August 2, 2009

Blogging For Bliss ~ The Book & A Giveaway

Time To Party!


Bliss = supreme happiness, utter joy or contentment

The new highly anticipated book by Tara Frey "Blogging For Bliss" is now available in both retail bookstores and on line!

Everyone is invited to join the party over at Artsy Mama's Blog on TUESDAY, August 4th by clicking on the Party Button up above. I am posting this a couple of days early as I won't be around much on Tuesday, but you can visit there any time and see who is participating in the event.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who is reading this blog post....as it has been written in Tara's modern and witty style for everyone from the novice to the seasoned blogger or those who may be thinking of blogging and are unsure of how exactly to get started.

Tara has been a long time on line friend of mine, dating to back in the day when she was the proprietress of The Shabby Attic (pre~ Bella Pink). We belonged to a group of shops and did some bantering back and forth, and before long she was helping me organize and edit a column that I was writing. Tara was the one who actually encouraged me to start my own blog, which has been a big part of my daily life for about 2 1/2 years now. She is GOOD at this stuff, writing her own columns for some home decor magazines, her wildly popular blog "Typing Out Loud" and now "THE BOOK". I am sure that there will be lots more to come from this talented girlfriend!

Blogging For Bliss, Crafting Your Own Online Journal....A Guide For Crafters, Artists & Creatives Of All Kinds (quite a tag line!), published by Lark Books. You will find information on everything blog related from blogging platforms, simple HTML, how to take great photos and edit them, creative banners, driving traffic to your blog and that all important subject of blog manners.

You will be delighted with a bevy of eye candy presented in the book as well with photos from Tara and a host of some of the most inspiring blogs around. I am honored to be included in the book (pg. 41) amongst these talented bloggers, and remember the very beginning stages of Tara emailing me about the project. It's finally here and worth the wait!
As for why I blog....it gives me yet another way to connect with my on line shop customers, my friends and family and to meet other similar minded people from all over the world. I have written about everything from my travels abroad, projects that I am working on, family events, photo shoots, home decor and tutorials. It simply makes me happy to share my on line journal with you~BLISS!

To celebrate the official release date of Blogging For Bliss I am having a GIVEAWAY on my blog. I will be giving away a copy of the book and this lovely vintage wallpaper box I crafted that will be filled with beautiful things, just for you!

Just leave a comment below and I will draw the winner randomly on Friday August 14th. Don't be shy, I would love to meet you......and be sure to look back to see if you have won!
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