Hi All! ⊗
I had the great pleasure of getting to know and chatting with another DIY blogger recently. Some of you may already know her! One part of a DIY duo, Courtney Chambers, 18, explained how she started the blog, what inspires her crafting, and how she deals with challenging aspects of the blogging life.
Tell me about yourself. What is your name, age, hometown, and some hobbies:
- “My name is Courtney Chambers and I am an 18 year old from West Chester, PA, right outside of Philadelphia. I have always loved arts and crafts, so that has been my main hobby all of my life. I love hanging out at the beach and spending time with family and friends. I will be attending Elon University next year and I am excited to get involved with various organization that they offer,” said Chambers.
When did you start blogging about DIY crafts?
- “I started my first blog when I was in sixth grade. It was more of a journal than anything else and I mostly posted handmade greeting cards. I never would have guessed that it would have led me to the opportunities that it has or generate an income,” said Chambers.
For what reasons did you start your blog, A Little Craft In Your Day?
- “Tanner and I met at an Industry Trade Show, Craft and Hobby Association. We had become great friends online. It was also around that time that we both started to get more into DIY type projects. We decided to launch a new site together and that is how A Little Craft In Your Day was born,” said Chambers.
What do you find is the most challenging thing about maintaining this blog?
- “The most difficult part is probably balancing everything. When you have a major project dead line, you can’t necessarily focus completely on that because there are still lots of emails from other clients to respond to and social media to be posted on,” said Chambers.
What is the most interesting or exciting aspect about running your blog?
- “I am still excited by the actual process of creating. I love learning new techniques and coming up with projects that use different skill sets. Looking back and seeing how far we have come and the improvement in the quality of work is always an exciting part too, which pushes me to continue to strive, to improve further each day,” said Chambers.
Do you have any advice for me and other bloggers, as someone new to the DIY & craft blogging world?
- “The best advice I think that I can give you, is to find out what makes you different and own it. There are thousands and thousands of blogs out there. To be successful it is important to have your own unique look and vibe,” said Chambers.