Have you visited Bakery yet? It is an amazing resource for bloggers like me, I love reading all their tips and tricks. If you’re an aspiring blogger or you just fancy reading something different for a change, then head on over.
This article on their today made me think…
Here’s what happens: You find a blog, love the blog, and tack it onto the numerous feeds in your Google Reader, categorizing it by industry and making cute little notes [or is that just me?]. You then check said feed daily, bulk up on all of your day’s recommended dosage of Inspiration, and forget it until tomorrow.
Here’s the problem: As a blogger, I recognize the need for community. And one of the easiest ways to gauge your community is through readers/commenters. So how do your readers who follow your feed tell you what they like/dislike if they’re not commenting b/c they rarely visit your site in actual formation?
I wonder if I have a load of readers who just see my via the RSS reader? If so come say ‘Hi’ properly…I’d like to meet you :o)
And just because I can’t post without an image…check out this little beauty I found yesterday while searching for my new haircut (getting the chop tomorrow on by birthday eeeek!)
Credit: Sorry I have no photographer credit, but the image came from here..yes that’s right, I was looking for an emo cut hehe!)
I know I keep banging on about this, but I actually don’t care as I know someone will be kicking themselves if they miss out on this amazing free wedding photography contest. You have exactly a week to finalise your entries and get them to me. I will be (trying!) to pick a winner soon after the closing date – there have been some great ones so far!
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Just another little gorgeous and inspiring image to keep you going for now..
Credit: Red Heart Photo
For most of you, your wedding and impending marriage is probably the biggest, most life changing thing you have ever done right? But what happens next?
I’m not talking about the post-wedding depression you might read about elsewhere, but the question that will crop up as soon as you become a Mrs (or Mr!) “So, will we be hearing the pitter patter of teeny tiny feet soon?”
As a newlywed myself (can I still be considered a newlywed after nearly a year!?) I get this question constantly..which is fine, it’s to be expected, but I’m 25 for goodness sake…and I just bought a very fast car (hehe I had to get that one in there!) which although it is roomy is probably not the most suitable form of transport for a child…and I’m all about my cat, Akira right now.
There is loads out there on the world wide web about babies and all the jazz…probably as much as, if not more than stuff about weddings. Yet, as with weddings, you very rarely hear from the man’s perspective. However Marcus is trying to change that. He has just started a blog called Terrified Dad – what a brilliant name! Want to read all about how scary babies are? Well head right over there!
Seriously, babies do terrifyme, and don’t get me started on the whole pregnancy thing…so just to lighten the load I thought I’d better illustrate this post with a the most non-scary photograph I could find..balloons!
Credit: Ophelia Photography
While I’m on the subject of Savvy Scoop…the wonderful guys over at OneWed (who are the Mummy site for Savvy Scoop so to speak) are continuing to spread the love with a weekly giveaway, oh yes – every week! So, every Monday, when you head over to religiously check out my new guest post, you can also admire a new product or service that has been given the ‘loves it!’ seal of approval. Just by commenting with some tips, advice or general wedding wickedness, on any post (including mine – plug plug!) you are automatically entered to have the chance to win it. Ermmm awesome!
This week you have the chance to win an Amrita Singh Southampton Bracelet. Clicky here for all the blingy goodness.
Just a quick note to say sorry I haven’t posted that much (for me!) over the last couple of days…for some reason I’ve been really busy in my non-cyber life. I do have some great stuff to share when I get my act together (I’m thinking either later on tonight or early next week as my usual Monday uber posting session has had to be postponed as I’m off to shoot some new photographs with Rosie Parsons – I’m so excited and can’t wait to share the results with you after. Her work is just amazing!
Also…just because I’m talking about myself, I was a very naughty little blogger and bought myself a very fast, very cool car yesterday eeeeeeek! I’m so excited it’s not even funny. Look how pretty it is! Obviously I’ve gone for black though as pink hair + red car = not a good look.
And finally…to keep you going until I get my act together (it won’t be long I promise, you all know I am a total blogaholic!) some images from a new wedding shot by one of my favourites Dixie Pixel Photography
Credit: Dixie Pixel Photography
**Guest Blogging Update**
Not only am I now writing for Savvy Scoop, but Steve at the brand spanking new Bridal Soup also asked me if I’d like to contribute to their site. Now as you probably already know, I do love a good old ramble about all things wedding, so I would have been rather foolish to turn himdown. Plus the site is a UK based site – I almost squealed with delight!
After reading so many of your survey responses saying you’d like to know more about me, the girl behind the blog, I suggested to Steve that I write a kind of ‘how to guide’ for the Bridal Soup launch – i.e. how to plan a Rock n Roll wedding…but with your own personal flair (obviously!)
Every week I will be writing a new article, telling the story of our wedding with a few tips & tricks thrown in that I’ve gathered along the way. I do hope you’ll come see me over there, and will enjoy seeing an ever so slightly different side to Rock ‘n Roll Bride.
This week I’m all about our engagement story. Enjoy.