Thursday, August 15, 2013

why I blog {giveaway}

I am always a little surprised, yet curious when I see other blogger's dedicate a post to the reason they blog. For some reason I thought everyone started a blog for journaling purposes? Of course I was wrong!
Personally, I started my blog to create my life journal. I can print this in a book and have our adventures and pictures all in one place! That's perfect for me because I don't scrapbook and I don't write in a journal. The number one reason I continue to blog is for the journal aspect. I feel so guilty that I don't have a baby book for Mia, but someone mentioned that I already have one... my blog! It's so true, there is way more info on Mia's life than I ever would have written down!
I also love to blog because of the friendships I've made across the state, the country and the world! Blogging has brought people into my life that I would have had no chance of meeting otherwise. It's SO amazing!
And a tiny part of me blogs now to hopefully bring in a tiny bit of extra income on the side. I'm pretty much a stay at home mom now, which I LOVE! But blogging takes a lot of time... time away from my daughter sometimes. So I feel that bringing in some money to store in Mia's college savings, or money to save for a fun family vacation by ways of my blog, makes the extra time and effort I put on the computer so worth it!
I am no expert on blogging, and I'm certainly  no expert on bringing home the bacon with the blog... but I have a special treat for ya'll from an amazing, beautiful and talented woman. Alycia, my sister in law, is actually the one who inspired me to start blogging! And now she has written an eBook sharing tips on how to take your blog to the next level. If you're looking to CREATE a community, GAIN a following, and make some MONEY along the way then this is the eBook for YOU!

Alycia is giving away one of her eBooks to YOU! She's the best :) If you need some advice on which direction to take your blog, or ways to start bringing in some money via your blog then you definitely want to enter! But really, EVERYONE should enter this giveaway!! Good luck :)


Ashlee @ said...

I just bought Alycia's book and can't wait to read it!! :)

Cari said...

I love this post! I started blogging to keep up w out of town family but have made some amazing friendships! And now it has turned into more fun and that book looks awesome!

Dinah Gacon said...

That is so fantastic Courtney!!! I would love a chance to win on these tips!!! I love blogging and being new I am constantly learning everyday. But I do struggle with the part of trying to gain followers and be engaging all the time when you have a busy life...especially when you are a mom!!! I hope that I can definitely gain some knowledge from your sis in law!!!

xo Dinah @ Sunshine super glam

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Definitely entering!

Allison said...

I had no idea she was your sister in law!!!! Ah! I've seen pictures of you 2 together, but thought you were friends since you lived close. So fun!! And I bought her ebook the day she announced it. Love it! :)

dlpower said...

I'd love to learn more

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