31 Days Blog to Biz / day 31 – Share YOUR story





All 31 Day posts to date are HERE.

When I first took up the 31 Days Blog to Biz challenge, I admit I was nervous. I was wondering how on earth I could encourage you when it was really me that needed most of the work.

I soon found blogging about how to do it emphasized full volume where I fell short myself. And many of the guest topics nearly drove me over the brink with inspiration!

I know one thing for certain. Whenever I feel that lull hit again where I don’t really know what to do with myself blog wise, I’m going to reread these posts.

What I still need to do:

get a passport

organize my stock

finish the photo studio

gut the house / fill up the restaurant with things to sell

finish up my new idea for selling things

redo my blog

submitting to another magazine

3 reviews for sponsors

But what I did accomplish:

bought new needed camera toys

figured out how to work in manual (YES!!)

accomplished a new junk project

started an ebook

have a potential book deal on the go

If nothing else, thinking of this topic for 31 days straight really did place my focus on where it needed to be. And from hereon out, I hope to stay focused and be more productive with my time and efforts.

So… what did this series do for you?

What changes have you made?
Or, how have you been earning income blog wise all along?


Link your own story up or feel free to comment!

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  1. I have loved your series, you have really taughtme so much! This post is so timely for me, I am in the process of changing my blog name to coordinate with my etsy, tumblr, FB, flikr… social media to network for my etsy shop. So far I have changed the name but not the address, as I said in my post this weekend when I made the change, baby steps! Thank you for all of your wonderful advice and for the encouragement you give to us here in blogland!

  2. This series of blogs has inspired me and I have had to rethink where I am going. So that is huge just in itself!! Thank you Donna for the inspiration and I will reread these posts several times!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  3. Thanks for taking the time to do this series. It was great, informative, insightful and inspirational. Some of it motivated me to do more or do things differently and some confirmed I’m on the right track for where I want to be and what I want to be doing. Thanks again!

  4. Thank you for your inspiring posts each day! When the 31 day challenge came about our family was already on a crazy big journey of change, so this helped me to document the steps of faith the Lord has led us to take. Getting out of our comfort zone and seeking to live fully how the Lord desires us to live has been a joy (and a bit scary at times) but overall so, so good. Your posts just went in line with what we’ve been challenged to do as well 🙂
    Love,
    Jen

  5. thanks, for all your hard work, I am inspired, BUT I am not the best with the spelling/ proper English, compistion thingie, will that really matter to all who read my New Blog . or will they enbrace me as the flawed human I am? Ladibug

  6. It’s amazing what a difference 31 Days can make.

    A month ago, I was running 2 etsy shops and barely giving my blog the time of day. I signed on for the 31 Day series, and I actually found myself filled with ideas. Too many ideas!

    I’ve already put one of my shops on “vacation” – and I’m considering that with the other. I think focusing on the blog might be the answer.

    And, I’m considering writing an ebook focusing on the crafts I had been selling. (Hmm, anyone just have a flashback to Nester’s Tassle shop?)

    This is a work in progress…but, I think there’s some clarity over the horizon.

    And, I have Donna and The Nester to thank for it.

  7. Donna, this series has provided me with a great deal of inspiration and information. It has pushed me to step outside of my typical posts, and share other aspects of my creativity. I’m also paying closer attention to the technical and business aspect of my blog. I’ve had ideas brewing that are now near completion. I’ve been a dealer for many years, but a blogger for a short while. Your series has given me a multitude of ideas for blending the two more effectively. Thanks again.

  8. I too have you to thank for inspiring me to organize my crafting , I had it scatter in just about every room of my house with the exception of the Bathrooms DH said give it time lol.
    So every thing went to the basement I am claiming a room I set up an Old wooden ironing board as my craft table cluttered now but this will change.
    I need shelves & totes It will happen. I made a copy cat list of things I want to create & become follower of a few extra blogs only after the mess is cleared.
    Have a good one Ann/alba

  9. Thank you for the 31-day ride! I talked about your impact on me in link #5, but what I didn’t mention was you also inspired me to get out there and practice taking those night photos. Thus the lovely fire you helped light for me was both symbolic AND captured on film. Thanks for everything!

  10. I can’t even begin to tell you how much sleep this series has caused to lose. My head is spinning with ideas, and questions, I go from being super postive to oh no, what if I can’t…Thank you so much for all your help. Hopefully you never get tired of seeing my name in your comments. Have a great week!

  11. Hi Donna,
    You did it!! 31 days of inspiring posts!! Thanks so much for a great series. I may not have commented on each post but I read each and every one. Now….go get some rest 🙂
    Jane

  12. great series – lots of great info and inspiration – thanks for sharing. Hadn’t thought much about it before, but now thinking of writing an e-book thanks to you!

  13. You have inspired me not only creatively, but I have also challenged myself to a month of thankfulness, a blog a day on being grateful.
    Which prompts me to think I should include my link on your “how did this series inspire you”…:)

    Jess

  14. Thank you so much for this month of posts. I love all of your projects and your style is amazing, but this month of blog to biz was so inspirational for me. So thank you for all of your honesty and hard work that went into them. Not an easy task, but you did it beautifully!

  15. Now I am positive I am going to be sleeping less. Not only your posts to read (as well as other 31 dayers I have not yet gotten to) but I want to read each of those linked up here.
    How has this series changed my life? For one – I am looking forward to being snowed in and reading the posts I missed, writing more posts of my own, crafting and repurposing…
    I have been inspired with each story you have shared and you are helping me open my mind to bigger dreams and endless possibilities.