Thursday, April 29, 2010

Great blogging advice~ Down and Out Chic





Hello everyone!

Blogging....

I came across a great post today, that I found very inspiring!

I really found this post to be so helpful...

The post is titled


Christina also has a great blog!


Have a great day!

Maria




58 comments:

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Yep, I read it.
And Maria, you are proof positive that being genuinely nice and kind is a fabulous way to grow a successful blog!

Hugs,
Anne

Melanie said...

Amen Sister!!!!! :-)))))

You are deserving of every kindness and blessing you receive!!

I hope you are having a wonderful day, my friend. And I hope you figured our LR2.6!! :-)))) If I can do it then it should be a breeze for you. Let's face it, I just learned how to compose!:-)

Hugs to you,
Melanie

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Hey Maria, I totally agree and thank you for noting the post! It's great to find a group of friends/bloggers that support one another as oppose to petty meanness!
I love your blog music and style!
Beth

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a great post, thank you so much for sharing that with us! :) Have a wonderful day today!!
Blessings,
Stacey

{The Classy Woman} said...

Thanks for sharing! I just read her post and I couldn't agree more. :)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

it is indeed a great post!! Christina is such a sweetheart!

Morning T said...

Thanks for sharing her blog and great advice with us Maria- loved that post!!
T

DustyLu said...

Awesome I am on my way to check it out. Great late night chat! FUNNY! Eating Canteloupe. Whaatt! My brain needed food. LOL, your the best thanks for the info! ~lulu

Creamy White said...

Thanks for you lovely comment! I just love your blog as well. So inspiring...and thanks for the wonderful tips from Cristina's Blog.
Have a wonderful thursday!
hugs,
Li

gretchen said...

Thanks for the link...
i couldn't agree more, life is too short for mean people and those that rob you of your own joy.

Kerry said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I've been to Christina's blog and have to agree with you...she's great! There's no merit in meanness is there?

Short Southern Momma said...

Hi! I just got done reading her post right before heading your way...how refreshing to to know that The Golden Rule is still "cool" out there. Hope your having a wonderful day! xoxo

winnibriggs said...

How right she is, and its good to hear so many backing her. Thanks for pointing us in that direction.
Have a lovely day.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Thank's for sharing...I'm on my way~

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Maria...what a great blog and post! Thanks for sharing. I do love to visit here and see your beautiful home. It is also nice that you share so many wonderful bloggers with us too, I love that! Have a great day and week!!

Hugs,
Victoria

A Cottage Muse said...

I have always told my kids it is so much easier to be nice! Thank you for the link...it was a wonderful post!

Time Worn Style said...

Hi Maria, just popped over to read Christinas post and I have to say ~ no truer words spoken. I've had my share of internet nasties so its good to see these thoughts written down :0)
alicia

Razmataz said...

Hi Maria, thanks for the link, I really enjoyed the post and that blog, which I have not seen before. By the way, I don't have a radio at my office so I often click on your blog and listen to your play list as your music is all to my taste. So thanks for that.

Chania

Emelie Stanfield said...

What she says is so true. Good on you, Maria for passing it on :) x

LuLu said...

Maria, You have such great taste in all areas.... thank you for the great new blog and loved her blogging post... let kindness shine all around!!!!!
xo,
LuLu

Between You and Me said...

thanks for sending us to her post...it was a wonderful reminder to me to keep the main thing the main thing about blogging....

it's not life or death...and it just absolutely doesn't matter how many followers we have...

it matters that it is enhancing our lives...growing us...making us better..not bogging us down with the yucky stuff that can creep in.

you are a wonderful encourager!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Very wonderful and true indeed!

Tina said...

Miss Maria ~ I AGREE 100% with that fabulous post. Thanks for sharing the link sweet girl! There is absolutely no excuse for rudeness and that includes rude, unfriendly comments on blogs. Hope you are having a wonderful day. Sending you all my love and lots of Aussie hugs my friend ~ Tina xx

nat said...

Maria,

Thanks for sharing! So very true!

And thank YOU for being so very NICE! ALWAYS:)

xo,

Nat

Timeless Style Design said...

Just found your blog -- it's lovely and wonderfully calming after a long day at work. I'm now a follower!

dkoperski said...

Wow! I just emailed you recently about how to improve on my new blog, and here is this wonderful post by Christina! Thank you for sharing this Maria!
Hugs

LuluD said...

Thanks for sharing this.

Looking Glass said...

Thank you for this post. As a brand new blogger, this advice is just what I wanted to hear and I agree completely :-)
~ Clare x

Beach House Living said...

Thank you for this link. Down and out Chic brings up very good points.

Kerri said...

Thanks so much for posting this Maria, I couldn't agree more with Christina. It really only takes a second to acknowledge a nice comment or pop in to check out a new blog. Why waste time and energy on negative people, when there are so many genuine and generous bloggers out there. I love that you always take the time to feature other blogs, and I believe that what goes around comes around, so you should have quite a bit of good karma coming your way! K xx

abeachcottage.com said...

thanks for posting this, very timely for me actually Maria as I just got a Blog Troll comment from someone without the balls to leave their email addy...I just skimmed the article but will go and get a cup of tea and read it properly...

keep up the blogging, and when you get a Blog Troll hit your blog...go click DELETE

Sarah

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FEDERICA said...

