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Welcome to Edit and Post


I’m beyond excited to unveil Edit and Post to you.  My name is Ami and I’m so glad you’re here! Many of you may know me through my wedding blogsite Elizabeth Anne Designs or via my travel site Entouriste.  Through Edit and Post, I will be sharing the blogging knowledge that I have gathered over the last eight years of writing and managing Elizabeth Anne Designs and Entouriste as well as general business suggestions and tips. Welcome!

Edit and Post

Let’s get to know each other!

A little bit about my background…

Founded in October 2007, Elizabeth Anne Designs welcomes thousands of visitors daily and is one of the leading wedding blogs in the industry.  In 2013, I founded Entouriste, a community-based site featuring the travels of the world’s best photographers. Each of my projects are WordPress-based blogsites, for which I do all of the design and coding in addition to editing and publishing each post.

While I may chat about weddings and travel each day, my education and experience is in finance and accounting.  After graduating from Converse College with Bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Finance, the husband and I made our way to the wonderful city of Chicago.  I attended DePaul University and received an Master of Science in Finance, and rounded out my education with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, where I concentrated my studies in Strategic Management and Organizational Behavior.

I’ve worked in the accounting and finance field for over 13 years, always in mid-size, high-growth environments where I can truly get my hands dirty.  I love to get into the details and understand all of the complexities and intricacies of a business.  I want to know what makes them tick—where their strengths and weaknesses lie, how they handle their human capital, where efficiencies can be gained, where investment is needed, and where technology can improve their business model.

We are all CEOs

We are all doing what we love—be it planning weddings, blogging about our home renovations, trying out new recipes, or crafting with glitter (who doesn’t love glitter?).  But the moment we earned our first dollar from Google Adsense or bought our first set of supplies for making jewelry, we instantly became CEOs.  For some, that’s a scary prospect.  We just wanted to make pretty things!  We’re going to delve into the issues faced by small businesses, from accounting to social media strategy, and along the way, we’ll learn from each other and become smarter business owners.

Knowledge is power

Edit and Post will get quite technical at times, but along the way I’m going to try my best to give clear and concise instructions for those of you looking to code aspects of your site.  And even if you are never going to code one line of your site on your own, knowledge is power!  Familiarizing yourself with how WordPress works will allow you to intelligently talk with your developer and better assess how your money is being spent.  Learning a bit about built-in functionality will allow you to decide whether you are spending your time efficiently.  So if you don’t know a z-index from an index.html or CSS from RSS, you’re in the right place.

My goal is for Edit and Post to be a forum for discussion so please comment or contact me with any specific questions you may have or topics you would like to see on Edit and Post.

I’m looking forward to getting to know each of you—thanks for coming along for the ride!

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35 comments on “Welcome to Edit and Post

  1. Lara writes...

    SO excited for you! This is fantastic!! Congratulations, Ami!!!

  2. Rebekah writes...

    So excited to see it all come together! Can’t wait to see what you write about! Congratulations and kick butt!

  3. Congrats to you, Ami! What a great new venture to share all the knowledge you know. I look forward to following along and learning a ton!

  4. Julianne Smith writes...

    this new site is going to be great – i can’t wait to see what is to come! congrats to you!

  5. Emily writes...

    Oh, Ami! This is awesome! What a great endeavor. Looking forward to following along!

  6. Kate writes...

    This is great! What a wonderful contribution to the blogging world. I’m really looking forward to following along!

  7. Amanda writes...

    Congrats on your new adventure! I look forward to reading it!

  8. PeaceLoveLipgloss writes...

    All I can say is thank you for helping a girl out! Though I’ve been blogging for a while, I’m still somewhat computer challenged with the more advanced suff…what can I say, some speak technology- I speak lipgloss!!!

  9. Ami, this is amazing. I wish you lots of success, and I will most definitely spread the word :)

  10. I’m so excited for you Ami! This is going to be a fabulous resource for many (including me!). I can’t wait to see all that is in store for edit and post.

  11. Leeann Marie writes...

    Oh! I am very excited to be reading your posts. Sounds like you’ll have some great “meeting of the minds” here!

  12. Amy I. writes...

    Congrats! I’m so thrilled to see all of your hard work paying off and that you’re getting such a great response. Can’t wait to learn from you here. HUGS!!

  13. Josie writes...

    So looking forward to following Edit and Post. Brilliant idea, well done!

  14. Kate/MagnoliaRouge writes...

    Congrats!! Will definitely be adding this to my reader….can’t wait to what you have in store!

  15. Ami writes...

    Thank you so much everyone for your kind comments and tweets today! It means the world to me to have your support and I simply cannot wait to participate in the Edit and Post community with all of you and learn from you along the way!

  16. Congrats on the new blog! I am excited to learn from you. I’m by no means a professional blogger like some of these other wonderful ladies, but I’m always looking for ways to improve my personal blog and writing style.

  17. Denee King writes...

    This is EXACTLY what I need!! So excited for you and all of us who will benefit from your expertise.

  18. Ami, just discovered this site from Jenna Cole’s ‘That Wife’ blog. Totally agree with all the previous comments, this is definitely long overdue. Congrats.

    I love ProBlogger et al, but sometimes you just need a more female friendly site to explain all the technical jargon.

    I’m currently on the fence with this whole WordPress thing {currently on Blogger}, hopefully I will be able to understand it better to make a more informed decision about whether to move the blog.

    Look forward to learning lots.

  19. sera writes...

    I second what Chichi had to say. I’m super excited to read a blogging blog that is a little more female friendly and beginner with the technicals. I too am on blogger and am curious about the differences between that and wordpress.
    thanks!

  20. sera writes...

    and, what brought you into weddings from business and accounting?

    • Ami writes...

      hi sera! thanks for stopping by, i hope that edit and post is helpful for you!

      EAD was started completely on a whim! i’ve always been in love with weddings and very crafty, so it is an amazing outlet for my creative side. i still work in finance and accounting, too, so everything is nicely balanced and it’s not all blogging, all the time. :)

  21. Raquel writes...

    Hi Ami,

    I finally got a chance to read your new blog and find it to already be an amazing resource! Congratulations on getting it launched and I look forward to learning more from your upcoming posts.

  22. Chelsea writes...

    Congrats, Ami! Can’t wait to see and follow this new adventure! I know it’ll be an incredible resource! :)

    • Ami writes...

      Thanks Chelsea!

  23. Vanessa Guerra writes...

    Love it!!! Will definitely be a loyal follower. Congratulations on yet another success!!

    • Ami writes...

      Thanks Vanessa! I’m so excited to follow your business as it grows by leaps and bounds!

  24. Congratulations Ami! There’s so many helpful posts on here already – I’m looking forward to following along and learning from such an experienced blogger! :)

    • Ami writes...

      Thank you Elizabeth! I so appreciate the kind words, especially from someone as savvy as yourself! xo

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