Sunday, May 26, 2013

Taking this blog to a new level.

Hi everyone, long time no blog!

I have been on another yet, hiatus...

First off I have been approved to be a contributing blogger on The Local Tourist! Check out my posts about things to do around Chicago-you'll love it! I am having so much fun as I write about the different places and events I am checking out.

I have also been busy with my almost one year old who will soon be a year this week! I can't believe how fast the first year went. I have been busy planning her birthday party and what not.

We finally painted our condo too-it's nice to finally look at walls with colors and not just white walls.

On top of all of this, I have been thinking about ways I can get more involved in the blogosphere...I miss writing, and I used to write short stories and read tons of books for fun when I was younger, but that  all that came to a halt when I started college.

I also have been reading up on so many ways to turn blogging into a career, and how so many people are doing it, especially those moms with young children They are truly inspirational. From food blogs to mom blogs to DIY blogs, your sky is the limit it seems with blogging.

So with that being said, I had been brainstorming ideas on how I can get involved and had a couple ideas. First off, I want to take this blog to a new level. I eventually want to pay for an actual domain but for now I am going to hold on to this domain name at Blogspot. I am thinking to create another site and actually purchase a domain but still tweaking what to call it, will let you know once I do!

I will be posting about advice and tips on how to adjust and live in a big city such as Chicago. I have been through it all from living broke during grad school to finding jobs to making new friends in what seems impossible in a large urban area. Many of my peers who went from small town to big city didn't make it because of some mistakes they had made. I am here to tell you what you need to do in order to stay in the big city for as long as you can.

So look out for the following weeks as I make the changes...wish me luck!


  1. Great post! Thanks for sharing! Glad you're getting into the blogging world more! So excited to read more!

    1. You are welcome! I am learning a lot from seasoned bloggers like yourself! :-) Any tips on how to build your fan base, get traffic,etc are welcome! It's always great to exchange ideas :-)

  2. Hi Deanna,
    This is Michelle, a Love for 30 project contributor. I live in Dunedin, New Zealand, which is a small city with 100,000 people so I know almost nothing about living in big cities. But I would love to live in a big city overseas one day so I'm really interested to read more.
    Feel free to check out my blog if you wish. It is

    1. Hi Michelle, first off thank you so much for stopping by! Great blog by the way! New Zealand wow! My dad's whole family lives in Australia which is not too far from there.

      I just need to get through my daughter's first birthday party and you should see me write more,and I will be trying to brainstorm some ideas on what my first few posts should be. Looking forward to seeing you stop by!

  3. Deanna, I'm excited to read more! If you need any help with growing your blog, let me know...I know a thing or two. ;-)

    1. Kate,that's awesome and thank you for reaching out to me! I will definitely keep you in mind. I enjoy reading your blog as well! I do have some questions,so look out for some emails from me soon :-)