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7 ways to work through a creative block
It was a lot of fun and TONS of people were there!
Here is a quick recap for those of you not in the area or for those of you who are and just couldn’t attend.
I know Ashley wants to do another meet-up soon so if you are in the Denver area, you should definitely try to attend! It was a lot of fun! Check out Ashley’s post for more photos and details of the event.
A few months ago I shared that you could ask me anything from my personal life to my blog and projects, so today I am going to answer a few of those questions.
I don’t really have a favorite room or space but I do blog from the same spot every time. I have a laptop and we just keep it in the living room on the coffee table (mostly because I used to work online from home) so I always blog from my couch with laptop in lap. Not very inspiring but it gets the job done.
2.) Please, Please, PLEASE make sure your email address is attached to your profile! People want to respond to your comments and if you don’t have your email attached then they can’t. If you don’t know how to add your email address check out my Blogging Tips posts for the how-to.
3.) Don’t use the word verification for your comments.
If you are nervous about spam comments then just moderate your comments.
4.) Link up to parties to get your ideas out there. It brings people to your blog.
5.) To add to #4, Check out other people’s links at parties and comment. Say hello, say something, let them know you were there so they can respond (since you have your email attached to your profile) and possibly come by and visit your blog BUT DO NOT leave a “Please come visit my blog.” or “Please follow my blog.” message. That just turns people off.
6.) Add links/images to past projects somewhere on your blog. This will help keep people around a while if something else catches their eye. LinkWithin is a great tool to use for this. Just add it to the end of your posts and it will always show past posts that a reader may be interested in checking out. Or you can just add images to your sidebar. Up to you.
7.) Try to schedule your post the day or a few days before they are going to post.
I always write my post for the next day the night before and schedule it. All my post, except my Catch a Glimpse party posts, publish at 8 am unless I am just terribly busy that I can’t write it up the night before. And if you can write a couple post a few days out, that just crosses something off your to-do list.
Ok, I think I will stop there.
So those are the answers to those questions for today.
And I will put the option back out there… do you have a question to ask me? ANYTHING?
It could be about :
Leave me a comment with your question or shoot me an email (email@example.com) and maybe your question will be included in my next Answer post!
Do you know what Pinterest is?
If not, let me explain it to you.
This is the most awesome website where you can “Pin” anything you see on the web to save it on one of your boards to come back later.
You can make your boards anything you want. I have MANY! One just for crafts, one for decorating ideas, one for holiday ideas, recipes, and the list goes on.
Let me show you a few things about Pinterest.
So, do you want to know how to do it?
It is SO EASY!!
You find something that you like on a blog or store website, anywhere on the web, that you would like to save and remember.
When you join Pinterest, you add a “Pin it” button in your toolbar so when you find that item you want to save, you just Click “Pin it.”
Then, a whole new window will open up with the image on the right and a drop down menu and description box on your right.
Choose which board you want to save that image to from the drop down menu and write a brief description in the box. You can write the price, where you found it, what you like about it, WHATEVER!
Then click “Pin it.”
How easy is that?!
And you can organize your boards any way you like!
I am constantly shuffling things around, making new boards, and changing names of boards. It’s a never ending process.
It is just so fabulous to keep such wonderful ideas all in one place so I know where they all are and I can check them out any time I want.
And let me know if you are on Pinterest!
I’d LOVE to check out your boards.
And if you aren’t… WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!
GO JOIN NOW!
It is a place where you can find all your favorite blogs and follow them all in one place, kind of like Google Reader.
If you are on Bloglovin’- awesome! If you aren’t hop on over and check it out.
It is pretty cool!
Also, how about you Follow A Glimpse Inside on Bloglovin’?
You know you want too! 🙂
Click on the link below to take you to my page.
And if you are on Bloglovin’ let me know and I’ll follow you too!