The Daily Suga’|Finding My Niche?

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Like most blog newbies, I read other blogs about blogging to learn how to make my blogging better. All of the information that’s out there can be so overwhelming. Ads or no ads? Up top placement vs at the bottom placement? It’s a lot. Very quickly I realized that I had no intention of following what most of these blogs repeated over and over again. Now I’m sure that means it will take a while for my blog to grow but I’m not worried about that. It’s taking a while for my cherry tomato plants to grow too but they’re growing  and when they reach full growth, I will have a bunch a sweet mouth popping cherry tomatoes to eat. And eventually my blog will reach full growth and I’ll have a sweet blog.

Just the other night an email from SITS Girls popped into my inbox and the title of the post was “8 Strategies to Define Your Niche” and it got me thinking about my blog content. The last point the blogger makes is that you shouldn’t wait for the perfect niche-just start.

Of all the posts that I’ve read, I find this advice to be most useful. I’m not sure if I have a niche. This blog is like the combination of three different blogs yet it’s the perfect representation of me. I feel in love with fashion design when I was teenager but I’ve since come to know that it’s not just the clothing that draws me. I love the design, the prints and patterns, the creativity and the need to bring an idea to life with your hands. So I like to call my blog “a creative lifestyle blog” because it’s about my creativity, the creativity of others and the ultimate Creator.

The key for me to finding my niche is not to find my niche and just let it happen organically.  My goal is to just stay true to me. I’m going to write about what I love and share it with the world. There’s no real flow.

For awhile I had a formula. Having a designated day for a certain type of post. I followed that for a few months but when I was on vacation, I decided to just give the Daily Suga’, you know small things that I wanted to share. I found that I liked that once a day or not or more. Blogging as I feel. Not that I don’t find all the blogging sites helpful, but I’ve just decided to blaze a new trail. Post after prayer and genuine passion. Bloggers can experience burnout and I don’t want that to be me. So sometimes I’ll talk about fashion and sometimes I’ll talk about interiors and sometimes I’ll talk about crafts. At the heart of it all will always be a celebration of creativity and my love for God. Coming to my blog is like opening a new surprise present everyday or as Forrest Gump said like “a box of chocolates”. You know the rest.

Following my own advice this is what I’ll do..see below.:)

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Stay classy and throw away the guidebook!

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Blog Crush Monday|Brown Paper Bag

Seriously, I do these blog crushes for me as much as I do them for you. When I find something great, I have to share. That’s just what friends do. So my share today for Blog Crush Monday is Brown Paper Bag.

Brown Paper Bag is a site that celebrates all the many forms of illustration and design. That’s the site for me!


Be inspired and stay classy!


The Weekly Roundup|8 Totally Awesome Pop Culture Finds and Inspirations

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Nostalgia and pop culture evoke all kinds of memories. Headbands and legwarmers, Jazzercise and Jane Fonda. Saturday morning cartoons and after school specials. I (LOVE) the 80s! The weekly roundup up this week shows love for pop culture.

  1. Art prints from Adam Lister via always appeal to my inner geek.
  2. Challenge your art eye with this visual puzzle a la Where’s Waldo called Where’s Warhol.
  3. Pointillism 3.0 by Gary Andrew Clarke. Clean, minimal and classic.
  4. How about this company finding new use for the office staple?
  5. Technology will be forever a symbol in our pop culture but Kim Dong-kyu shows us yesteryear.
  6. As a mom, I’m always looking for ways to get my son to eat his food. This artist has the right idea.
  7. Ever wonder how millennials view famous artwork? Read about it over on Refinery 29.
  8. I’m gonna tell I don’t get it. My son loves it. But it’s pretty dope this cartoon was created by a woman. Sure to be a new pop classic.

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