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Has blogging jumped the shark?

Internet, forgive me for making a petit rant, but there are times when I think that the heyday of blogging has absolutely reached its zenith and now we are all drowning in an abyss of Absolutely Terrible Ideas and Posts. This is, of course, not new news to anybody. The thing about blogging, and what
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9 Years of Pencil Shavings

Happy Birthday, Pencil Shavings Studio. Nine years ago in April of 2008, I started blogging regularly after a stop-start of posts that date back to 2006(!). I’d been a graphic designer for a few years at that point, working for a tiny apparel company and then eventually running my own little studio (party of 1!).
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Better Homes & Garden’s Stylemaker Workshop 2014

We’re back from an absolutely fantastic trip to New York City last week. You might remember last year when I was invited by Better Homes & Gardens to attend their 2nd Stylemaker workshop and luckily they did another one this year.  BHG gave me some amazing opportunities over the past year including being named the editor’s pick
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How does blogging equal income? And other potentially awkward dinner conversations.

How does blogging make you money?

We were at dinner a few months ago with a financial planner friend who finally came out and asked The Burning Question: “Do you make money blogging and if so, how do you do it??” I think these conversations are really interesting if a bit awkward sometimes, and they’ve been happening a lot lately. Both Garance
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