1. What is the name of your blog? How long have you been blogging?
My blog is called The Vintage Modern Wife. It was originally named The Vintage Modern Bride before I got married! This isn’t the first blog I’ve had. I used to have a LiveJournal blog back in 2004 and kept it for about 2 years. It used to be called “Captivatiions” and I loved talking about my life and I made TONS of avatar and LJ header graphics (psst- I even had my own font made back then!)
2. Why do you blog?
I blog because I love having a place to document my life. I think it’s fun to go back and read old posts and see what my life was like 1 month, 1 year, or even 5 years ago. Not only that, but I love the sense of community in the blogging world. Honestly, I’ve met some AMAZING ladies in blogging (Sar, Neely, and Sarah- that means you!) and I’m actually still friends with girls I’ve met through LiveJournal (Shay and Katie I heart y’all).
3. What is the first blog you ever followed?
The first blog I ever followed was Bicoastal Bride, Heather. I felt like I was seeing her EVERYWHERE in the wedding blogging world, and started a nice little friendship with her. She’s seriously such a sweet gal.
4. What is your favorite post you wrote in 2012?
My favorite post from 2012 is just my favorite for personal reasons. I chose “The Photoshoot” because I absolutely loved having the chance to have a second batch of “wedding” pictures taken of us. I lost 35 lbs since our wedding at that point and actually the first professional photo in the post made it into a local advertisement for our photographer in a publication called “Central Texas Engagements” We are on page 17 in the ad for “Legacy Imaging” (and on their homepage!)
5. What are your blogging goals for 2013?
1- get switched to WP before Blissdom
2- attend my first blog conference
3- have 3,000 subscribers by Dec 31
4- have at least one big name sponsor by the end of the year
I hope I can accomplish both. #3 will be a little hard since with WP you basically have to start over, and #4 is just a nice dream. I hope to someday be a Windows blogger like Neely!
6. Top 3 favorite blogs to follow?
Honestly, I read 3 blogs pretty regularly, and I BET you can guess who they are (cough cough Neely, Sarah, and Sar). Other than the 3 of them, I like Rags to Stitches, Design Darling, and Marcy’s Mustache. They’re all such different blogs, but all gorgeous ladies