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  1. Ah, Crafting with the Stars. Never again. And yet, I’m in a sewing competition right now! I think sewing is more my thing, not necessarily crafting. Mandi was in her own league!! I saw her at a GNO this Fall and she remembered me, which pretty much made my life. 😉
    And ah, Creative Estates. I felt so sorry for Tauni, trying to pull a conference wagon with her counterpart pushing in the other direction!! I had the same experience as you, and even had my feelings hurt by bloggers saying non-nice things to me, although I really don’t think they meant to. I realize now that the hotel experience (which I couldn’t afford either) really makes or breaks a conference. That’s where all the inside jokes are made and the close friendships are created. Seriously. Ah, student poverty. 😉
    I’m still in a dark apartment- I have 2 years to go! It is so frustrating! I am so glad you found a great, light-filled place to live. And in your home state, which I know you love so much!
    I am pretty hopeful to someday grow my blog more. Like, today would be a good day for that! I’ll have to look into those twitter parties; I have never really enjoyed Twitter, but I’ll have to put more effort in to get the most out, I think.
    Thanks for sharing your story! You are inspiring, Heidi!

  2. What an incredible story! It’s so cool that you’ve been able to connect with some influential woman who’ve been able to give you tips and tricks once in a while. I don’t get hate forums either; I think people forget that there’s real people behind the computer screens who share their lives every day. It makes me sad, honestly.

    • Thank you! I’m glad you took the time to leave a nice comment–sometimes I still brace myself before reading comments because one out of 10 is rude. Sad.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your story! I love to hear how and why my favorite bloggers started and why they still love to blog! 🙂 I love reading your blog and I am excited to stick around and see what you are up to this year! Thank you for all of your hard work. I hope you know there are total strangers out here that love you and love to see you succeed!

  4. This is so fun to read Heidi! I’m so glad you didn’t leave the conference early and you stayed to make the necklace! I’m not sure I would have ever met you otherwise! 🙂 🙂 I can’t wait to catch up again in April and hang out!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your blog story.! My blog partner and I are fairly new (just under 6 months) and we do not know any other bloggers. It is good to know that someone else has had similar experiences. I had the same odd experience at my first, and only, blog conference!

  6. I enjoyed reading your story so much. I am not a blogger, but an avid reader of many and am amazed to read some of these things that happen in blogging. I wish your happiness in 2013, both personal and in your business.

    • Thank you very much! I sometimes forget how my little ‘blogworld’ is a mystery to so many non-bloggers.

  7. Thank you for being so honest and sharing your experiences. It is rare today that someone tells a real story that is ongoing. It really helps people see it through your eyes and helps us understand how things are on the bloggers side. The best for 2013, I love your blog.

  8. Thanks for sharing! I read every bit of that and loved it. My friend sent me this link to your story as I’m trying to grow my blog. It’s very small 🙁 So thanks for your insight

  9. Sorry I’m a bit late. That was a nice story. Great to hear how well things have been going. And that it’s been growing, since you have three others helping you. You could really be a benefit to others, the more you’re able to do and help them. That’s the great thing about expanding businesses.

    Heck, if it’s going so well maybe I’ll apply. Of course I don’t have a single crafts quality, but I can always learn 🙂

  10. I found your blog story! I just submitted a project for Crafting with the Stars (or something like it) without even knowing your story. Love you!


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