December 31, 2015

[THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP]


HAPPY NEW YEAR! Can you believe this year is at an end and a new one is beginning?2016 will bring new changes for That Friday Blog Hop. Next week we will have an all new look and new changes happening. Welcome new year, new look, new blogging successes! 

Thank you all who have made this link up a great one year after year and we are excited to keep it going in 2016.

Happy hopping everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 8pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share. 



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- Stop by the hosts & co-hosts blog and follow along
- Say hi to new bloggers and leave a wonderful comment
- Grab the button and/or tweet about the blog hop as well
- Come back every Thursday evening to join in the party
- If you are interested in being a co-host for an upcoming week, fill out this form

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December 17, 2015

[THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP]


Happy hopping everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 8pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share. 



That Friday Blog Hop: Join Us Every Thursday Evening

While there are no rules, we would love it if you would :::
- Stop by the hosts & co-hosts blog and follow along
- Say hi to new bloggers and leave a wonderful comment
- Grab the button and/or tweet about the blog hop as well
- Come back every Thursday evening to join in the party
- If you are interested in being a co-host for an upcoming week, fill out this form

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December 10, 2015

[THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP]


Happy hopping everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 8pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share. 



That Friday Blog Hop: Join Us Every Thursday Evening

While there are no rules, we would love it if you would :::
- Stop by the hosts & co-hosts blog and follow along
- Say hi to new bloggers and leave a wonderful comment
- Grab the button and/or tweet about the blog hop as well
- Come back every Thursday evening to join in the party
- If you are interested in being a co-host for an upcoming week, fill out this form

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December 3, 2015

[THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP]


Happy hopping everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 8pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share. 

Welcome December! We didn't have a blog hop last week due to the chaos of Thanksgiving. But we are back this week and we hope that you all join in and link up all your wonderful posts and blogs with us..

November 13, 2015

[THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP]


Happy hopping everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 8pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share. 



That Friday Blog Hop: Join Us Every Thursday Evening

While there are no rules, we would love it if you would :::
- Stop by the hosts & co-hosts blog and follow along
- Say hi to new bloggers and leave a wonderful comment
- Grab the button and/or tweet about the blog hop as well
- Come back every Thursday evening to join in the party
- If you are interested in being a co-host for an upcoming week, fill out this form

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November 6, 2015

[THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP]


Happy hopping everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 8pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share. 


   


That Friday Blog Hop: Join Us Every Thursday Evening

While there are no rules, we would love it if you would :::
- Stop by the hosts & co-hosts blog and follow along
- Say hi to new bloggers and leave a wonderful comment
- Grab the button and/or tweet about the blog hop as well
- Come back every Thursday evening to join in the party
- If you are interested in being a co-host for an upcoming week, fill out this form
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October 30, 2015

[THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP]


Happy hopping everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 8pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share. 

   


That Friday Blog Hop: Join Us Every Thursday Evening

While there are no rules, we would love it if you would :::
- Stop by the hosts & co-hosts blog and follow along
- Say hi to new bloggers and leave a wonderful comment
- Grab the button and/or tweet about the blog hop as well
- Come back every Thursday evening to join in the party
- If you are interested in being a co-host for an upcoming week, fill out this form
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October 23, 2015

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Happy hopping everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 8pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share. 


   


That Friday Blog Hop: Join Us Every Thursday Evening

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- Stop by the hosts & co-hosts blog and follow along
- Say hi to new bloggers and leave a wonderful comment
- Grab the button and/or tweet about the blog hop as well
- Come back every Thursday evening to join in the party
- If you are interested in being a co-host for an upcoming week, fill out this form
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October 15, 2015

Things I Wish I Knew...

Way back in Oh-10 (2010 for those of you who don't speak the same language as my boss), I started blogging.  Well, scratch that.  I had a LiveJournal back in like 2004 but Oh-10 was the first time I started blogging for an audience other than myself. I just jumped into it.  I saw other people doing it, and getting a good response and I thought, "I can do that".  Back then, blogging was just breaking into the mainstream.  

 
It wasn't a bajillion blogs vying for the same piece of blogland real estate like it is today.  I kind of miss that.  Today's blogland is much more competitive.  Social media interaction is paramount to have a successful blog.  A blog isn't just you, writing in front of a screen, anymore - it's you, the brand, writing in front of a screen, brainstorming content, hoping that it will get you seen in a world full of Martha Stewart's, HGtv-ers & Pinterest-perfect beings.

I wish there'd been how to blog tutorials when I started blogging, although honestly, I probably would have gotten burned out a lot faster trying to keep up every day.  When something you love becomes a chore, it's time to step back and reevaluate.  

It's not that I lack vision, it's that my vision hits a creative roadblock sometimes.  I don't want to pigeonhole myself into a 'must be a certain kind of blog' mentality.  Tried that.  Didn't work. 

I wish I'd remembered that blogging is supposed to be fun.  It became work.  It became very not fun. I have to make sure that doesn't happen again.  I wish I'd thought to get a blog planner.  To have something to jot down ideas on.

I wish I would have known not to let myself get overwhelmed.  I'm only human, right? (cue Christina Perri)  I wish I would have known not to stress.  Stress led to a cold turkey shutdown.  I wish someone would have told me that I got this.  Because I so do.

October 9, 2015

[THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP]


Happy hopping everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 8pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share. 

   


That Friday Blog Hop: Join Us Every Thursday Evening

While there are no rules, we would love it if you would :::
- Stop by the hosts & co-hosts blog and follow along
- Say hi to new bloggers and leave a wonderful comment
- Grab the button and/or tweet about the blog hop as well
- Come back every Thursday evening to join in the party
- If you are interested in being a co-host for an upcoming week, fill out this form
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