Today we have Jade from Jaderbomb who I just meet at CHA convention for five minutes and I feel in love with her. Now I am stalking her on instagram and her blog. She has the most warm and friendly personality I have even encountered. You know one of those people who you instantly know you want to be friends with because they could add goodness to your life. Well that's what I got from her in the first five minutes. haha. Anyways, here is Jade being honest to what blogging means to her.
1. What's the reason you began blogging?
I am always making things and giving them as gifts. A few friends wanted to know how I made their gifts and said I should start a blog so everyone can see how to make it. I had no idea it would lead me into such a bright and blessed future. I guess sometimes things pop into your life and you just have to run with it.
2. What's your favorite DIY project you have done?
Gosh. I am not sure if I am capable of choosing just one. That is like asking me what my favorite color is, hehe. I fall in love with mostly all of my project but this folk art plate is my favorite, today.
3. What hidden talent do you have, in which you have not shared with your fellow readers?
Well. I am a dancer. I started dancing when I was really young and continued all of my life. I danced on ESPN twice, which was really memorable. Not sure if this is a hidden talent, then again I don’t dance on my You Tube channel so I guess it is.
4. What are your blogging goals have you set for 2013?
To BUILD my brand. Stay focused on dreams and go after them. I have always done that but I plan to work the Universe extra hard this year. We are gonna see if my energy can make some real magic happen.
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?
Yes! I went to BlogHer in July and I just came back from CHA. I believe each one offers different things so I can’t really recommend just one. I think if you go to as many conferences you can go to, it can’t hurt only help. You NEVER know who you will meet. Be bold and go up to people if you go to any. You can’t wait on someone else to do that.
6.What was the best blogging tip you ever received and would pass on?
Hmmmm. I would have to say it was to never change who I was. It’s hard to stay true sometimes because we all get in competition mode. You have to know you are doing what you are doing because it purely makes you happy. I always enjoy reading blogs that feel like I am actually talking to that person. If it’s “too” perfect I tend to glaze over it.
7. Do you find it easy in reaching out to other bloggers?
YES! The niche I am in makes it really easy. Everyone is super supportive, but don’t let me fool you. There are always a few people who just don’t have your back. But that’s ok because remember question #6? You are doing this because it makes YOU happy.
8. How do you believe you are able to determine yourself between a small blog,a medium blog, large blog and a super star?
Gosh. I my world I am as big as big can be. I have that much self worth I guess. There will always gonna be someone above you “number” wise but I don’t think it’s good to compare on that level. As a blogger you will always learn from everyone so as long as you think you are number 1 then you are shooting for the stars!
9. Where do you see yourself and your blog in five years?
Ok, 5 years. I see myself with a product line, a book written and a manager. HAHA. Fine, minus the manager. I am too OCD and I like to do everything myself. I also see my blog continuing to inspire whoever see’s it. That is my ultimate goal. I like to show my readers that they can do exactly what I did, in no time. It’s the greatest pleasure.
10. Anything else you would like add?
I think when you get that feeling in the bottom of your itty bitty gut, you know that feeling! Right? It’s the feeling of happiness. Keep that always because it’s your best friend and will keep you on a bright path. ASK. BELIEVE. RECEIVE.
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Thank you Jade for stopping by!
Stay crafty everyone,