Awesome Stuff Coming Up Today & I Need Your Input!

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I will be spending the next few hours with my face buried in new projects. Before I get carried away, I want to fill you in on some awesome things you can expect today and tomorrow! I am extremely excited to announce that I will beΒ teaming up with Erin Condren to run a giveaway on my blog. My new package arrived yesterday, I took the photos this morning, (don’t worry, I used my camera and the photo above is from a cell phone…yuck shot) Β and now all I have to do is create the post! I absolutely love running giveaways because I love when my readers receive fun things. You all deserve it!

This one might be me ultimate favorite because I’m in love with Erin Condren planners and accessories. I can go on all day, but I’ll save it for the giveaway!

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What else are you working on?

I get questions everyday about how I turnedΒ my love for blogging into a full time job. I am going to start posting blogging tips, ways to make money, and how to increase following etc…Now, I am no professional and I have to google “how to’s” every single day, but I’ve decided to start turning my learning experiences into blog posts to help you all out. Even if you don’t want to make it a full time job, wouldn’t it be nice to make a couple extra dollars a day?

Tonight, I will be working on a post calledΒ “20 sites for bloggers/online social media personalities looking to make revenue.”Β I don’t believe in spam or tacky ways to make money through blogging and so these are ones that have helped me!

I will also be posting about how to keep track of your spendings as a blogger, why you should save receipts, how to do your blog taxes, and ways to spice up your blog! I will also pair up with other bloggers to guest post. If you think you’d be a perfect fit as a guest writer in the blog tutorial series, send me an email and we can start to collaborate!

I would also like some ideas from you guys! In the comments below, please list a blog post idea you’d like to see me write or a recipe to try out! Example: *How to brush your dog’s teeth,*How to save money for a trip, *How to curl your hair, *How to stop eating sugar (well maybe I can get a guest writer for that one)

I’d really like to start making my blog more about what my readers want!

Love you guys!

-Taralynn

Comments

  • passionfruits

    love the shopping posts!!

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  • passion fruit

    do more fashion posts

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  • Jenn

    I’m a high schooler that would love to get into blogging! However, I’m not quite tech savvy, so a blog over how to create your own website/begin blogging would be AWESOME!
    -thanks for all your wonderful reads! πŸ™‚

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  • Sloan

    Hi Taralynn πŸ™‚ I would love to see your “30 Day Plan” project completed. It looks like you have put up Weeks 1 & 2 of Meal Plans, but I am really excited to see a Fitness Plan created and the Meal Plans/Grocery Lists completed πŸ™‚ Thanks for being such an inspiration!

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  • Eve

    Not really on topic cause you asked for other input, but I’m meaning to write this to you for some time now πŸ™‚

    I really like your style and the products you use and I’ve bought things from brands I never knew of before I read your blog post.
    For example, I’m a big fan of TOMS because of you and have two pairs of shoes and sunglasses. I follow them on my instagram and promote them with my friends and family. I’m planning to buy my third pair of shoes soon! You gave them a new and loyal customer which I think is very valuable.

    Maybe it’s an idea to include a (promo) code in a blog post when you talk about brands you love? Readers can mention the code when they buy something of the brand online so that you can get a percentage of the sale.

    There doesn’t even have to be a promotion on the product: everyone here loves you so much and wants you to be successful and if we could do a little bit back for all the help and inspiration you gave us, we would do it with lots of pleasure.

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  • Victoria

    Decorating!! I love all of your decorations they’re so cute and make me happy-ideas for budgets or DIY!

    Reply to Victoria
  • Jenny

    I would love to see some blogs about your hair/beauty routine. You are gorgeous girl! And clothes too! =)

    And if you have any tips to painting. Yours are beautiful and I would love to hear some of your suggestions or ideas or how to’s… etc.

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  • Taryn

    I would love to see different series posts. Maybe- a series on laptop lunches, lightened desserts, etc.

    Also I think it would be awesome to partner with a guy who has a similar outlook that you do. I know a lot of guys who would love a male perspective!!

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  • Kelly Nichole

    I would love to hear about blogging tips. My friends love my blog but I would love for others to follow lipstickandlegos.net. HELP!!!

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  • Christina

    How to eat intuitively!

