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Monday, August 29, 2011

You Asked. I Answered!

We survived Irene without any damage so I hope many of your fared well as well!

A few months ago I shared that you could ask me anything from my personal life to my blog and projects, so today I am going to answer a few of those questions.

-Question 1: asked by Michele from The Scrap Shopp
Where is your favorite room/space to write your blog posts from?

I don't really have a favorite room or space but I do blog from the same spot every time. I have a laptop and we just keep it in the living room on the coffee table (mostly because I used to work online from home) so I always blog from my couch with laptop in lap. Not very inspiring but it gets the job done.

-Question 2: comes from Christy from Christy's Cuties
How long were you been blogging before getting your first feature on another blog for something you had done?

Hmmm... that's a good question. I actually started A Glimpse Inside as a family blog with very little crafts being shared. I didn't start sharing crafts until about 8 mths into blogging after we moved to KY and I had a craft room and we were decorating our new place. The first post that was featured on another blog was actually my first crafty/decorative post I shared and it was my "Style with Shutters" post. I linked it up to multiple linky parties and it got featured and also was picked as the #1 project over at The CSI Project that week. Talk about me being THRILLED! :)

-Question 3 & 4: I am combining these two questions because they were very close to the same questions so they go together.
Thrifty Crafty Girl asked: What is your best advice for new bloggers like me? and
Ginger from Ginger Snap Crafts asked: What are some of your best blogging tips? Would love tips on organizing, posting, how to gain followers...etc.

Alrighty... my best advice for new bloggers.
1.) Be Yourself! Write like you are talking to friends and family.

2.) Please, Please, PLEASE make sure your email address is attached to your profile! People want to respond to your comments and if you don't have your email attached then they can't. If you don't know how to add your email address check out my Blogging Tips posts for the how-to.

3.) Don't use the word verification for your comments.
If you are nervous about spam comments then just moderate your comments.

4.) Link up to parties to get your ideas out there. It brings people to your blog.

5.) To add to #4, Check out other people's links at parties and comment. Say hello, say something, let them know you were there so they can respond (since you have your email attached to your profile) and possibly come by and visit your blog BUT DO NOT leave a "Please come visit my blog." or "Please follow my blog." message. That just turns people off.

6.) Add links/images to past projects somewhere on your blog. This will help keep people around a while if something else catches their eye. LinkWithin is a great tool to use for this. Just add it to the end of your posts and it will always show past posts that a reader may be interested in checking out. Or you can just add images to your sidebar. Up to you.

7.) Try to schedule your post the day or a few days before they are going to post.
I always write my post for the next day the night before and schedule it. All my post, except my Catch a Glimpse party posts, publish at 8 am unless I am just terribly busy that I can't write it up the night before. And if you can write a couple post a few days out, that just crosses something off your to-do list.

Ok, I think I will stop there.

So those are the answers to those questions for today.
And I will put the option back out there... do you have a question to ask me? ANYTHING?

It could be about :
-My life
-A tutorial
-Thrifty Finds

Leave me a comment with your question or shoot me an email ( and maybe your question will be included in my next Answer post!

Happy Monday!


  1. Love your blogging tips. :) Glad you stayed safe during the hurricane. So scary.

  2. You're right-- that word verification thing is annoying! :)

  3. Thank you for answering my question! I have another one, if you don't mind... (am I like the annoying girl in class with her hand up all the time? Let's hope not.)

    Do you ever run out of inspiration for projects or ideas for posts?



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