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Monday, October 27, 2014

3 Things I've Learned from Blogging

Y'all being sick kind of sucks. This whole business with runny noses and sore throats and no tastebuds whatsoever (am I the only one who can't taste the real flavors of food when they have a cold?) has really been cramping my style this weekend. It was so so tempting to just skip a Monday post all together and stay curled up on the couch with the pup and the husband. 

But, alas, no can do! Well at least not if I want to get my little ol' butt back in gear and start keeping up with the blog. Yes, mom, I've finally learned my lesson about procrastinating. That's not the only lesson I've learned since I started blogging though. 


// BE GENUINE // 

It's so easy not to be, isn't it? I mean, let's face it, we'd all probably love to just show the great parts of our lives on our blogs, on Instagram, or on social media. The immaculate home, the snuggling puppy, the perfectly well-behaved children. Perfection is always easy to own up to....the imperfections in our lives? Not so much. But readers can tell if you're being authentic on your blog and the people around you can tell through your everyday life.  

Being genuine on your blog might mean sharing something you struggle with or responding to your readers in the same manner that you portray in your writing. Whatever you're doing, in the blog world or outside of it, we always need to remember to be genuine. 

// WORK TOGETHER // 

When I first started blogging, I was blown away by how willing most bloggers are to work together. Blogging is all about community and working together is an integral part of that community. And when it comes to 'the real world', we should always remember that there is absolutely nothing wrong with asking for or receiving help.

// FIND A BALANCE // 

If you're a blogger, you know this is true. Growing your blog is no task for the faint-hearted. It takes work! Writing posts, answering emails, and building your community....blogging takes time and usually some kind of a schedule. Ahh schedules! The bane of my existence definitely, but I'd be fibbing if I didn't admit that the tools I've learned from keeping my blog in working order have helped keep the rest of my life in working order. It's all about maintaining priorities and finding a balance in everything we do! 

Speaking of community and blogging, today I'm excited to be co-hosting a link up with Elizabeth from Oak + Oats called Week's End! It is a place for you to link up your favorite post from the week and meet new bloggers.

RULES!!!!!


1. Link up ANY POST from last week!. Make sure it is a POST and not your BLOG URL. We love your blog but we want you to share a post.

2. Click on one, two, three, or more posts and LEAVE ENCOURAGING COMMENTS. The whole point of this is to find new blogs, make new friends, and all that good stuff! You MUST read the post right before yours and comment.



TELL ME A 'REAL LIFE' LESSON YOU'VE LEARNED THROUGH BLOGGING



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Monday, October 27, 2014

3 Things I've Learned from Blogging

Y'all being sick kind of sucks. This whole business with runny noses and sore throats and no tastebuds whatsoever (am I the only one who can't taste the real flavors of food when they have a cold?) has really been cramping my style this weekend. It was so so tempting to just skip a Monday post all together and stay curled up on the couch with the pup and the husband. 

But, alas, no can do! Well at least not if I want to get my little ol' butt back in gear and start keeping up with the blog. Yes, mom, I've finally learned my lesson about procrastinating. That's not the only lesson I've learned since I started blogging though. 


// BE GENUINE // 

It's so easy not to be, isn't it? I mean, let's face it, we'd all probably love to just show the great parts of our lives on our blogs, on Instagram, or on social media. The immaculate home, the snuggling puppy, the perfectly well-behaved children. Perfection is always easy to own up to....the imperfections in our lives? Not so much. But readers can tell if you're being authentic on your blog and the people around you can tell through your everyday life.  

Being genuine on your blog might mean sharing something you struggle with or responding to your readers in the same manner that you portray in your writing. Whatever you're doing, in the blog world or outside of it, we always need to remember to be genuine. 

// WORK TOGETHER // 

When I first started blogging, I was blown away by how willing most bloggers are to work together. Blogging is all about community and working together is an integral part of that community. And when it comes to 'the real world', we should always remember that there is absolutely nothing wrong with asking for or receiving help.

// FIND A BALANCE // 

If you're a blogger, you know this is true. Growing your blog is no task for the faint-hearted. It takes work! Writing posts, answering emails, and building your community....blogging takes time and usually some kind of a schedule. Ahh schedules! The bane of my existence definitely, but I'd be fibbing if I didn't admit that the tools I've learned from keeping my blog in working order have helped keep the rest of my life in working order. It's all about maintaining priorities and finding a balance in everything we do! 

Speaking of community and blogging, today I'm excited to be co-hosting a link up with Elizabeth from Oak + Oats called Week's End! It is a place for you to link up your favorite post from the week and meet new bloggers.

RULES!!!!!


1. Link up ANY POST from last week!. Make sure it is a POST and not your BLOG URL. We love your blog but we want you to share a post.

2. Click on one, two, three, or more posts and LEAVE ENCOURAGING COMMENTS. The whole point of this is to find new blogs, make new friends, and all that good stuff! You MUST read the post right before yours and comment.



TELL ME A 'REAL LIFE' LESSON YOU'VE LEARNED THROUGH BLOGGING



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