Why did I start to blog?
I have all of these creative thoughts in my head and some days I just feel that they need to get out so new ideas can enter and so on. I thought a simple blog about my crafts, yarn making and general life would be a great outlet for these thoughts and ideas.
Never did I think it would amount to anything more than what it was intended – a web log of my life.
How did I get started?
I chose a blog host that will let me have complete control over what I post and how I post it. I pay for the blog service because I wanted to advertise or write sponsored posts with out any question.
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What's happened since I started blogging?
I have met some amazing people and had lunch with a group of bloggers which is a crazy thing, cameras clicking when the food arrives and photo shoots around the lunch venue. I have a paying gig as a Kid's craft post contributor and I'm part of a Design Team for the Buckle Boutique. I have worked with several craft supply companies reviewing products. I love the opportunities that have come my way and the doors that have been opened just because, one day I sat down and posted about my Circus Obsession.
Do I do this for the money?
A lot of bloggers blog for an income. While money is nice, I blog more for an outlet like I mentioned above. Can you make money? – yes. Have I made money?yes. I use program such as Google Adsense and that has generated some money. I use Passion Fruit Ads to help place the ads on the side bar and I have made some income from that. I work with affiliates and I write sponsored posts.
BUT my most important post of all times is my FREE Printable Santa Letter and Envelope. It's a post I created a couple years ago and I update it every year with a new date. It shows the reader how to print an envelope template that actually cancels the stamp from the North Pole and completely customizable letter from Santa to place in that envelope. It makes kids happy. That is the most rewarding thing my blog has ever done.
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