ok, let me just be honest. i have been working on my blog for 2 weeks. yes. 2 weeks. every day while the kids are at school. gunnar has been playing with my iphone reading the books [better yet, they are reading to him but it's still learning, right?] that i downloaded for him so i can get this set up. this is not as easy as everyone makes it sound. i love blogs such as tater tots & jello, the house of smiths and my all time favorite is by far
the idea room. these websites are put together so well. i love them to pieces! they make me want to come back for more! of course we all know that good blogging has tons to do with first and foremost - a good camera. i will be investing in one of those soon. very soon. secondly - you need to have a clean, crisp, background. well, thanks to the girls at the cutest blog on the block i not only got a great background, i snagged a few buttons and read up on their "secrets" and learned a few tips from them! they will also create a custom web page for you if you contact them! they also write a blog which you can check out 2 moms talk these ladies are awesome in my book! third - you need to have a site that is easy to navigate through...and then finally have content that is worth reading. well, i think i have all my ducks in a row. it's a learning process and unless you pay someone [as i'm sure some do] i will be learning all the tricks as i blog along....ahem....i welcome any tips you may have! like, how do you post in additional pages? for example, i have the when the fruit come out to play page. i'd love to post little stories about the kids in there. or make a page for tutorials...and have all the tutorials in there. does anyone know how to do this?
i have to give a big thank you to my friend huma who is the sweetest blogging buddy i have. seriously, she reached out to me after i posted a comment on the little hen house [a blog that we both openly & admittedly stalk & i might add morgan, the blog owner totally encourages stalking so it's ok] stating a problem i was having with a html she had written. she asked me to e-mail her and she'd fix the code. from that point on we became friends. we have exchanged e-mails back and forth, usually me telling her what i have accomplished thanks to her. she has explained so much and has given me the confidence to actually do the research and that's how i found all the information above. SCORE! i am so happy to have found her! she is quite hilarious too which is a bonus. i mean, come on, we can't read a blog if the writer has dry humor can we? i think not. and , i mean, how often can we say that we write a blog owner and get a response? ok, so i didn't actually write huma personally, but i have written other blog owners that i absolutely adore [to whom will remain nameless] that say they love to get e-mail, and asked for advice, but did not get a response. huma wrote me without me even asking her for advice. to me, that's super cool. and, that shows that she's a team player. so, in honor of how awesome my bloggy world friend huma is, i encourage you to go stop by huma's page and show her some love. grab her button, share her page, like her on facebook. and tell her erika sent you --- she'll get a giggle outta that!