Hi I’m Shannon,

Welcome to Something Shannon, my little breadcrumb of the internet where I share my passions and interests on a weekly basis.

I’m a college student searching for the smallest beauties in life within the rural suburbs of Chicago, IL and occasionally the big city too.

I’m a believer in doing good whenever and wherever it may be possible. A big portion of my life revolves around the little white church in the little town I call my home.

I’m a dreamer. I’ve made it my mission to find balance between my small town values and my big city dreams, never losing sight of myself along the way!

I’m also lover of all things pink, dainty and girly, which you will find lots of here on Something Shannon!

Feel free to email me at any time! I’d love to hear any ideas, feedback or commentary.


Thanks for stopping by!




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    1. Aw thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind words! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Hi!
      Starting a blog can cost anything from $0-hundreds of dollars. It really depends on the format you want! I started off with a free wordpress site, using a free wordpress theme (which I definately recommend doing when starting out!). I did this for a few months but then decided to upgrade to a selfhosted service that would allow me to still work through wordpress. I chose bluehost for this which does cost around $100 for 2 years.
      Basically the difference between the free wordpress site I had before and my current self hosted site is 1. I have more options. I can choose any theme I would like from anywhere, instead of only using the ones wordpress has avaible. (My current theme was purchased from an etsy shop called studio mama, I purchased it on sale for around $15.) 2. When you have a free wordpress site your domain will say websitename.wordpress.com as opposed to just your own domain without the wordpress part! This also means you do not own any of your content (this is the main reason I made the switch). It sounds blunt and doesn’t happen too often, but it is possible for WordPress at any time to completely wipe your entire site if you choose to host thorugh wordpress for free.
      So basically to answer your question it doesn’t have to cost a lot and wordpress wil walk you through setting it up with the free account! Also if you do decide to make the switch to self hosted at some point, Bluehost has many options for customer support. Plus you can find thousands of tutorials for almost anything online. I’m still learning everyday!

      I hope I could help! Feel free to email me if you have any other questions somethingshan@gmail.com

    1. Hi Sheila!
      Thank you so much! My twitter is @shannongilkey πŸ™‚

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      I’m so sorry for such a late reply! For some reason my blog gets a HUGE amount of spam comments and sometimes it’s a struggle to sift through them. πŸ™ As far as advice, I still consider myself a pretty new blogger myself! But I would say to just be yourself on your blog! Make sure you have a template that is easy to navigate and have lots of high quality photos! Also, engage with your readers and other bloggers on social media.

      Goodluck to you!!

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