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  • Brittany Stoll

    I would love to see some blogs on how to stay healthy during college! Some tips on how to eat well in a cafeteria and fit workouts in would be awesome.
    I love your blog already and I can’t wait to see what else you come up with! πŸ™‚

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  • Natasha

    I’m so glad you wrote this!!! I have been working on my blog and you’ve been such an inspiration to me. πŸ™‚
    I would LOVE it if you could open up a page that we can ask you questions. I have so many that I want to ask you!!
    -Do you ever get recognized in public?!
    -Do you have any higher education schooling under your belt? I know you’re planning on going back (so happy for you!) but I wasn’t sure if you had any credits yet.
    -What other jobs have you had besides blogging?

    Also here are some ideas I’d love
    *How to travel well with dogs
    *How to pack carry-on items on planes (do you fly a lot..?)
    *How to stay safe when blogging (i.e. personal info)
    *How to take good photos
    *How to self-promote your blog
    *How to pitch yourself to sponsors
    *How to create a media kit

    I can’t wait!! πŸ™‚

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  • Kacee

    I am a teacher and I just came across Erin’s stuff not all that long ago and I love it for my everyday life and lesson planning. I have ordered other things to so addicting! I always enjoy reading your posts. Have a nice weekend!

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  • Jennifer

    Yay, this is so exciting. I love your blog and you’re a total inspiration to me. You remind me to not be so anal retentive in my workout plans and eating and enjoy myself once in awhile. I’m excited to see your advice on blogging.

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  • kelly

    That all sounds awesome! I would actually love to see some more fun DIY craft blogs!

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  • Jessica

    Budgeting tips?

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  • Kristin C

    I am very excited about this, Taralynn! I have been working round-the-clock lately trying to improve my blog. I do want it to be a full-time job and I have for months now. I have a long way to go, but I am working very hard.
    As far as posts I personally would like to see…. I would love to see a post about making the most of your cell-phone photos. I know a blog needs professional photos, but all I have is my phone for at least a few more months, and I want to make the most of my blog photos, even though I eventually will have to get a camera.
    I also love seeing cupcake recipes.

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  • Ariel

    I’m so excited! I can’t wait! I’m actually really wanting to start my own blog but have no idea how or anything! maybe you could help πŸ™‚

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  • Ashley @ AllAshleyMarie

    So excited about this, I just started my blog a few months ago and I really want to turn it into a full-time job. Therefore, I would love to see more posts about how to do this.

    Are you able to support yourself from blogging?

    And why do you wanna go back to school? (saw this in your new years resolutions post)

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  • Grace

    How to inspire yourself to be an early-riser.
    I constantly struggle with waking up in the morning πŸ™

    Reply to Grace
  • Alicia

    I want to hear about your eating disorder recovery.

    Reply to Alicia
  • Emily

    How to use google Adsense for wordpress.com and file taxes for blogging if you are new to the whole blogging world!

    Thank you!

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  • Suzanne

    Hi Taralynn!! I read your blog everyday and I’m so glad you posted this. I have been thinking about starting a blog for months but just keep putting it off. Very excited to read about the tax information!! It sounds so overwhelming. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ I would also like to see:

    -how to start a blog (all the technical stuff)
    -a breakdown of how many hours you spend on your blog in a week
    -what you use to edit photos
    -more recipes!!

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  • Ellesse

    How exciting!

    A reference for you – check out Pinch of Yum’s blog monthly traffic report. They are the bomb and I’m sure you do similar but just don’t publish it on your blog.

    Some ideas for blog posts:
    -sugar free (refined sugar free) round up post – I know you have a lot but would be great to see them all rounded up
    -make-up tutorial – i always see people asking on IG how you did your makeup, etc
    -your beauty tricks. every girls got em and then maybe the comments section people could give their own
    -home made cleaning products & toiletrees
    -host a contest of a drawing contest and the winner could be the next design of your live ashore tank
    -mantras/favorite quotes/phrases
    -favorite book lists

    Girl… whatever you write is gold and whatever you write people will love! I’m so excited for you and your readers! this will be fun! xo

    Ellesse

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  • Kayla

    How to get comfortable with posting a lifestyle blog. I have recently started a blog myself and I get too self-conscious. I don’t want to show people and I second guess everything that I post. It has always been my dream to share my writing and life with other people, but how do you overcome the fear?

