expense. I’m still looking for something that I can use instead. Until then I’ll stick with #WhereWeWander and #KeepOnWinking!
Do I have Giveaways?
Yes! Yes! Yes!
I like to give stuff away! 99% of all the things I have given through this have been donated or purchased by me. That’s right, if I really liked the product or I wanted to support a friend, I would pay for it. Give it away for free. Then pay to ship it. How many people do you know are willing to put their money where their mouth is?
The truth is I have a collection of travel trinkets put aside for giveaways! I’m not sure how I want to do it or when I want to do it! I know my friends are busy and so am I. That means I’m not always blogging or doing giveaways!
When I’m not blogging, I’m either spending time with my family, writing, drawing, traveling… and in the pursuit of making time for the moments that matter a great deal that I planned to blog about, doesn’t post within a reasonable time. Weekly *Winks* is my way of taking a mental health breather. I use these wrap-up style posts to catch us all up on our life between posts and to share the winks that inspire me or simply help me find a moment of joy. I like to do a giveaway after I have posted about the trip or one of these Weekly Winks. Which means they come up quick with very little warning.
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Would I be open to a Sponsored Giveaway?
Yes. If you feel a connection with Keep on Winking and you have something related to or something that helps with one of the following;
- Souveniers or Travel Trinkets
- Capturing or Making Memories
- Family Time
- Mental Health
- Stress Relievers
- Self care
- Books about handling life or traveling
If this sounds like a beautiful relationship in the making, use the Contact form to get started.
What should you do now?
Hopefully I have cleared some things up for you. Here is what you can do next;
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- Join. If you consider yourself a friend, I have a couple of Facebook groups where it is a good place to “friend me” without seeing a stream of post I share personally. Take a look at the groups and join the one that speaks to you! 2017 Challenge Accepted.
- Share Your Story. How are you handling the challenges in your life? What keeps you going? Did you wander somewhere and want to share something you love about your trip? Share Your Story With US!
- Feedback. Seriously, read a post and tell me what you think. Toasting the post or comment on it!
- Share. If you found something to be of value, please feel free to share.
Hopefully that helps explains a few things. Above all I hope my blog will encourage you to live the life you have and encourage you to find the moments that make you smile! What do you say, want to wander with me?