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Blogging: Income – 2013 Review

Blog Income 2013 Collage

It’s been FOREVER since we talked about the blog income around here.  The holidays took over and something had to give.  The good thing that did for this series is I got to try a few new things, tweak some stuff, and get involved with some new traffic sources.  Lots and lots to talk about kids.  Instead of doing a separate post for October, November, and December, today we’re looking

Blogging: Income – August 2013

August 2013 Income Collage

  This month has been insane around the blog.  There’s been good stuff, me pulling my hair out, and lots of smiles for my first really big income month.  It just kind of happened this way, but I’m still excited to see a four digit income.  Okay, deets.   Breakdown Income | $1,324.21 Clever Girls Collective – Fresh & Easy  $125.00 Collective Bias – Smart & Final  $20 Pinch of

Blogging: Income – September 2013

Sept 2013

  Hi everyone & Donna!    Thanks for stopping by to get the deets on September’s blog income.  There is good and bad news this month, mostly good, but a reality check too.  I’ll get into that in a minute.  But first, let take a look at the cold hard numbers.   Breakdown Income | $1,556.53 Collective Bias – Smart & Final  $225.00 SocialSpark – Manwich  $200.00 Clever Girls Collective

Blogging: Income – July 2013

July 2013

  Hi everyone!  Welcome to a new month and another look at my blogging income.  This month was a slight increased over June.  I was expecting to have more of a WOW number to show you, but I’m still waiting on a big check.  Oh well.  August’s income is going to look sick!  Let’s look at July though.   The Breakdown Income | $350.00 Clever Girls Collective – MommyJuice Wine

Blogging: Resources, Money, and Events


Welcome back to the blogging series kids.  Today I’m going to talk about my favorite products, where I learn the most, how I make money blogging (so you can too), and what it takes to put together a blogging event.   Ready?  OK!     {say it like a cheerleader}     Resources   The two best resources I’ve found are Googling and other bloggers.  If you want to know

Blogging: Income – April 2013


  Welcome to May everyone.  Is the year really almost 1/3 over?  Time is FLYING!  This month I’m very happy to report my blog income didn’t take it’s normal nosedive, it increased!!  I’m really excited since this is my first time having two consecutive months where the blog really paid me.  I am counting a large gift card I received to make a project, but I kept the supplies and

Blogging: The Blog Binder


I’m really excited for this week.  All my of newly laid plans for the blog will be in full effect.  I feel so much more in control of my little blog world. How did this all happen?  I started blogging back in September to have on outlet while I stayed home with the Things all day.  Now I’ve been featured a handful of times (even on tt&j…holy crap!) and I’m

All Things Fall Y’all Blog Hop + Giveaway


Welcome to the All Things Fall Y’all Blog Hop & Giveaway! It’s finally gotten cooler here in Arizona (thank goodness!), and I am SO ready to celebrate. I couldn’t think of a better way than a giveaway! Along with fabulous Fall DIY crafts, decor and recipes that will debuting Monday morning, we are excited to bring you the chance to win one of four CASH PRIZES totaling over $1,000! THE

Blogging: Behind the Scenes


Today I’m getting down to the nitty gritty.  I’m not on of those bloggers that has a craft room or a really put together kitchen (I blame being in a rental) or even my very own space in my house…far from it.  We’ll talk about where the magic happens, how I tweak my pictures, and about blog designs.  This is my happy place. So here’s what things are really like here.  I’m

Blogging: Income – June 2013

June 2013 Income

  Welcome to June’s WLOW income breakdown.  This month was a little lower than the previous two months, but not a big giant {almost no income} drop like I was used to before.  I’m calling it a win.  Let’s get to the nitty gritty.  Money…   The Breakdown The Income | $313.54 Social Spark – Arby’s Hawaiian Sandwiches $75 Social Spark Referral $1.83 Google AdSense (April & May) $161.71 Social

