Friday, July 10, 2015

Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind the Blogger




Katherine from Katherine's Corner



 Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind the Blogger is a feature done each Saturday that introduces you to a blogger you may already know or a new blogger for you to get to know. This feature gives you a peak into the personal life of the blogger.  Getting to know the special person behind the beautiful blog.

There is so much talent and inspiration in blogland so enjoy getting to know these talented bloggers each Saturday.


Before I begin I would like to take a moment to thank Kris for shining a spotlight on me today. I am happy to be featured on her blog and grateful for her friendship.
 Hello, I’m Katherine. Tea drinker, hug giver and friend maker at Katherine’s Corner. I am an open minded and spiritual person who strives to always maintain a positive attitude and greet each new day with grace, dignity and gratitude. Originally from England and Living in the US since 1975, I have a rare dual citizenship. I am a proud citizen of both the UK and the USA. I am happily married to my best friend. I am a Mother to one (she’s 35) Grandmother to five (ages 5-16) and I am also Mama to our sweet dog Izzy.
 I invite you to get better acquainted by visiting my About Page HERE. I love to make new bloggy friends. When I am not blogging I am a self-employed artist and designer at Keepsakes By Katherine, Be Well Gifts and Blog Art By Katherine.
At Katherines Corner I share a variety of things that make me smile. Recently I shared decorating with precious mementos, baked blueberry scones, wanderlust and the new giveaway. You'll find plenty of other goodies too.
You will find my blogging schedule is pretty consistent. • Monday- is Make It Monday” a day filled with features and inspiration from the previous weeks blog hop. • Tuesday- a new recipe is shared. • Thursday- is time for Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ( it actually starts Wednesday night at 7 pm MST) I invite you to link up and share your blog. You will find blogs for everyone; style blogs, lifestyle blogs, recipe blogs, makeup blogs, craft blogs, faith blogs and more • Friday/Saturday/Sunday you will find new giveaways, life stories, DIY/crafts, makeovers, blogging tips, etc.
 I started blogging when I received a rejection letter from a publisher. It was a nice rejection, well as nice as being rejected can be. Not your standard “fill in the blank with the authors name ” rejection, although I did have a few of those. It read something like this-, “ loved your writing, the photographs are beautiful, but…we are not taking on any unknown authors at this time.”So taa daa...Katherines Corner (originally known as Go Ask Katie) was born. Who said we can’t control our destiny? I am very happy my road led to blogging. I am motivated to keep blogging by my desire to share with others. Bloggy friendships are amazing! The hugs felt through comments and emails and the bond between blog friends brings me true joy.
  I am often asked "What do you do if you get writers block as a blogger? All writers/bloggers have experienced this at least once. I like to describe my blogging style as reliable, comfortable, worth reading and filled with sharing spirit. It is with that in mind that I can move forward when I find myself “blocked”. Meditation and a look around at the things I enjoy motivates me and the stagnant fog of writers block leaves quickly. I actually have a second blog, Be Well Gifts blog where I post guided meditation and more.
 I share blogging tips regularly at Katherines Corner. I have a whole blogging tips section HERE. When I first dipped my toe into the blogging pool ( it felt more like an ocean) I found very little being shared about how and what to do. I found my way stumbling in the dark. So I keep the light on for bloggers new and old with my blogging tips. I do my best to keep informative and useful information updated regularly.
 The best thing a blogger can give to their readers is, to give of themselves. I know that may sound cliché. But, bloggers need to be true to themselves in order to reach the readers. Not a carbon copy of other blogs. Do not, and I mean DO NOT compare your blog to another, especially a blog that has been around a while. It important to remember that it is a blog, not your life. Move away from your computer, live your life. Then sit down and share it with us. We look forward to reading about it. I am a planner and I find my need to plan works well for blogging. I’m currently setting up giveaways ( I have one every month) and planning new recipes to share. If you would like to be part of Katherines Corner giveaway circle of friends I would love to have you. Please send me a note and I will add your name to the list and you will be invited to be a hostess of an upcoming giveaway.


