Get Ready for HowTheyBlog.com

By February 22, 2013General, Get Inspired

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Are You Curious, Like Me?

Have you ever wondered how your favorite bloggers…blog?

  • What does their office space look like?
  • What apps do they love?
  • How do they balance family and blogging?

HowTheyBlog.com

My newest project (I’m SO excited about this!!!), HowTheyBlog.com, aims to answer all those questions for you and provide an inspiring stream of ideas for you as you blog…or for those thinking about starting a blog.

Each week I’ll feature one blogger and get all nosey for you as I ask them to share their workspace, their favorite systems, tools, apps, technology and home/work balance methods.

Join Me?

I already have an incredible lineup of bloggers, but I’d love YOUR input. Who would you like to hear from? What questions would you like to have answered?

I’d love to have you join the official launch team. The special peeps who join the team will get a sneak peek at the site just before it launches and they’ll also have the chance to win one of two Lifetime invitations to our upcoming CoffeeTalk Courses.

Share your name and email and I’ll add you to the Launch Team!
(RSS and email readers CLICK HERE to view the email form.)

Are You A Blogger?

How many of you are bloggers or have thought about starting a blog? Please tell me about your blog and share your blog address in the comments so we can all connect! Click here to leave a comment.

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76 Comments

  • Avatar Krissa says:

    I blog at More Than Mundane: http://www.morethanmundane.com sharing the books I read, how I strive to choose healthy options for our family, home remedies I love, and more!

  • Avatar Juliette says:

    I blog about my creative efforts as an American expat living in Germany. I’ll also be posting some images from my creative faith journal from the HM challenge.

    The new project sounds interesting and I’m looking forward to checking out some new blogs!

  • Avatar Kristi V. says:

    I really want to start blogging, but I’m afraid. Of what, I’m not really sure. I can’t even decide on a focus or a name for the blog. Hopefully I can get some insight from this series. Thanks!

  • Avatar Paula says:

    This sounds great! I can’t wait!
    I blog at http://www.averagehousewife.com about Faith, Family, Books, Homeschool, basically whatever’s going on in this average housewife’s life.

  • Avatar Julie says:

    I don’t blog Kat, I’ve never been that brave πŸ˜‰ someday I think I might, still praying…that said I would love to pray for you on this new adventure.

  • Avatar Lisa says:

    I would love to be on your launch team!

  • Avatar Lisa says:

    Oops, just saw the launch team sign up form–going there now. πŸ™‚

  • Avatar Katie Orr says:

    Yay! So excited for your new venture!

  • I do blog! I’m at http://www.thebigbinder.com. Initially, it was only about local events but then I realized I had a lot more to say. I mean, A.LOT… πŸ™‚ Almost 7 years later and I still haven’t shut up.

  • Just signed up for the Launch Team:-) I blog at The Mom Writes http://www.themomwrites.com where I share practical solutions and customized services for busy work-at-home moms and help them grow their businesses AND their babies with intention and balance.

  • Avatar Yvonne says:

    This looks like a great idea! I started blogging years ago since my parents live out of state. Now as a Compassion Advocate, I try to blog at least once a week about Compassion and use other days to blog about photography and other things in my life. My blog is http://ourlittlecorneroftheworld.com. I also just recently moved my blog to WordPress.com

  • Avatar Amanda Beck says:

    I have been blogging here and there for two years but recently have started posting more. This sounds like a really exciting venture!

  • Avatar Sarah Marr says:

    You have inspired me so much through your blog and especially through speaking to our MOPS group. This is a timely message about blogging! YAY! I’ve JUST started a ballet dancer’s devotional blog. I always wished when I was beginning my dance career that I had had a devotional that specifically related God’s Word to what I was going through in the rehearsal studio. After my husband’s encouragement, I put all my rough drafts together and launched my blog. But I would love some tips and ideas to move forward. Thank you so much for what you do. You are such an amazing example to me as a mom.

  • Avatar Erika Dawson says:

    I. LOVE. this! I’m so excited for you, Kat, and for this new project! It’s gonna be a huge hit. I wonder these things all the time!

    {blogging at erikadawson.com}

  • I blog at http://nestpirations.blogspot.com/ (Inspiration with a bird/nest theme…sometimes). I had so many ideas for the blog, but it’s kind of turned into a place to share my homeschooling journey with the littles. I’m having trouble finding time to incorporate the other things I want to share. This series will answer some questions I have for sure. Thanks!

