Weekend links :: May I introduce…

by Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

Photo by Fabio

In usual fashion, you can peruse the stuff I’ve enjoyed this past week on my Tumblr – which you can now find at the top of this site when you click on “finds.”  I hope you glean something good from them like I have.

Also, I’ve got a little announcement and curtain unveiling to make. In light of enough of you writing and asking me great questions about blogging, I’ve started a new blog about – well, blogging. It’s called Darn Good Blogging. Catchy, no?

I’ll be writing weekly – it’s all I can tackle while still having a balanced life.  Simple Mom will remain my priority.

But I’ve started a six-week series at DGB on how to start a new “niche” blog from scratch, when you don’t have any previous experience. Follow along, if you like, and subscribe if you’re up for it.

And most of all, submit any blogging questions you might have, so that I can answer them for you. And thanks!

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  1. Great idea! I’m looking forward to reading your writings on blogging- you’ve been an inspiration for me, and many others, I’m sure. Just one note- add an archives page!

    Kelly from Pretty Your Blog´s last blog post…Improving My Blog in 2009: My Blogging Resolutions

  2. Off to read more – great idea!! Can’t wait to meet at Blissdom, if Emily, the Nester and I make it in one piece with me driving. :) UGH….mountains.

    jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam´s last blog post…May I never make church "work"

  3. I’m very excited about your new blog!! I already subscribed. :)

    Sarah H.´s last blog post…Gift Cards – Do they help us, or hurt us?

  4. will definitely read your new blog! i’m sure i’ll learn a lot! :)

  5. I’m so excited about your new venture! Can’t wait to learn everything I don’t know about blogging (which I’m sure will be just about everything you write about!).

    Courtney´s last blog post…But we don’t even own a horse…

  6. You’re Darn Good Blogging is an answer to prayer. Seriously. I can’t wait to dig into it. Thanks!

    Amy @ Literacy Launchpad´s last blog post…A Literacy Launchpad Nursery

  7. Awesome! I’m going to subscribe to your new blog right now.

    Jennae @ Green Your Decor´s last blog post…Simply Artistic: Wool Accent Pillows by modernwool

  8. Your new blog is terrific and timely. I just launched my new blogs (although I’ve been blogging for Fit Pregnancy over the past year). My cooking blog, Kid Appetit , is devoted to healthy cooking for the whole family. It’s a pretty focused niche, so I hope I can grow it with success. I started my other blog, Everyday Blessings , because I wanted to write about my experience as a mom, yet I don’t want to just ramble on about anything and everything. So I’m trying for “quality” writing over quantity aiming to have the posts read more like short essays (with a focus on the intersection of faith and family). I hope I can be successful here too. My goal is to post 4 times a week. Anyway, you’ve helped me with your Simple Mom blog become focused and organized so I actually have a little time to work on my blogging. And now your new blog will help on the professional side! Also, I love your crisp, streamlined designs!

  9. Great idea! Just one question – where do you find the time? You’ve added the book club and now this. I have two kids similar ages to yours and I don’t know how you do it. You’re an inspiration in time management!

    Angela´s last blog post…Owen’s lunch menu (or, My investments in Gerber)

  10. Tsh,
    Very excited about this since learning more about effective blogging is on my list of skills to improve this year! All the best in your new endeavor.
    Thanks so much for all your practical help. It is making a difference in my life.

  11. I’m always amazed by people who have time for more than one blog!

    Mistress B´s last blog post…Andrew John THOMPSON – Can you help find this missing child?

  12. Yeah! I am so excited you are doing this!! Thank you so much!!
    (I’m off to subscribe and follow!)

    Beth´s last blog post…frugal mommy of 2 girls giveaways

  13. First of all – hurrah for you rolling out a blog advice blog. You clearly have a knack for success in this realm. Thanks for sharing the wisdom.

    But secondly, and the reason I clicked through from email – we used the EXACT SAME creative commons picture today! What is THAT about? what are the chances? (i have a different photo credit though. odd) Anyway, I just thought that was mighty interesting.

    Megan@SortaCrunchy´s last blog post…notes/feedback/requests

  14. Thank you for doing letting us all get to understand how to blog. I started just this year and need all the help I can get!


  15. Me again, see I can’t even leave my own blog site with you!
    I’ll be back to learn more for sure.

    Chris´s last blog post…Friendship

  16. TSH,
    Thanks so much for sharing your expertise with us new bloggers. I’ve been to your new site, and subscribed, so I’m eager to learn all I can!

    Kimm´s last blog post…Frugal Food Storage

  17. Where do you find the time! I only wish I could be that organized!

    Andrea´s last blog post…Reusable Produce Bags – Set of 3 large bags

  18. You amaze me! I adore you!

    That’s all :)

    Amy´s last blog post…Redbox Code 01.12.09

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