When did you start blogging?
I started blogging in February of 2010!
What was your original purpose for starting a blog? Has it changed?
I started C.RA.F.T. the day after I saw my first craft blog, Ucreate. I’m a maniac like that. I was doing projects anyway, why not share ‘em! At the time, I didn’t realize how much extra work that meant. I just figured I’d slap up some pics of what I’m already doing. I think if I would have known how much work it really is, I might have never started. High five (and thank goodness) to being naive! I started this sucker in February 2010. Over 3 years ago. Holy. Cow.
What inspired the name of your blog?
Naming things is fun for me. Thus my love for super cheesy valentines, ha! I wanted the blog to be about crafts, why not just call it C.R.A.F.T.! I starting thinking about words to go with C.R.A.F.T. and bam, Crafting Really Awesome Free Things popped into my head. It was Crafting Really Awesome Free Things for about 6 months, but I didn’t want to limit myself to only crafts, I like to create lots of goodies, like trips, recipes, parties, clothes, furniture… I like that Creating Really Awesome Free Things is less restricting.
Could you provide us with links to a couple of your most popular posts?
The my most viewed post on C.R.A.F.T. is actually a round up of DIY adult Halloween costumes. The second most viewed post on C.R.A.F.T. is kind of one of my projects. It’s actually Andy’s genius. It’s how to fix a broken/ cracked iPhone screen. Just for fun, here are the top 10 posts on C.R.A.F.T. in 2011 and here are the top 10 posts on C.R.A.F.T. in 2012.
What are a couple of your favorite blog tools that you use?
I have a few! I heart social media! It's been a great way to interact, share, and learn more about C.R.A.F.T. readers. I'm a pinterest, Facebook, instagram, twitter, vine, and google + junkie! Another blog resources I could not live without is picmonkey.com. I seriously, don't know what I did before picmonkey. Also, I have a whole pin board dedicated to articles and tutorials about blogging, I use it a ton as a reference! Oh and of course, google! If I don't know how to do something, I google it!
What hobbies do you have outside of blogging?
Andy and I just moved to a new house in central Austin, so we are really enjoying exploring our new hood. We live a bike ride away from food trailers, coffee shops, and parks. We just got a tandem bike! It's super fun!
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