I apologize for my absence around here lately! We got back at 3:30 a.m. yesterday from a quick trip “home” for another interview for Joshua. It was his final one with the firm we are interested in and now we are waiting. Again.
Though our trip was short, we had a great time with both sides of the family. We’d so appreciate your prayers for contentment in God’s guiding.
While I’m busy getting my home put back together, how about a giveaway? Better yet, how about two giveaways?
Jacinda, the lovely author behind Growing Home, released two new ebooks in the past few weeks!
Grow Your Home While Growing Your Blog
Jacinda is one of those bloggers that I watch and scratch my head wondering, how on earth does find time to run a successful blog, write ebooks and be active online WHILE managing her lovely home?
When Jacinda released her ebook, Grow Your Home While Growing Your Blog, I ordered a copy immediately and quickly gobbled it up.
The book is short, just 25 pages, but jam packed with good advice for new bloggers, as well as those hoping to take their blog “to the next level.”
[The only advice I would add to a brand-new blogger is please don't have music playing automatically in the background. Especially if your audience is made up of young moms whose kids are probably napping!]
The book is not just a collection of blogging tips though. My favorite chapter is titled “Should You Blog?” In it Jacinda asks a series of thought-provoking questions about what really holds our hearts and motivates our writing.
On a side note, Grow Your Home While Growing Your Blog was the final impetus to follow my husband’s encouragement and start actually using my Twitter account.
Design a Blog for Free
Do you want to design your blog, but are clueless about editing? Do you want to make updates but have to hire a designer (or
bug ask your husband) each time?
In her latest ebook, How to Design a Blog for Free, Jacinda walks you through the steps of designing your own blog header, custom social media buttons, buttons and much more. Her instructions are simple and easy enough for someone with no design experience to follow.
If you’ve hung around Jacinda’s blog very long, you’ll notice that she frequently changes her design… and that each design is so cute. She said that once you get the hang of it, it’s easy to tweak your blog to get just the look you want. My blog is in serious need of an overhaul, so I can’t wait to test that out!
Now, for the giveaway! Two winner will receive their choice of Grow Your Home While Growing Your Blog or How to Design a Blog for Free.
[Full disclosure: Links to products in this post are my referral links.]