The Ultimate Blogging Tip {and a small jig}Feb 06th

Today, I am sharing something very, very important. I am revealing the biggest–the most significant—the ultimate blogging secret. You don’t want to miss this.

Also, there is dancing. A jig, if you will.

So watch–subscribe–share.

 

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34 Responses to The Ultimate Blogging Tip {and a small jig}Feb 06th

  1. Amanda February 6, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    You know what you are right. I am a new reader, but this is precisely why you had me hooked at 2 minutes of landing in your page (and I just found you because a friend linked to one of your posts on facebook or pinterest). Also, the name of your blog is just genius.
    Your advice is so spot on. I have stopped reading some otherwise well written, beautifully illustrated blogs because their lives always seemed so perfect I ended up feeling it was fake, pretend, make believe and yes, I found it quite annoying.
    At first I felt inadequate, reading this unreal blogs, because I was like wait a minute this girl says she’s 23 and she keeps travelling and staying at fancy hotels every single weekend. Even if you travel cheap (trust me I do it) it’s not that cheap. Then I realized. Either it’s fake, or this people are millionaires. In any case they lost me because I want to be able to relate with the blogger. Blogging, to me, is a conversation and I want to know the person behind cares, and is real
    Thanks for this. And you are so funny. I just suscribed to your channel, this time, you had me :)

    • hillary February 7, 2013 at 7:20 am #

      Oh, Amanda! I love you already :) I have unsubscribed from many blogs for the same reason. It’s especially hard when you’re going through a rough patch and have to see that.

      Thanks for subscribing! Glad to have you following along.

  2. another jennifer February 6, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    I love those real stories, like when crafters show their failed projects. Love those posts! Also love a good jig. Nice job.

    • hillary February 7, 2013 at 7:16 am #

      Yes! Those are the best. I think it’s hilarious to see the craft fails and even just the mess in the background.

  3. Rebecca February 6, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    Loved this – and it’s totally true! I get so many more positive comments when I’m real. Thanks or the great tip – and love your jig!

    • hillary February 7, 2013 at 7:16 am #

      Yep, there are enough fake people to go around the world a few times. Real is always refreshing, maybe not as pretty, but refreshing.

  4. Natalia February 6, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    You’re hilarious. I should show a picture of me when I’m up early talking to you on G+! That will show my hair’s not always done! And your jig is fabulous. And I think your outfit’s cute, love the yellow tights!

    • hillary February 7, 2013 at 7:27 am #

      Do it! Not that you look horrible or anything. But yah, real is good and refreshing.

  5. Keely February 6, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    Hillary, you are the cutest. There, I said it. (While wearing a hat to mash down my spiky, unwashed hair.)

  6. Naila Moon February 6, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    I agree with you. I like the real. You can always tell when someone is faking it.
    Loved that jig, it was so worth it.
    ~Naila Moon

    • hillary February 7, 2013 at 7:22 am #

      Yay! The jig was a hit 😉 And you’re absolutely right–being fake gets you nowhere.

  7. Rhoda Jane February 6, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    Haha!! Great post.

  8. candotche February 6, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    oh my gosh! I JUST DIED! You are so funny.

    • hillary February 7, 2013 at 7:21 am #

      I think we need to make a video together where you do that Oompa Loompa dance with me!

  9. Margo Hayes February 7, 2013 at 1:21 am #

    The jig was the best part! Kind of reminded me of Grandma:))))

    • hillary February 7, 2013 at 7:20 am #

      I was definitely channeling Grandma Shirley.

  10. Chris Carter February 7, 2013 at 3:33 am #

    I don’t see a video to watch…???? It’s blank. Hmm… I clicked on the one link there and it said “page error”. Darn! I want to see the jig!!!!!!! :(

    • hillary February 7, 2013 at 7:07 am #

      Ah! Broken link–fixing it now. You don’t miss the jig.

  11. Susan February 7, 2013 at 3:56 am #

    OH MY GOSH! CLASSIC!!! I wish I could put together clever and cute vlogs like that – I would be doing them all the time! You my friend are a true gem! ROCK ON!!!

    • hillary February 7, 2013 at 7:06 am #

      Geez, thanks! I’m just a big weirdo, but I like “gem” better :)

  12. Kerry February 7, 2013 at 5:47 am #

    Love the dance moves. And I totally agree with keeping it real. Life is messy, and I find I connect moe with people showing the mess. It’s a balance. I want to be inspired, entertained, informed … when I read a blog. Love your blog!

    • hillary February 8, 2013 at 1:36 am #

      Glad you like mine! please stick around :)

  13. Aleta February 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    Ut Oh. Guilty as charged. But it wasn’t always that way. I backed off of some postings that were more “real” because family members were annoyed with anything negative that I wrote. Why, oh why did I EVER tell family about my blog, I don’t know. But anyway… I like your suggestions. Those are easy to do and I can make it real without family getting up in arms :)

    By the way, you’re beautiful!

  14. Jen February 7, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    Just being real here… I FREAKING loved your jig!!!!

    • hillary February 7, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

      Thanks, Jen. From one real blogger to another :)

  15. Kristen February 7, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    Fantastic advise! Like others, I have stopped following some blogs because it seems like all they ever write about is their perfect children, and their perfect husband, perfect house, perfect dog. Blah, blah, blah.

    Please. We all know better. Why not talk about the temper tantrums in the middle of the grocery store? The dog vomit that you stepped in 3:00 in the morning? The disaster of the dinner you made last night?

    I get enough of fake perfect from Facebook. I want to follow people who I can relate to, because my life is far from perfect!

  16. Kristiina February 7, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    Gah, I can’t wait to get home from work so I can watch this!

  17. Miriam Gomberg February 8, 2013 at 1:02 am #

    Your next vid should be a tutorial on how to dance like that. Perfection should never be the objective. Flaws are much more interesting.

  18. Heather February 8, 2013 at 1:33 am #

    “because Jesus can only do that” ha ha! I really appreciated the honesty here. Great post. Visiting from SITS today!

  19. Darcy February 8, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    I’m far from perfect and you’re right, our readers like that so much more.

  20. Shauna February 9, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    You crack me up and totally inspired my next blog. I WAS inspired from this Pinterest post about a mom who went a year without yelling at her children. I lasted 10 minutes after my daughter got home from school. I know it sounds bad that I only have one child, but in my defense she and the dog were plotting against me. I swear they have some sort of psychic powers that zone in on when I am going to turn over a new leaf. Needless to say I deleted that Pinterest post from my board because it is obviously ridiculous. Like those two day old babies who can prop their heads up on their hands and smile for pictures.

    • hillary February 12, 2013 at 5:38 am #

      Holy cow! A year? The only way I could maintain a full year without yelling at my kids would be if I had laryngitis for a solid year. That is the only way.

      And WHAT is up with those pictures of the babies propping their heads up???

  21. Lara February 11, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

    Loved this. Loved the jig. 10+ in my book.

    • hillary February 13, 2013 at 6:31 am #

      Why thanks :)

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