Earlier this month, Biana did a blogging Q&A and I thought it would be fun to do one as well! I don’t write about blogging much on here, but it’s such a big part of my life. Plus I love reading posts like this from other bloggers. 🙂
Let’s get started!
Why did you start blogging?
A few months before I started my blog, I’d been searching around for home decor ideas on Pinterest. We’d been in our house about a year, but I was feeling in a rut with decorating. I found a few blogs that I really liked and thought “Blogging. I can do that. It may be fun.” I originally started my blog as Love at 350 Degrees to share my love of baking, but soon decided I wanted to share more, so I changed the name to A Touch of Grace shortly thereafter.
Has blogging created friendships for you?
Absolutely! I have met some of the most amazing women through blogging. And I’ve gotten to meet many of them in person and form friendships! I really had no idea going in that you could become friends with people you’ve only met online, but when you have a shared passion, it’s easy to connect and understand one another. I talk to some of my blogging friends more than my real life friends.
What is your number one tip for blogging?
Have fun with it! Because if you aren’t enjoying what you’re doing, it comes through in your writing and people can feel that in your posts. If you don’t have something to write about that day, don’t stress over it and don’t put out crappy content just because you feel like you have to post every day, or every other day! I’d much rather read a well thought out post that has heart than a post you didn’t want to share to begin with. But I will admit, when I started blogging I had days like this and shared posts like this. No bueno!
What is your favorite kind of blog post to write and read?
I love when people share personal stories, or things that are going on in their lives. I like when people get real and don’t sugar coat everything. My friend Jessica is awesome at this. Her posts are from the heart. She can make you laugh and she can make you cry. But you always know she’s being 100% real. I don’t like fluffy posts that have no depth. Those are just not as interesting to me.
Is it hard to keep up with blogging and your regular every day life?
Heck to the yes! I had zero idea of how much time blogging would take; especially if you want to publish good content! It’s not just the writing of the post, it’s the research, taking and editing of photos and social media that take so much time. Not to mention visiting other blogs and replying to comments. It all takes a lot of time. I’ve tried in the past to have a set blogging time, but I learned quickly that…well….life happens, so now I blog when I have time. Sometimes it’s in the morning, sometimes in the evenings and now most of the time it’s while Little A is at preschool. I see how big bloggers can make this a full time job. It’s a lot of work!
Have you met any bloggers?
Yes! Like the second question, not only have I become friends with many bloggers, I’ve had the opportunity to meet a few in person. Kelli and I have spent a lot of time together and talk/text nearly every day. Jessica was the first blogger I ever met when my family went to Phoenix for a trip. And I met Paige in August when I traveled to Dallas for a convention. I also met a few other local bloggers at a small business event earlier this year.
If you ever plan to visit Seattle let me know! I always love meeting new bloggers.
How much time do you spend blogging?
Not as much as I’d like to. I’m still getting used to being home with Little A full time, and right now I hate to be on the computer when it’s just the two of us. So I’ve definitely cut back on blogging. I’ve had some health stuff going on lately so I’ve been really tired. I haven’t been getting up early, which is also another reason I’ve cut back. Once I’m back to 100% I’ll work on getting up early to do some blogging. I really need to spend time on the back end of my blog. It needs some TLC.
What is your most popular post?
This one surprised me! According to Google Analytics my most popular post is my Fresh Strawberry Muffins. It gets repined every day, so I guess that makes sense, but it just surprised me a bit that one of my recipes was my most popular post.
What is your favorite post on your blog?
That’s a tough one! I’d probably say it’s my post on how I learned to believe in myself. I also really love my post on what it means to be a lady because I still 100% believe in what I wrote and think we need to better embrace old fashioned morals and values as a society.
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I love reading Q&A posts like this so I hope you enjoy it as well!
Happy hump day love bugs!