Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Surprise! + Baby Bloggers - Part 1

I'm in Hawaii with Raven from A Momma's Desire's and Pacifiers!  We have kept this secret in for far too long and we're finally here!!!

Since I knew I'd be out of commission, I asked some newer bloggers (baby bloggers) to fill in for me while I'm in paradise all week.  

Up first we have Shannon and Erin!

I'm excited to guest post for Miss Lindsey and introduce myself to you all! When I saw Lindsey was looking for some "baby bloggers" to help her out this week I couldn't help but jump at the opportunity. I love reading her blog and we have SO much in common....from our love of e.l.f. makeup to our disgusting reality TV was a match made in Blog Heaven! 

So keep reading if you'd like to learn a little more about this blonde, blogging baby!

Who is this baby?

Your Name: Shannon Page

Your Blog Name: Page:Twenty-Two

Page: Twenty-Two

Meaning behind your blog name: My family's lucky number has always been 22. Although I'm not sure why we call it our "lucky" number since we've bet on it and never won anything...but it is! Page is my mother's maiden name and MY middle name....Voila...Page:Twenty-Two was born!

Blog Established: November 2011

Current follower count: 140 beautiful followers (maybe more by the time you are reading this? maybe not?)

Get to know this Baby

1. Why did you start blogging? 
I used to spend my down time reading DIY, fashion and lifestyle blogs but never got involved in blogging myself. Yes, I was THAT creeper that read your blog, added you to my favorites, didn't "follow" you, didn't comment and didn't show my face. Guilty as charged.  This past October I got to thinking...could I write my own blog? Yes I think I can! I have the tech smahts (yes I'm from Boston...we rarely pronounce our "R's") to do this and I'm a whiz with HTML why not:)

2. What do you hope to gain from blogging? 
The thing I really hoped to gain most from blogging was building relationships. I have lots of friends from HS and college but always thought it would be cool to learn more and connect with people in other parts of the country and other parts of the world!

3. Name 3 established blogs you look up to and why. 
I think we all know why I would look up to Lindsey from the Bargain Blonde but I'm gonna go ahead and tell you why anyway. She's gorgie, funny, talented, and she writes an awesome blog that has a lot of helpful/useful info! Two things I love in life ....being blonde and getting a good bargain. What more could I ask for in a blogging role model?

Another lady who I love to follow is Michelle from the Vintage Apple! She cracks me up and I love how real she is when she writes. Would you believe that I didn't become addicted to Pinterest UNTIL I started linking up with Michelle for her Wednesday link up?...I kid you not....she may be at fault for my pinning obsession!

Finally, I look up to Steph from Beautiful Mess. I started reading her blog last year when I began planning my wedding. She had a lot of great tips and I admire the relationship she has with her man. She even has his name in her blog title...If that isn't true love I don't know WHAT is!

All in all these ladies love blogging and they're great at it - inspires me to get to their level one day!

4. What has surprised you most about blogging so far (good or bad): 
A good thing that has surprised me is the friendships and relationships that can be built through blogging. Also, the women have GREAT advice....and I take it!

5. Best advice you've received about blogging: 
Don't think too much about it. Originally when I first started out I wondered, "who the heck is even going to care to read about my wacked life?" It turns out....about 140 people do! It doesn't matter what you write about...just write if it makes you happy:)

6. How do you come up with material for your blog? 
As I've explained on my blog before, I'm no Paula Deen - so you won't find amazing recipes on my blog and I'm no Victoria Beckham - so you won't find much fashion advice on Page:Twenty-Two. I'm just....ME!  I write about my life and what interests me (which usually includes reality tv, my wedding, my red wine addiction, and beauty/hair tips)

7. What do you do when you aren't blogging? 
When I'm not blogging I'm definitely probably drinking red wine, planning my June 2012 wedding, hanging out with my man, watching reality TV, spending time with my family and fantastic friends, and being a Boston sports fanatic!

8. What is your goal for your blog a year from now? 
I'd LOVE to get a real groove going with my blog and maybe find some sort of niche. Maybe this blog will help me learn about what interests me most and what I'm good at. Oh and obviously I'd LOVE to triple my number of followers by next year....Is that possible? (will you help me? Please...tell your friends!)