  • Avatar AnaLisa says:

    Hey so I’m a new blogger @ analisascorner.com! Its been a rougher road to get here then i planned on! Still learning the ropes and all that good stuff. I guess it will take time to get my blog out?
    My blog is about my journey as a momma! I wanna share pictures, ideas, encouragement, and good deals along the way πŸ™‚

    analisascorner.com

  • Avatar Carmen says:

    I started blogging 5 years ago and had a family blog to keep in touch with out of town family & friends. That one now sits idle. Then I started my current blog: http://sherunseverywhere.blogspot.com where I focus on my running, but I throw other things in there too as a mom of 6 kids.

  • Hi! I blog at http://www.behealthybehappywellness.com/blog about healthy living – especially on a budget. I have weekly “health” challenges, recipes and money saving tips.

  • Avatar Heather says:

    genius! now you have a space to share all those awesome apps you use. I hope you will not just share about other bloggers but a healthy dose of your own process. If I HAD to pick other bloggers…Ann Voskamp’s process always intrigues me…esp when she finds time to make all her printables…how does she do that? Also would love to know how bloggers create “series” buttons. seems silly but I always wonder. Hmmm… I’ll have to think.

  • I have wanted to blog for years! I work outside of the house hull-time and am Mommy to two little ones so my time is a bit sparing ha! So I decided to go backwards and start a facebook blog (devoted to our Lord) first and hopefully this will start a decent foundation to me starting a full fledged blog! I would love to hear how other bloggers do it, especially if they are parents who work outside of the house! http://www.facebook.com/acopiousheart.com

  • Avatar Keri Misawa says:

    I’ve been blogging for 4 years and just launched a fresh start with a new domain. I love to write and blogging is just a tool to share my words, it has to be simple or I won’t keep it up. I am curious to see what other bloggers are doing!

  • Avatar lara says:

    Really excited about this, Kat!

  • Avatar Tameka says:

    The latest title (i’ve changed it several times) is Finding Me in the Mist of Three. Just daily happenings in my life. I would love to know how the Mommy bloggers find the time to blog. I have 3 kids and work full time outside of the home. By the time I sit to write, I’m ready to pass out. πŸ˜‰

  • Avatar Kelly says:

    Oh, exciting! I love to get more ideas! I blog at http://ajourneyoftrust.blogspot.com but sometimes, it’s really sporadic. I would like to be more consistent, but I have a hard time with topics some days…

  • Avatar Anita says:

    What a wonderful idea! A friend and I just took the blogging plunge in December, so we’re always eager to learn more about blogging. We blog about cancer caregiving and healthy (er) choices (we make no claims to be super-healthy–we just know there’s always room for improvement πŸ˜‰ ). We blog at http://www.blessedbutstressed.com.

  • Avatar erin says:

    This is a brilliant idea, Kat! Wish I had thought of it! πŸ™‚ I remember the old days when you were blogging at The Secret Life of Kat. It’s awesome to see how your ministry has just grown and grown.

    I blog (although admittedly very sporadically these days) at http://musingsofmrsmountmount.blogpost.com, about weight loss and faith and being a mom.

  • Just starting this blogging thing & so want to know more! I would love to learn & help

  • Avatar Meagan Joye says:

    I feel like God has called me to be a writer and write now, I am doing that through my blog. http://meagan-joye.blogspot.com
    It is very raw and unedited. I just like to write and throw it out there, but I hope to put more into someday soon!

  • Avatar Michelle says:

    I started a blog a few months ago called OrdinaryGalExtraOrdinaryLife at http://ordinarygalextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/ I am finding trouble being as consistent as I want. I write about everday things that seem ordinary but are actually filled with extraordinary lessons.

  • Avatar Lacey says:

    I’m just at the beginning stages of blogging. I really enjoy doing it, but like most, I struggle to find the time to do it regularly! My ultimate goal is to inspire moms to live more Godly, faith filled, intentional lives to impact their marriage, family and the lives of those around them. I’m looking forward to hearing ideas from those who are doing it successfully! Thanks!

  • Avatar Misty says:

    I blog at thisbeautifulmessofmine.blogspot.com but have not been great keeping up with it. I’m really looking toward to this new site!

