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 – 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 – 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...]

Blogging Tips – Alison from Oopsey Daisy

Hello friends! My name is Alison, and I blog at Oopsey Daisy. I am thrilled to be here at Tara's place today. I know Tara in real life because we are some of the very few craft bloggers from Colorado. Isn't her entire series genius?! I love reading other bloggers' advice! No doubt about it, I am completely BLESSED to do what I love. I actually get to wake up each morning and make stuff... and then share it! I have the opportunity to connect with other creative minds. I am so blessed, and I tell myself this every day. But I am still no expert. I am learning new things each day. Today, I am sharing what has worked for me. So this is me on my soapbox with some of my best blogging … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips – Denise from Denise Blooms

We're back and running this week! Great Blogging Tips!! {sorry about last week, friends!  Just was super dooper busy and had a hugely full week!} I met Denise on Twitter and have loved her blog and her tweets for the last year.  She's a beautiful writer, and an inspirational woman. With that said, here is what she has to say.... Thank you Tara for inviting me as a guest to share a bit of my experience in the blogging world. I am always thrilled to be able to encourage someone out there who might need a nudge in the right direction for their blog. I have been online since 2007, where I started out building a website on home decorating from scratch. I was passionate about that … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips – What I Wished I Knew When I Started Blogging ~ Holly from 504 Main

Here we are again! I hope you're loving this series as much as I am! If you have any questions or suggestions you'd like a guest to touch on, please comment below and I will do my best to find a fit!  I'm sure if you're thinking of questions, there are at least 50 others thinking the same thing!  So, please, do not hesitate!!!  This is for ALL of us to learn and gain insight!  I'd love to have feedback from you, too! ************ This week, Holly from 504 Main is here! We met at Creative Estates in Phoenix and sat together at the Girls Night Out Arizona and had a GREAT time! She's fun, exciting, and tells it like it is! {I like that!} Here is her blogging insight for you in an … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips – What I Wished I Knew When I Started Blogging ~ Steph from Somewhat Simple

One thing that I'm constantly surprised with bloggers is 'how do they do it?' I'm learning so much from each blogger that has been here to share {and of those who I've followed for a while} But, they have multiple talents, jobs, children, pregnant, delivering babies, and blogging! How do they do it all? They are SUPER WOMEN! Steph from Somewhat Simple is here today to share her blogging tips She JUST had a baby boy and you'd never know it {other than her telling you ... and she has 3 other cuties at home!!!} Her blog never stopped.  The content kept flowing!!! Kudos to you, Steph, you are a SUPER WOMAN! Okay, let's hear what she says....   I first started a family … [Read more...]