10 Years of Blogging

I never imagined that I'd be blogging for 10 years. But then again, I had no idea where it was headed when I started this blog back then early in 2007.  None of us did.  It's been the most amazing journey I could ever have dreamed and I'm still so very grateful for the path that brought me here.  I've been thinking back on the last 10 years looking at my life in the rear view mirror.  It's good to … [Read more...]

Introducing bHome App!

When I look back at the history of the internet and cell phones and all the technology changes that I've seen in my lifetime, it boggles my mind!  I mean, really....the internet has connected the whole world in ways that were never possible before.  Cell phones have drastically changed the way we relate to people and we can stay in touch with our family and friends like never before.  Everything … [Read more...]

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...]

New Email Service for Southern Hospitality!

Hi, folks!I'm hoping that the past problems of emails not being delivered might be over, with my newest decision.  I've gone with a paid email service that sends out emails to all my subscribers and switched my email service over from Feedburner where it's been since the beginning of my blogging.  I've heard great things about Mad Mimi and so far, so good.  I just switched over from Feedburner … [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...]

My New Blog Design!!

Squeallllll, do you see it?  The new design?In spring of 2009, I got my very first real professional blog design done and it was an exciting day indeed. I was very happy with the outcome and that's what you've seen on my blog all these years.  Four and 1/2 years is eons in blogland! That pretty banner with the pics that I took myself, showing things that I love, including a starfish for my … [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...]

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