becoming a better blogger

This is my scholarship application for The Blogcademy in San Francisco.

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Back when I took this picture of my son and I drawing on our legs with smelly markers on the kitchen floor, I was so focused on being a writer and being creative. I sent it in to Hip Mama on a whim and they chose it for their cover photo. This was back in 2007 and the first time I actually felt like “a writer”. Since then, I’ve written for many zines, spoken at conferences, and self published some of my own writing.

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In 2013, after watching way too many youtube videos on makeup, hair and eyelashes, I decided I wanted to be a part of that world. To have more of an online presence and be able to interact with people quickly. My husband bought me a camera for Christmas and I got right to work blogging. I bought a domain and just started writing. Blogging felt incredibly overwhelming and still does, but I just keep going. I have two kids, a sailor husband who is out to sea way too much, and we just moved to here to California, but I just keep finding the time to blog. I’m not going to say it’s easy, but it’s worth it. I am obsessed with my blog and trying to make it better.

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I’d like to go to the Blogcademy in San Franciso to learn from Shauna, Gala, and Kat more of the professional side of blogging. I’ve been reading their blogs for years now and have always felt inspired and encouraged by their sweet words, amazing business sense and love of all things pink and glitter.

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Spending two whole days surrounded by happy, passionate, intelligent bloggers would be super awesome. I mean look at this…

 

Doesn’t it look great? I really hope I win. I’ll keep you all posted.

Au Revoir!

 

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