VA & Blog Design

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Hi.  I’m Julie and I write White Lights on Wednesday & Bread Booze Bacon.  I love sharing blogging tips & tricks and helping other bloggers with behind the scenes tasks.  After a couple years of interactions with different bloggers, I decided I wanted to not only talk about ways to boost a blog, but to actually help other bloggers get the work done.  Not just the fun stuff we all like

Food Blog Picnic Giveaway

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Start celebrating the Flavors of Summer and participate for a chance to win 1 of 7 prize packages.  Each prize package includes a $50 Visa gift card, an “I Love Avocados” t-shirt, the newly released cookbook “Summer Thyme” from blogger Jennifer Dempsey, fresh Vidalia onions, and squeezable herbs from Gourmet Garden.     You can enjoy Sweet Vidalia Flavors of Summer with the great tastes of fresh Vidalia Onions, Avocados from Mexico, Gourmet Garden Herbs, Johnsonville

Blogging: Income – May 2013

May 2013

  Welcome back to my blog income series.  There’s a little change in format this month.  In keeping with the blog that inspired this series – Pinch of Yum – I’m going to start including my blog expenses in these posts.  Cause let’s be honest, blogs cost money.  Sometimes it’s a bit here and there.  Other times I save up for bigger things, like my WordPress move.  But in the

Blogging: Income – March 2013

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  Welcome to month three of my blog income tracking series.  This month WLOW is on an upswing, per the usual, which always gives me an extra big warm fuzzy “I can do this!” feeling.  Now I just need to keep this going!   The Breakdown: Tasty Food Photography eBook by Pinch of Yum: $9.50 Freelance post link: $95.00 The SITS Girls ~ Minute Rice Campaign: $30 Pollinate Media Group

Blogging: Income – February 2013

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  Hi kids!  Welcome back to the blogging income series.  Okay, it’s more of an accountability thing for me so I can push myself to reach my money goals while blogging, but we all learn from each other, right?!?   So the January/February income swing is more how my blogging money typically goes.  I don’t make enough on Google AdSense yet to get paid every month, in fact that money is down.

Blogging: Income – January 2013

Jan 2013 income

I wanted to start a new series this year.  I’m taking a nod from one of my favorite blogs, Pinch of Yum, and talking about my goals to make more money blogging and how I’m (hopefully) going to do it.   Lindsay is the cook, photographer, and author behind Pinch of Yum, and her husband Bjork writes their monthly income reports.  Seeing one of these reports is what got me

Tuesday10: Fave Blog Posts


The amazingly wonderful Lena over at Mom2MemphisAndRuby has this really fun Tuesday link up.  Each week there is theme, you write a post about your 10 for the week and link up.  Easy, fun and a great way to get to know other bloggers.   This week’s theme is Fave Blog Posts.  And it’s my first time joining in.  I’ve been meaning to get in on Tuesday10 for a while

My 15 Favorite Foodie Blogs

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I’m a foodie.  Not in the snobby way, but in the when I talk about recipes I love I get that slightly glazed look on my face because I instantly taste the food and remember the sensation that dish creates for me.  It’s wonderful.  So it should come as no surprise that I have a some blogs that do the same for me.   As much as I love reading

Grow. Swap. Share. Blog Swap


Did you all know I had my first guest post last month?  Like my first time guest posting on someone else’s blog and the first time having someone on my blog.  It was so much fun coming with with a post just for my Trading Blogs buddy.  When Carrie at My Favorite Finds asked me if I knew the next time Trading Blogs was happening a light bulb went off.

Kristi’s Paintbrush Blog Grand Opening Giveaway!


Good morning everyone!  I’m so very excited to help announce and kick of the grand opening of my friend Kristi’s new blog Kristi’s Paintbrush!!  You may know Kristi already from her amazing blog I Should Be Mopping the Floor.  Well this painting maven has just too much awesomeness for one blog and is bringing you all the furniture and house make over goodness you can handle on her new site.