In the past year, I have learned a lot about blogging. I have yet to put much of it into action, but it is one of my dreams this year to grow a blog that people love to visit and an Etsy shop that brings in a little more than just spending money. But my biggest dream, and I think this is because of my sweet Mama, is that I want to bring joy to the heart of others through this blog and my shop. And if we learn something that makes our lives easier, healthier and happier along the way then that is all the more better.
Because this blog and my shop are still in what I would call a fledgeling stage, I was thinking of creating a new blog and importing this one and totally starting a new shop with the knowledge that I have picked up along the way. The new blog would focus on some things that I am interested in. Of course creativity and projects are at the top of the list still. Healthy eating, saving money and childrearing are also in this list.
I would love to get into some PR that is relevant to my above list and maybe even do some giveaways. (There is one coming up here in the near future by the way as I am fast approaching my 100th post. This one is 96!)
So, my questions to you are...
What do you think of the name "Lanie J. and Co." to encompass more than just the creative aspect of my blogging efforts? I also like the idea of this name for my shop. Do you have an idea of a name that might fit? I really love Lanie by the way. It is a nickname used by my family and closest of friends... I guess that includes all of you! :)
What are some things you would like to see on my blog? More tutorials? More handlettering? More great recipes? More kids projects? Ideas for green cleaning? I am eager to know what you all are interested in. I have been at about 30 followers and 35 subscribers for quite some time and would love to take it to the next level. I like Monday Musings and Friday Favorites, so those will be staying.
What is your preferred platform for blogging? Blogger, Wordpress, or some other?
Do you like the black and white design I have going? I am thinking of maintaining that aspect of the blog, but maybe changing the layout a bit to update it.
Since this is a journey I would love all of you to take along with me, I would really love your input!