A year ago, I was in the process of getting serious about blogging. I have had a blog for nearly all of the last 12 years or so and it had always been a fun hobby. I’ve had so much fun with it, and made so many new friends. It’s been great! In the beginning, it was a wonderful way to let my Mom know what was going on in my life, or share crochet patterns with my yarny buddies.
That has changed so much for me in this past year, and I want to tell you why.
But first, some examples.
Here is one of my very first posts on my brand new domain name:
Scary, right? I mean she’s cute… but NOT professional. Not what you would expect from a professional website. It was great information, but not presented in a professional way.
And That’s OK! Those awkward teenage years are hard!
I have grown as a person so much in this past year, and especially as a blogger. If you look at where I was to where I am now, there has been tremendous growth!
In the beginning, I was pinning everything blog-creation related I could. I read e-books, watched webinars, participated in chat groups. I didn’t have any focus, and I was getting CRAZY OVERWHELMED by all of the information that I was consuming.
However… I kept coming back to one person. One blogger stood out from the rest as an authority. I started narrowing my vision on what she was saying. I talked about her on a first name basis to my husband. (Please, please tell me that isn’t weird!!)
Unfortunatly, Elite Blog Academy is only open for new students once a year, and it’s not right now.
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Aren’t you glad I’m not still producing stuff like this:
Menu Plan Monday
I’m getting back into Meal Planning (hooray!!) If you’d like to share your menu plan and snoop in on what other folks are doing, head on over to Org Junkie’s website and check them out!
Here is the plan for the week!
Monday: pork chops & stufing
Tuesday: Taco Pizzas
Wednesday: Chicken Piccata
Thursday: Chicken Black Bean Chili
Friday: Shrimp in Beer
Saturday: Tortellini Bake
Sunday: Spaghetti and Garlic Bread