When I first started blogging I never even knew what a blog was, I didn't come into the loop until after I read an article on Etsy. As an Etsy shop owner I felt it was the right step to start a blog, but when I started Yellow Finch Designs Blog I had no idea what direction I wanted to go. I first started with generic posts about items I liked on etsy, information about jewelry and some behind the scenes on my own pieces. Very general information and as far away from personal as possible.
Then, I started to actually read some blogs. I started to actually connect with other woman who seemed like me. Who shared a similar lifestyle, interests and goals. I like to think that it's from these women that I found my voice and the confidence to carry out Yellow Finch as I have. It has become a place for me to write, whether a quick story about my day, random notes or thoughts, or a well planned poem or story. It has become my place to grown into my passion for photography. Over these past couple years I have blossomed and I hope to continue to improve each day. But I wouldn't be where I am now if it's wasn't for the blogging community. The community that is there to share, to answer questions and reach out and help.
Fast forward a couple years, and here we are at Yellow Finch where I blog about my simple life with my family. I never thought that I would be involved in the community, but I've learned you can't have a blog without being part of the amazing community. I recentley took my blogging adventures offline and met up with a few Northeast Ohio and North Western Pennsylvania bloggers up in Cleveland. Erin did a wonderful job planning brunch at Touch followed by shopping at Sweet Lorain. Thank you Erin and thank you Amanda for thinking of me. Amanda is one of those influential women who have impacted my journey in blogging. Over the past couple years not only have we become online friends, but it turns out we live in the same small town!
Taking the time to blog, write and photograph daily, well almost daily, has become a prominant part of my life. What are your thoughts on blogging? If you have a blog has it affected you or your lifestyle? Have you ever attended a "blogger meet up?" Do you ever reach out to other bloggers?
Mandy of The Curvy Blogger / Julie of Orchid Grey / Liz of Yellow Finch / Megan of Kiddo TV
Erin of Zero Style / Lauren of Someone Like You / Katy of Sugar and Chiffon / Jessica of Midwest Muse,
Jaclyn of Sharing My Sole / Karina of Beach and Dress / Dina of Dina’s Days /
*first photo by Julie