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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Adventures in Blogging #1

#1 Has she gone crazy.

So, I have really started to commit to my blog and start getting it out there. I moved from Arizona and all my family and friends to a small town in Utah. Overnight I had lots of time on my hands and nothing really to fill it. I love to do anything and everything crafty. So, I thought I would begin blogging to stay connected and to share my work. Anyway, if you're a blogger you understand the mountain you have to climb to get from point A to Z.

It's been a few months and WOW I have come along way. I have a few more ups then downs, but man the downs are a bummer. Thursday I hit my blogging overload... Have you been there? I feel like I was on information overload. I'm so thankful for so many great bloggers sharing great info, but I was in the middle of reading this great post, 8 Tips to Maximize Your Google+ Presence by Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family.

Something I knew nothing about before blogging. I finished reading step 1 and it went over my head. I could understand the words, but at first I couldn't figure out what she was saying to do. UGHHHHH! I began yelling at my computer as if that would help. My husband was looking at me like I had gone crazy. And there it was the start of my melt down. I was tired of reading something great, that made me realize I was doing things wrong, yet again.

So, my husband slowly approached me like I was a wild animal and ask, "What is wrong?" (bless his heart I'm sure he wasn't expecting what followed. I began ranting and ranting and ranting. Spitting out random words like SEO, Pin it Button, Link Party,Google+, that made him go WHAT????  He really had to talk me away from the edge. He helped me regroup and focus on why I was blogging. To connect, to create friendships, to share. He asked me to set 1 goal to work towards. So, I looked at him and said I want more followers, my first goal is 15. He then RAN out the door to work. (Just kidding backed away slowly I could attack again)

This is why I have a great husband. Later that day I logged on my blog and saw I had 2 more followers. I jumped for joy and as I looked to see who these lovely people were. I saw one of them was my husband. He just made me smile and believe he would do anything to make me happy.

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  1. Your followers will come! I think your blog layout is awesome as well as your posts. I love how you keep it real! ;)

  2. I know exactly how you feel! It so overwhelming and so much to take in! Im new at this as well, message me on facebook anytime. Maybe we can help each other out.
    But to make your day better, because i know it made me day when I got mine. I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award, its a fun way to get to know the small blogs!
    Keep your chin up!

    1. Thank you, you did make my day. Now I have to think of some fact about my self to share. Have a good week.