Saturday, January 19, 2013

Me and Why I Blog : Grow Your Blog Party

A Goofy Tired Me
Today I've joined up with the very large Grow Your Blog Party so I want to go back an bit and not only introduce myself to the new visitors from the blog party but reintroduce m myself to my longtime followers.


I'm Velody and this is my site Treegold and Beegold. It's the hub of my online activity where you can find out about me and any links to follow me in other places

This is where I run my blog which focuses on crafts, parenting, and sharing information about my Etsy Shop. I write free craft tutorials, share free printables and I have just started creating free Educational Materials.

Quick Personal Introduction


There it is, me encapsulated as a list of labels. Of course everyone is so much more than their labels. How about it in short sentences now.

I’m a Geek married to a Video Game Blogger with 2 small children. Trained as an Environmental Engineer that is in the middle of a career change to become a Math or Science Teacher. While on the side Blogging and running a Handmade Business.

Why I Blog

The reasons I blog have changed through the years. It took 4 blogs before I found my niche. My first blogs were more personal and I initially had this struggle with sharing so intimately with an audience that had yet to become a community to me. I was sporadic in posting and often didn’t’ know what to write about.

I’m still have trepidations about sharing some personal information. IT is the internet! But I’ve found a groove with sharing my creations, interesting items online, tutorials, parenting and much more.
Over time I’ve begun to find a new community of bloggers too.

 I hope those of you visiting will join via Google Friend Connect, Email Subscription, or through RSS. Leave me a comment to let me know and a link to your own blog. I’ll make sure to stop by and follow back.

It’s looking like there are a huge number to visit!

If you enjoyed this or think someone else would be interested please share the love and use the sharing links below this post. 


  1. Hey! Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to following along with you as well on this crazy ride!

  2. Blogging is such great fun, and I share in your love of blogging. You have a beautiful and creative blog. Glad I came here through the Grow Your Blog party. Have a great day!

  3. Hi Velody,
    So glad you participated in the Grow your blog party! I'm new at this too! I checked out your shop and Love love love your cat stick figures!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my place! Happy to be a part of the party! I love meeting new bloggers and learning from each other's experiences!


  5. Thank you for coming by to visit my blog Velody... so glad to find your place in the blogospere too! I will be back to further read about your post on DSLRs... very timely as I am just learning how to use my new one!

  6. Thank you for visiting me at Misplaced Mermaid. If you're interested in the weekly challenges I mentioned you'll want to visit us at Inspiration Avenue. (That button is on my blog). I didn't want you to get lost. I'll take a closer look around your fascinating blog too!

  7. I had a "starter" blog and didn't really didn't find my voice until I started blog hopping and joining blog challenges (writing and photography).

    Popped in on the Grow Your Blog hop.

    Give me a visit some time ~

  8. Hello hello,
    A fellow Geek!!! I am so happy to have found your blog! My hubby and I run our own video game store so I can see we will end up with plenty in common :)

    x x


  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I can't wait to check out your tutorials.


  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Loved reading through your blog. I hope you keep up with your goals. I didn't even consider hosting blog hops, I think I'll be good to keep up with posting twice a week!

    I hope you get that teaching position.

  11. Hi Velody! I love blogging whenever I find time to fit it in, but I have to agree; some things are just personal, and that's that... So my own blog is mostly sharing whatever art, craft, or scrappy projects I've been most recently working on. Once in a while I'll post some family photos, for at least SOME sense of familiarity, as to who I am... But I've met some really wonderful people here in Blogland, all in all. It's been a wonderful experience, and a great blessing I think!.. Nice meeting you via Grow Your Blog, and hope you're enjoying the weekend! ~tina

  12. Hey Velody!! Thank you for coming to my blog! The GYB was such a great way to connect.

    (your new follower!)

  13. You have a lovely blog. I'm new follower and 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun in at the party!
    Evalina, This and that...

  14. Hi Velody! Sally from Okifolki here! I'm now following you via Google Friend connect. It's lovely to get to know a little bit about the real person behind the lovely crafting stuff you do! Looking forward to finding out more!

  15. Just started to get back to blogging again and am struggling just to post regularly! LOL



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