    Reply to Kayla
  • Nicole

    First off, I LOVE your blog!!
    I think you should make a post about home decor ideas and DIY crafts you have done. I’m always looking for ideas and stores to go to so I can finish decorating my apartment. Anytime you have posted pictures, your home decor is SO cute and looks so put together!
    I also think if you posted more recipe ideas for lunches that can be taken to work/school. I love your recipes but sometimes don’t find them the easiest to pack for the next day.
    One last idea, I think it would be nice for you to post a blog that talks about some of your favorite protein powders. I can never pick one!

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  • Chelsey Greenhaw

    Hey Taralynn!

    All of your blogs are helpful, interesting, and amazing, and your upcoming ideas sound great too! I have been trying to launch my art, custom designs, and home decor items on my etsy. I know you are artsy too, and you started your liveashore, so you will get where i am coming from! I have a hard time to find motivation to try getting more followers and orders. I don’t think i properly know how to advertise my items and get people interested. on my instagram, people like and comment how much they like my work, but taking it to the next step is hard. Maybe a blog entry about the basic steps to kick starting successfully, staying motivated, and getting followers. I have so many things i want to do, but i need a steady income at the same time. If i could do my art work as a career, i would finally be reaching my dream. any tips you have would be amazing.

    Thanks! Chelsey

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  • Taylar

    Taralynn,

    I would love to learn how you edit your photos and the types of cameras you use.

    Reply to Taylar
  • Samantha

    Taralynn,

    I love your blog and am loving how you take your readers’ input and incorporate it into your posts! I remember you mentioned you were going to create some recipes inspired by your trip to France. I would love to see some European-inspired healthy recipes!

    Reply to Samantha
  • Helena

    Your blog is my favorite right now so please don’t change your blog too much! All I really want is more of the same.

    I recently tried a couple of your recipes out and they turned out fantastic! I love how recently you have mentioned other blogs too – so thanks to you, I have discovered awesome NEW blogs to follow. Your blog also interests me because it shows pictures of places you have traveled. So, basically I’d love for you to continue to share cool blogs with us and I’d like to see more travel, self-help, photography and lifestyle. Oh ya, and please show use more of your artwork!!
    PS – sorry if this got posted twice. I kept getting an error message.

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  • Tiffany

    I love all of these ideas!!! You have been my inspiration for starting my own blog! I can’t wait to see your tips on blogging!!! I think it would be fun to see you post about how you manage your time from blogging to family friends and just life. I tend to get really distracted from school and I want to make more time for my blog.

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  • Gina

    Hi, I would love to hear how you start a blog if you have no technical knowledge on how to start creating a website blog.

    Reply to Gina
  • Valerie

    Hi Taralynn! I read your blog frequently, but am not a blogger myself. However, I do work in the finance industry and I know the importance of saving/budgeting. Making money blogging would be a great post – and a good followup might be to talk about basic budgeting and saving tips. I know some of that stuff can get daunting but even the basics would help most people… Such as tracking expenses and the importance of starting to save early.

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  • Stephanie

    So excited for the giveaway! I love each and every one of your posts, but one thing I’ve always wondered is how you eat/exercise in a typical day. From the time you wake in the morning to bedtime, just what your normal day consists of. You’re my biggest inspiration!

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  • Lauren

    I can’t wait for the blogger posts! I’d love to see blogging and photography tips!

    Reply to Lauren
  • Amber

    These all sound amazing! Can’t wait to see the posts[:

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  • Bailey

    I would love to see more things to help stay on track to being a healthy college student and how to prepare yourself to not be scared or intemidated about doing work out classes!

    Reply to Bailey
  • Chantelly

    SO excited for the giveaway and the blogging tips!! Especially the taxes part. We just started our women empowerment blog and need all the tips we can get:) Hopefully one day we will be able to feature you as one of our Bowed Arrow Babes! xx

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  • Michelle

    I thought for sure you would take your blogging skills and secrets to the grave. I’ve seen people asking you for years about it, so I’m def excited you are going to share your knowledge with us! I would like to know how to build up and maintain a reader base, how to attract new people to your blog, etc.
    And I love those planners in your picture!! Too bad I never win giveaways lol.
    P.S for a couple weeks now it tells me I have the wrong password copied and it takes a few tries for my comment to finally go through. Maybe it’s my bad, but just thought i’d mention it.

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  • Caitlin

    Hi Taralynn! I love your blog! I really enjoy your posts about Charlotte. I think it would be neat if you had guest posts where readers could highlight fun and healthy activities (e.g. places to hike or bike) in the cities they live in, kind of like your Charlotte posts. It would be useful to travelers and those who live close by, plus fun to see where all your readers are from!

