These are things I used to think about too. When I first started my blog it was because I wanted to share photos of my crafting projects with friends and family that lived far away and were not on Facebook. (yes, there are some people that are NOT on Facebook)
Pretty soon I found my blog followers growing. Then I found out about Design Teams to promote products and Blog Hops.
If you are asking yourself "What is a Blog Hop?", start HERE for details.
Since the Spring of 2011, I have been co-hosting the Disney Pixar Blog Hop with Melissa, Melissa has taken a break from the crafting world, but I am still continuing on with the hops. I even have a Facebook Page for fans of our hops . . . click HERE.
If you would like to see some of the past projects I have done, along with links to the other stops in the hop, you can click HERE.
I was also a part of the Getting Cricky Design Team for over a year. We would have a monthly blog hop on the third Friday of each month.
The Getting Cricky Blog Hops are a great way to see projects from a variety of crafters that showcase the wonderful stamp sets created by K Andrew Designs. If you would like to see all of the projects that I have created with these stamps click HERE.
In 2013 I became the Design Team Coordinator for The Buckle Boutique.
I absolutely LOVE the rhinestone sticker sheets!!!!!!! If you want to see projects I have created with these rhinestones you can click HERE. This means that I now make sure that there are new projects to showcase on The Buckle Boutique's blog and Facebook page created by the Design Team Members. I have also been lucky enough to attend The Craft and Hobby Association's Trade Show (CHA) and do demos of the products in The Buckle Boutique's booth.
Over the years people have asked me questions about blogging, Design Teams and Blog Hops. I am going to post tips on all three topics. If you have a question feel free to ask and maybe it will become the topic for a future post!
Tips on Blogging . . . click HERE
Tips on Design Teams . . . click HERE
Tips on Blog Hops . . . click HERE