August 6, 2014 at 2:42 am #7324
I was wondering if any of you members here at BlogJob also have other blogs and websites? I just assumed all of us came across BlogJob as previous bloggers, but I should ask and not assume things, huh?
So do you guys have other blogs? If so, what’s your topic? Is it the same thing you blog about here?
I am juggling a couple of blogs and websites, myself. I have my new blog here at BlogJob which focuses on crochet and I have a website/shop “Laughing Flamingos” where I sell my crochet items (or I WISH I sold them, rather say. LOL.)
I’d just started up another Blogger hosted blog to display my crochet items and crochet tutorials and patterns right before I signed up here, and then I didn’t create content for that one. I am not sure I’ll hold down two blogs on the exact same topic, you know?
What about you all?
August 6, 2014 at 3:17 am #7325
I started my first blog as a way to work through my post partum depression. Actually before that I wrote on a webpage that wasn’t exactly a blog, but it was a daily journal of how I felt when my husband was deployed. I would leave little thoughts for him so he could read them when he had access.
I have done a photography blog as well, another lifestyle blog which I have linked to this one somehow (it was also on wordpress). Oh my friend and I had one for couponing as well, but she went through some issues and couldn’t keep it going.
August 7, 2014 at 2:31 am #7393
Pegasus, I absolutely love your idea! What a really awesome way to share something and to be able to have your words there (forever, really unless you were to delete, I guess) on a page for your love to see. I love that. And sharing experiences like postpartum depression somewhere where other people can read, relate and understand is very admirable!
Sadie Marie: Awesome! I signed up on Bubblews too! Only I haven’t found time to do anything on mine, or really find a category I want to stick with. What do you write about on your Bubblews page? Maybe we can connect/follow each other there! I will have to get back to trying to put some kind of content on mine. I was thinking maybe of doing something along the lines of my experience and what I’ve learned about Law of Attraction (and even considered doing a blog of that nature here until I realized the two I’m running already wouldn’t allow time or patience for even more writing. Lol.) Plus, there are so many LOA blogs out there. I’d hate myself if I only ended up publishing regurgitated content. Then again, I do have some pretty interesting experiences with LOA…
August 7, 2014 at 4:06 am #7401
Thank you, Kendra! It really helped for me to focus on what I was feeling and realize that I wasn’t alone. I took a quick glance over at your crochet page, you are quite TALENTED! My mother in law taught me to crochet and while I enjoy simple stuff (scarves, hats), I would love to learn to do some of the things you do, wow!
August 8, 2014 at 10:37 pm #7576
Aw! Pegasus! Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for such a kind compliment! You have no idea how encouraging that was to hear/read. 😉 I am baffled that people are actually liking my stuff. LOL. I really did not expect it. I started with a huge urge to try knitting. I’ve mentioned how the urge just kind of hit me one day out of the blue. The thought that with nothing but my 2 hands, some yarn and needles or hook is all you needed to create almost anything was a huge inspiration to me. Lol. I remember spending weeks thinking about all the things I’d want to make, but I knew that I’d been down this road before with other crafts like sewing. Then, after working at it, I didn’t really catch on to those crafts very quickly. I just did not feel skilled enough to keep wasting fabric. Lol. Kind of like what you said in your last blog post about burning yourself out — I do that a lot when I’m working on something that’s repetitive or if I try so hard for so long without seeing improvements in my work. 🙂 I really enjoy your blog, too. It’s so refreshing to come across a blog that has quality content, and I especially love it when I can take something useful away from reading. Yours is just like that. Useful, interesting and great content! 🙂
I still sew and still love to learn how to do things correctly, but being able to just create anything from yarn is such a huge thing to me. I guess that is why I didn’t get frustrated and give up with knitting/crochet. I did have to learn everything from the internet, though, which seems like it made it more frustrating to me than if someone I knew was able to show me.
I think that’s so awesome that your mom-in-law taught you! I find patterns on the internet for free and follow them, although some I end up giving up on if I can’t figure out the instructions.
I finally decided since I couldn’t find a pattern that matched the ideas for clothes that I had running around in my head, I would just use what I had and try to crochet it to match. Never thought that would work, but it did! Lol. Most of the time, I just take a shirt that I like (like the racer-back tank for the crochet vest I recently completed) and just sort of use it to follow in order to get the right style/shape. I was shocked that it could actually work out that way.
I’ve yet to actually make a hat yet, but figure that’ll be something I’ll eventually tackle. I’ve been dying to do a blanket. I knitted one, but I would love to finish the one I began crocheting. It was so fun! I ran out of yarn and stashed it under the bed though. 🙁 I like scarves too. I’ve been pinning all kinds of lace-y looking scarf patterns to make this fall. 🙂 Do you sell your scarves & hats?
Oh, there are some great sweater tutorials you can view on YouTube for free! I have watched several and used them to learn how I would go about putting together a sweater. It is so much easier than I ever imagined! If you ever do get interested in making clothes, I have a couple of great sweater/top tutorials I’ve saved to my watch-list that I could send you links to. 😉
Thank you again for the awesome comments!
August 6, 2014 at 6:09 am #7328
For all-purpose blogging/article writing I have an account on Daily Two Cents. It’s not the same as having a blog that I can use themes and whatever other customization on, but it offers me a chance to write about topics that don’t follow one category. I used to have blogs on Blogger, but I had zero motivation to keep up with them and that quickly fell by the wayside.
August 6, 2014 at 7:17 pm #7372
I don’t have one that I really own but I do use bubblews and Hubpage.
August 7, 2014 at 2:38 am #7396
I have a LiveJournal that I’ve had for over a decade. I also keep a Tumblr. I have had a few wordpress blogs here and there, but the community is not really as tightly knit as the one on LiveJournal, so I lose steam on WP pretty quickly.
