Why Craft Your Blog?

There’s lots of websites out there for food bloggers, fashion bloggers and lifestyle bloggers, Craft Your Blog is for you, the creative blogger. It’s all about teaching you how to use blogging and social media to share, connect and build your creative passion. It can even show you how to turn that passion into an income.

Craft Your Blog: teaching passionate creatives how to use online platforms such as social media and blogs to share their creative work and access unique opportunities.

It’s not all theory, Craft Your Blog will share with you real life examples of creators and makers who are following their dreams and using their blogs and social media to connect, share and grow.

Who am I?

My name is Angie and I blog at GnomeAngel.com. I started my first blog in 2002 on a neat little free platform called Livejournal (and for those of you that are fans of the movie The Social Network might know that name because it’s where Mark Zuckerberg started…). I started it as a way of chronicling my life in the city I’d just moved to and it replaced the paper diary I’d been keeping since I was 14 years old.

In 2008 I registered my first ever domain name and moved to a self hosted WordPress blog called “GnomeAngel“.  I had no idea what I was doing, I had no idea what I would write about and I thought it would just be like being on Livejournal but I’d be in control. How wrong I was!

It’s been a number of years (lets not do the math!) since I signed in to Livejournal for the first time and hit publish on a blog post. In that time my blogging has provided me with so many unique and amazing opportunities that I would never have had without my blog. I’ve been to numerous conferences, read copiously and worked with some amazing people to learn what I have and I’m still doing it.

I consider myself to be a blogging and social media evangelist. I strongly believe that blogging and being active on social media can give you so much joy in your life and bring some amazing people into your life.

My blog was a hobby which I decided to turn into a business in June 2014. Even while it was a hobby I was working with brands (like Target) and appearing in print media and on television. Since making the decision to turn it into a business I’ve had so many amazing opportunities and it keeps on growing.

I am a massive believer in giving back and helping those you can through sharing your knowledge so in 2015 the idea to start Craft Your Blog was born as a way of helping others to turn their hobbies into ways for them to do the unimaginable.

I’m living what I’m teaching and sharing here on Craft Your Blog – creating and blogging is my passion and I’m so excited to be sharing them with you!

You can find me in the following places:

BlogInstagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter

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