Thursday, June 9, 2011

If only blogging burned more calories...

'cuz if it did, I'd look like this.




But it doesn't. And I don't.



About 2 months ago I was like, "Hey, I think I'll start a blog." I. had. no. idea.
I might as well have said, "Hey, I think I'll have one more child..." [seriously, I have a 6 month old daughter and I don't know if I spend more time with her or this blog!].
Please don't get me wrong. I love writing. I love creating and sharing projects and ideas. I love, love [love] connecting with and being inspired by so many amazing and creative people. Link Parties are awesome and I have been blessed to be featured 10 times in 6 weeks. I am soooo not complaining. I just have this internal-battle-thing happening because these are my two objectives: -figure out how to grow my blog -figure out how to find a balance [meaning less time on the computer and more time... not on the computer].


Are these two goals even compatable?! I'm sure this is a common issue, and I'd love to hear from you if you've dealt with it too! Also, I am learning as I go [because I knew virtually NOTHING about blogs before I began] so any advice is sincerely welcomed. In addition to my previously mentioned question, here are some more questions for all of my lovely readers [it's not necessary to stick to this list... I realize that I don't even know what questions to ask at this point!]:



  1. How much time each day do you spend on blogs (either yours or others)?



  2. What type of posts do you enjoy the most here @ Salvage Savvy?



  3. What are the best ways to attract more followers to your blog? (If you don't have a blog, then I'd love to know what inspires you to click that little "Follow" button when you visit one for the first time!]



  4. If you've been blogging for awhile, what do you wish you had known sooner?



  5. What methods have you found to be most successful in growing your blog?

Thanks for any and all help [and BTW if you know how to make blogging burn more calories you DEFINATELY must leave me that little tip...]!

3 comments:

  1. I hear ya! I think it's harder in the summer when there are more things to do outside. I have a 2 year old so the only time she lets me blog is early morning or after she goes to bed. Forget even finishing up the million projects while she's up to :) Now, I only blog for fun and to share my life with people, I'm not trying to be famous or super awesome. Sometimes I do 2 posts a week sometimes 1 and it just is what it is! Even as I try to write this comment, my daughter is begging for milk and wanting her nails cut, ha ha!

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  2. LOL! Thanks Megan :) I'm getting fairly good at typing with only one hand [because I'm always holding my daughter while on the computer]!! And it's funny that you mentioned getting projects done because that's the other thing... I need something to blog about too so my days just aren't long enough!
    I'm thinking that once I finish my office I'll slow-down for the rest of summer. It seems that "blogland" slows down a bit anyway! Thanks for your input, I appreciate it!
    Connie

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  3. I didn't start blogging till my daughter was over 10 she's 13 now. I barely knew about blogging and got into because I wanted to promote my e-BAY store (which is temp defunct). I spend way too much time on the computer and it's not just blogging. I get so much, personally, out of blogging and connecting with other bloggers. It's really helping me through a tough time in my life. I like when bloggers don't take themselves too seriously and have fun with it. Have you seen HOH House of Hepleworth? Alison is hysterical, it doesn't matter what she writes about. http://www.houseofhepworths.com/ If you need a laugh then read her blogs. I find reading other blogs and hearing about other real people helps me. I have health issues so I can't produce wonderful projects all the time, but I'm happy when I can. I can't give good advice because even after a few years I'm struggling. I would just say..enjoy the journey. Especially the journey of having a baby. Remember the precious days when they are small because when they are 13 and telling you to get lost you'll feel ok. Katharine

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