Are Blogs Dying? What Are Your Thoughts?

Blogs are dying, the experts say. Fewer people follow, comment on, or read blogs. The thought saddens me because I have viewed my blog as a ministry. But the simple truth is this: My blog is not a ministry. My life is. If I share my heart to encourage others online, that is just be […]

Please Take My 2014 Reader Survey!

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I want to make my blog better and more valuable for YOU! As a result, I created a very short, simple, 10 question anonymous survey to learn more about how I can provide value. Would you please take a few minutes to fill out the survey? Life is very busy, and I value your time. […]

2 Months of NO blogging — I miss you!!!

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Ah, the internet… I haven’t had it for two months and it’s really hard to be a blogger without it. I’m currently typing this post using one finger on my cell phone. Getting a little cramp, just a small one. I had to write to say I miss you and am praying I have internet […]

Goodbye Blog Design — choosing the most valuable!

When we say “yes” to one option, we are essentially saying “no” to another option… A few years ago, I started “Elegant Custom Blogs” because I really enjoyed doing blog design in the evenings after my kids went to bed. Over time, the hobby grew to take on more and more clients and even working […]

Here’s the Deal… Pickle.

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Okay, that title has absolutely nothing to do with anything. I just felt like it summed up all of the randomness swirling in my head… about blogging, branding, being a mom, and a little bit about the prophet Jeremiah thrown in. And maybe I’m hungry for pickles. But I’m not pregnant. Anyhoo…. Blogging is a […]

How to Get Free Books as a Blogger!

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One of my favorite “perks” of blogging is receiving free books for review! There are several different websites where bloggers can sign up to receive free books in exchange for a┬áblog post┬ácontaining an honest review. If you are a blogger and enjoy reading, I encourage you to check out these websites! psst… even if you […]