It has been a pleasure sharing with you I hope you will stop by for a visit. I'm social too lets connect and share ♥
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Thank you Katherine for sharing yourself with all of us today in Spotlight.  Now that you have gotten to know Katherine please hop over and check out her blog.
Have a great rest of the week end.
Kris
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30 comments:

  1. Katherine is a 'new to me' blogger whom I will need to visit! It's always fun to come visit, Kris and meet new friends! Thank you for faithfully sharing your friends with your readers! Love ya, Cindy xo

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    1. Hello Cindy, I look forward to visiting your blog and to growing our bloggy friendship. Hugs!

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  2. Well, good morning Kris, Katherine and Izzy! It's great to meet you here in this bright, light and sweet corner. I will visit Katherine to say BONJOUR!

    Wishing you all a great summer weekend! Anita

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    1. Bonjour Anita,J'ai hâte à notre amitié. Hugs!

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  3. Wonderful spotlight, Kris. I love Katherine's advice about blogging - being true to yourself and not comparing yourself to other blogs. Thank you, Katherine!

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    1. Thank you JoAnne, I look forward to getting to know you. Hugs!

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  4. I just linked up at Katherine's party for the first time this week, how funny? I am looking forward to visiting her on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Kim I'm so happy you joined the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. It is so much fun I look forward to visiting your blog. Hugs!

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  5. So nice to meet Katherine! Her positive attitude is like a breath of fresh air,
    Thanks for the introduction, Kris.

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    1. Hello Kris, thank you for the lovely comment. I look forward to visiting your blog. Hugs!

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  6. Awesome to see Katherine featured here today! I love her blog and her kind spirit. I learned something new about her today. I had no idea about her Keepsakes by Katherine Etsy Shop and will be taking a good look through it because my daughter is getting married next summer and she has loads of wedding goodies in there. I also didn't know about her Be Well Gifts Blog - whaaaaaat! I know I'm going to love that one being a spiritual person myself. Thank you so much Kris for sharing Katherine with us today!

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    1. Hello sweet Marie, thank you for leaving such a lovely comment and for your continued bloggy friendship. Big hugs!

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  7. Nice to meet a new to me blogger-thanks for the share!

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    1. Nice to meet you, I'm heading to your blog now. Hugs!

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  8. Off to visit Katherine now! Loved her story about the book rejection leading to blogging. :)

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    1. Hello Stacey, I look forward to getting to know you. Hugs!

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  9. I loved reading about Katherine and I am off now to leave her a few personal comments.

    Where do you find the time to locate a different blogger each week?

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    1. Thank you for visiting Katherines Corner Hugs!

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  10. I loved reading about Katherine and I am off now to leave her a few personal comments.

    Where do you find the time to locate a different blogger each week?

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  11. Hi Kris and Katherine,
    It`s so nice to meet new (to me) bloggers and to have the opportunity to share ideas and thoughts. Thanks Kris! I will visit Katherine`s blog and say hi. Who knows, maybe it`s going to be start of one great friendship! :)
    Hugs!

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    1. Hi Vesna! so happy we found each other through Kris' wonderful spotlight. Hugs!

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  12. Kris, I really liked what Kathrine said about not making your blog just like someone else's. To live our lives and then blog about it. So I am headed over to read her site. Missed meeting you today. Thought of you , xoxo,Susie

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    1. Hello Susie, thank you for stopping by Katherines Corner, I look forward to visiting your blog . Hugs!

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  13. Thank you Kris for spotlighting Katherine. She is a dear blogging friend and neighbor, she and her blog are amazing. I have learned much from her. She is the one that put a new face on my blog and I love it. She's so talented. Have a great weekend. Jo

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    1. Hello sweetie! so nice to see you here and thank you for your friendship big hugs!

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  14. Kris, I always enjoy learning about other bloggers, especially "new to me" as is Katherine. I will definitely visit her blog! I hope you're feeling great and having a wonderful weekend! It's just too hot and humid already...and I promised myself this past lonnngggg winter that I'd try *not* to say anything. LOL

    xo
    Pat

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    1. Hello Pat, thank you so much for stopping by Katherines Corner I look forward to sharing with you. Hugs!

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  15. Thank you for shining the spotlight on me this weekend. I am grateful for your friendship and I look forward to making new bloggy friends. xo

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  16. Hello Katherine and Kris!
    I'll be by to visit and thank you both for the introduction. I appreciated so much what you wrote about being true to yourself on your blog. That's all we really have anyway, our essential self. And that's how we find others that we feel a connection with.

    Dewena

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    1. Hello Dewena, thank you, I look forward to getting to know you. Hugs

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