How to Build Community on Your Blog

Want to know how to keep your blog alive and acquire loyal followers that want to keep coming back and actually read the things you have to say? Yeah, me too. ...more
Good advice. Thanks for sharing.more

Road Trippin'

I love road trips.  There’s always a level of spontaneity that’s involved.  Sure, you had a route planned out, but you can never really know where it is you’re going to have to make a pit stop. Read more….  ...more

10 Tips for Re-Branding Your Blog

A couple of years ago, I changed the focus of my blog. Whether you're thinking of shifting your blog focus slightly or making a big change, these 10 tips for re-branding your blog will come in handy. ...more
Thanks for this. I am getting ready to transition from a general/lifestyle blog to a book/nerd ...more

I'd Be a Better Blogger, But...

I have a love/hate relationship with blogging....more

May Be Fine

I don't know what is worse the fact I am happy my editorial calendar is booked or that my personal blog is going to end. ...more
I too have the same problem when it comes to monetizing what I do. Outside of blogging, I book ...more

Evergreen Content

This isn’t an early post about Christmas trees. Rather it’s about creating timeless – Evergreen – content....more

What You Need to Know About Offering Sponsorships for Your Blog

Hi lovelies. So I know I promised another post about PicMonkey for my series a little while ago and I haven't followed through. I apologize for that! I had a tip that didn't end up panning out and I haven't figured out any new tricks lately. So I thought I could give you some blogging tips while I'm at it! ...more

The Top 5 Reasons I'm a Horrible Blog Follower

Okay, I tried to catch up on all my blog reading today, but the amount of Mother’s Day posts was just way too overwhelming. After my 15th Mother’s Day post, I just gave up. Sorry, peeps. I know we love our mothers but… I just couldn’t take the sap anymore.After trying (and failing miserably) to catch up on all my blog reading, it occurred to me: I am a horrible blog follower / community member / minion. Why? Because all of the following…...more

3 Effective Ways to Get Those Creative Juices Flowing

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? For the rest of us, writing rituals are actually a great way to kick-start your writing. ...more
YogaMatMonkey HAHA! I'm glad. I hear people from Mars are strange :-)more