Get to Know Our Speaker: Kari from U-Create Crafts

We are beyond excited to be speaking at the Build Your Blog conference and can't wait to meet YOU.   
Becky, Danielle, and I blog over at U-Create Crafts, where you'll find thousands of free tutorials and patterns in home decor, crafts, parties, kids crafts, recipes, and more!

What will you learn in our class?

 When I started U-Create there were a handful of crafty bloggers and fast forward to 2013....there are literally thousands.  Blogging has become a career for so many and the competition to be seen or STAND OUT is becoming more difficult.

We’ll share some fabulous ways to put on your blog so you can get noticed in a crowded niche. Topics include…

Content Strategy
Getting featured/exposure

U-Create Q&A

1. Why did you start a blog?
Purely selfish purposes. I started a blog in 2008 as a way to collect FREE {are you kidding me?}  tutorials on the web without taking up storage space on my computer.  Word slowly spread that I shared "cute" things and next thing I knew I was gaining what were called "followers".

2. How long have you been blogging?
5 years. Ucreate was born in 2008 when there were only a handful of crafty bloggers!

3. Who is your inspiration?
I cannot tell you enough how inspired I get from the amazing bloggers who submit their projects to me daily. I find myself constantly saying, "that is a genius idea" or "how do people think of that"? I am truly blown away by the talent in this blogging world.

4. Hobbies other than blogging?
I am a 100% book nerd. I always have a book with me {you never know when you'll have the chance to be bored or your car might break down right?} I love to read young adult fiction, religious, classics, etc.  I also have a passion for traveling, marketing, and creating all different types of craft projects!

5. What is one thing you wish you had known when you started your blog?
Just because everybody else is blogging a certain way does not mean you need to do the same in order to be successful.  In the beginning I became worried about what "the right way to blog" there one? I was caught up in SEO tactics {that are constantly changing by the way}, social media platforms {ya, there are a gazillion out there}, bloggin hosts, etc.  Sure their are great tips that can help, but when it comes down to it nothing compares to rockin' awesome content!

6. Who is your celebrity crush?
Hmmm....I don't really have one, but I will not deny that Blake Shelton is super handsome!!!

Make sure you register to come to the Build Your Blog Conference because its going to be filled with so much great blogging knowledge and advice.  We can't wait to meet you there!