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Making Blogging Friends and Networking by "Dishing it"!

I have had quite a few emails lately from new friends who are trying to figure out this whole blogging world. 
How do you meet other bloggers? 
What’s the best way to network your blog?
I think the most important thing you can do is make some friendships. Get to know other bloggers. Talk about something that you love and have fun!
There’s a really great get-together today 
is having a “Dishing It” monthly party.

Amanda is an amazing girl. She is so talented and so real. She leaves the most thoughtful, nicest comments. I am so happy that I have gotten to know her over this past year. So head over to her blog and join in the fun. Make sure to go around and meet some really great ladies!
This month Amanda wants to know about our blogs
And, so — a little about me….
My name is Jen. I’ve been blogging for about a year and a half. My sister Wenderful got me started blogging. At first I didn’t think I had anything to say. But then I realized that this is such a fun way to share my creative side and meet new people!
My blog’s name – tatertots & jello– popped into my head as soon as I thought about blogging. I thought it was a great title for a mommy blog because it combines two things that you don’t really make when you don’t have kids. And since I live in Utah, the jello part of the title was funny since Utah is known for it’s crazy jello concoctions.
I love to blog about anything creative. 
I love crafts. 
Creating something different. 
Bright Colors.
Good deals.
Having Fun! 
My favorite part of blogging is meeting new people and developing relationships with them. I love getting to know people and learning more about them. All of the talent in this bloggy world is just incredible!!!
If I had to choose one famous person to become my blog’s most devoted reader…. Weeeelll, I would love to have Martha read my blog. How cool would that be?!?!?!
Go over to Amanda’s and join in the fun! Meet some amazing bloggers!
Have a wonderful day!


  1. great blog
    love all your cute crafty stuff.
    visiting from dishing it. i'm a little late visiting some blogs. :) nice to meet you

  2. Stephanie Lynn says:

    LOL Jen the last picture is hilarious! I need to get one of those to frame on my desk! {great conversation piece} =)

    I checked out your sisters photography blog…wow. I am so glad that you had her guest post. Her photography is amazing and beautiful. I can't wait to hear more from her. Thanks!

  3. Jen, let me just say, I love your blog, and always kindof wondered about the story behind your name, so I was glad to hear it. Your picture with Martha was way funny too. Nice to meet you!
    http://www.frundy.com {only doing this b/c my google acct. only shows a personal blog under "my blogs"}

  4. Alida L. says:

    Jen, everything you do is fabulous. I read your blog religiously and I feel pretty famous right now because you visited my blog!

    I'm so glad I read your blog and found out about the Dish It party. It's so fun!

  5. Jennifer @ A Fine Romance says:

    You are so adorable! I just found your blog through Amanda's site and I'm so glad that I did. I can tell that I'll be spending some quality time on your site. And I am a big fan of your name as mine is also "Jen". So nice to "meet you"! Glad I stopped by! :)

  6. Sarah Cook says:

    Awesome! I've read your blog for a while now and I'm having a great time "Dishing it!"

  7. Hi, stopping by the Dish party. I love your blog and the title is so cute. I am going to start to follow your photography help!!! I am so excited. Thanks for this!

  8. Amanda K says:

    Hi Jen! I am just stopping by to party! I still love your blog and read it all the time!

  9. Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} says:

    You have such a great blog, it's always fun to learn more about you :)
    You're so crafty you made Martha look great!

  10. Stephanie says:

    It took me three different times to figure out that picture wasn't real! Too funny. I was wondering…because I had never seen Martha look that good!


    LOL….LOVE the Martha pic! that cracks me up! Great post, I totally agree! :) Thanks for sharing! So cool you live in Utah!

  12. Girly Stuff says:

    She would just steal your ideas!

  13. Life in Rehab says:

    That was a super cute post, And since I have 3 children, I didn't for an instance wonder where the name came from. What else do you use to make the moat for your castle cake but triple strength blue jello?

  14. Ashley Allen says:

    Hi! I have been following you for the past few days! I can't believe I never knew of your awesome blog! My friends and I have already started on some of your tutorial projects! I made a burlap topiary, but I LOVE the colors in yours! I pictured it on my blog if you would like to check it out. Thanks for all the creative projects!!!

  15. Connie Weiss says:

    Love the picture of you and Martha!

  16. Southerner says:

    I am loving that striped jello! I have to make that. I can't wait to look around your blog, looks like so much fun.

  17. Your blog title is so cute and catchy! And…wow…that is some crazy Jell-O you've got pictured in this post. :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  18. Love the picture of you and Martha. You two look so glamorous!

    I really enjoy your blog and am amazed at the great ideas that you share with us.

  19. I wondered about your blog name. It makes complete sense. Love all your crafts.

  20. shortmama says:

    Utah is known for jello??? I did not know that!

  21. Ashley O says:

    That picture is too funny!!

  22. im new to your blog and im loving it. i love all your creatve idea's. keep up the great work..

  23. FrouFrouBritches says:

    I have always loved your blog title. It's so easy to remember and it's cute! Love your blog. Maybe you could teach Martha a thing or two!

  24. THis was neat getting to know more about you.. I will have to check this out.. Thanks..

  25. How funny is it that we live like 10 minutes away from each other, but we've never met!

    I remember the first time I saw your blog title…I was so in love with it! I wondered why I hadn't tried to be more creative with mine!