  • Avatar Christie says:

    This will be so much fun to read; what a great idea! My favorite bloggers are Lindsay of thepleatedpoppy.com, Nester, of thenester.com, Mandi at biblicalhomemaking.blogspot.com, Emily at jonesdesigncompany.com, Darlene at fieldstonehilldesign.com, and my very favorite are the lovely mother and daughters at girltalkhome.com.
    Thanks so much for sharing the exciting news.

  • Avatar Dawn says:

    It will be really interesting to hear from, and learn from, other bloggers as I continue my blogging journey. I blog at: http://mydailyroadtrip.wordpress.com and while it is still an evolving adventure, I write mostly about parenting, lessons I learn in everyday life about trusting and loving Jesus as well as others, etc. – my goal is to encourage others to be real about life (rather than hide behind a facade) and to really look at what it means to trust God, walk with Him faithfully, and love others in the midst of everyday life.

  • Avatar Tehila says:

    My blog, Women Abiding (http://www.womenabiding.com), was created to encourage women to abide in God and His Word! I actually aspire to challenge women, not only to encourage them, as I love to be challenged myself to live a higher calling and become more and more like my Saviour, too!

    Really looking forward to this great idea of yours!

  • I blog at Simply Smiles (http://www.simplysmiles.us). I share tips and whole food recipes for busy moms.

  • My blog is Bold Turquoise (http://boldturquoise.com).

    I blog about the bold choices we’ve made for our family, including many natural living options, homeschooling and my transition from suburban girl to farm chick!

  • Avatar Renee says:

    that is a very cool idea, all you want to know about bloggers πŸ™‚

  • Avatar Jennifer says:

    I love this idea and could benefit from it so much. I want to blog more but have difficulty finding and justifying the time. I am embarrassed about my blog and don’t share it with anyone. How do they do it?

  • I blog at http://ofthehearth.com/. It is a blog about faith, family, and forging a difference in our communities. The hodgepodge of topics addressed on the blog are all intended to facilitate growth into Christ’s likeness through the activities of daily life, support cultivation of family, and provide inspiration for making a positive difference in the world.
    Thanks for the heads up about the upcoming website.

  • I’ve been blogging for awhile although after Allume, I decided to come home and not blog for a while… http://www.thekindlecrew.com is where I will blog when the Lord tells me to again!

  • Avatar Dionna says:

    Yep. I’m a blogger. http://beautyinthestorm.com – Excited about your new site, Kat. πŸ™‚

  • Avatar Amanda says:

    Hi-
    I’m a new blogger trying to figure all this stuff out:) I bloggish…. @ http://www.embracinggrace.org…. I blog (ish)… about being a mom, faith, fitness, and living life intentionally… I have lots of ideas for topics… but just haven’t posted them! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Avatar Alexis says:

    http://alexis-crazymomma.blogspot.ca/

    I have a blog and its about whatever I feel at the moment…homeschool, my kids, reviews, recipes, emotions….etc I like the idea of learning from others. I’d like to learn how they make their own pictures and graphics.

  • Avatar Stephanie says:

    I blog very sporadically (always wanting it to be pretty and perfect!) at http://www.cottagethoughts.wordpress.com but I’m generally just known as Brenda Nuland’s daughter (Coffee Tea Books and Me)… I even had a sweet local woman pop into my MomHeart group one night saying she knew (of) my mom. There were seven women there. And my mother lives 1,000 miles away! So most of my “hits” are from links on her page. I have thought seriously about blogging regularly, but there’s so much on my plate with homeschooling 5 kiddos that I haven’t committed to it yet. Looking forward to this project!

  • I blog over at http://www.fearlessheartministries.com about faith and family – learning how to pursue God and the dreams he has for us, Fearlessly. Looking forward to this new How They Blog Site and gleaning wisdom as I move forward in my blogging journey.

  • Avatar Jennifer Stoltzfus says:

    I blog at http://www.myheritagerewards.blogspot.com, sporadic as it may be, about my journey of motherhood and training my children for the Lord’s army. I love blogging and feel challenged to put my thoughts out there. I am better with words in writing than verbally, but I just don’t know how so many blogging moms of little ones find time to write regularly without sacrificing time with their babies… so I’d love to get some tips! I currently have four children ages six and under! πŸ™‚

  • Avatar Sue says:

    Hi Kat,

    I just recently found your blog and I love it. I have a little blog, Fruity Lemonade. I write about organizing and simplifying and trying to find balance in life. I am looking forward to reading your new series. I am always looking for new ideas.

