Where did the name One Fine Day come from?

When I first started blogging back in 2011 (has it really been 2 years now?), my blog was called For The Love Of because I wanted to write about all the things that I loved (if the name didn’t give that away). For The Love Of was a great name, and served me well for my first two years, but as I approached my third year of blogging, and began considering how to grow my blog, I felt it was time for a change.

I wanted my blog to focus on the little aspects of life that make you smile – those “fine” moments that you can think back on positively. Huge and momentous occasions are great, but so are the small and ordinary ones. One Fine Day stemmed from that idea that something doesn’t need to be huge to make your day better. You can read more about that on my About Me page.

What camera do you use?

Let me preface this by saying that photography is not my strong suit. I honestly never even owned a fancy camera before blogging. And even now, I don’t own a DSLR – I’m working on improving my skill before making that investment.

When I take photos for the blog, I occasionally use my Canon Powershot SX40, (which is a point and shoot camera, and a great starter camera if you’re just beginning), but honestly, most of my photos are taken with my iPhone 5. I have a problem remembering to bring my Canon with me, so my iPhone fills that role most of the time. Plus, with endless photo editing app options (I like Snap Seed and VSCO Cam), those iPhone shots can actually turn out quite beautiful. 

Who designed your blog?

My blog was designed by the lovely ladies at Smitten Blog Designs. If you’re looking for a great custom template or something premade to dress up your blog, I’d definitely check Smitten Blog Designs out – they do some awesome work, and they are so accommodating to people with endless questions and changes (like me).

I’m interested in sponsoring your blog, or working with you. How do I do that?

First things first, you’re awesome! I am always looking for new people to work with, whether it is through sponsors, giveaways, guest posts, or something else entirely. I handle each opportunity on a case-by-case basis (it’s important that I feel your goals and values closely align with those that I’m trying to relay on this blog), so shoot me an email at 1finedayblog@gmail.com and we’ll examine the possibilities.

May I use your photographs on my site?

Of course! What’s mine is yours – all I ask is that you give credit to me, and link back to this blog.

What do you do for a living?

During the day, I hang my hat at INK, an awesome tech PR agency in the heart of Austin, Texas.

I want to start a blog. Any tips?

Good for you! Blogging is such a great way to share your opinion and point of view on a lot of different things, and it can be a fantastic way to make new friends all over the world. But, and it’s a big but, blogging requires a big time commitment and a lot of dedication. Like anything of value, it takes work, but it is SO worth it in the end.

Keeping a consistent schedule is the best way to keep readers coming back. Also (it took me awhile to learn this one), don’t judge your blog by other blogs. Before I ever started blogging, I was reading blogs; once I started my own blog, I was constantly judging my blog’s look, design, readership, content, etc. to theirs, and that’s just plain silly. Don’t forget that some people have been blogging for years, and it’s unfair to try and compare to them. Just do what you do, and do it to the best of your ability, and that will bring people to your page (and keep them coming back for more). Finally, keep in mind that blogging is a constant learning and growing process – this little blogosphere of ours is changing everyday, and it’s OK to change with it! Experiment when you feel like it, and don’t be afraid to try new things – the biggest pay off always requires a little bit of risk.

Those are just a few pointers to get you started. If you want more tips, check out this post I wrote on my first blog anniversary.