I asked April to share a bit about herself with us all:
How did you get in to doing web design?
I am actually in school for website design and when my classes began taking me away from the basics and more into the design aspect, I really began having fun with tweaking and changing my own blogs. As I got further in school and began having even more fun with design, I thought, "I could do this. I could design blogs for people." And so, the idea was born. I have not set up my design site just yet (hopefully very soon; it's a work in progress), but am more than willing to discuss designs/re-designs with people. I just love it!
You have your own blogs. Tell us a bit about them.
Right now I have two blogs - one is my personal blog and one is a review blog. My personal blog, Blessed Beyond Measure, is simply about me, my life, being a parent/single parent, God, faith...basically whatever comes to mind that day. I have found that not only is writing therapuetic but it is also a form of reflection, contemplation, and quiet time for me. God has really grown me through writing. My review blog, For What It's Worth, is a place where I write reviews of books, movies, TV shows, products...basically whatever I feel like reviewing. Most of my reviews so far have been book reviews as I am an avid reader, however, I am beginning to branch into some products coming up very soon and I am very excited about it!
What advice can you give to other bloggers?
Simply this...be who you are and write from your heart. If you are yourself, if you speak from your heart and soul, with passion and conviction, then you will be successful. When I started my blog two years ago next week, I didn't expect to have consistent readers or to get very far with. I honestly expected that it would be something I would eventually quit doing, like all other writing I had tried to that point. But thankfully God had different plans.
Thanks again April for all your work. I encourage you all to visit her blogs. I have been meeting the most wonderful people from the blog hops. It is especially exciting for me to meet other Crhistian moms with boys.
Have a look around my great looking blog and have a wonderful day.