Thursday, June 11, 2009

Research, Reflect & Revamp!!!

Ok...I'm officially ashamed of my blog, which means it is time to revamp. I started this thing 2/3 years ago, and that's where it stopped. I may have posted two entries. Crap, I know.

I have so many ideas of what I want to achieve with this blog, but no idea as to where I should start. I follow numerous, beautiful and equally inspiring blogs. I should feel inspired, right? To be quite honest - I am imtimidated and terrified. It has always been a stuggle for me to "put myself out there". Did I mention these bloggers are magnificent?! They even spread the love by linking to other fabulous blogs. How sweet? All of these creative minds have an element of personal style throughout each and every post.

I really don't know what to do with a blog. I am, at least, noticing a pattern to the types of blogs I like to follow. Most importantly - I have desire, passion & moxie! I certainly enjoy writing. I somewhat know how to write. (I don't want to pretend that I know it all. I need to learn so much more.) I want to become a better writer...a great writer. I need to get a handle on all the HTML, formatting, photo hosting sites, etc...and get this blog ball rolling!

I love informative, descriptive, detailed, photo-filled (but not overdone), and personal entries. Of course, I do understand that there are fundamentals that need to be learned and understood first. I've read that Holly Becker, decor8blog.com/, has e-course called "Blogging Your Way". Can anyone let me know more about this? After following her blog for a couple of months, I've deeply fallen for her sweet and helpful nature. Turns out that she is also a Carolina girl. I knew she was a southern belle!





Then, just recently, I read an entry at Vicky's Simply Hue, matissecolor.blogspot.com/. She conducted an amazing interview with Holly, but the kicker for me was when I read,
"Just four months ago I had no idea what a blog even was.
One afternoon I was doing an online search for the
'10 most popular decorating sites' when Holly Becker's
blog "decor8" popped up. I spent the next few hours
(yes, hours) perusing her beautiful, inspirational site
and became hooked. Shortly after that, I registered for
Holly's e-course "Blogging Your Way" and discovered
what a dedicated teacher and caring person she is. "


You see?! There IS hope. Vicky's blog is beautiful, and she had no clue what a blog was four months ago. I'm very excited now, but I would love to hear more about this e-course or any others that you would like to recommend. Comments are most welcome.





3 comments:

Vicki said...

Tiff,

You're so sweet...thanks for saying those nice things about my blog.
I think you have a great start to yours! First of all, it's obvious that you have a talent for writing and it didn't seem like you were holding yourself back at all.
Have you tried Flickr.com for photos? That's where I get most of mine. :)
Email me if you have specific questions, ok? I'm still learning, too, but I can try to help.

mimilove forever said...

Good luck with your new bloggy venture! x:)

In Bug's Drawers said...

Its a very cute layout though! I was passing by and was tempted to read, so that's a good thing, lol.

Maybe follow my blog out too - I think you will like :)

http://inbugsdrawers.blogspot.com/