Today is marks the first day of a new month. I wanted to take a few minutes to look back on what I learned from my first month blogging in this little space, and what things are going to look like moving forward.
I’m almost finished reading Blog Inc. by Joy Cho and the whole time I’ve just been thinking about how every blogger should read this. I especially feel like anyone who is thinking about starting a blog should read it. Blogging is such an amazing platform and opportunity that I think so many people could benefit from. It’s brought me a lot of opportunities and helped me grow in so many ways.
Since many of my favorite posts are all about blogging, I thought it would be fun to give a copy to one of you guys- my lovely readers! This blogging thing wouldn’t be much fun without you, and I don’t say how much I appreciate you and your participation in my blog nearly enough.
Here’s how you can win!
(one entry for each item)
- Leave a comment- it can be about anything!
- Follow me on BlogLovin
- Like my Facebook page
- Follow me on Twitter
- Follow me on Pinterest
Don’t worry about leaving an individual comment- I’m doing this the old fashioned way! The giveaway will close at midnight on Thursday, October 4th (my birthday!) and I’ll announce the winner on Friday. Good luck!
FYI- I happily purchased my copy of Blog Inc. and will purchase the copy for the winner. Oh Joy! is in no way affiliated with this post- I just genuinely enjoyed the book and thought you guys would too!
And because I can’t post a vlog without making fun of myself- can we talk about how ridiculous I look when I hold things up and try to get them on screen? Also, do I always sound/look like I have marbles in my mouth? And the end is total awksauce. In my defense, this was like the 50th take.
Jessica Peters says
I would love to read this book! And I already stalk you all over the internetz. :) Because I am classy like that!
I’m in the middle of reading Joy’s book, as well. I love it! As a new blogger, you can never have too many tips from more seasoned bloggers.
Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire says
It’s so awesome to see how your blog has grown in just the last six months, let alone the last year. You are awesome, Kate! Oh, and by the way, when you tweeted your post this morning, you had me at “vlog”. ;)
And now for my giveaway entries. Drum roll, please…
Comment: KATE IS AWESOME!
I’ve been one of your Tweeps for as long as I’ve had Twitter!
I semi-stalk you on FB.
You’re in my Daily Reads list on Bloglovin’.
I’d be a fool to not follow you on Pinterest, being that you’re a designer and all. (Tip: I’m not a fool. That was my way of saying that I follow you on Pinterest.)
First of all, you are so cute in your blog! Haha. Not awkward at all. Also, that’s so nice of you to giveaway the book with your own hard-earned cash. I can appreciate that! I have the book on hold at the library, but they have just ordered it. This means that I can (hopefully!) win this giveaway, have it shipped to me and it will still probably get here before my library copy is ready. Haha. Here’s hoping!
Liked you on FB.
Follow you on Pinterest.
Ohh… I’ve been wanting to read that! Good to know you’re finding it helpful!
I would LOVE to have a copy of this book! I could always use some new tips ;)
Blog Inc. has been on my reading list for awhile!
I liked you on FB.
I follow you on Twitter.
I follow you on Pinterest.
I follow you on Bloglovin.
Betsy Transatlantically says
I follow you EVERYWHERE! hehe. but really. I do. on Facebook (under my real name, which I can DM you if you want), on Twitter (as btransatlantic), and bloggerwise (not Bloglovin’, but I follow you in my Googlereader – does that count?)…
Amanda @ Eloquent English says
I haven’t read that book yet, but I think it’d be a good book to read for sure!!!
Following you on Bloglovin’
Following you on FB!
Following you on Twitter!
Following you on Pinterest =)
Girl, you’re SO RAD! Thank you so much for this awesome opportunity. I just went to my first blog conference this past weekend and I learned so much about so many exciting things I want to be changing on my blog to improve different things, and I have a strong feeling that this book would only HELP in these changes! YAY! I follow and like all four of those things you asked us too!!! xoxo
jess (creative index) says
very cool giveaway! i’ve been wanting to read that book! glad to hear its good! :)
follow you on bloglovin, twitter and pinterest!
Id love to read this! Did all the extra stuffs too :)
I’ve been wanting to read that one for a while — great giveaway!
Love this giveaway!
