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Tour Through Blogland

One of my favorite things about blogging is discovering new blogs and connecting with people! When Becky from BYBMG contacted me to participate in the Tour Through Blogland, it was a no-brainer!  She asked me to answer the four questions below about my blogging process and then pass the baton on to three bloggers that I admire!  

Here we go!

1) What am I working on?
I have only been blogging for just over 6 months and am still getting the hang of it. I'm normally a very organized person but I've have been surprised at how time consuming blogging can be. I work full time and this blog is my new hobby that I am really enjoying! I'm working on networking with other bloggers, learning about affiliate links and analytics, and having better time management with my blog and social media.

2) How does my work differ from others in it's genre?
I blog about a variety of topics, but my main focus is looking fabulous by shopping your closet and incorporating trends into your everyday style. I also post on decorating, DIY projects, recipes, books and life in general.

3) Why do I write/create what I do?
If I have an idea, I write it down and will eventually turn that into a post. At work, I'm great at business writing, however, creative writing has never been my strong suit.  I always have had a hard time articulating my thoughts on paper. I'm hoping that blogging will help improve my writing style.  

4) How does my writing/creating process work?
I post regularly on Mondays and Fridays and try to plan out my posts at the end of the month for the following month. Coming up with topics is the easy part. I do have to get in a better habit of remembering to take photos when I'm doing a DIY or making sure someone is home to take my outfit posts so I'm not doing it at the last minute with the camera timer.

Now it's time for me to introduce you to three bloggers that I admire!  They will be sharing their Tour of Blogland with you on September 22nd so be sure to head over to check out their blogs!

I am Ada and I blog over at Elegance and Mommyhood. On January 19th 2013 I became a Mom to my beautiful girl Vivian. Over the last couple of years my style has changed to accommodate my life as a stay-at-home-mom, but this Fall my style is changing once again, as I started working part-time. My blog is mostly about what I wear but I love to include Vivian in a lot of the style posts too, as well as some life updates, etc. 

Hi! I’m Amy Ann, blogger behind The Real Arnolds. What started as a personal blog has slowly evolved into the fashion blog it is now. Fashion is one of the great joys in my life. I believe in the power of expression and individuality it provides and the confidence boost a great dress can give you. I think all women deserve to feel good in their clothes and that fashion doesn't have to cost a fortune. I hope you’ll come visit. I'd love to get to know you. Connecting with other people is my favorite part about this whole thing.

I hope you enjoyed the tour today!  

I'd love it if you followed along with me on FacebookBloglovin or Google +.

Linking up with these fabulous bloggers here.


  1. Ohh I loved reading this and getting to know you better, Jill. I am looking forward to doing mine next Monday. You know I love Amy Ann. I must check out Crystal's blog now.

    And speaking of awards, I nominated you for the Very Aspiring Blogger Awards you can read all about that on the link below.


    Happy Monday!! <3 Ada.

  2. So fun to read more about you. Thanks again for the feature. You are the best! I hope you have a good start to your week.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  3. Loved reading more about you Jill- I can relate to all of these things too. Hope you have a good Monday:)
    Marta, xo

  4. Love it! I think you're doing awesome for being 6 months in to blogging! Love your blog. Thanks for participating!

  5. This was very interesting to read and I can identify with a lot of the things that you mentioned. I'm sharing some of the things I learned in my first year of blogging today as well. Have a great week! ~Cynthia

  6. Love reading more about you and discovering others! Fun!

  7. This was a great post Jill! I really enjoyed reading your behind the blog process and really can't wait to see what the other ladies share! I can totally relate to the corporate writing vs. blog writing struggles! It was VERY hard for me in the beginning not to write everything like a press release or a marketing brochure. :) It's been challenging but also fun to learn and develop new skills! Congrats on making it 6 months and I can't wait to see what you do in the future!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  8. Aw I love this!! I hope blogging will help with my writing too since I am such a horrible writer! ;) hence why I have a lot of pictures! Love Ada and Amy! :)

    <3 Shannon

  9. I also have that problem forgetting to take pictures during the DIY process. My 8 year old daughter has even reminded me. She will offer to take the pictures of me at work.

  10. I really enjoyed learning more about your blog! I struggle with my creative writing as well and not sounding too professional! I love reading your blog and look forward to learning about the other ladies you shared!


  11. I always love learning more about other bloggers! It is crazy how time consuming it can be, but I love it. I'm looking forward to continuing to read your blog!

    Nicole to the Nines

  12. Loved reading more about you. You have such a great blog - it's one of my favorites!

  13. I wish I had the time to plan out my posts a month in advance! That's a great idea! It can be really hard to come up with things to write about so if you ever find the magical solution-let me know! ;)

  14. Too cool- love this idea!
    I'm a total editorial calendar hound, and use Google calendar to keep track of what outfit posts launch when, important dates, etc. :)


  15. Love the tour through blog land! I wish I could plan content a month in advance! I'm currently on a day by day basis lol! Blogging definitely is a lot more time consuming that I had originally realized but I absolutely love it! Loved getting to know the inside work of your blog! Always a great read when I come to visit!

    Hope you have a great day!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

  16. Such a fun post! Love learning more about you! I just started planning my blog month to month, it take a lot of the stress off and I love being organized!

  17. I love reading about other bloggers' approaches to blogging! I don't know if I could do a month at a time, but kudos for the dedication!

    xoxo jenna @ sincerely jenna marie
    PS- make sure and stop by on Thursdays to link up!

  18. Such a good idea and I loved your interview!




  19. Ooo--thanks for the great recommendations:) Always love finding new blogs to follow!

    Tif @ Bright on a Budget

  20. You have had a very productive first 6 months! This was such a fun post to read. I love the three blogs that you featured. Very good choices!

  21. It's good to get to better know you too. Here's to another great 6 months and more *cheers. Rachel xo


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