• Branding and Growth Course Day 6: Join Twitter

    Well, actually it’s Dig Deep Into a Social Network. To be thoroughly honest, I’m just not a social media person. I have a private Facebook account that I literally only look at once a day, if that. I don’t understand Twitter. I don’t share pictures of my kids, so will never do Instagram. Pinterest just confuses me. As a highly private introvert, blogging is enough social interaction for me. But my husband really wants me to grow this blog, so off to Twitter I went. Not going to lie, I have no clue what I’m doing. Perhaps you’ve suddenly found yourself followed by The Lily Cafe. Trust me, that wasn’t…

  • So I Did Something Interesting to This Blog…

    Day 2 of the Branding and Growth course had me taking a hard look at this blog, and encouraged me to make at least one change. So, I did some interesting stuff, and right now my 11th grade English teacher is yelling at me in my head for saying “stuff.” Two minor changes that felt fun: changing colors and fonts. But they’re not dramatic, so even I barely notice! But then I discovered I can do something called Featured Content with my chosen theme. Hmm. Maybe I went a little too far, but, if you have a moment, please take a look and let me know what you think. It’s…

  • Day One of the Branding and Growth Course: Setting Goals

    I initially started The Lily Cafe as a place where I could share my writings and interact with other writers. As the years passed and my family grew, I ended up leaving behind the Cafe, only to return earlier this year to give me a place where I can be more than just mom. I never expected the number of followers, likes, comments, and level of interaction that I now have, so I am incredibly thankful and humbled. That said, my husband thinks my increasing number of views every month is encouraging and maybe one day I can monetize my blog (not going to lie, but that’s a daunting idea…