I like your facebook page, follow on twitter, and on pinterest!
4 lucky entries for me! :)
I heard that it was amazing! Love that you are giving a copy away!
I follow you on twitter too :)
Annelise @ Aunie Sauce says
OKKKK this is so cool. I Love giveaways that aren’t endorsed!
Also follow you on BL
Follow you on FB
Follow you on Twitter :)
Ashley Brimeyer says
Hey girl. I LOVE this. I’ve been eyeing that book for a few weeks now. It’s literally sitting in my Amazon wish list just waiting for me to hit “check out.”
follow you on pinterest, twitter :) , liked ya on facebook and ya know… commenting :)
Mark Allman says
I enjoy your blog and since I do not blog if i win I will donate the book to the person who commented before me.(Aunie) :)
I like a vlog … it allows me to replace the guessed upon voice in my head I have assigned to you with your real voice.
Kristen Kinney says
Ooohh I’m excited about this! One of my other blog friends just bought this book & I’ve been wanting to read it!
I follow you on bloglovin’
I follow you on Pinterest (love all of your boards!!)
I follow you on Twitter
I like your facebook page (& that’s the main way I keep up with your blog! :))
Have a wonderful week!
somehow i recently stumbled upon your blog & so glad i did! video has been on my list of things to do for a bit now so thank you for inspiring me to get moving on it. time to kick that perfectionist self to the curb and go for it. kudos to you.
i’m following you on FB & twitter. not on the other 2. : )
thanks much from shana
This looks like something I probably should read. Great recommendation.
Love your vlogs, Kate! So cool to hear what direction the blog will be going in! That book also seems just like the right thing for me. (I would really benefit from getting my blogging more organized!)
I follow you on twitter.
I follow you on blog lovin.
I follow you on pinterest.
And on facebook :)
Amanda Bumgarner says
Sounds like a great book! I’d love to win a copy!
I like your FB page!
Sandy M says
Happy Birthday!!! You share the same birthday as my brother so it’s easy to remember :) I discovered your blog about a week ago…you inspired me. I’m in the middle of starting to design some WP sites and to see that you started a little over a year ago designing sites makes me feel hopeful. Thanks for sharing your insights with us. Enjoy your special day!
Sandy M says
Oh yeah I would love a copy of the book…but I think I missed the deadline without realizing it :/
Thanks Sandy! It’s pretty cool how everyone is on a more even playing field because of the fast-paced nature of the internet. There is so much information out there, and since it changes so fast we’re all kinda learning it as we go. You can do it!
And don’t worry, you didn’t miss it! :)
Sandy M says
Thanks! I love learning and researching online. Can’t wait to see how our blogs and businesses will bloom this year:) Keep moving forward with your dreams and creativity! Enjoy your birthday!
Kristin B says
Oh man, almost missed this AMAZINGNESS. I love that you love the book enough to be so awesome as to give away a copy to one of your readers! (Please let it be me, please let it be me – chanting helps, right? haha). So um… count me in!! I’ve been wanting to get my grabby little hands on this bad boy sooo much. So here’s my comment, and I already follow you on Twitter/Pinterest/Bloglovin. ;)
Also, you’re totally not as awkward as you seem to think. I think you’re adorable. I love your videos! You’re about the only person whose videos I actually watch. That sounds mean to other people… but yours just flow or something. I dunno. Basically, thumbs up from me and you’re not awkward! ;)
Rachelle Williams says
I follow you on Facebook.
I follow you on Pinterest.
I now follow you on Twitter.
I now follow you on bloglovin’.
I think you are a really great designer. I follow you and several other designers because I aspire to be able to do design work part time, eventually. Happy Birthday! I haven’t even heard of this book, but think that it should definitely be on my “To Be Read” pile.
This is such an amazing giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win, Kate.
For the record, I like you on Facebook.
I follow you on Twitter.
And I follow your Pinterest!
(I also follow you on my Google Reader, in case that gets me a bonus entry. :))
Ok I know I’m a little late, but I just watched this video and you are absolutely adorable. I was literally grinning the whole time! I’d love to win this book, but I may cave and purchase it on my kindle tonight :). xoxo
Aww, thanks Clara! :)