Hello! Welcome to the new BFS! After many years of being a blogger blog, we have finally made the big leap to WordPress.org! We are so thrilled for this new beginning in our blogging career, and hope you will follow along 🙂
To all of our followers old & new: welcome! Thanks so much for following along our journey in the blogosphere! We are so excited for what’s to come 😀
This move has been a long time coming. Many years ago, when we first got into blogging, Charlotte (the youngest sister, and our blog designer & layout manager) had a dream of switching from Blogger to Wordpress.org for it’s vast amount of customization options. Running a WordPress.org blog took monetary investment, code knowledge, and much guidance for a beginner. Back then, Charlotte was very much a beginner. She hardly knew what a “widget” was or what it meant. Well, that dream was put on the back burner, and she worked with what we had on Blogger, and gleaned much knowledge and skill in her drive to learn to code and style webpages. But God had a plan, and that plan unfolded before us this past year.
As you know, we started up an advertising program this past April, and that took off beyond our expectations. Soon, we were getting a monthly income for our blog, and we had no idea what to do with it. Things started to fall into place, and soon Charlotte’s dream of a WordPress site was realized, thought & prayed over, and finally we took the leap. All was perfectly in place for the move, and we all knew that this would help indent further our foot-print in the blogosphere and allow us to advance our mission of encouraging young ladies in their walk with God.
One of the principles that we girls have been brought up with is this question: “To what end?” This question caused us girls to always debate any big ideas that we came up with, and it worked in the same way with the blog. To what end do we blog? One of the “ends” that we came up with was helping to pave the road for thoughtful, deliberate, lifestyle & fashion blogs founded upon the principles of God’s word. There are so many amazing blogs out there that provide so much inspiration for us, but many of them do not know the Good News, and are founded upon atheist principles. As Christians, it is our duty to take dominion of the world for Christ, and we believe that the blogosphere is one of those fields to reclaim for His Glory. But reclaiming doesn’t simply mean a whole bunch of Christians starting up blogs just so that we dominate the web. Rather, it means to be a shining light in the midst of darkness: to be set-apart and have that shown through the content you put up, the design of the site, and the overall quality of what you are publishing for the world to view. This is the goal for our blog, and this is why we decided to make this big move. We felt it would push past the limits that we set for ourselves, and inspire others to do the same.
Well, now that you know the story, let’s get down to business 🙂 Since this is an entirely new atmosphere for most of us, we thought that a little tour of the new design would be helpful, so do check that out below:
Tomorrow we will be posting the winners of the HWWV for the Holidays Contest, so be sure to stay tuned for that!
the B. Girls