Blogging Interview with Sugar Bee Crafts

We are going to start the 14 Days of Blogger Love with the wonderful Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts! I have been a long time follower and just love everything she come us with. Mandy is going to share some blogging tips and a couple things about herself lets get started. 

1. What’s the reason you began blogging?  I think I’m like most people – – it was just a small extension of my family blog – my family blog was getting overrun with projects of mine that I was wanting to show off to friends and family, so I started a separate craft blog to give them their own place.  I loved sharing them with people I knew, so it was a natural progression to share projects with the blogging world.

2. What’s your favorite DIY project you have done?  Great question!  I think it changes all the time, but right now I’m still loving the giant picture that’s in my dining room.

3. What hidden talent do you have, in which you have not shared with your fellow readers?

I don’t think I hide anything!  I just put it all out there, so if I can attempt something, then my readers have heard about it.  

4. What are your blogging goals have you set for 2013?  

I would like to treat my blog more like a “business” – I know it’s a fun place for me to share projects and encourage creativity, but I feel that if I look at it with more of a business mindset then it can grow and I can expand and influence even more people.

5. It seems like it that time of the year where a lot of blogging conference are happening. Have you attended any and if so which one would you recommend?  

I have only attended one, SNAP 2012, and I loved it and have already purchased my ticket for SNAP 2013 – I think it was a great place to learn and grow and be surrounded by people who all have the same interests and passions as yourself.

6. What was the best blogging tip you ever received and would pass on?  

Hmmm, I would say to be yourself – – there are tons of blogs out there, but your readers come to your blog for you, so be sure to show yourself.

7. Do you find it easy in reaching out to other bloggers?  

I struggle with reaching out to other bloggers – I feel comfortable with my readers but I need to expand more and push myself to interact with other bloggers.

8. How do you believe you are able to determine yourself between a small blog,a medium blog, large blog and a super star?  

I think every blogger is a SuperStar!  It’s your own blog world that you have created, and you are the start of the show.  You can tell the difference between small blogs and large blogs based on their number of followers, etc, but every blog has a SuperStar built in.

9. Where do you see yourself and your blog in five years?  

That’s so hard to picture!  If you would have asked me that five years ago, I wouldn’t have dreamed that I would be where I’m at today, so I can’t image what the future will bring – will blogs even be around?  Technology and social media is always evolving and changing, I just can’t even guess what will come next.

10. Anything else you would like add? 
Thanks so much for the opportunity!  I truly LOVE blogging and I think everyone should give it a try – – it’s a creative space of your own where you can thrive and grow – – I try to tell everyone that they need to start a blog! 

I want to thank Mandy again for taking part! I hope you come and join me tomorrow for more fun. Keep joining us for the next 13 days for more blogging tips from wonderful bloggers!

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