Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's not Goodbye...

It's Tata for now.

No this isn't about boobs.

Blogging and I need to "take a break".

Its not forever, but I can't give you an exact date when I will be back. I need to take a break for me. I have been feeling a lot of things about blogging, and they aren't all good.  I need to take sometime to spend on me, and blogging has been taking a lot of that time.

So I am going to stop blogging about having a life and actually start having one. I want to thank you all, whoever you are, for following me and I am so sorry to let you down. I hope that in the future when I come back, you will welcome me with open arms.

I want to direct you to other blogs that I love.

Good Girl Gone Wife

A Step in the Right Direction

Young House Love

Teal and Lime

It Sux to Be Fat

Please enjoy :)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Check out our Living Room!

Last you saw, our Living room looked like this:

What a mess! Thank god it doesn't look like that at all anymore :) Here is what we have going on now:

I am in love with our Hemnes entertainment center from Ikea :)

And check out our awesome Silver Rhino named Haxton from White Faux Taxidermy. I got him for my birthday. 

So Handsome :)

And here is another rhino friend from my awesome friends. Hi there Pico :)

And his pretty lady friend, Kira :)

And this is a little photography lesson about white balance. The photo above doesn't have white balance. I noticed that the color wasn't quite right, so I used the white balance and this is what I got.

There she is, in the right color and everything :)

Also she is the new feature in my header :)

Monday, November 5, 2012

So you wanna be a blogger...

I have been a blogger for a very very long time. I started my first blog on Livejournal over 10 years ago. While I may not have the most successful blog ever, I sure do know how to start a blog. So I thought it would be fun to start a series (that I post about semi regularly, not for a week straight) about how to start a blog! Sound fun? I thought so.

So I guess I will start with the basics. All of this will be using the Blogger platform, fyi. I have blogged on Livejournal, blogger and wordpress (both .com and .org) and I find blogger to be the most user friendly platform out there :)

So I guess step one is to decide what you wanna write about. There are millions of blogs out there with topics ranging from child rearing to particle physics. Some people just kinda write about their lives (like me) and some people write with more of a specific purpose in mind. Deciding what you wanna write about is probably the most important step to blogging. Having an topic and a plan is what will keep your blog going, and help you find readers that are interested in your topic.

While you think about what you wanna write about, keep these things in mind.

  • What do you like to do? 
  • Do you have a hobby?
  • What makes you happy?
  • Why do you want to blog?
  • Who do you want to read your blog?
  • How much of a commitment are you looking for?
All of these things will help you as you become a blogger. Well that's it for day one haha. I will be back soon with the next step in starting a blog, picking a name!