Ask Away Friday with Mother of Chaos

WooHoo it’s Friday!! Time for #AskAwayFriday, this week I’m swapping questions with 
She blogs about life… her life, go catch up with her and give her some love!
Also check her answers to my questions.

What was the first reason/goal you created your blog for?

I started an Etsy shop, so my husband set me up with a Twitter, Facebook, and Blog to help promote my shop.  And the rest is history…. 🙂

How do you measure success for a blog?
For me personally, success doesn’t come solely in numbers and sponsored posts… 
Don’t get me wrong it would be nice to have.  Nevertheless quite frankly I believe a successful blog has a following of true friends, the blog can succeed with the love of those who enjoy to read the blog because of the content and the person behind said content–loyalty.  A little band of bloggers can be just as nice as a mega brand ambassador blog group with tons of giveaways… IMO.  

List 5 goals on your life’s to-do list
Travel More
Get over my fear of traveling more
Start my own family farm
Start a creative business 

Be there for all my kiddos’ important moments in life 🙂

Do you have any hidden talents?
I juggle knives at the mall during the weekends.
Okay, I don’t do that but it sounded pretty bad ass right?  ‘Special talent’ well I like to do voices.. I’d love to do a voiceover for a cartoon!

On the topic of religion; chocolate chip cookies with or without nuts? WITHOUT! But I’m a sucker for a cookie so if you’ve got one I’ll take it.
Blogging is becoming more popular; for those jumping on the bandwagon, what is the one piece of advice you would give to make their blog a success? Gosh, this is tough because there is a ton of advice I’d like to give them.  I didn’t have advice… {insert frowny face}
Consistency and authenticity. 
You have to be consistent, and be authentic.  Blogging isn’t creating a new you everyday but being you everyday.
It takes a while to get use to your new found blogging skin, but it comes.

Side note*I finished my degree this past March, which freed up time for me to focus on my blog, and there has been such an improvement! 

What is the one piece of advice you’d tell new bloggers to not do? DO NOT IGNORE YOUR BLOG AND THOSE WHO TAKE TIME TO SHOW YOU COMMENT LOVE.  Your blog needs attention to grow. If you post they will come, and if the come show them your appreciation

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