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How to Help

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I’ve been talking a lot about my new endeavor, and this crazy dream I have of becoming a food/lifestyle blogger. You have to admit, it does seem like a pretty awesome job. So what if it takes years to get to the point where you can maybe sort of slightly consider making it your actual job. And if worst comes to worst, it’s just a forever hobby. Big deal. I’ve failed before. Why not add this to my list?

The thing is, there’s no such thing as a self-made man, or woman, or blogger. So many of you have already helped out so much, but if you’re wondering what you can do to help inch me toward my goals, here are a few suggestions.

First off, read the new blog. Better yet, subscribe. If you have a word press account, you can follow that way. You can also subscribe by email, or get the RSS feed. If you use bloglovin, you should be able to look me up there. If you have a problem getting any of these to work, please let me know so I can try to fix it. If you see something you like in a post, or you have any questions, please leave a comment.

You should also like us on Facebook. Then when you see a post, “like” it, or better yet, share it, that way your friends will hear about it, too.

If you use Twitter, follow me there. I have a sad sad number of followers. Twitter is not my favorite, but whatevs.

If you’re on Pinterest, feel free to pin stuff you see on my blog. The more eyes on it, the better.

I’m really trying to improve my skills to bring better content to the blog and build readers. I still have the training wheels on. That’s an understatement. Who am I kidding? It’s probably not even potty trained yet. But you can be a part of my growth. I’ve had so many people give me so much amazing support here. I appreciate your help so very much.

Popularity Contest

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We all know it’s true. My husband is much more popular than I am. He has more friends in real life, but he also beats me in all those measurable internety sort of ways, too. He got almost 50 likes for his new Facebook page in one day. I still hadn’t reached 30 after two weeks. His blog post was published about the chickens. We had over 50 views that day. Our highest so far. He’s had one of his blog posts on his personal blog get over 200 views. He wins. He’s better than me in every possible way.

But I was the one who got a mention and a follow on twitter from Joy the Baker, only one of the coolest food bloggers around. I was aghast. I could hardly believe she’d take time out of her busy life to mention me and give me encouragement. How sweet is this woman?

I remember when I finally got a follow for Treatsies bakery from Bakingdom. She and I are secretly best friends in an alternate universe. She just doesn’t know it.

I’m a complete introvert. There aren’t many people that I feel like I could connect with. The beautiful thing about blogging is its immediacy. My favorite bloggers are the ones who make you feel like you’re their friend. That you just hang out in their kitchen and share things. I hope that I can find my voice and make someone feel that way with my blog.

One of the things I’ve learned from listening to the early days of the Joy the Baker podcast is that these feelings of insecurity and impostor syndrome are probably sort of normal. I suspected they might be, but it’s good to hear from a successful blogger that she sometimes feels insecure.

Let’s all sing a cheesy song about making your dreams come true. Look out, world! This dog walker/web designer baker/blogger power couple is about to takeover the world. Or be homeless. One of the two.