Top 5 Things I Took From SNAP

So yesterday I posted just a re-cap of SNAP. The classes I took and highlights (there were many highlights).

Today I'm going to talk about what I took from SNAP.

#1 - You get what you give.
It was stressed a lot that you will get back what you put in. So if you want to make money off of your blog and get full-time pay, you better be putting in the full time work.

#2 - Sponsors love working with people.
Don't let the size of your blog hold you back. ASK. ASK. and ASK. Sponsors love to say yes.

#3 - Publishing a book will not get you rich.
(unless you're a new york times best seller) but you will get bragging rights and that right there is a big thing!

#4 - Never give up. 
I heard it from Alex Boye. I heard it from Jo Packham. If you really want it and are passionate about it, do everything to make it happen.

#5 - Be YOU.
I really had to listen to this one. It's not that I can't be me, I just have a hard time "sharing" me. I never know what to say or how much to share.
I can't remember who said it (although I'm pretty sure it was in the publishing class), but talk like you would to your best friend. That may sound easy, but I know I struggle with it.
I also know that you should be REAL. Getting a feel for people is hard online, but after reading a bit, you can start to get an idea of someones personality. So write how you talk and be yourself.

Those are my top 5 things I really took to heart.

I had my moments where I felt overwhelmed with the information and felt like phytoplankton cause I'm such a tiny small blog. BUT, it all comes back to that, you get what you put in. I need to get more organized and post more with meatier content. That's me. lol 
I also came to decide that I really am an all around crafter. My blog focus has been kids clothes since I started, but I have so many other things I've done that I want to write about! We built our house and all of our decor are things I've made. I wont kick kids clothes to the curb, cause I love making patterns and lets face it, my kids keep growing and need new clothes, but I will be putting more of my other crafts up on the blog.

Now to answer a question that I've gotten a lot.
Was it worth it?



  1. Wonderful re-cap! It was absolutely lovely to meet you, I hope we keep in touch. I'm totally jealous of how amazing of a sewist you are, creeping more of your work!

  2. Great Advice! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Karly! Were you on the TRAX with me on the way to the airport? I think that was you. LOL! Sounds like we took a lot of the same classes. I totally have a hard time knowing how much to share. I feel like if I share a personal post, I'll have subscribers leaving in droves. Haha! Nice to know that I'm not the only one who has a hard time with it. :)

  4. I'm so glad to hear you'll be sharing some other craft stuff too! I'd love to see the other things you enjoy making :)

  5. I was a bit taken back to find that there were times when you felt like your blog was small. Because to me you're like this rock star and I know I'm not the only one who thinks this. At the same time it's humbling. I hope to be where you are someday and I now know that it's ok for that to take time. Thank you so much for sharing!


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