    Sue

  • I have two blogs:

    Special Mom Space (for special needs moms): http://specialmomspace.com
    Radiant Brown Beauty (for hair and skin care help): http://RadiantBrownBeauty.com

    Going to check out some of your blogs now

  • Avatar Sarah says:

    Hi there-
    I write a blog about my life. It’s kind of all over the place- infant loss, infertility, raising our daughter, our home, things I enjoy doing, what I’m learning from God in my life…I’m eager to learn how to do this all better while balancing the craziness of life!

  • Avatar Sarah says:

    This sounds wonderful and so timely for me. I just started blogging at http://www.earlybirdmom.com. I write about helping busy moms get more done.

    I would love to see some advice on how to use social media if you are starting from scratch if you have just a handful of followers.

    Looking forward to your new project!

  • Avatar Krista says:

    Hi Lovely Kat!
    This is a very fun new project you are launching. Excited to be a part. I have a website http://www.meaninginaminute.com. It “dares” people (for 14 days) to do 1 thing to connect each day that takes 1 min. It combines my passion with a practical element.
    Blessings to you!!!

  • Avatar Kati says:

    Hey Kat: Funny how God will stay after us if we don’t follow His lead :). I’ve been feeling the prompt to write for years…but more for my own “therapy” :). Blogging has intimidated me and I’d hide from the idea. Over the past few months, I keep getting that “surround sound” message to go for it. (Your post was part of the surround sound πŸ™‚ ). I’m researching how to get started and share my journey as part of the “sandwiched generation”…caring for a young family and an aging, ill parent. My prayer is to help other caregivers navigate this calling a bit easier, and successfully :), than I have. Looking forward to your new venture!

  • Avatar Becky says:

    Hi Kat!
    My name is Becky, and I just started a blog this past week! I’m curious too and excited to see what other bloggers do behind the scenes. Thanks for taking action. : )

  • Avatar Heather says:

    Hi! I blog at http://www.townsend-house.com and my blog in a nutshell is: green living, local/organic/whole food eating, reading, cooking, being a stay at home mama to two littles, starting our homeschooling journey, and trying to live as lightly on the earth as possible. I also have a Friday food link up where you can link any food related posts.

  • Avatar Joyce says:

    Yay! I’m super duper excited for you, Kat!! You are amazing. I’m praying for you.

  • Avatar Beth says:

    Kat, I could almost cry!
    I’ve been thinking about starting a blog, actually, I emailed you about how inspiring your site was for me while in I’m this process to start a site. I’ve been working on research an post ideas and hoping a name will come to me. I’ve been doing a lot of praying over it too and mentioned it to my husband here and there but tonight was the official “honey, I want to start a blog” conversation (to be continued after the little ones in bed). During my sons bath time I figured I’d do my faithful catch up on your site for the weekend and found this! How perfect! And what a better sign?!

  • Avatar Kim says:

    I’m Kim and I blog at myheartandyours.org about my heart journey with Jesus. Including God my personal trainer, heart priorities, meal plans that are allergen friendly and allergies friendly and gluten free recipes and real life everyday life chatting learning to be authentic.

  • Avatar Mrs. M says:

    Yes! I always wonder about the world of other bloggers. Thank you!
    My blog captures the world of a stay at home mom who has two boys with special needs (TSC & ADHD) and now this also includes homeschooling, acreage living and married solo parenting as my husband works away…ALOT!
    The blog keeps me sane and so do reading blogs! <3

  • Avatar Meagan says:

    OK, I’ve tried commenting on this post twice and both times my comment just disappears into the great unknown! I just commented on another post of yours and it worked fine. Weird. Maybe I was being too wordy! Anyhoo…just wanted to say that I think this new blog of yours is a fabulous idea! Looking forward to reading. πŸ™‚

  • Avatar Amy says:

    Hi I’m Amy and I’ve been blogging for a few years through my ministry website. Next month though I am launching a brand new blog which will be my blogging and ministry home. I am totally stoked! It will be called A Journey Not My Own and can be found at http://www.ajourneynotmyown.com. It will about how my life and God’s story have become our journey together. To places I never dreamed possible and places I never wanted to go, but nevertheless the journey has broken me, built me and guides me. I will also share there about my advocacy work with an anti-trafficking ministry in Asia, as well as my advocacy for special needs adoption. Love your blog and can’t wait to share it on my Great Reads and Websites at A Journey Not My Own.

