Blogging 101: My Audience

Who would I like to read my blog? Everyone, of course! 🙂

Are you an animal lover? Are you obsessed with pugs? Do you like to cook or bake? Do you want to try new recipes? Do you find yourself keeping up with friends and complete strangers day-to-day lives through their blogs? If any of these applies to you, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to be great friends 🙂

I guess I don’t really have a specific audience in mind. I intend to share with whomever wants to read silly stories about my pug Ollie, new recipes I’m trying out or the old faithful ones, my latest cake decorating trials and tribulations, my journey through planning a wedding, and everything else in between. I want to you to see that there are positive things in every day life that can make you happy and make your life happy.

Those are just a few of my happy places in life. I look forward to telling you all about them and lots more!

yoda ollie

My Ollie Bug


The Who & The Why

Welcome to the Finding Happy Places blog! My name is Jessica and I’m from North Carolina. I am a small town girl who loves pugs, collecting cookbooks, and chocolate. I am also still relatively new to blogging even though I started my blog in 2014 and I hope to learn a lot with Blogging 101 🙂

Why am I here? Good question. I became interested in blogging after seeing a few friends share their personal blogs on Facebook and I enjoyed reading about their families and daily lives. I added blogging to my New Year’s Resolution list and set out to start my own. I started writing a few posts here and there over the course of 2014 and into 2015 and would also go through lazy spells for months at a time but still found myself reading other blogs that I follow.

I have decided to stop being lazy, sign up for this course and continue learning about blogging. I want to blog about every day life (i.e. family, friends, my pug – Ollie, my wedding planning journey, cooking, etc.), finding something positive about each day (I call them ‘happy places’). When I first began blogging, I started a Marvelous Monday series each week to recap on things that made me happy over the previous week. I wanted to bring a little sunshine to Mondays since they’re often the least favorite day of the week and because a lot of people always focus on Fridays on their blogs. I wouldn’t mind continuing to do something like that.

I look forward to sharing my happy places in life with you and I hope you’ll share yours with me!