Just Kidding We Still Have An Identity Crisis so I Changed it Again + My New Writing Blog

JUST KIDDING I LIED MADI GRACE STILL HAS AN IDENTITY CRISIS.

I think this always happens. I think I’ll have something figured out, and then nope! Curveball.

Swoosh. Out of nowhere. Seriously, why do I never see these things coming?

This time it’s between undefeated lifestyle posts and writing posts. They’re just too different. ☹️


to infinityyy and beyooond!

I plan to grow my traffic and increase my audience with social media stuff soon, and I’d be drawing in too completely different crowds. When it comes to blogging, the narrower your focus, the better.

I had to pick one or the other, and it like, ripped my heart in two. 😩

Madi Grace will now be a complete lifestyle blog, with posts all about living life undefeated. At least that’s what it’ll be for 2018; it might change next year or something if I find a focus that fits better or if this doesn’t work out.

Some topics I have ideas for are:

  • undefeated movie watching (and then movie suggestions)
  • undefeated book reading (and then book suggestions)
  • undefeated music listening (and then music suggestions)
  • undefeated talking (how to change your world with your words and my personal testimony of turning from a pessimist to an optimist)
  • undefeated dressing (modesty tips, epic mic drops on roasting immodesty, what immodesty really is, and what true modesty really is)
  • basically any topic you could thing of about how to stop living a spineless life all depressed and defeated and moping all day long blah blah blah


picture from a new writing post coming up on madisongraceauthor.com

But what about writing posts? I love posting advice and tips about writing I’ve learned, like this post about conquering writer’s block and what to say when people ask what your book is about.


psst. we’re pretending I don’t actually have bad posture.

And I love documenting my journey of writing a book! Outlining, structuring, snippets, all that fun stuff. But where can I do that? It’s just too different and random to be on a blog about living an undefeated lifestyle.

Oh? What’s that? You thought you were going to be able to escape the snippet-shoving?

Nope! There’s no running from it, buddy! >:D

CHECK OUT MY NEW WRITING BLOG, MADISONGRACEAUTHOR.COM!

You can learn more about it on the Welcome post, but basically, I’ll post writing tips & advice, WIP updates, and my journey to becoming an author. (Not quite there yet. Don’t let the “author” part of the title mislead you. That’s just there because when I do become an author, it’ll be my author site. XD)

Want to know something absolutely crazy? I decided to start it, bought the domain name, did the design, and got it completely ready to launch in less than 24 hours.

Dude.

AHHH, I’m so excited! Oh, I forgot to mention, the Madi Grace YouTube channel will be starting soon and some of my posts will be videos (with transcripts if you like both audio and text versions to things like me). >:)

P.S. I now have three different accounts I go by on the web. That might be kind of confusing. But don’t worry! The following people are all me.

By | 2018-01-03T18:38:24+00:00 January 1st, 2018|... I Don't Even Know., News, Uncategorized|74 Comments

About the Author:

Hey! I’m Madi, a professional blogger, writer, doll collector, & minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You can learn more about me by clicking here and more about this blog by clicking here.

74 Comments

  1. Chloë January 1, 2018 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    EEEEEKKKKK *goes to check the new blog out*

    • Madi January 1, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

      EEEEEKKKK YAY

  2. Katie January 1, 2018 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Oh wow! Congrats on the new blog! I can’t wait to check it out! 😀
    – Katie 🙂

    • Madi January 1, 2018 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Katie! 😀

  3. Charis Rae • charisrae.com January 1, 2018 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Ahh Madi this is so exciting! Can’t wait to read more about your writing and your life separately! (Though not in a creepy stalker ninja way. That’s your’s and Ari’s forte. XD) Happy New Year! Excited for your new blog! 😀

    • Madi January 1, 2018 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      Aww thank you sooo much, Charis! That means so much! (XDDD) Happy New Year to you too and thanks again!

