I have Ginger from Ginger snap craft over sharing her life and blogging with use. I hope you enjoy reading about it as much I did! Can you guess her hidden talent?
1. What's the reason you began blogging?
I started our family blog over 5 years ago. We had moved out of our home state where all of our family lives, and before we moved my sister said, "You need to start a blog." I was like "What's a blog?" I had never heard of one before! Once I started blogging I absolutely fell in love with it. I love documenting our family's adventures. They grow up so fast, and I want to remember everything. :)
I started reading craft blogs about 3 years ago, and I started my craft blog almost 2 years ago while my hubby was out of town! I didn't really put a lot of thought into it....I just thought hey...this might be fun. :)
2. What's your favorite DIY project you have done?
I don't know if I have a favorite! I like them all! ha! Probably my favorite projects are the ones I've made using my Silhouette. I bought my first Silhouette 3 years ago, and I'm still amazed at what it can do, & I'm still learning new things it can do every day. I also LOVE sharing my sewing projects. I'm new at sewing, so any project that involves sewing is so awesome! I know if I can do it, you can, too. I'm also on the PSA Essentials Design Team, and I've had fun learning how to stamp. :)
3. What hidden talent do you have, in which you have not shared with your fellow readers?
Oh that's a hard one....well, let's see when I was younger I loved gymnastics. I would spend hours practicing flips, back bends & cartwheels in my backyard. :) I can still do a pretty mean cartwheel! ha!
4. What are your blogging goals have you set for 2013?
This year I want to simplify my blogging. I want to have a better balance between my family life & blogging life. I want to go to bed earlier! I don't think I've slept 8 hours straight since I started blogging. I want to continue to build my relationships with other bloggers & my readers. I would love to help promote smaller bloggers more.
5. It seems like it that time of the year where a lot of blogging conference are happening. Have you attended any and if so which one would you recommend?
I attended Bloggy Boot Camp in Dallas last September. I would recommend BBC for a first time conference. It gives you a taste of what going to a conference is like. I'll be attending Snap in April. Eek! I'm both nervous & excited about that. :)
6. What was the best blogging tip you ever received and would pass on?
My biggest tip in blogging would be to find a "blog tribe". I love mine! It's a place to vent, ask questions, help each other out & build friendships. Reach out to bloggers that are similar in size, style & topic as you & create a private facebook group where you can talk freely & be yourself. :)
7. Do you find it easy in reaching out to other bloggers?
Yes! The craft blogging community is so supportive. I've had many bloggers reach out to me. I had no idea how many like minded friends I would create from blogging. It's amazing! :)
8. How do you believe you are able to determine yourself between a small blog,a medium blog, large blog and a super star?
I still feel the same as I did when I had 10 followers (and they were all my family!). Half the time I don't even think of myself as ablogger! I think everyone should do the best they can & try not to compare your blog with someone else's. Really we are all super stars. Everyone else just doesn't know it yet! :)
9. Where do you see yourself and your blog in five years?
Oh I don't know! Who knows? My youngest goes to kindergarten in 2 years. So by then I'll have more time to focus on the business end of blogging. In the next year or two I'd love to add contributors to Ginger Snap Crafts. I'd love to help promote smaller & newer blogs. I'd like to continue to build relationships with some of my favorite companies. I'd love for my readership & page views to grow. I'd love to learn more about blog design.
10. Anything else you would like add?
Thank you so much for having me over! :) Other blogger interviews from 14 days of blogger love.