You may have noticed that we took a little break from blogging regularly while making some awesome upgrades to our site! With a new design, new features, and new teachers – we wanted to break into blogging again with a bang!
What better way to get back our blogging spark than to include EVERYONE, and throwing in some incentives too! So we’re having an awesome Blogging Challenge for the month of May, and want YOU to join in!
Stay tuned during this challenge for more information on these amazing instructors, and the classes they’re teaching this summer!
Posting regularly on a blog is hands down one of the best things you can do for both yourself, and your business. Recently, ProBlogger even began publishing some incredible articles on blogging, how important it is, and tips for making time to write. 14 bloggers shared their daily blogging routine too, and checking out some of their insights can give you a GREAT start! Sometimes the stress of coming up with post ideas on a consistent basis is difficult, and can make it easy to ignore your blog. However, this challenge is meant to help ANY blogger and business owner not only get back into their blogging groove – but do it RIGHT!
Participate in this challenge by entering your blog address below! We’ll be providing tips and tricks the entire way, and those who complete the challenge will be entered to win some AMAZING prizes from several sponsors we’ll be featuring all month! Below are just a few sponsors who have agreed to donate a prize to those who participate!
Restored 316 Designs
Miss Evil Kitty
Sour Apple Studio
Sweet Simplicity Designs
Creative Girl Media
Enter your blog address into the blog hop linky at the bottom of this post.
Publish a blog post at least three times per week during the month of May.
(Optional) Snag the linky code and pinnable challenge graphic, then put them in your first blog post announcing the challenge. (Let your readers know what’s up!)
Start brainstorming, and plan your posts ahead of time. Do they have a theme? Why do you want people to come to your blog?
Check out the blogs of other participants throughout the challenge. When you find content you genuinely enjoy, let the author know in a comment, by tweeting, sharing, and interacting with fellow challengers. The more you interact online, the more people can find your content too!
I have to start somewhere and I decided to start with Designs by Summer. I came across her site when I was reading someone’s blog (honestly I cannot remember which one). After reviewing her portfolio, I was impressed by both the quality of her designs and the price for her services. The phrase she uses is “Beautiful Designs, Wallet Friendly Price,” and she is spot on.
Summer is a self taught designer, who had her start with digital scrapbooking first, which turned into blog design after teaching herself about HTML and CSS. Examples of her work can be seen by going to iMommy, or Org Junkie’s Product Reviews.
Prices for new blog design are set by package and range from $35 to $100. She also can make headers (ex: Inspired Mama Musings above), buttons, signatures, awards, Etsy banners and avatars for $3 to $15.
My personal blog, Moving Forward, needed a face lift in a major way. The template I am using is a free one, and beautiful, but it does not fit my personality. Last week I contacted Summer to design a new template just for me. I will share the new site (and button) once the template is up and running.
This lovely little design studio is giving away a $20 gift certificate from MyGrafico.com! Check out their designs below, and enter easily by liking their page on Facebook! Then comment on this post stating you did so. Winners announced Tuesday June 4th!
Sweet Simplicity Design Studio is by Liz Barber from Southern California. Our studio thrives in creating modern, fresh and colorful designs for web & print. We appreciate the uniqueness of each client and our goal is to make the process smooth, fun and interactive. If you’re in the market for an upgrade to your blog or business website let us bring to fruition your vision for your project and allow us to create a successful & modern personal, business and online identity. We would LOVE to chat with you and discover how we can work together on your project! Drop us a line at liz (at) sweetsimplicitydesign (dot) com!
Thank you for stopping by. I am a self-taught designer, focusing primarily on utilizing the Genesis Framework for WordPress to create a custom blog or website design just for you. I also have some experience with Blogger and Expression Engine. I offer budget friendly packages, and look forward to working with you!
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