My favorite people who have influenced All Things Thrifty!

Aug 28th, 2012
Do you ever just want to scream, cry, or throw in the blogging towel? Well, these people are those that talk me off the edge when I need it!
I definitely have a support system that is essential in my life. For me, a blogging community is needed to feel the support I need to continue on, and I immediately feel understood when I’m talking to those that understand my world. My fellow bloggers definitely understand me.
So, today I get to tell you a few people that have influenced me in the blogging world. 
I definitely attribute my success in blogging to working hard and getting good advice from those around me. Who do I call for advice, you ask!?! Well, I’ll tell you:

#1: My brother Court {from The Keyword Academy} is definitely the person who has influenced me the most in my bloggy career.
  
Court is one of the smartest people I know. He is ubber successful and he knows his stuff. He is the one who told me I should start a blog. He taught me about SEO and keyword targeting, and he told me that if I worked hard that one day I would get paid to blog. I am super lucky to have someone like him to call if I have a quick question or advice on the business side of blogging. He has a great way of being honest with me that I love. He has never told me that making money on my blog would be easy, but he taught me that hard work would eventually pay off. In fact he just released his first ebook{that is being offered for free at the moment}.

#2: My BBFFs {best blogging friends forever}: from left to right: Amy from the Idea Room, Heather from Whipperberry, and Mandi from Vintage Revivals and Me!
Amy Huntley from The Idea Room is one of those amazing people that always has great advice. She is genuine, kind, and super bloggy savvy. She is one of those “forever” type of friends who I enjoy being around. If she lived next door to me, my life would be complete. Amy works hard and is supportive to fellow bloggers. She has a way of lifting up those around her, and I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun she is. She rocks. Period.
Heather from Whipperberry is next. How can you not LOVE this girl. Honestly she is amazing. She drove up to St. George one day to have lunch and got a speeding ticket on the way! Now THAT’s devotion. Poor girl. She is a very talented photographer and gives great advice to those that need photography tips. She has a great way of picking up where we left off, and I love that about her. She is adorable.
Mandilicious {aka Mandi} from Vintage Revivals is the blogger who gets to hear me vent when I need it. She lives in the same town as me and that is pretty dangerous. HA! We talk on the phone a lot. She is a great friend and has gone through a lot personally. If he haven’t read her Real Life Story, you should. Be ready to hear her honest account of how addiction has impacted her world. She is insanely talented at decorating and just launched a HUGE contest where a reader will get an Epic Room Makeover.  {You should go and enter…you would DIE at the perks this year!}
#3: Last but not least, Beckie from Infarrantly Creative is a power-house that has blown me away at her loyalty to me {and bloggers in general}. She calls me if she has an opportunity that she thinks I should look into. She is a HUGE team player and shares her secrets with other bloggers. Beckie always gives out other bloggers’ information to companies, brands, and ad networks. I look up to her in a million ways, and I appreciate all that she has done for me. She also has two other blogs called Roadkill Rescue and Knock off Decor. If you haven’t heard of Beckie CHECK HER OUT. You won’t be sorry.
  
As you can see, I have surrounded myself with some INCREDIBLE people. There are a few bloggers that I have gotten to meet in person and there are a LOT of bloggers that I would die to meet.  Beckie and I haven’t met in real life yet, but I consider her a dear friend. :)
Who is in your blogging community? 
Who influences you?

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