Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Random Thoughts - Social Media Icons, Ads, Followers, and Family

I haven't done one of these random posts in a while. It seemed like a good time.

Social Media Icons

I just added some social media icons to my sidebar. I've been wanting to do this for a while, but I wasn't sure how or where to find them. Thankfully, Chelsea Dawn over at Life Unpublished saved the day.  She did a post about free social media icons that she had found on Carrie Loves. There's 19 different icons in 30 different colors!

I've added links to my Facebook, Twitter, and Bloglovin' pages. Please check them out. I'd actually really appreciate it if someone went and liked my Facebook page. It keeps reverting back to being unpublished, and I'm guessing that's because I don't have anyone following me there yet.


I tried signing up for Google AdSense over the weekend because I'd like to start making a little (and I do know it would be a little) money off of this blog to help fund my makeup addiction. Sadly, my application was rejected almost immediately. The page that they sent me to that was supposed to explain why wasn't really helpful. Anyone have any experience with this they can share?


I somewhat recently surpassed 100 followers! That felt like such a milestone. I know this is still a baby blog that is growing really slowly, but I'm proud of how far it has come. Thanks to all of you for reading, following, and commenting. I've got a giveaway in the works to celebrate, but I don't know when it will go up. Definitely keep a look out!


As I mentioned in my previous post, I spent my Saturday helping my future brother-in-law work on finishing trim for the new house he's building. I wasn't really looking forward to it because I like being lazy on the weekends, but it ended up being a really good day.

Two of my three nieces (I've been around since before they were all born, so I just consider them my nieces, not my future nieces) came out to the new house while we were working. In between sanding and moving boards, I had time to play with both girls. The 7-year-old did a little bit helping me sand boards and wipe them down. She seemed so proud to be helping. The 5-year-old took a very impressive nap curled up on the concrete floor right by where an electric sander was being used.

I feel lucky getting to see all three of these girls grow up. They have such interesting personalities, and it is fun watching those personalities develop.

Consistent Posting

I'm also going to give myself a pat on the back for sticking with posting more consistently. As life has gotten back into full swing after the holidays, my other resolutions have fallen to the wayside a bit, but this one has stuck *knock on wood*

The next step is getting posts scheduled more than a week in advance. It hasn't happened yet, but I'm optimistic that I'll get there.

I hope all of you are having a great week so far!


  1. congrats on 100! I tried doing adspace too... no luck... I think you have to have a certain number of pageviews per post, I guess neither of us are there yet :( ... I haven't tried it but I've heard that affiliate programs are good for making a little revenue :)

    1. Thanks for the congrats and for the info on AdSense. I thought that might have been the issue.

  2. I just nominated you for the Liebster Award, you can check it out on my blog if you'd like :)

  3. Thanks for the Social Media Icons info - I was just wondering about this!!

  4. Congrats on 100 followers! I just started blogging and was wondering if you had any tips on joining in on the community! Loved your post on de-potting, very helpful! Check out my blog please! http://letsplaymakeupp.blogspot.com/

    1. Thanks for the congrats!

      My best pieces of advice for getting involved in the blogging community is to join a few blog hops. That has really helped me gain followers.

  5. Great post girlie... I have tried the scheduling out thing but I am a little unsure of how to go about it.,. I tried scheduling one but then it didnt go (so I wasnt sure if I was suppose to hit publish or not! BAH!) So long story short.. Congrats again on over 100!! :)

    1. I did the same thing when I first tried scheduling a post. You do hit publish after you have scheduled it.

      Thanks for the congrats!

  6. Thanks for the link to the social media icons. I might use them too!

    Your Facebook page isn't working for me, but I did follow you on Twitter.

    Congrats on 100 followers!

    1. Glad I could help!

      *sigh* My Facebook page reverted back to being unpublished. Stupid thing. Thanks for following on Twitter and for the congrats!