Dec 27, 2013

Confessions of a Blogger

Happy Aloha Friday folks! Fun way to start your weekend! I'm so excited to do this Confessions of a Blogger, and thank you, Brittany for tagging me! OK... Confession time.....

1. When did you first start blogging and why?

My first blog post was April 2013, I just bought the domain name and really didn't start blogging regularly until August 2013. The reason why I started is because Facebook was changing so much all the time, I really wanted to (and still do) cancel it so I control my own privacy settings while still keeping in contact with people. And we had just moved from Hawaii, got out of the Army, and had been on a trip to Europe, so I had to have a way to share that!

2. Have you had any past online presence?

Not really, except for Facebook.

3. When did you become serious about your blog?

August 2013, I had hundreds, if not a thousand awesome photos that we had taken on our trip and they were burning a hole in my pocket! I still have yet to dive in and post them all, and I can't wait to share them! 

4. What was your first blog post?

My first blog post was this basically saying I have a blog & posts are coming soon!

5. What have been your biggest challenges blogging?

My biggest challenge is finding the time to sit and write out the blogs. I get the ideas and have to hurry to write them down, then I take the photos. But it seems harder to get to the computer and actually edit photos and write the post than think of post topics! My mind is not that organized, so if I don't hurry and use it, it's gone! 

6. What is the most rewarding thing about blogging?

The blogging community! I get to meet some of the most interesting people, and they are all over the world from blogging!

7. What is the most discouraging thing about blogging?

Most discouraging thing is when you take the time to put together a giveaway, or join in a blog hosting spot, and people don't follow the rules, as in they don't follow your blog or twitter- EVEN when they get prizes for doing so! But then they still add their button to the blog hop. So pretty much it's like they are getting free advertising for their blog and they don't follow the rules so you get cheated out of followers! But then again, if they are THAT type of people, then I'm not sure I want them to be followers/potential friends anyway!

8. What is your lasting inspiration or motivation?
This verse has always been prominent in my life, showing up in my heart when I needed it the most.   


9. What is your blogging dirty little secret?

Ha! That I try my hardest to write a couple of posts ahead so I can have "days off" from blogging! If that even qualifies as a secret!

10. What is your current goal as a blogger?

I went into this without goals, mainly just to show everyone how I do craft projects, or share photos of our travels with family and friends in one place. Sending 50 emails gets boring after a while! But, a few months into this blogging journey, my goal now is to really connect with my readers and share my knowledge of crafts & art, and to really inspire people- even if it's inspiring them to do a craft project!

11. Have you learned or become passionate about anything through blogging that caught you by surprise? 

I've learned that blogging takes A LOT of time! Hats off to the bloggers that post more than once a day and the ones that have been blogging for years. You guys are rock stars!

Thanks Brittany  for tagging me. Be sure to go to her blog to read her answers!

I can't really tag everyone because I know some have participated in this already, or are on vacation still, so leave a comment if you'd like me to tag you!
Can't wait to read your answers!


  1. Glad you did it!!I was going to mention the same secret but I couldn't decide if that was even a secret or not since I am sure a lot of people do it. Or at least I hope they do.

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  4. I agree with your number 5 and 11 - it does take a lot of time and sitting to do sometimes can be hard. Especially when you don't want something you enjoy to feel like a chore....definitely has its rewards with lovely people though :D

  5. I love how most people's first blog posts are always the same, mine was just like yours!!! And who doesn't blog ahead, right? We need to have time to do things to blog about later!!! :)

  6. Hey Jess! Thanks for the head's up on the no reply blogger thing, I had no idea and it's all fixed so thanks again!!!


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