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  • Fifie

    Ho Taralynn, I love your blog and I’ve been following you for more than 4 years now, wow!
    This idea of letting us tell our ideas is great, and I would love you to blog about how you thing you will manage you future life with your studies/work/trips/plans, etc πŸ˜€
    Cheers from France

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  • Annie Lexie

    **please excuse my language**

    Please do a post on “how to not give a fuck” You are my favorite blogger because you have a “I don’t give a fuck” type of attitude. You get shot down all the time and you simply do not give a fuck. I like how you post what you want and say whatever you feel. I need to be more like that in my life and stop worrying about impressing others. I’m in a sorority and I feel as if I’m constantly acting fake to please people. I also live in Charlotte!

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  • Angela

    How to find a healthy balance in your life…I constantly struggle with the post-guilt I get from going out to eat with friends. I know I shouldn’t, but I just can’t get over it.

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  • Lauren

    I would def like to read about how to make money blogging and how to start a blog.
    I’m going to school now for creative writing and I would love to guest blog on your site.

    Reply to Lauren
  • Iggy

    Start posting your outfits!

    Reply to Iggy
  • Melanie

    Will you do a post on how you got over your breakup? You seem so strong and I am heartbroken after my recent breakup.

    Reply to Melanie
  • Sarah

    This post came at the perfect time! I just kicked off my blog a few months ago. A question I would like to know it:

    “What is the best way to build a blog audience?”

    Thanks!
    Sarah πŸ™‚

    http://girlwithagrin.com/

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  • Jessica

    I am very excited for your upcoming blog posts! I started my blog last summer and I’m constantly learning. I’d be great to get some tips and suggestions from you since your blog is so successful! πŸ™‚

    I’d LOVE to see a few hair tutorials from you. Your hair is gorgeous!

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    • Vicki

      I would like to see hair tutorials too! Like when you wear it wavy ( I saw in your pics from France). Your hair was so pretty!!

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  • Ariel

    I’m very excited to read this upcoming post/posts! I remember almost 2 years ago, having this “awakening” that I was unhealthy and needed to change… slowly, but surely! I started a fitblr (and began following you) with two of my friends from high school and have since lost about 17 lbs. but gained many followers! I love incorporating personal posts mixed in with personal tips to help people succeed! I’m also interested in seeing how you budget your time! And made your passion a career πŸ™‚

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  • Maya

    How to prepare a road trip!
    How to prepare a journey!
    How to move efficiently!

    You’re the queen of travelling to me XD

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  • Erica

    How do you handle people who are negative all the time?

    I have people at school who are mean to me and I know you deal with online bullying everyday. You are a true inspiration. Every time someone is mean to me I think of you. You make me a stronger person and I couldn’t imagine where I would be if I had never came across your blog on my Pinterest feed two years ago.

    LOVE FROM ASIA

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  • Victoria

    I love all your new blog ideas! I’m super excited about the blogging tips, and I would love to see more dog-related topics! Your recipes are the best, so keep that coming too! πŸ™‚

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  • Linda @ TheFitty

    Giyaahhhh!! I am in love with Erin condren, but i don’t think they sell up here in Canada(and shipping fees are ridiculous). I’d love to know how to turn blogging into a full time job, it’s something I’d ike to do one day alongside YouTube. How many hours a day do you spend writing posts? Do you make enough to support yourself? Is there anything you’re studying at the moment?

    I’d like to see a series of how-to for blogging tips as well as happiness/positivity tips, aka dealing with people who suck at life outta you(why couldn’t they suck away some of the fat while they’re at it?!) As that’s something I’m currently dealing with. I remember you had a post called”the rock that doesn’t feel”, and I loved the post so much I think I saved it because it touched home for me.

    If you made it to the very bottom of this lengthy comment…:’) thank you.

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  • Sami

    How to stay focussed from home. I have a two year old, which isnt relatable but it is so hard for me to stay focused! Could you interview a mommy blogger for woman like me?

    Reply to Sami
  • Sami

    How to start a blog!

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    • Mallori

      Yes! I have tried finding ways to start a blog and it is always overwhelming!!

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  • kelsey

    I love your blog taralynn. You should do a follower of the week for the follower that engages in your posts. I see people comment here on every single on of your posts. I am going to email you a recipe that my grandma makes for you to try.

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