  4. Zella T January 1, 2018 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    OMGSH AWESOME! I just commented on your buttons page, followed your blog, and flipped out. I am so excited that you have solved your identity crisis! I can’t wait to see those immodesty roasts––I love a good roast. Happy New Year!

    • Madi January 1, 2018 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      AHH THANK YOU SO MUCH! HURRAY, thank you soooo much, Zella!! Same––roasts are awesome. XD Happy New Year and thank you so much again!

  5. EnniMorgan January 1, 2018 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    EEK! *pants* I’LL CHECK IT OUT. NOW.

    • Madi January 1, 2018 at 1:31 pm - Reply

      HEHE YAY!!

  6. Kendall January 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Yay!! I am freaking out right now!!! 😀
    I am totally excited for the future of your websites! Congratulations!!
    No to go read and follow your new site! (and the term author will inevitably come true sooner rather than later). :):)

    • Madi January 1, 2018 at 1:31 pm - Reply

      AHH YAY!! Thank you sooo much, Kendall!!

      Aww, thanks so much! (That’s the plan! 😄)

  7. Arabella January 1, 2018 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Congrats on your new blog! I’m definitely checking it out and following!! Happy New Year Madi!!

    • Madi January 1, 2018 at 1:32 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Arabella! I hope you like it! Happy New Year!

      • Arabella January 1, 2018 at 2:03 pm - Reply

        I checked it out! It’s awesome, I followed by email and wordpress…. hehe 🙂

        • Madi January 3, 2018 at 8:30 am - Reply

          Aww, thank you SO much! Ooh, you rock. *high-five*

          • Arabella January 3, 2018 at 4:07 pm - Reply

            *high-fives back* Your welcome!! And you rock too!!

            • Madi January 3, 2018 at 6:37 pm - Reply

              Aww, you’re the sweetest! *huggy-emoji-that-my-computer-does-not-have*

  8. Anna January 1, 2018 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Congrats on your new blog! I’ll definitely go check it out if I can!

    P.S. Yay for movie watching! Yay for watching movies all day! Yay for Narnia! Yay for Star Wars! Ahem. Sorry about that.

    • Madi January 1, 2018 at 1:32 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! I hope you’ll be able to visit it!

      P.S. XDDD I just watched Voyage of the Dawn Treader recently! It was awesome.

  9. Anna January 1, 2018 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    P.P.S Yay for Toy Story quotes!

    • Madi January 1, 2018 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      P.P.S. Hehe yay!

  10. Kendra Lynne January 1, 2018 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    That’s so cool! (I’m very happy to know that somebody else deals with blog-identity-crisis’s, because I do quite often) I’m definitely going to go check out your new website. It looks amazing. 🙂

    • Madi January 1, 2018 at 1:49 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! (Agh, same. It’s totally common tho. Blogs’ focuses change over time!) YAY, thanks so much, Kendra!

  11. Kendra Lynne January 1, 2018 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Also, happy new year!

    • Madi January 1, 2018 at 1:49 pm - Reply

      Happy New Year!!

  12. Hope from AG Doll Dreams January 1, 2018 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    EEK YAY!! That is so epic!! I can’t wait!!!

    • Madi January 3, 2018 at 9:03 am - Reply

      EEEK THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  13. kaitlynrh1 January 1, 2018 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    SO COOL!!! I’ll follow!

  14. Maddy January 1, 2018 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    How exciting! I look forward to the new posts on this blog! XD

    • Madi January 3, 2018 at 8:39 am - Reply

      Thank you SO much, Maddy! XD

  15. Allison January 1, 2018 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    AHHH THAT IS SO EXCITING, MADI! I’m so happy for you! I shall definitely follow the new blog. 🙂

    • Madi January 3, 2018 at 8:35 am - Reply

      AHH THANK YOU ALLISON! Aww, that means so much! Thank you! <3

      • Allison January 3, 2018 at 10:09 pm - Reply

        Aww, you’re most welcome, dear. 🙂

  16. Olive January 1, 2018 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    So many identity crisises. 😂

    • Madi January 3, 2018 at 8:38 am - Reply

      There is no end. 😂

  17. blackiesunshine January 1, 2018 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    *sees post in reader*
    madi why
    what was wrong
    *reads post*
    oic

    I’m not going to pretend I wasn’t like, “madi what the heck”, but I do like this idea better now that you’ve explained yourself. XD I’m going to follow your new writing blog right now.
    Oh, and movie suggestions? Yes please. Give me something clean that’s not lame. I’m the kind of person that liked The First Avenger.

