Blogger to Blogger: Design for Mankind

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to announce today the launch of a new blogging series here on creamylife meant to help us all with blogging and not only. The thing is that I get a lot of questions about how to start a blog, how to become a blogger with a loyal readership and more like these, many newbies dream of having globally recognized blogs, but they’re wondering how to do it and the worst is that they don’t have whom to ask tips and advice. I was in your skin and I know how frustrating this feels. That’s why I decided to start this series, called “blogger to blogger“, where talented and creative, worldwide known bloggers will share their blogging tips with us all (which can definitely be applied in real life) and I sincerely hope my guests will inspire and help you. After all we’re one big family in this blog land, right? :)

The first blogger who kindly accepted to be in this series is the gorgeous Erin from Design for Mankind! She’s my personal idol, an example to follow and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have her here today!

“One of my best tips (that was given to me from a smart gal by the name of Maggie Mason) is to ask for what you want. It sounds simple, but it’s life-changing for three reasons:

1. In order to ask for what you want, you have to know what you want, which requires some serious soul-searching, as well as a bit of trial/error.
2. Asking for what you want gives you ownership over your destiny. You’re no longer floating through life accepting random opportunities, and the result? Pure empowerment.
3. The chances of great things falling in your lap is slim to none. But by being proactive and searching our opportunities, you’re guaranteed to land some great gigs and meet some fantastic people.

I think, especially as women, we often plow through life thinking we’re undeserving of our successes and looking at other women with an envious eye. But by asking for what we want, we can control our own futures in whatever manner we’d like. It’s a beautiful thing, really. Definitely the best advice I have in terms of life, blogging and careers.”


Thank you so much, Erin! These tips are of great use not only for our blogging life, but for our real life as well and I’m sure that by implementing this (and adding some persistence and patience) you can achieve what you dreamed of and even more!

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16 Responses to “Blogger to Blogger: Design for Mankind”

  1. Danijel Šivinjski
    30. Sep, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    Erin for the win! Good tips as always, thank you Ludmila for sharing. (I’m writing guest posts every Sunday, if you like I can be a guest. Just send me an email) (;

  2. Emily
    30. Sep, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    That s always something good to remember. I think sometimes we just expect things to fall in our laps because we deserve it but that isn’t the way it is. I think I have some things I need to do this week :) Thanks for this.

  3. Piper
    30. Sep, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    Love this new series – great idea!!! And what a start – I just love Design for Mankind!! Such good tips – especially about being proactive.

  4. Ludmila
    30. Sep, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    So happy that you find this series helpful! Your feedback is very appreciated! xoxo

  5. Rebecca
    30. Sep, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    I agree that this is excellent advice for every aspect of life! When I graduated from college and was looking for a job, someone told me that you have to make finding a job your full-time job. 8 hours a day, everyday until you get what you want. Anything worth having takes a lot of work, and I have definitely met people who think these things just come easy!

  6. Laura Trevey
    30. Sep, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    Love this new series!! Great idea :)

    xoxo Laura

  7. Brandi
    30. Sep, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    Ludmilla, this new series is fantastic and Erin is the perfect person to start with. Her words are so inspiring and really set me on the right foot today.

  8. Stacey
    30. Sep, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    Such a great concept-brilliant! xx

  9. Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy
    30. Sep, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    I love this new series…and what a great first contributor! Keep them coming Ludmila!

  10. erin / dfm
    30. Sep, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    thank you for having me, sweet ludmila! and i’m so glad you enjoyed this advice; it’s helped me DRAMATICALLY. :)

  11. Michelle from Holley & Gill
    30. Sep, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

    So true about being proactive and putting yourself out there. No one else is going to do it for you. Great new series Ludmilla!

  12. Ludmila
    30. Sep, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    You all are making me blush! Thank you so much, Erin, for this post and everybody else for the kind comments!

  13. Chedva
    30. Sep, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

    Great series idea and great tips from Erin. Knowing what you want isn’t as simple as it seems and it’s extremely powerful.

  14. Will
    01. Oct, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    A fantastic new series, Ludmila! Erin comes across as such a sweet, genuine and creative soul, which I love. I might be a guy, but her advice rings true for me as well. Go, Erin!

  15. Anna@ In Honor of Design
    02. Oct, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    I have a feeling I am going to love this series!
    Beautiful tips! Thanks Erin for sharing!


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