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Blogging Behind The Scenes: July Blog Progress Report

I’d like to share with you the behind the scenes operation of starting a blog and maintaining it.  I’m hoping that eventually this little blog of mine will be my business.  But, that is still in the works, and I am still focusing on writing good content and building an email list of friends and fans…known as Frans! 🙂

If you have a blog, or having always wanted to start one, my hope is that this post and all my Blogging Posts will help you as you build and start your blogs.  So, let’s get started…

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20 Blog Posts That Will Change Your Life

Posted in Blogging Resources {For Mommypreneurs}
on June 19, 2017
20 Blog Posts that changes my life, & my blog's 1st birthday party...

Wow!  That title, “20 Blog Posts That Will Change Your Life”, is a pretty hefty statement.  But, all I can say is, these next 20 blog posts I’m going to share with you have completely changed mine, because today I’m celebrating my 1 year Bog Birthday!  Can you believe it?  Exactly one year ago today I pushed “publish” on my very first blog post, and held my breath.  Every day since has been filled with creativity and inspiration all thanks to you, my readers!  Can I call you that?

Well, anyways, I’d like to share with you today the 20 posts you all loved over this past year.  Can you guess which ones they are?  Will your favorite be on this list?  Let’s check it out and see?

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Blogging Behind The Scenes: May Progress Report

Posted in Blogging Resources {For Mommypreneurs}
on June 13, 2017

Some bloggers call these kinds of posts “Income Reports” where they share how they are maintaining their blogging business.  I really enjoy reading these posts, because I learn so much about how to maintain a good website.  These posts give me a front row seat into fellow bloggers lives, & I learn how they run their blogs and earn money.  These posts also help me as a new blogger know where to focus my time and energy.

So, without further adieu, I’d like to share with you my May Progress Report.  I actually could call this post an Income Report since last month I actually made “real money”.  But, until my blogging income is more consistent, I’ll stick to calling these “Progress Reports”.

I hope that you are able to learn something new here today about how to start and maintain a website.  It’s always a work in progress…pun intended!  And, I’m constantly learning new things & trying new methods.  So, here goes….

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Blogging Diaries Series: Sunshine Award

Posted in Blogging Diaries Series
on May 8, 2017

The Sunshine Award is given to bloggers who are,

inspiring, creative and bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and other fellow bloggers.

I was nominated for this blogging award by Erin at the Wanderstead Wife, and I am so honored.  I can’t wait to answer her questions, and nominate 5 of my favorite bloggers for this award too.

Thanks again, Erin for this wonderful nomination.  I am thrilled beyond belief.  Here’s the answers to my Sunshine Award questions that will help you get to know me a little bit better, and a little bit more information about this awesome award…

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Blogging Behind The Scenes: April Progress Report

Posted in Blogging Resources {For Mommypreneurs}
on May 5, 2017
Get a sneak peek at what it takes to run a blog...

Is it just me, or is it hard to believe that May is here already?  Where is 2017 going?  Good grief!

Every month I sit down with my Erin Condren Life Planner {AKA My Baby}, and I plan out my month, set new goals, and decorate the pages with stickers and markers.

I’ve always been a goal setter, but hardly ever a completer of those goals.  So, in an effort to do a better job at living intentionally and setting and reaching achievements, I am going to document my successes {maybe even some failures} and goals for each month.

Some bloggers call these “Income Reports” which I really enjoy reading.  It gives me a front row seat into their lives and how they run their blogs and earn money.  And, those posts also help me as a new blogger know where to focus my time and energy.

Maybe one day I’ll be able to call these posts “Income Reports”, but for now I’ll refer to them as “Progress Reports” since I’m still working toward making “the mulah”!  🙂

Here’s a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at how I started and maintain my website, and what goals I’ve set for the coming month…

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Blogging Basics Series: 6 Easy Ways To Increase Pageviews This Month

Posted in Blogging Basics Series
on April 3, 2017
6 Easy Ways to Increase Pageviews....

Welcome to my Blogging Basics Series.  I first began this series with a post about What I Learned My First 6 Months of Blogging, and shared 5 Simple Steps to Starting a Blog.  Well, now that we’ve started our blogs, how do we get traffic and pageviews?

Every bloggers dream is to have a dedicated following of enthusiastic readers, who visit the blog frequently, and today I’ll share with you how I increased my blog traffic from 200 pageviews to over 3000 pageviews per month.  I used these 6 easy steps to grow my blog in just 2 months!  I’m so excited to share these strategies with you!

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Blogging Basics Series: What I Learned My First 6 Months Blogging

Posted in Blogging Basics Series
on February 28, 2017

I can hardly believe that it’s been 6 months since I’ve started blogging.  It has been such a fun, amazing journey, and I encourage anyone who is considering starting a blog to go for it!

In my Blogging Basics Series, I will walk you through the process of starting your own successful blog.  But, first let me share with you the 5 important principles I’ve learned during my first 6 months of blogging.

Pull up a comfy chair and grab your latte, and join me as I reminisce about the beginning of my blogging story…

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Living With Purpose: The Art of Finding Your “Why”

Posted in Inspiration
on February 14, 2017

Do you ever wonder what your purpose is?  What you were put on earth to do and be?  I wholeheartedly believe that we all are given special talents and gifts that can be used to help others.  But, what do we do when we are at a loss for how to live with purpose, and focus on our goals and ambitions? Lets explore this together, and take a journey to find our “why”.

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Best of Lattes, Lilacs, And Lullabies in 2016

Posted in Life Lately, Pinterest Projects
on January 9, 2017

I am so excited to share with you today the Best of Lattes, Lilacs, and Lullabies in 2016!  I’m so very thankful for the response that my little blog has gotten over this past year.  I’m humbled really.

This past year has been something else, and this blog has given me a creative outlet in which to express myself and share the good, the bad, and the ugly of my crazy life.  And, thankfully, you’ve embraced it!  Thank you!

In June 2016, during my “blog-cation” (as I’ve termed it), I finally “bought” my own domain name, hap-hazardly put this site together (thank you, Pinterest), and pushed “publish” on my very first post.  There’s been a lot of learning that has happened between then and now.  And a lot of posts!  62 of them to be exact.

I’d love to share with you what was most popular this year, and walk you through my first few months of blogging.  It’s been a wild wild, but a fun one!  Let’s walk down memory lane, shall we?!

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