Blogging Tips – What I Wished I Knew When I Started Blogging Recap II

Happy Holidays! I hope you're all getting in to the holiday spirit and embracing that Christmas is just around the corner!  Whether we're ready for it or not, here it comes!!!  For the next few weeks, I'm going to be highlighting the Bloggers that have been so gracious to participate in this series.  It's such a busy time of year that a lot of us don't have much time to blog on our own blogs, let alone guest post.  So, I hope to refresh some memories and highlight some tips from the past few months ... Amy from The Idea Room "Balance is the key.  I love my readers, but ultimately it comes down to being there for and WITH your family.  I wish I had learned that lesson a bit earlier in … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips – What I Wished I Knew When I Started Blogging Recap

Today I wanted to revisit some of the past guest posts.  If you're new to my blog, you will find so many AMAZING contributors to this series.  When I started it, I had no idea the amount of knowledge that it would muster in one place! Here are some excerpts of some of the past posts: Becca from Blue Cricket Design was our FIRST guest blogger! Talk about starting off with a BOOM!  Here's an excerpt: "It’s ok to take a break! I’m not so good at this but I’m learning it’s important! Don’t force a post just becasue you need one. Take a day off! Just think…Quality over Quantity! You get back what you put into it! I find just as much joy, if not more, in promoting others as I do … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips – Daria from Mom in Management

Blogging Tips I'm so pleased to have Daria here today!!!  Not only is she a local blogger and I like her, she and I just fit!  It's like we have been friends forever.  She has some AH-MAZING tips for you today!!!  I've learned a lot and hope you will too... ************     I've always been interested in websites and using websites as a means of sharing family stories and photos. In fact, I took a website development class from a local community college 12 years ago just for fun. I was lucky enough to have my company pay for it and I didn't have kids, so often took classes that interested me. I did a few things with my new found web knowledge: Put together a web … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips – Kristyn from Lil’ Luna

Hi there! My name is Kristyn, and I blog over at Lil' Luna. Come on over and say hi and you will find all sorts of  ideas, recipes, crafts, decor, printables and more for any and all occasions. :) I must begin by saying that I am so happy to be here. Thanks for having me Tara! I'll start by stating that there are so many thing I have learned in the 16 months that I have been blogging! At first, I really just wanted to make it a place where people could go to find some inspiration.  Now, it's turned into a business that I LOVE!! Not only do I make a little money, but I'm able to be creative and share my ideas as well as the ideas I've seen through blog land,  with … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips – From Taradara Made it

A huge Blogging Tip :: Reaching out This week, I thought I'd share a few things that I wished I knew when I started blogging a year ago. {photography by Farrah Jobling Photography} When I started blogging, I really didn't know a darn thing.  Didn't think I had much to say, didn't think anybody would listen or care, didn't think it would last.  But, a year has passed and the path that my blog has gone down is simply not what I originally set out for it {thank goodness!}.  My blog has certainly evolved over the year.  The only way that it has survived is because I have REACHED OUT to other bloggers. So, I'd like to focus on REACHING OUT to others.  Yes, a lot of this series' past guest … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips – The Adventures of Ordy and Joon

Blogging Today, we are so lucky to have Ordy and Joon here!!! {she's Joon and her fiance is Ordy} We met at Creative Estates in Phoenix and I've followed her ever since! She's getting married and it's so fun to check out her blog to live vicariously through her photos she's posting with plans of a beautiful wedding!  {we got married with literally 1.5 weeks of planning, so I didn't get a chance to 'plan' .... no, I wasn't pregnant} Anyways, she's a law student and here's what she has to say about blogging.... ******** I have a mentor in almost every aspect of my life. There's a specific attorney I look up to for career guidance, a professor I look up to for school guidance, and … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips – from Flamingo Toes

Blogging I'm very excited to have yet another wise bloggy friend contribute to this series!  I love her blog's name ... so catchy and really makes you visualize a flamingo's toes when you read it!  She has so many wonderful tutorials and crafts on her blog, you should certainly check it out after reading what she has to say.... ******* Hi! I am so excited to be here for Tara's What I Wish I Knew When I Started Blogging Series!! My name is Bev and I blog at Flamingo Toes. I was able to meet Tara in Arizona in April and I had a great time getting to chat with her - and I ADORE her shop and mad sewing skills. ;) I'm thrilled to be sharing what I've learned since I started blogging - but … [Read more...]