  • Avatar hill says:

    http://www.capturingmotherhood.com/
    i blog about the little moments in life as a wife, mother and follower of Jesus.

    i’m determined to not let those
    little mundane moments slip by.
    the ones that distract you
    from whatever it was
    that you were on your way to do.
    the minute simple moments.
    moments to cherish for a lifetime.

  • Avatar Stacy Boyd says:

    Hi! I’m Stacy and I blog at http://theemommydiaries.WordPress.com. I blog about my family, faith and all my adventures and learning moments in life and motherhood. Looking forward to learning from some great bloggers!

  • Avatar Cassondra says:

    My husband and I just started blogging in October about the ongoing renovations and DIY adventures that we’re taking on with our new to us 60s home. You can follow the journey at grandpajoeshouse.blogspot.com

  • What a fantastic idea! I’d love to hear about how your featured bloggers produce excellent content while maintaining family as a top priority.
    I just started (more seriously) blogging over at http://www.asimplehaven.com about homemaking with intention, beauty, and mirth. Writing brings me much joy, but my heart is to do it while keeping the main things the main things, if you know what I mean!

  • Avatar Heather P. says:

    To blog, or not to blog…that is the question. My blog http://www.thescraplounge.blogspot.com is updated sporadically at best. I have so many ideas…but not enough time to flush them out and get ’em on the screen. Or do I? What I hope to gleen from interviews with the pros:
    1. How/when do they do research, write, photograph, make the projects (if applicable), gain a following, etc. You homeschool 5 kids!!! I have 3 and the older two go to public school!! Surely I have the time?
    2. I would LOVE to blog about anything….but I don’t. I’m opinionated, passionate about certain topics even…but I’d really rather not have ‘associates’ (not friends, but people who know me) read my inner thoughts. Does that make sense? What’s to be afraid of?
    3. This is perhaps my biggest obstacle: Why blog? What’s the point? I was raised (incorrectly) to believe that if you’re not the best, or if you’re maximizing your salary…it isn’t worth doing. Verrrrrrry tough habit to break. You can imagine the inner struggle as a SAHM. (My parents were aghast at my ‘throwing away’ a successful engineering career.) Where is the value add in blogging (unless you are really really really good at it)?
    Therapy anyone? πŸ˜‰
    Thank you for doing this Kat. Can’t wait to learn!

  • Avatar Paola says:

    This sounds like such a great idea. I love the generous way you share your ideas and insights with us. I blog at thearchersapprentice.blogspot.com..I blog about about our life journey, very diverse topics. . I’m completely at awe at mommies like you and other bloggers and always wonder how they do it to keep up with blogging and homemaking at the same time.

  • Avatar Kristine says:

    I have started a blog but have not updated it in a while. I need some ideas and inspiration on how to write a blog effectively. Can’t wait to hear the tips and ideas.

  • Love this idea! I blog at http://www.thereisgrace.com where I write about faith, family, and finding grace in the journey. My blog is small and I am avidly looking for ways to improve it and grow it. So looking forward to this!

  • Avatar Ashley says:

    What a great idea! I blog at http://www.abcoulter.blogspot.com – all about our daily adventures, some recipes I try, some crafts I attempt, etc! I am looking to grow my blog so I think this series will help a lot! πŸ™‚

  • Avatar Alyssa says:

    i HAVE BEEN blogging since 2006, and have several blogs. Right now I blog at http://faithleaps.com and also I am relaunching http://beautybydesignonline.com

  • Avatar Melanie Litwin says:

    I would love for you to interview Amanda Morgan of Not Just Cute website. I love her ideas!

  • Avatar Nicole says:

    I’m still new to the blogging world. My blog has not officially ‘launched’ yet but it’s getting there. Inspired to action has had a huge impact on me since I started getting it in my email and I’d love to connect with you as I start up and grow.