New simply Nicole

Hello readers! Those of you who have been with me since the beginning (2009!) know that I’ve blogged about various topics over the years. I’ve trained for a half marathon, created delicious recipes, visited gorgeous places, organized the limited space in my apartment,…

Fixing Up the Blog

Good morning everyone. If you haven’t noticed, I edited my overall blog template. Last night, Bryan went out with a few friends so I had all the time in the world to sit on the couch, watch the thunderstorm, and…

5 Ways to Increase Blog Readership

I’ve always been a huge blogging/social media junkie.  Since the days of xanga and live journal, blogging has always been a way for me to get my works out on the screen and hopefully get someone to care enough to…

Blogger Meetup in Philadelphia

Yesterday, I headed down to the city to meet up with an old friend and fellow blogger, Mecca.  We used to work together when I was 16 at Rita’s Water Ice.  We’ve stayed in touch since then, but the last…

Why Blogging is Harder Than You Think

In the past, blogging had a somewhat negative connotation.  Bloggers were seen as anonymous individuals sitting behind a computer screen using their online journals as a way to rant about whatever moved them.  Some people may still view bloggers in…

Why I Blog

I’ve been thinking for a while now, why do I blog?  Technically I’ve been blogging since early high school with my very first Xanga journal.  From there, I experimented with Livejournal, Tumblr, and the likes.  It wasn’t until January of…