    • Madi January 3, 2018 at 8:41 am - Reply

      “madi what the heck” 😂😂👌 I think people think that a lot. XD AHH YAY! Thank you so much!

      Same! I like the Avenger movies, but we can only ever watch them on VidAngel to filter out all the not-clean stuff.

      • blackiesunshine January 3, 2018 at 12:04 pm - Reply

        What’s VidAngel? It sounds like awesomeness.

        • Madi January 3, 2018 at 6:36 pm - Reply

          Oh my gosh, it’s amazing. It’s a filtering system for movies! You get to choose what content VidAngel will mute or skip over in the movie for you. It’s AWESOME. Me and my brother like the Avenger and Captain America movies, so with just the cussing / obscene romance / extreme violence filtering turned on, we can watch them!

          • blackiesunshine January 4, 2018 at 8:55 pm - Reply

            Give me a link. NOW. BECAUSE I NEED IT. NOW. THIS IS SO AWESOME

            • Madi January 5, 2018 at 11:58 am - Reply

              Hmm — I literally don’t know! I know we have the VidAngel app on our Apple TV, but you might try vidangel.com?

  18. daisypaquet January 1, 2018 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    That is so awesome! I recently had an identity crisis also (it ended in basically me sobbing, deleting my social media, and starting a new blog for the new year o.o) and I think your (*counts on fingers*) THREE blogs will all be amazing! The design for the author site is beautiful; I love all the shades of blue you use. Have a great year!

    • Madi January 3, 2018 at 8:50 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! AHH I KNOW WHAT’S THAT LIKE. o.o I love your new blog, by the way! And AWW, thank you! Ooh, I’m so glad you like the blues. I worked FOREVER on that color palette. 😂 You too! <3

  19. Rose January 1, 2018 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Congrats on the new blog! I had to figure out what I wanted my blog to truly be about as well. I can’t wait to read it!
    -Rose

    • Madi January 3, 2018 at 8:50 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Rose! Argh, yeah, that’s always a tough decision. Thank you so much again!

  20. light4thelord January 1, 2018 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    YESAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS! (and that’s totally a way to cheer. :D)
    3 in one.. hmm… okay then. XD
    I’m the eleventh subscriber! *runs around cheering some more*
    GO MADIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII! Congrats on being awesome. 😀 😀
    ~ Light4theLord

    • Madi January 3, 2018 at 8:52 am - Reply

      YESAAAASAAAAAS! XDDD

      Yep. 3-IN-ONE ME. I CAN DO THIS.

      Hopefully but let’s pretend I didn’t say that. I HAVE NO PLANS TO FLAIL AROUND TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH MY BLOGS I CAN DO IT. >:D

      AHH thank you so much for subscribing!! *claps excitedly*

      Congrats on being EVEN MORE AWESOME! 😀

  21. Liv January 1, 2018 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    I’m back!!!! This sounds amazing! I am extremely excited!! I love love LOVE to read and I’m always looking for more good Clean books to read! I am super excited about all of these changes! And love the new blog!!!
    Keep up the good work!!

    Your friend always,
    Liv

    • Madi January 3, 2018 at 8:53 am - Reply

      Ahh, thank you SO much, Liv! You’re the sweetest! Thank you soo much, that means a lot to me! <33

  22. Zielle January 1, 2018 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    WOOHOO! This is awesome! 😀 I’m so excited for you! Checking out the new blog now. 😉

    • Madi January 3, 2018 at 8:53 am - Reply

      HEHE YAY! Thank you so much, Zielle! I hope you like it!