    Martha should TOTALLY read your blog…she could take some pointers from you!

  26. Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog from your crazy big blog! I absolutely LOVE all of your burlap creations. My sister and I recently made one of your burlap wreaths and it makes me so happy looking at it. This will sound silly…but that burlap wreath was one of the first things I've finished in a long time. Thanks for sharing all of your ideas and projects!

  27. I knew you would hit the big time soon. You and Martha Huh! Martha looks great and so do you of course! HeHe! Thanks for the laugh. I am suddenly craving green jello with carrots ;)!

  28. Jenglamgirl says:

    I know you through bloggy land bloggy world, and i LUV YA! love the morphed pic. (morphed, not sure if its a word..) UTAH aka mormons, are huge on casseroles HA. AND JELLO! you crack me up! Hugs, JeNn

  29. Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful says:

    Hi Jen! I so enjoy your blog- I get so much inspiration from TT&J! You have such great ideas and I seriously don't know how you manage to get so much done. It's been great getting to know you better!

  30. The Buchingers says:

    I love the interesting facts you listed! I really enjoy reading your blog! You always have great postings. Emileigh from The Buchingers

  31. Tammy@InStitches says:

    heehee, that picture is hilarious, I just stared at it for the longest time ! I'll go check out her party.

  32. Thanks for the info.! I am a huge Martha fan as well. My sisters in law are not fans and tease me (lovingly) all the time-so I made Christmas wrapping paper with her picture in black and white all over it and glittered and painted it-and wraped thier presents in it! I celebrate anyone who respects Martha! I went to her show a few years back and she even waved at me…only a fan would get it! Love you blog as always! I think thats the longest comment I've ever left anyone!

  33. Just made jello for my daughter-just plain old lime jello though, nothing fancy like in Utah :)

    Coming by from Amanda's party but I've been a follower of yours for awhile and love your blog. Thanks so much for stopping by mine-means alot!

  34. Carrie @ Dittle Dattle says:

    Thanks for letting me know about Amanda her fab blog. Just joined the party!

  35. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    I just love you, Jen! :) Got home from dinner at the in-laws' and found your post. Thank you so much for the awesome linky shout-out. I found that I have several new Followers since I've been out this afternoon! I appreciate the time you took to help a fellow blogger out. :) Have a wonderful night…love the photo of you and Martha–that one should be framed, preferably in something you make out of burlap. ;)

  36. I love your blog and just became a follower. I'm with you on the Martha thing! My family jokingly calls me the family "Martha". I've just started a blog and I'm really enjoying it. http://www.momsmishmash.blogspot.com
    Can you say that three times fast?

  37. LOL at the pic of you and Martha!

    I'll have to look up some crazy jello creations from Utah, sounds interesting.

  38. ~Lavender Dreamer~ says:

    What a fun post! I love your blog and getting to know YOU! ♥

  39. Ruby Red Slippers says:

    Besides Utah, I think my MOM here in Michigan can carry the crazy jello concoctions title!!!
    I loved reading all about you, Jen-Love it…but I DO NOT like Martha!!! :)

  40. That is soo funny and yes I should have known you are from UT…if you live in UT you know how to make jello in the craziest ways. Did I mention that for my wedding I recieved a cook book dedicated to jello…only in UT.

  41. Love the Decor! says:

    Jenn thanks for stopping by isn't the party fun? I love getting to know more about my blogging friends and meeting new ones. Have a great evening!!

  42. Hi there…stopping by from Amanda's party and am I glad I did! I am loving this blog!! Can't wait to go read more…
    The jello picture is great. I saw something like this once that someone made after a funeral. I had never seen anything like it. Looks really cool :)
    And thanks for stopping by and saying hello to me too!

  43. thanks so much for sharing this blog party! i'm hoping to join everyone if i can manage to take a few minutes to answer the questions. lol! i'm with the other ladies ..i didn't know that jello had anything to do with utah! love all of your great tutorials and ideas!

  44. I didn't know about Utah and Jello, either! But the photo you posted looks really cool.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's good to meet you!

  45. Love Stitched says:

    so fun to learn a little bit more about you! I am in Utah too and it is SO true Utah has a weird thing with jello…lol!

  46. Melissa Miller says:

    Jen you are so kind! You have been my blog friend from the beginning and I apreciate that. I'll have to check out her blog as well.

    Love this funny photo and the jello looks so cool! :)

  47. Visiting from Dishing It! I loved your answers :) Lucky you to have "personally" met Martha lol

  48. momof3girls says:

    What a great question! I would love Marie Shiver to follow my blog because I think she seems like a really neat down to earth person with great family values (when I read her work), so it would be very complimentary to have someone I admire follow me!

  49. southerninspiration says:

    Oh you are so cute and funny!! Enjoyed your post. I've been missing catching up on some of my fav. blogs!!

  50. Hi,
    I'm stopping by from Amanda's party. It was fun reading more about you and like the two above, I had no idea about the Utah/jello connection, either! I thought jello was a Lutheran church basement lady thing! ;-)

    Have a great night,


  51. Nor did I! What are some of those crazy jello creations?

  52. I had no idea that Utah is known for it's crazy jello creations! LOL