The Weekly Creative No. 41 + Some Bloggy News

Welcome to The Weekly Creative, a super fun link party hosted by 6 fun bloggers! I’m so glad you’re here! Before we get started, I wanted to share with you some news of what’s to come this year at The Girl Creative and some fun opportunities for you!

For a long time I’ve often felt very inadequate as a blogger. I mean, I feel like my photography skills have come a long way over the last year. I’ve had an increase in blog traffic and my record month last March with over 110k pageviews. I’ve gotten some super repins on Pinterest but when it comes to the glamorous lives that it looks like so many bloggers have………..umm……I ain’t got that! Don’t get me wrong, I have a great life, I just don’t have a PINTEREST life.

I see perfectly posed children in photos. I see all of the house tours around the holidays of these beautiful and perfectly decorated rooms and to-die-for front porches and gorgeous entrance ways and I’m thinking…………uh, yeah, my kids would TRASH that in a NY minute! (I’m not bashing the home tours – they are gorgeous! It’s my green-eyed monster talking!) And of course with growth of Pinterest, it’s really REALLY hard not to feel inadequate. (Read THIS post from Vintage Revivals and THIS post from I Am That Lady for some great views and thoughts on Pinterest).

So, I decided to show the world what the life of a blogger really looks like and I need YOUR help! Enter new series:

Blogger County Banner

This is a guest post opportunity and here’s how it will work. Depending on how much interest I get, this series will be held at least once a month on Saturdays. You will submit a post to me of what it REALLY looks like behind the scenes when you zoom your camera out! You can include as many photos as you want. This series is meant to be light-hearted and funny, allowing us (and everyday people!) to relate to each other and what really goes on. Feel free to share a selfie of you in your jammies at 3pm, hair a mess, toys on the floor, WHATEVER! It’s gonna be fun!! The beauty of this idea is that you don’t have to worry about perfectly edited photos or anything like that. We want the REAL UNEDITED version of yourself and your life!

If you’d like to participate, just sign up next to the date you want on THIS form and I will contact you with more details!

contributors wanted

Next up:

We had to say goodbye to some of our contributors (boo hoo! We will miss them!) but that means there are openings. If you’d like to join the creative team at TGC and can take a decent photo, please apply HERE. We have openings in EVERY AREA. We are even looking for a party feature girl so if you to do feature posts, APPLY! :)

Okay, I think that’s all I got for now! Let’s party!!

(Visited 34 times, 1 visits today)


  1. says

    I love this idea! I just signed up. I would have signed up for something this month, but I am swamped with two birthday parties and very busy weekends! I am trying hard not to compare myself with other bloggers this year. I was having a hard time with that last year (especially with dealing with some depression) and everyone else’s life seems so much better and prettier! I will have some great photos to share, I am sure, since I am often crafting with a 3 year old “helping” me. :)

  2. says

    Thanks for hosting the party, Diana! And, I LOVE the “Real Woman of Blogger County”. It actually made me laugh cause I opened my shower curtain today and took a picture and thought no one would believe it unless they saw it for themselves….LOL (I’m a hair stylist with too many bottles of shampoo and conditioner)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>