Thanks for the link Maria! Christina has a great blog! I love reading her posts!

Wish you a wonderful weekend my friend!
Federica
xoxo
p.s. don't miss my giveaway today :-)

ZAIRA said...

I read it Maria, I run there after your advice. She's so right!!! Blog world should be big enough for everyone but there's much competition and fake friendships like in real life. But instead there are also many wonderful people like you, my friend! I'm happy and honoured to have your friendship. I will follow Christina advices though.

Sternberg Werke said...

thank you for this post. As a beginner - in whatever - it is always helpful to hear or read true words.

Rooms Bloom said...

Thank you for the new blog find! Just started following yours too - well done! Have a great weekend!

Mara said...

Hi Maria! I've read the post, thank you for sharing it's so true! And Christina's blog is amazing!

Have a nice weekend!
Hugs!
Mara

Tracey said...

Hello dear Maria! I just popped over there and read Christina's post {had never been to her blog}...she was so right on! Afterall, it's the kindness to one another that above all else has been what draws me to blogging the most!

I'm so glad you are my friend Maria...you're one of those kind people that I am so happy to have found :) :) :)

Hugs ~

:) T

p.s. can't wait to see that new ceiling in your bedroom...you're so lucky your husband can do stuff like that!

In Full Bloom Photography said...

great advice...just starting a blog myself--looking to gain an audience and be inspiring and interestingly ordinary! :)

In Full Bloom Photography said...

great advice...just starting a blog myself--looking to gain an audience and be inspiring and interestingly ordinary! :)

In Full Bloom Photography said...

great advice...just starting a blog myself--looking to gain an audience and be inspiring and interestingly ordinary! :)

Modern Country said...

Hi Maria!

You are so thoughtful and generous, I feel really taken care of as a reader. I will in a moment read your recommended post in Christinas blog.

I hope you had a great week, and I wish you a fantastic weekend also!!
Have fun and enjoy the beauty of the spring!

Warm hug, Aina

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Hi Maria, thanks for the link, I'm going to follow my friend Aina over to Christina's blog. Hope you have a fantastic weekend with your darling family. xo Lidy

OneCraftyFox said...

Will check it out! Gorgeous photo, have a lovely weekend :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Dear Maria-
Thanks for the link, what a wonderful read. I guess becuase I have been in the blogging world for such little time I have not come accross anyone who has been rude or had other intentions, I guess I have been so fortunate! I'm just thankfull that I have met so many wonderful friends like you through blogging that are all in it for the right reasons. It's so wonderful to have a group of friends that are true and real! As women we need to stick together, not wish negativity amongst each other! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
XO
Kristin

Zuzu said...

I'll pop by and visit them both. Thanks for sharing & I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Zuzu

Fresh + Simple said...

I just got done reading that link.. it was really good! Kindness is everything :) Luckily I've never had a negative encounter since I've been blogging. Thank you so much for sharing that Maria. Have a pleasant weekend!
:) Lara

Anita said...

Thanks for the link Maria. As a brand new blogger is was a great post to read! I love looking at your blog. It's like looking at a magazine!

Kristin said...

Thank you so much for following me and now I'm following you too! Looking forward already to come back! Have a great Saturday!

Kristin XXXX

Alison Gibbs said...

Gorgeous photo, thanks for letting us know about this blog
Alison

Alison Gibbs said...

Gorgeous photo, thanks for letting us know about this blog
Alison

Jacqueline said...

Dear Maria,
I will pop over to Christina's blog A.S.A.P. If you are recommending it, I'm going !!!!
Love that picture .
Have a wonderful weekend, Maria. XXXX

tales from an oc cottage said...

So very true!

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Bringing Pretty Back said...

I have JUST started blogging. What a wonderful post! Thank you!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Thank you for sharing the wisdom you found! Its soooo true. My girlfriend used to have an antique store and hanging above the register was a sign that said,"Be nice or go away"!

Amen, sister!

{The Classy Woman} said...

Maria,

Thank you for your touching words on Kristin's blog. :)

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Karla

Missing Goat said...

just stumbled on to your blog - it's beautiful! I've got a lot of back posts to go through here!

Something White said...

Dear Maria,
thank you very much for this great link about blogging! I loved to read it and must say that those words are so true.
Anyway, I´m not a professional blogger or blogging by profession. For many of us it´s just fun, for me it means a way out of the daily housekeeping and all the work. But I don´t blog to have many visitors, I don´t blog to increase my number of readers and followers. And so I keep my own freedom :D
I must say that I appreciate all visits and all comments of people who are passing by and I always try to answer every single message. But I´m not 24 hours or day and night focussed on blogging.
Maybe the American community is also much bigger than the Belgian blogging-community. And I found out that meanwhile there are many German ladies blogging about interior and lifestyle as well now. So, it´s normal that they get many followers and comments, I guess.
Thank you for all your kind messages! :D
All the best and many sunny greetings,
Marjolijn

Lavanta Bahçesi said...

Dear Maria,
Thank you for sharing, I love this kind of pillows a lot ;)
Hugs
Ahu