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Blogging (which is the most ridiculous word in the English lexicon) is many things to many people.  I am especially interested in what blogging means to the modern woman.  For some, it is a convenient way to keep far away family updated.  For others, it is a creative outlet to showcase their art, their writing, their heart.  For others still, blogging is a way to support their family, bringing in money when times are hard.

The individualization of culture–our suburban houses, our drive-thru restaurants, our text-messaging and emailing–lead to an isolation that wasn’t experienced by the women who came before us.  Blogging connects kindred spirits and like minds.  Blogging takes many forms, but at its heart it is a connecting medium.

In the coming month, I’ll be sharing tips for blogging well.  Whether you’re just starting out or have been blogging for years–I think you’ll find new helpful hints, new tools for your toolbox, and maybe a different perspective going forward.  I hope that I’ll equip you to blog with more heart, more integrity, and more ease.  The best thing about blogging is you play by your own rules.  You create the space, you cast the vision, you set the pace.  With a few tips, best practices, templates, and suggestions–it can only be better and easier to have the blog you want.

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  • Reply Karin - The F Girl July 31, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Yes, the connection with other women, kindred spirits, that is what’s for me the most beautiful aspect of the whole blogging idea. Even though I still feel like I am searching a little, for my voice, my place in this community, it is a wonderful process. And very inspiring in every way!

  • Reply michelle @ this little light July 31, 2012 at 7:26 am

    This post makes me so happy! I’ve been blogging on and off for two years now, and I’m just now starting to really “get” it. Once The Boy goes back to school this September, I’m hoping to step it up and put the time in to making my place on the web what I truly think it could be.

    I have a vision, and I’m sure your tips will be of great help!

    Congratulations on your wonderful news, btw … God bless your growing family!

  • Reply 17 Perth July 31, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I can’t wait—looking forward to your suggestions!

  • Reply Beth @ dot in the city July 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

    This is going to be an excellent series…I am so looking forward to it :)

  • Reply Elena @ Randomly Happy July 31, 2012 at 11:21 am

    So looking forward to this new serries. As a new blogger I’m always interested in reading about how to imporve and how blogging can connect people from all over.

    Well done on another great serries!

    x Elena

  • Reply Christina July 31, 2012 at 11:30 am

    I love blogging, although I find it hard to really connect to a set community. Everyone keeps telling me to find my “niche” but I feel like my niche is just blogging about life. I love food and fitness and sharing my adventures but the bloggers I’ve met are more one or the other. This isn’t a problem, in fact it’s pretty liberating but I look forward to your new series :)

  • Reply Cassie July 31, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Thank you!!!! I am new to blogging and feel like I don’t have a clue what’s going on. So thankful for the tips to come!

  • Reply Mackenzie July 31, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Excited for this! Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Reply Hannah Jo July 31, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Looking forward to this! If it helps me as much as “The No Brainer Wardrobe” did my blog is in for a treat! :-)

  • Reply Rebecca Smith July 31, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    oooooohhh! Looking forward to this! Wanting the “shake off the excess” from my blog!

  • Reply maile July 31, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks so much for this! I’m just starting out in the big blogging world, and although I’m

    • Reply maile July 31, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Ugh – fingers move faster than brain sometimes. Sorry for the double comment, especially when the first one wasn’t finished!

  • Reply maile July 31, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks so much for this! I’m just starting out in the big blogging world, so any information helps.

  • Reply Christina Clarke July 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Thank you so much this is going to be great!!! I have been blogging for a while but to be honest I have felt lost… I haven’t had confidence and I guess I could say I don’t know who I am as a “blogger”. I am excited for this series and your willingness to share from your expreience. Thanks so much!

  • Reply Stacie July 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Yep, I need this too. Thanks in advance!

  • Reply Natalie @ NS Pottery July 31, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Excited to hear your tips!!

  • Reply Mrs Amber Apple July 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Oh fun! I’m looking forward to reading your advice and tips!

  • Reply Kristin July 31, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Oh I love this idea! Can’t wait to read your tips over the coming month :-)

  • Reply Megan July 31, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I’m really looking forward to this, too! My greatest motivation in blogging has always been to find a community, but that’s challenging. Definitely excited about a fresh perspective!

  • Reply Heather July 31, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I am so excited about this series! I really look up to you as a blogger who writes about things that are both helpful and meaningful to women.

  • Reply Carrie July 31, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    So excited for this!! Your No Brainer Wardrobe changed my life, so I’m SO thrilled to read all you have to say about blogging. Just like all the other ladies have said, I’d love to develop my blog better. I have the dream, but not the plan. I’m sure you will help us all!

  • Reply Nadine S. July 31, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    I’m excited to read what you share!

  • Reply Queen Mary August 1, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    So interested to see/hear/read how this goes! I’ve been thinking about starting a blog – but I’d want complete anonymity. So then I was thinking about what title I would use and “Tax Chix Gone Wild” has too many undertones, and as this stream of consciousness is happening while I’m finishing reading your post and getting to the leave a comment place I noticed your title and wondered if “Big Branch” were taken! I’m just not very clever!

  • Reply Courtney Laib August 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Love this Hayley! I’m very excited about this series!

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  • Reply Cheri @ Sharing Cheri August 4, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I love all of your series’. You are amazing.

  • Reply blair @ wild & precious August 9, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    SO jazzed about this! xo

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