Wed. Dec 1st, 2021

Start Here


Hey y’all, I’m Kimberly H. Smith and…

I survived chickenpox, Catholic school, cancer, and childbirth.

I was born and raised in south Louisiana and have a B.A. in Theatre from Louisiana State University (LSU) where I minored in Mass Communications. I fulfill my passion for writing here at Being A Wordsmith with lifestyle blogging, sponsored content, and peer connections.

I started blogging in January 2013, because I needed a motivator to complete my murder mystery novel that I had been working on for many years. I published Acting On Her Behalf in October 2013. You can purchase it in paperback or digital format on Amazon. I am currently debating whether to write a sequel or adapt my novel into a screenplay. 


Acting On Her Behalf by Kimberly H. Smith

If you learn anything on my site, it’ll be about one of these topics:

  • My self-employed, independent contractor life 
  • Raising an only child (it’s his teen world, Hubby and I are just living in it)
  • My easy rigged recipes
  • Being a Kansas resident who grew up in Louisiana
  • Productivity tips for organization, home improvement, blogging, and social media
  • Entertainment and pop culture
  • And how sarcasm makes my days so much brighter


I also hostTraffic Jam Weekend Linky Party, a weekly online link-up that goes live here on Thursdays at 5:00 pm CST. It fosters a community of bloggers, writers, and entrepreneurs who upload their old and new posts to get more comments and traffic. Posts are chosen by me and my co-hosts as our favorites for the following week’s party.






20 thoughts on “Start Here

  1. Hi Kimberly! Thanks for creating this space on the web. I’m so inspired that you are a published author, I hope to publish a book one day too!

  2. I keep trying to leave a comment on this post about youh being a feature but three times said I was spam. So you are FEATURED and hope this goes through. #ThursdayFavoriteThings!
    Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #ThursdayFavoriteThings this week. Visit me on Thursday morning and to see your feature and grab your badge! All hosts choose their own features from the comments left on their blog so be sure to return to my blog for your badge. I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

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  4. Hello! I found your blog through the SITS Girls site! Your tag line shows that you are a strong person. You have experienced many things and have much to share. Congratulations on the feature on SITSgirls and on publishing your first book. Do you have another book in the works?

    1. Yes, I do have another book in the works. Praying that it won’t take another 16 years for me to finish it and publish it. LOL. Thank you!

  5. You’ve got a great blog and congratulations on publishing your book. That is so cool. Oh and happy SITS day, hope you have lots of fun meeting new friends. Cheers from the sunny side of life…MALDIVES! 😀

    1. I have connected with so many great people. My Bloglovin’ is overflowing. Thank you!

    1. I came up with that tagline during a blogging challenge. Express yourself in 10 words or less. And it stuck. Thanks, Lauryn.

  6. You are too cute! You look like all of my cousins in NOLA! Thank you for swinging by my way offering your support. I plan to do the same for you 😉 I look forward to diving into your blog and getting to know you more! Happy Wednesday!

    1. It's been a pleasure getting to know you already, Christy. And you and I have very similar facial features too, girl! Meeting another chick from BR while blogging is too funny.
      My recent post Ghosts of Halloweens Past

  7. Hi Kimberly, I am Marge, your SISTS sista, I am a fairly new blogger as well. You have a great blog and I am sure that you wouldn't mind connecting with more great bloggers. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. I was just nominated a few days ago. You can find all the information at

    1. I'm thrilled to receive this news! I look forward to viewing your questions. I'm checking out your Chicken Salad With A Twist post now. Many thanks, Marge. You made my week complete.

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