The Life of Bon: Grow your blog round three. Buckle up, girls.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Grow your blog round three. Buckle up, girls.

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Blogging is the weirdest.

One day I will write a long and detailed post on how blogging is so weird.  You ever try explaining blogging to someone in the outside world?  It's impossible.  That's because blogging is the weirdest.

One weird thing about blogging is that you actually get to make friends.  And don't get me wrong, I love making friends, it's just weird.  Who would think, "I am going to bare my heart and soul on a totally public website and then read the heart and souls of others on their totally public websites and then we're all going to hang out"?  But strangely enough, that's one of my favorite parts of blogging- meeting new people and making friends and gathering together with other bloggers.

That is why I have loved doing the blogging roundtables so much.  I did the first two rounds with Elisabeth but now she is ditching me, so I will have to find other people to fill in.  We'll live, I know, but I will still miss Elisabeth.

At last month's roundtable we talked all about sponsorship- how to sponsor, how to accept sponsorships, when, etc, etc, etc.  The ideas were zip zipping round that table, I tell you!

Pictures courtesy of Bella the Blog.

When we talked to the girls that night about a topic for our next roundtable, everybody pretty much agreed- "We want to know how to make our blog look purty!" they clamored.  "I don't know how to made a header!"  "Why do my pictures always look crap?"  and "What in the world is a button?!?" echoed through the room.

And so, we present to you...

My girl, Deidre, who is always helping me with design questions, is going to show us the basics of making our blogs beautiful.  Design, headers, editing pictures, everything you want to know but don't know where to go to ask.  It will still be a "roundtable" format, but may be a bit different as Deidre will have the stage to show us how to do all that tricky html and design stuff.

If you are in the Provo area (or anywhere close) come join in!  Bloggers of all degrees/levels/commitments are welcome - the last two months we have had a range and it made for such insightful conversation.  I know it is scary to show up at a blogging thing all by yourself to meet random girls you have only seen online.  But I promise within minutes we're all friends and laughing away.  You won't regret it.   I would have killed for something like this in my first months of blogging.  Even now, it is a very valuable resource to me.  Also, I know this title may sound somewhat threatening.  Basically we're just trying to figure out the 101 on how to make our blog sexy.

Interested? Jump on board already! $10 reserves your seat.  Email me at asap because spots be flying like flipping pancakes.  I so want to meet you!


  1. Will you be doing one of these in June? Because I really really want to go, but I have a lot going on that first week in May.

    1. Plus I think we need to meet before you move to my home state! :)

  2. If I still lived in Utah, I'd jump on this in a heartbeat. :) But mostly just to meet you and to hear some of your hilarious work stories in person. I'm not a creeper, I promise.

  3. wait I wish I lived up there!!! I love that you gals are always getting together. great way to share & help others out!


  4. sounds like fun! wish i could join!

  5. I wish I lived closer..that would be something I would LOVE to go to!

    Laura @ Mice In The Kitchen

  6. OH man, i'd pay to SKYPE in on this! Great idea!

  7. such a great idea! i just wish that i lived closer and could participate. would be great to meet other bloggers and share ideas.
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  8. Anonymous8:54 AM

    This looks like such a great time! And what a great idea. I wish I could join you.

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  10. SO wish I lived anywhere near Utah, I would love to come to this!

  11. Hello I am stopping by from Mom's Monday Mingle. I love this idea of a blog round table. I would love to attend something like that. I wonder if there is anything like that here in Virginia where I live. I hope to learn more about this in the future. I am following your blog on Blog Lovin' now.

  12. You know what I like about blogging is meeting people from all over the world without leaving my lounge room...........and what wonderful and amazing people I have meet

  13. Sounds fun! I already know how to do all this, I want to come just to hang out :)! haha

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