9. Have you ever been on a blate (blogger + date)?  If so, how did it go? If not, would you? 
I have never been on a blate before but I am ALL FOR IT! If any of you are ever on the east coast (MA/NH area)'s a blate!:)

10.  Tell us where we can find you on the Web:

Twitter: @PageTwenty2

Thanks for hanging out and reading a little bit more about me and a big thanks to Lindsey for having me today!

All About "E"

Who is this baby?

Your Name:  Erin Gillean

Your Blog Name:  Its All About "E"

Meaning behind your blog name:  I wanted to blog about everything that had to do with me and my life. Whether that be the new recipe that I just stumbled upon or my new must have that I NEED my husband to buy me!

Blog Established: April 2010

Current follower count: 38

Get to know this Baby
1. Why did you start blogging? I started blogging after I read pretty much every blog post of the Blue Eyed Brides in like a 2 week period. Just reading about her planning her wedding, marriage, having babies really made me want to document everything that is happening with my life and the people in it.

2. What do you hope to gain from blogging? When I first started blogging I was just interested to see if someone else would want to read what I was rambling about. But now I just want to build more blog-friendships like I have over the past year.

3. Name 3 established blogs you look up to and why.  
  • Blue Eyed Bride - she is the reason I started blogging. I love how she is very candid with her life and everything that is going on from having two boys to planning holidays around their home.
  • Confessions of a Twenty Something - Pink Lou Lou is hilarious and her obsession with Carrie Underwood is legit. I love her style and how girly she is!
  • PIPM: Pretty In Pink Megan - I lust after her style and designer bags! She is such a good inspiration for trying new makeup and fashion tends! You can even buy a few of her items on her blog sale!
4. What has surprised you most about blogging so far (good or bad) : Biggest surprise is that people read it at all and that people in different countries read my blog. It boggles my mind.

5. Best advice you've received about blogging: Just be yourself and your readers will be able to see that through your blog.

6. How do you come up with material for your blog? Just my daily life of ridiculousness...seriously some of the stuff that happens to me I can not even make up!

7. What do you do when you aren't blogging? Hanging out with my husband and our two fur babies. We are tv people, so I am normally glued to the tv watching some type of reality trash.

8. What is your goal for your blog a year from now? I would like to double my follower count as well as get a sponsor.

9. Have you ever been on a blate (blogger + date)?  If so, how did it go? If not, would you? I have not been on a "blate" yet! I would absolutely meet up with one of my blogger friends!

10.  Tell us where we can find you on the Web:

Thank you Lindsey for letting me post in the Baby Blog series!!!


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  1. I'm going to Kauai this weekend! Have fun!

  2. i love this idea! so excited to "meet" all these blog babies!

  3. I can't believe you are in Hawaii!! I'll be there in about 3 months....tell me where to get a good cocktail in Kauai:) Thanks for letting me guest post! Have soo much fun with Miss Raven:)

  4. AWWWW Shan Shan I LOVE YOU!!!!

    You are the cutest 'baby' blogger ever!!!


  5. I already posted on Raven's page but when you asked for baby bloggers and said you couldn't tell us what was going on I just had a feeling!! haha

    Hoping I see my "guest post" this week for baby bloggers!!

    Have SO much fun! I can't wait to read your posts from your fun trip together!! :)

  6. Have an amazing time in Hawaii! Super jealous!

    Great idea to have a post for "blog babies". I'm probablys till considered a baby too at only 79 followers :-P

  7. SO FUN! I already follow Shannon & am IRL friends with Erin but, it's nice to get to know blog 411 about them!

  8. Okay, I was gonna say . . . how the heck did I not know you were going to Hawaii??? So jealous & excited for you. Yay for introducing us to new bloggers!

  9. Oh my you two are going to have a blast! Great baby bloggers! Love Shannon and will have to check out Erin! :

  10. have an amazing time in hawaii!!! get a nice tan!!!

    xx Kelly

  11. Maybe next vacation I can post!?!? :) bet you two are having a BLAST!