  23. Mukta January 2, 2018 at 3:48 am - Reply

    You handled the situation like a pro, yo! 😄 I love the look of your author site, super professional and classy. I’m definitely giving it a follow!

    • Madi January 3, 2018 at 8:54 am - Reply

      Phew, thank you! 😅 Aw, thank you SO much! That means a lot!

  24. Starling January 2, 2018 at 4:28 am - Reply

    Cool idea!! I’m having some problems following blogs now (WordPress Problems) but don’t worry, once I get it sorted out, I’ll come back and follow!

    • Madi January 3, 2018 at 8:55 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! Argh, sorry ’bout your WP issues! Those are always annoying. Aww, thank you so much!

  25. Cherry Cola22 January 2, 2018 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Can’t wait to check it out! I’ve been wanting to make my blog more professional and buy a domain and stuff but I don’t how. Any tips like where to buy a domain from and how it works, please?

    • Madi January 3, 2018 at 9:01 am - Reply

      Thanks, Kiki! <3

      For starting out, GoDaddy.com is the easiest. I started out using that but eventually branched out because I needed more storage. 1&1.com is the cheapest for the first year (only $1, I believe). And Lightningbase.com will give you the most storage (that's what I use currently). I believe those have instructions on the site, but it's relatively easy to figure out! I THINK you can always just upgrade your plan to a paid WordPress hosting option if you don't wanna mess with any of that at all, but I don't know the pricing versus the three sites I mentioned.

      If you want to take a professional route, you'll need to make money with your blog -- .com doesn't automatically make it professional, that's just what's required to start making money since hosting sites like WordPress won't let you make money on a free blog. For making money, I recommend Google AdSense or an Amazon Associates account (google those and they'll explain how it works). I hope that helps!

      • Cherry Cola22 January 3, 2018 at 11:24 am - Reply

        Thank you so much, Madison! I can’t wait to do some research 😄 I know other bloggers go through Blue host. Have you heard of it?
        Also, how much money do you make with ads like that? My Aunt asked me that the other day and I didn’t exactly know.

        • Madi January 3, 2018 at 6:34 pm - Reply

          No problem! I hope you find everything you’re looking for! 😄

          I was actually just thinking about Bluehost today! Why I myself have not used it, I know American Girl Doll Artist and Catlover02 use it to host their blog smalldollsinabigworld.com, so if you have any questions about that they might have some answers.

          For Google AdSense, I get anywhere from a fraction of a penny to a couple cents each time someone clicks on an ad. For Amazon Associates, I get 10-12% of the money Amazon receives from whatever they order through my link.

          • Cherry Cola22 January 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm - Reply

            Oh, ok thanks! I’ll have to ask them!
            Oh, that makes sense! Thank you again, Madi <3

            • Madi January 5, 2018 at 11:54 am - Reply

              You’re so welcome! <3

  26. May @ Forever and Everly January 2, 2018 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Oh wow, another blog?? 😂 Well, kudos to you for dealing with THREE blogs all at once!! I’ll definitely have a look and hit that follow button. 😉

    • Madi January 3, 2018 at 9:03 am - Reply

      I CAN HANDLE THEM ALL MAY YOU JUST WATCH. >:D Hopefully, anyway. But nobody’s really paying attention to the hopefully part. Aww, thank you SOO much!

  27. Julia January 2, 2018 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    I’m totally going to check out your new blog! 😄

    • Madi January 3, 2018 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Thank you SO much! 😄

  28. daisypaquet January 4, 2018 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    I had this thought: since we’ve both recently had identity crises resulting in new blogs, could I interview you on your experience with having a crisis? xD It would be an… interesting collab to say the least

    • Madi January 4, 2018 at 8:50 pm - Reply

      😂😂😂 LET’S DO IT.

      • daisypaquet January 4, 2018 at 9:43 pm - Reply

        I’ll shoot you an email 😉

        • Madi January 5, 2018 at 11:58 am - Reply

          Alright! 😉

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