Taradara is doing some Interviews!

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I had the great honor to meet and listen to the SEO guru Dennis Goedegebuure at SNAP! in the spring.  He has started a new blog where he features different bloggers.  It's fantastic!  If you want to find some high profile wonderful blogs, you might want to Pin or bookmark his new blog, Blogger Spotlight. Well, here's a link to our interview, Taradara Made It. Then, I was so delighted when The Art Career Project posted on HARO {Help a Reporter Out} looking for artistic peeps who made a living with their art. We corresponded and this is the interview that came from it, Taradara. I loved both interviews as they made me think in different ways.  Please click over and show them some … [Read more...]

SNAP! The Conference, A Teeny Tiny Little Glimpse…

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Was just amazing, of course!  I had no doubt in my mind that this Creative Conference would anything but a success! When you get the names like House of Smiths, Blue Cricket Design, Tatertots and Jello, Crap I've Made, Today's Creative Blog, and so many more, you can't help but just KNOW that it's going to rock!!!!  There was a lot of networking and a bunch of learning for 3 whole days that left most of us exhausted.  But knowing what we know now, we know that it was well worth the late nights and early mornings! Oh my goodness!!!! There was a whole lot of tweeting .... Shelley from the House of Smiths and Jen from Tatertots and Jello were busy tweeting as fast as their little fingers … [Read more...]

SNAP! The Conference

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... is fast approaching!!!! I'm so excited to say that I'll be there! And ... better than that, I'm on their Social Media Team! What does that mean? It means that I'll be tweeting and facebooking as the conference is in full swing so that you can get up to date feeds of what's going on at the conference without even being there! It would be amazing if you will be there, so we can meet and catch up. BUT, if it wasn't in the cards for you this year, please follow me on Facebook and on Twitter to get the deets! Also, if you're a local, you can stop by and SHOP!!!!!  The Queen Bee Market will be in town with a ton of amazing handmade artisans selling their wares!! You want to see where … [Read more...]

Indie Biz Chicks today


Hey everybody! So you might have noticed that I've been away for a few ... it's been super crazy {in a GREAT way}, so I've had to change my focus a little bit. BUT, I got an email from Crissy of the Indie Biz Chicks asking for an interview about blogging, online business, and working with brands. Here's the link to the interview post. Be sure to check out all of her podcasts as they are full of wonderful information to help us along our journey. Indie Biz Chicks also offers some amazing tools and resources to help you with your Press Releases, Marketing your Online Shop, and much much more!!! Hope you like it!!! xo Tara … [Read more...]

Golden Globes Hangover

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Hi all! I wanted to stop in to say hello! I feel like I was on such a HIGH last week getting all my iPhone covers done and sent off for the Golden Globes and now I'm hung over!  LOL! The good thing is that my creative mojo is in high swing!!! This is a pic of my studio when studio work is not in full force.  Notice how it's so clean... Which means that productivity is up in the studio! So, I'm mostly doing this {above} right now ... my fulfillment comes from sewing at the moment... I look at my inspiration board and see things {and people} that I love and who inspire me.  It's so freeing to have a board to pin random 'things' up and not have to worry about the esthetics of it. … [Read more...]

Happy New Year!!!!!!!

2011 has been one heck of a year! This is how HAPPY I am to see you!!!! There has been big changes in our lives throughout the year.  I could go in to them, but it would be a huge list and I'm sure y'all really don't have a ton of time to sit and read it all.  Taradara has grown so much this year and I'm so excited to see where it goes in 2012! But I do want to say this.... Thank you for all of your support in 2011!  It truly means the world to me that you stop by and visit during your busy lives.  It's so wonderful to come online and see comments and getting to know you as well!  Please continue to come by in 2012!!!! xo Tara … [Read more...]

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

Amazing Blog Tips from top notch bloggers

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

Amazing Blog Tips from top notch bloggers

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

Amazing Blog Tips from top notch bloggers

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

Amazing Blog Tips from top notch bloggers

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...]