Some of you may have checked out Danielle's blog last week when I sent you over there to check out the giveaway she was having on the cutest apron! If you didn't, get to know her a little bit in her interview below and then head on over to her blog! I just discovered her blog a couple of weeks ago, but she has some great stuff on her blog... that's why she is this weeks Internet Inspiration! Congrats Danielle!
Name or Blogger Name: Living in the 'burbs with the Lenz's
How long have you been blogging? About a year. The first time I started I got maybe about 6 posts done. I was just figuring out how it worked and how to jazz up my page when WHOOSH...everything was gone. I couldn't believe I deleted the entire thing! So I started back up at the beginning of November last year. Wow, I can't believe how quickly time has flown by!
What inspired you to start blogging? Chris and I had just become newlyweds in the summer of 2008. I wanted to mark our journey along the way and I thought that this was the perfect way to do it. Not only did I get to enjoy writing it but it was a way to keep my family and friends in the loop of what's going on in our world.
What did you originally blog about and how has that evolved? I was so new to the blogging world and I didn't really know what direction I wanted to go in other than to just fill people in with whats going on. I talked about the fun events we did on the weekends and what we had planned. This year has been very eventful though, we were both in a wedding, we bought our very first house and are in the process of making it a home, we just got a new pup and with the holidays quickly approaching there has been plenty to talk about. Nothing has really changed other than the fact that I blog so much more than I did before. It's very addicting! I mean, Facebook, what is that?! jk But I find that blogging is so much more rewarding and it's great to find other people out there that are going through the same things we are.
What different types of blogs do you stalk? I am all across the board! I love newlywed blogs, home decor, fashion, savings, cooking, families and just about anything that catches my attention.
Three of your favorite blogs? wow this one is tough...besides my closest friends blogs I really enjoy:
- The Meanest Mom http://themeanestmom.blogspot.com/ - if I am having a rough day I know that I can go here and get a good laugh. She talks about her life as a mom and is brutally honest and I love it!
- The Seattle Smiths http://kelseyandgabriel.blogspot.com/ - every Wednesday she has this great event called Wishful Wednesday's and each week is a different topic. For instance this week was vaca. You can pick anywhere you would dream to go and post about it. I love it and look forward to it each week!
- Fantabulously Frugal http://www.fantabulouslyfrugal.com/ - I am a girl on a budget and I love a good bargain, like most of us are these days. She posts some of the most amazing sales, coupons and freebies going on all over the web. My husband has his Slick Deals and I have this!
How many blogs do you think you have in your feeder? Too many to count.
What impact has blogging had on you? Blogging has really become something that I look forward to everyday. Getting to share our journey and thoughts has been exciting and I hope to one day make a personal scrapbook with it. But what has really been rewarding is getting to know so many amazing ladies all over. Some of these women I will never be able to meet in person but feel as though we are close friends. It's opened my eyes to new ideas and so many possibilities.
Additional Blogging Rants: I must admit that there are some days that I am just not up for posting or I am going through a rut. But I still enjoy reading others!Thanks so much for being a part of this Danielle! It was great chatting with you over this past week and I've just been loving the blog. Congrats on the new addition to your family as well!
Don't forget to post on your blog your Internet Inspiration award and link heading to this post so your readers can check out your interview!
P.S. Want to be one of the Internet Inspirations or would you like to nominate someone? Shoot me an email!