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Bloggers WANTED…….want to join in on the fun??

Wait!  What?!?!


No, no, no…….I’m not going anywhere.  I’m still hanging around, doing what I love to do best on this blog.





However, I have been thinking about this for a long while……and finally decided that since I don’t fill this blog up every single day of the week like I used to, others may really like to fill in those gaps.  There’s so much talent out there and I know some of you would like to share what you’re doing……but don’t have the platform to do it.  But don’t worry for one minute…..I’ll be around just as often!  I get asked quite a bit about blogging and how I started and how people can get their name out there, etc.  I wish all of you could feel just as fulfilled by all of this blogging stuff as I do. The contributors aren’t going to take over…….I just want to kinda help give some of you a space to join in on the fun! I swear one of the biggest reasons I have grown was timing. If I were to start blogging now, I’m not sure where I would be. So I figured, hey, why not let others get a feel for blogging (if they don’t currently blog) or add to it (if they currently blog)……and join me here!


And yes, it’s no secret I have ads/sponsors, which help fund this blog.  So, the days that one of you are possibly blogging, I’ll pay you a set price…….and it will be like the ads are paying YOU for the day. :)  (And yes, if you have your own blog…….you go right ahead and share that and tell people where you’re at.  Then they’ll know where to find more of you!)


I don’t know…….just thought it would be fun!  I used to blog every single day (where I found the time, I have no clue, because I swear my babies were fed and happy!)………but now with kids in school and more and more “life” added to my day, I’m no longer blogging every day. 


Anyway, I’m kind of rambling……so hopefully this makes a little bit of sense. Ha!


But here’s what I’m thinking.  I would love to share this space with others.  With a whole huge variety of you.   So, even if you don’t sew……no worries!  (But if you do……..let me know.  I would love to have you!)  But maybe you’re a fantastic crafter.  Or a killer party planner.  Or would blow people away with your cooking/baking.  Or maybe your thing is photography.  Or interior design.  Or home renovating.  Or making printables, etc., etc., etc…….  If so, Join me!!


My thoughts go first to you stay-at-home moms who are kinda starting out like I did……and have a teeny tiny one at home, but need a little creative outlet.  However, that doesn’t have to be the case……because ALL are welcome!


And just to re-iterate…….none of this means I won’t be blogging.  I’ll be around just as often, doing my thing.  I’m just allowing others to fill in the gaps.  That’s all. :)

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Okay, so here’s a few anticipated questions, I’m sure one or more of you will have.  (If you have more, please ask!):


Is this a permanent gig?  Yes.  Well, I’m thinking for at least 6 months to a year.  However, we can do a trial run of 2 posts and see if it works for you and me……and if you’re happy with how things are going, you can be a regular around here.


Can I just contribute once?  I think I’ll create a list of those who only want to contribute once and pull from them when I have spots that are available.  So yes, go ahead and let me know!  But I’m telling ya…..the party is so happenin’ around here……you may never wanna leave! ;)


How much will I be paid?  Well, that depends…..and will be decided on before you start creating.  (But anywhere from $20-$50.)  Plus, a whole lot of social media sharing.  I will always share a contributor’s content, the way I share my own.  So that everyone knows there’s something new on the blog! :)


When will this start?  January 2014.  Let’s get those holidays out of the way first.


How often are you thinking? 1-2 times a month.  Or maybe every other month.  We’ll just have to see what the interest is, what your schedule is like, etc.

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Okay, now I have a few questions for YOU!

Here’s a form to fill out, if you’re interested.  I’ll keep this open until December 15th……in case you need a little more time.


(The form below is bigger than what you see.  If you click inside the form and then scroll, you will see a few more questions.  Fill it out and then click SUBMIT at the bottom.)




I can’t wait to see if there are any of you who want to join me!  And keep in mind, if you’re not sure, just apply anyway.  You never know… may really enjoy having your own little space to share what you’re creating! :) 


You have until December 15th to decide……and then I’ll start notifying people.  And if the spots fill up really fast, I will keep a list of people who are interested for future spots to fill!


Talk to you soon!





Ashley Johnston

Administrator at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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