My Blog Story: 8 Years of Blogging

February marks my 8th blogoversary and each year, I do a recap of my blogging year and this one is no exception.  It’s fun to look back and document my online journey and this time, I thought I’d share the most important things I’ve learned about blogging over these last 8 years.  This will be long, so get ready to read.  After this many years blogging, I do have some things to share and keep in … [Read more...]

My Blogging Story: Part 7

If you haven’t read my entire blogging story up to this point, you’ll want to start with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3,  Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6. As I approach my 7th blogoversary the first week of February, it’s definitely hard to believe that I’ve been writing this blog for so long. It’s become such a part of my life than I can’t imagine it ever ending now.  A big thanks go out to ALL of you who … [Read more...]

How My Blog Became My Business

  Starting a hobby blog that turned into a business was one of the best decisions of my life. I’ve shared my complete story in 6 parts on my blog already, so I won’t repeat all of that here.  It’s a good read if you missed it and goes into much more detail than I’ll share on this post, but that’s how it all began.  For fun.  A hobby to keep me busy and an outlet for my decorating … [Read more...]

My Blogging Story: Part 6

If you haven’t read my entire blogging story up to this point, you’ll want to start with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. It's hard to believe that I have hit my 6 year blogoversary, but it's finally here.  Six years ago this month, I fired up my brand new blog.  If you've missed the first 5 parts of my blogging journey, you can catch up on those and then come back here and read the newest … [Read more...]

My Blogging Story: Part 5

If you haven’t read my entire blogging story up to this point, you’ll want to start with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. When I left you last with my story, the new year of 2011 turned the calendar.  My entire world as I knew it for 5 years had completely blown up and I scrambled to find truth for myself.  My marriage had crumbled in lies and deceptions and I had no idea what I was going to … [Read more...]

My Blogging Story: Part 4

If you have not read all of my blogging story and want to catch up, start here with Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. When I ended Part 3, it was the end of 2009.  A new year was awaiting and I was still enjoying blogging so much.  I had continued to share my projects that I was doing at home and it was a wonderful community to be a part of.  In February, I went back to the Blissdom conference in … [Read more...]

My Blogging Story: Part 3

If you want to catch up with my story so far, read Part 1 and Part 2.  Get settled in comfortably, this is a loooooong one. We begin Part 3 at the end of 2008.  I had been blogging nearly 2 full years by this point.  I’ll start this post by giving some of you new bloggers some tips on how to start your blog.  When I began, most everyone I knew started with a free Blogger blog.  We chose a name … [Read more...]

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