I am a staff writer for a website called Modern Poly.
August 7, 2014 at 8:47 am #7410
I have another blog about exercise and one about ukelele. admittedly, I don’t post much in the ukelele blog, but my exercise blog is doing pretty well.
August 7, 2014 at 10:56 am #7414
I’ve had a few different blogs over the years. I still keep a Livejournal though I don’t post as much as I used to, and I keep the account because I follow a few bloggers on there. I also had various blogspots – one time a friend and I attempted to keep a blog about our adventures on OkCupid, but that didn’t last too long.
August 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm #7446
Oh boy. I’ve had LiveJournals and Bloggers for a long time, but I hardly use them anymore. My main sites are BlogJob, Twitter, and a little bit of Tumblr on the side (though I don’t usually post much there). Recently signed up for Bubblews, too, so I’m hoping that pans out well!
August 8, 2014 at 3:56 am #7540
Whoa! Your name! My middle name is Danae, too! I’ve only known of one other person my entire life with the name Danae! That is so awesome to meet another. 😉
I like your blogging ideas. I would’ve been interested in your OK Cupid one. 😉
Algedonics: I too am on Bubblews! And also hoping it pans out well. 😉 I never really got back to it after making my first post. Lol.
Sounds like a lot of us here are also on Bubblews. How about we all connect there as well? You guys post your URL’S & I’ll go connect with you guys there. Or someone could just create an entirely new post where we can share all of our Bubblews sites so we can all connect (and earn even more together) there. Unless doing that is against the rules here… Not sure about that one, but surely not.
August 8, 2014 at 6:07 am #7547
I’m &amalthea on Bubblews. I haven’t really figured out what to do with it yet, but it sounds pretty interesting.
August 8, 2014 at 10:42 pm #7577
Amalthea: Ok, I’m going to find you there & connect. I’m about in the same boat — I’ve not really been able to catch on to the whole concept of Bubblews just yet. I see some blogs when I go looking to see what all is there, but couldn’t ever find a good search bar to search out specific categories. I do not like that! I like to be able to type in “crochet” or something and the site pull up any and all blogs that relate to the keyword. Strange. Maybe I’ll catch on if I keep up. 😉
August 9, 2014 at 6:40 pm #7633
I’m not that crazy about Internet, I mostly spend my time on Netflix and watch TV shows – I have to admit it’s addictive. Sometimes I waste my time checking Facebook and I have to point out that YouTube is pretty addictive too. I can spend hours and hours watching videos, I am even willing to sacrifice my sleep time in order to watch one more, and than one more, and that can go on for hours… No wonder I can never sleep enough, always tired and always complain.
Except for that I’m always reading business websites in an effort to find something useful.
August 9, 2014 at 9:42 pm #7673
Victoria: I agree — so much on the internet can be so addicitve! Scares me sometimes to think about it. Lol. I know when I first found the time to really explore YouTube, I was easily sucked in for hours, and I wouldn’t even realize so much time had passed! Lol. It’s insane how things like that affect us. I ended up cutting down on what I let myself watch. I got to where I would try to avoid watching videos that wouldn’t benefit me in some way or other, and only allow myself so much time to engage in the purely for entertainment ones. lol. So, my rule is that I must be able to learn something new from the videos I watch. 😉
Oh Facebook! Yes! I can relate there. There actually are hardcore FB addicts out there. That’s another one I had to make rules for to cut my wasted time in half. So, when I let myself mindlessly scroll down my newsfeed reading status after status, I’ll catch myself and log off. Another thing is I admin for a FB page group that focuses on pornography addiction (and just the typical affects porn use causes to those who are in relationships) and I can spend hours connecting with the other members who write to us there! I finally decided to cut it down by limiting my responses to useful things instead of just rambling. FB can easily suck you in.
There are so many things in life that I’m interested in that I can also spend hours and hours (sometimes for months at a time!) reading anything I can find on the topic. You said you find yourself reading on business topics in an attempt to find something useful — I do the same thing. Lol. 😉
August 27, 2014 at 2:27 pm #10017
I mainly blog on here but also use hubpage. I was blogging on blogger and also bubblews but stopped using bubblews until I get my late payment.
August 27, 2014 at 3:01 pm #10021
I have a WordPress blog that is align with my Beauty Within Blog here (I pretty much moved it over to this site). I also blog for a Jewelry store in Atlanta,GA, selling their merchandise and informing people on how to sell their gold.
I was writing a Fashion blog for a Hair extensions company, but they didn’t want to pay me anymore so I stopped. I don’t work for free 🙂
December 16, 2014 at 5:38 pm #20553
Oh that’s so cool!
I’m not far from you, then. Atlanta, GA, I mean.
August 28, 2014 at 6:48 am #10094
I do have other blog sites. I use blogger for one and I do not make much money from it. This site is so much better.
December 10, 2014 at 5:43 pm #20397
Kimberly: I agree — Blogger doesn’t promise much (if anything at all) as far as earning. My 5 year old blog is Blogger hosted and although I have an Alexa ranking of 2 and a pretty nice readership, I haven’t ever made a cent from anything I’ve done there, although I didn’t intend to anyways, but it’d be great if there were options in that area.
December 12, 2014 at 3:20 pm #20467
I have at Empower Network, though mine is not active at the moment I will be activating it very soon.
December 16, 2014 at 5:40 pm #20554
Interesting. Thanks for sharing. This is one I’ve never heard of before. Have you had good luck with it so far?
December 13, 2014 at 3:02 am #20472
I have a site with blogger with adsense account but not doing well. I have been on bubblews for over a year, earned well but it is no longer the same.
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