Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Tour through Blogland

Tour through Blogland

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So the lovely Jamie from Snap Ginger  (top right) asked me to be a part of the Tour Through Blogland series that a bunch of bloggers are becoming a part of.  Jamie is a fellow NJ blogger like moi.  Check out her original post here about her tour as well!  Now let me answer a few questions so you can get to know Jersey Girl, Texan Heart a little better.

What are you working on now?

The question is, what am I NOT working on?  I feel like what I should work on is learning to relax and just sit down for a few minutes but lately I have been doing so many things from my Jars by Monica business, to Christmas outfit/nail art posts, to baking for the holidays, and so much more.  I guess something that I’m excited to eventually start doing is a collab with a photographer/videographer.  He actually approached me and I was taken by surprise because well that’s pretty awesome!  That probably won’t happen until a few months from now but at least it’s in the works!

How does your work differ from others in its genre?

I feel like my blog offers a little bit of everything.  I talk about fashion, beauty, nail art tutorials, baking, fitness, and my life.  I feel as though my blog is more of a magazine because I offer so many different things.  I don’t even know how I started branching out into different topics, but I feel like in the fashion industry you can only look at pictures of someone in different outfits so much.  I even started getting bored of my own blog and that’s when I decided I needed to rebrand and spice it up a bit. 

Why do you write/create what you do?

To be honest, this is a tough question.  I write/create everything in this blog for so many different reasons.  I started this blog in 2010 because I needed a creative outlet and then life got in the way so I stopped.  I didn’t really feel confident enough to start back up again until 2013.  Then I realized that I really missed blogging.  I missed communicating with other bloggers.  I work in corporate America and it gets really monotonous after a while.  My blog keeps me wanting to try new things and being adventurous.  I dedicated this blog to my good friend Dan.  Everything I’ve done in the past 2 years has been thanks to him.  He opened my eyes to see the beauty in everything, and that’s what I intend to do both in life and in this blog.  So honestly I feel like there really isn’t an answer to this question because there are so many reasons why.

How does your writing/creative process work?

I’m inspired by things in my everyday world.  If there’s a day where I’m not inspired, that’s the day I won’t blog.  I don’t want to write terrible quality content when I know I’m just having an off day and tomorrow I’ll try again.  There are days where I don’t want to blog and I just want to catch up on all of the other blogs that I missed out on in the week.  I never want to force a post out of me because I’ve done it in the past and believe it or not those were the posts where I had the least amount of views on.  I also keep myself very organized with my blogging.  I have a planner that I write in almost every day to figure out which days I want to post what and I write down all of my ideas for posts because well most of them I think of while I’m stuck in traffic so as soon as I get home I’ll write it down and save it for when I can finally sit down and blog.  I also have a lot of exel spreadsheets to keep me in check with my budget.  There are a lot of times where I’ll specifically buy things for my blog and for blogging pictures/purposes, I keep track of all these purchases so I keep in mind how much money I’m spending.  This girl still has to pay her bills too!

Now the fun part, introducing some of my blogger pals that I highly recommend you should go check out!

Christie from The Closet by Christie

I've had the pleasure of meeting these lovely ladies in person and they are just as great in person as they are on their blogs.  They have gone from cyber blogger friends to real life friends, now go check out their blogs!


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  1. Fabulous post, Monica!! Thanks so much for including me with this. It's such a creative, fun idea. Can't wait to write mine!

    The Closet by Christie

  2. I love this stop on our wonderful Tour Through Blogland!!


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