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  1. Tamaru
    February 8, 2020 @ 7:38 pm

    I loved reading this and it encouraged me even more. Some of the sites I’ve come across set up these rules that just seem impossible for beginners as well as intimidating. But reading this put my nerves at ease. I just started blogging last month because I love to write and figured why not focus on a blog the right way this time. And this read seemed so personal. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Amy
      February 8, 2020 @ 10:32 pm

      Tamaru, I totally agree, it seems so intimidating and impossible in the beginning. Good luck! I’m here if you have any questions.

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  2. Erin
    February 7, 2020 @ 7:56 pm

    Great tips for new bloggers! I love your friendly and easy to read style!

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    • Amy
      February 8, 2020 @ 10:30 pm

      Thank so much for reading Erin.

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  3. Naomi
    February 7, 2020 @ 5:52 pm

    This is easy to read and understand and so helpful! I’m still somewhat new to blogging and need all the help I can get!

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  4. Rachael
    February 6, 2020 @ 2:27 pm

    Thank you for sharing this information. I am have blogged before, but I am relatively new to my current blogging project, which I hope one day will be able to turn in to some form of business. That would be just a complete dream! – I will look in to mailing lists as well, thank you:)

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    • Amy
      February 8, 2020 @ 10:30 pm

      Good luck to you Rachael! Let me know if you have any questions.

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  5. Jenny
    February 6, 2020 @ 11:54 am

    It’s hard not to get caught up in trying to make a ton of money. That is very hard to accomplish. So, I just keep plugging away, writing about travel and other things, emailing (that’s fun), networking and meeting new people from all around the globe. It’s just fun. Your post is the reality for all of us. But, just keep writing, right?

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    • Amy
      February 8, 2020 @ 10:31 pm

      There you go Jenny, just keep going.

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  6. Amelia
    February 6, 2020 @ 11:03 am

    I’ve had my blog for a few years and I’m still learning. I have to get better with the hashtags on Pinterest. It is a great way to express yourself, learn new skills and meet new people.

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  7. Patrice
    February 5, 2020 @ 11:35 pm

    Love these tips! Thanks for the reminder to go at your own pace. It’s so easy to compare yourself to all the other bloggers out there, but you’re right my writing is a lot better when I’m being genuine.

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  8. Kari
    February 5, 2020 @ 12:59 pm

    You wrote the very words I have spoken since day one.

    I had a personal blog of what God was showing me in my life. I would stop what I was doing and tap out the words my soul was feeling. I would share it on my personal fb and I had like 15 people reading it. I was very content.

    When I felt led (almost a year ago now!) to begin LHO, I did it as a call to helping wives that were struggling. (I guess that’s my niche?!?) I was content again as I wrote from my heart.

    Quickly, despair set in as i too saw all the Pinterest, Printables, WordPress.org rather than .com,….I may be hyperventilating as I type this.

    I was completely overwhelmed!!!

    Several times, I have felt like giving up.

    Amy, thank you for this honest view of blogging. You made this girl feel normal.
    Xoxo, Kari

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    • Amy Blair
      February 5, 2020 @ 8:38 pm

      Kari I am so glad I am not the only one! Also, I had no idea you had a blog before L.H.O!
      It all can be discouraging and A LOT to keep up with. I find that I just never feel like I’m where I need to be, yet I cannot imagine a world without it…so I’ll keep on keeping on.
      You are doing a good job, I know you put in a lot of work.

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