Get Those Creative Juices Flowing: Three Effective Writing Rituals To Try

Do you have a writing ritual? A “get me started” routine that you do before you actually get down to the nitty-gritty? Most bloggers and writers have adopted effective writing rituals, even if they aren’t aware that they have been formed. Others, or aliens as I call them, just sit down and write when they have time. They just plop on down, crack their knuckles and write their lovely souls away like that’s natural. Where are you from, Mars?...more

Why You Should Ditch Social Media Buttons on Your Blog

Ditching social media buttons sounds like blogging insanity, right? After all, aren't we supposed to engage daily through social media if we ever expect our blogs to go anywhere? I've always heard that social media is the secret to successful blogging. Maybe yes and maybe no. While it's true that many bloggers became successful through social media, I think that is becoming more and more difficult every day. ...more
This is a great insight. So true about email vs social media. In addition, on Instagram, which ...more

You Can Do Anything for Ten Minutes

You know what writers call research, right? Scrolling through Facebook. I half joke, because it's partially true. I was scrolling through Facebook today hoping to find a prompt, an idea, a sort of inspiration to jump start my blog post scheduled for that day. I put my finger on the brake pad when I saw this entry from a friend: ...more
Great story, and when you write more of it, I want to know!more

Liebster Award

The Liebster award is a chain award that was created by bloggers and is a tradition to make new friends in the blogging community. I was nominated by The A Blog, who I want to thank most graciously as I'm still new to the world of blogging....more


BlogHer Writing prompt: Set a spring resolution: What is one thing you’re going to do differently this spring to grow as a blogger?Well if there is one thing that writing daily for the last 20 days has taught me, it’s that readers like consistency. When I started this blog I wasn’t really sure what I was doing. I was directionless and honestly very intimidated by the mommy blogging world. It still is overwhelming at times....more

Dancing in the Rain [Poem with Painting]

After my blog post last night, I was still thinking about the painting and was moved to write a poem. Again, I’m not a great poet by any stretch of the imagination but I have fun with it and write what I feel. I hope you appreciate it....more

Quit your Blog and Get a Website Instead

 Starting a blog seemed like such a great idea didn’t it? An online presence, the possibility to make a modest income for your family and the ability to do it all from your favourite nook at home seemed too fantastic to pass up.Buuut, something’s not going quite as it should.Blogging is hard, damn hard. You’ve sacrificed family time, sleeping and washing to find time to blog. You’ve worked your butt off. That wouldn’t be so bad if you were making more than a couple of dollars every few months. But you’re not....more

3 Things Bloggers Need to Do Before the Google Update Tomorrow

It is important for all bloggers to understand the Google update coming up on April 21st. As in, tomorrow. Even if you do not pay much attention to your Google rankings, this update will still affect your page traffic and audience reach. If you are not a website owner or blogger, you may still find it interesting how Google is trying to create an even better searching experience when using your mobile devices. Here are three things bloggers need to do before the update on April 21st. ...more
Thank you for sharing this information. Especially the link to check on the mobile friendliness ...more

Bechdel Test Your Writing

Have you heard of the Bechdel Test? Well this week we take on another Write Along Challenge by turning the Bechdel Test, normally used for movies, into a easy Writing Exercise for you writers. All we’re asking you to do is stop and consider your narrative, characters and how you tell stories. That's not too much to ask, right?...more

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