One Simple Way to Improve the Comment System on Your Wordpress Blog

I've been blogging with Wordpress since March. That's a little over three months of writing new posts at least twice a week. (Go me!) In that time I've received 90+ comments from readers. Thank you!...more
This was extremely helpful, Marina!  I hadn't thought to look into my comment systems, but now ...more

Coach Leigh Ann Dickey inspires

Emma PalovaFresh of the press with coach Leigh Ann DickeyI just published a post about an inspiring online business woman on WordPress. Like many of us coach Leigh Ann Dickey of Gainesville, Georgia has been wandering the Internet seas for the last two years....more

The Serious Business of #BlogHer15

  What do you get when you take a bunch of fabulous women (with BIG IDEAS for brains and pens in hand- okay, keypads), and put them all together, under one roof, with a single mindedness to conquer the world, in an awesome city without prying eyes? Wine?Running tabs.Gab?Yes.Melting credit cards?Of course.Laughter?No. No laughter. Ever.New friendship-making opportunities?Hands-down....more

Birthday Shuffle V - Day 4 - Music

Music by Madonna...more

Birthday Shuffle V - Day 1 - Home

Four years ago, I was a month away from finally realizing one of the dreams I had been working toward for many years... my own house....more

5 Best Blogs to Sponsor

I've been doing a lot of swapping and sponsoring over the past few months, and sometimes it's a hit; sometimes it's a miss. Some blogs will give you great attention and some blogs won't swap with you. I'd like to take some time out to write up a handy list of the blogs that are AWESOME to sponsor. Your experience as a sponsor or a swap buddy should be a lot of fun, and if you don't ever have contact with that blog, what's to encourage you to keep swapping? Or paying? Or caring?...more

How to Think Up Writing Topics For Your Blog

It's no secret that when it comes to blogging that content is key. The whole goal of having a blog is that someone will read it. To get people to your blog there has to be something worth reading. In other words, what's in it for your readers? If you're anything like me, you tend to wonder why anyone would want to read anything you write because nothing seems all that entertaining. But then I tend to be my own worst critic. Because I want to make my readers happy, I spend a lot of time putting together my editorial calendar. This is to make sure that what I'm planning on writing about people will find entertaining and informative. ...more
I like the idea of the Fab Friday 5 post.  Sometimes I'm like you too, I write about whatever is ...more

6 Easy Tips for Updating Old Blog Posts

Here's the problem, though. Out of a total of 230 blog posts on my site so far, only a dozen or so newer ones match my new aesthetic. As daunting and time consuming as it sounds, I've begun going through all 200+ blog posts to update the style. While I'm on each post, I run through a checklist to make sure they're updated for not just the aesthetics, but that they're an even better post with more relevant and high-quality content. Today I wanted to share with you all the checklist I run through on each blog post to make sure it is absolute best fit for my blog. ...more
JoulesDellinger yes! have you tried coschedule? that really helps to push out tweets and FB ...more


So you want to be a successful blogger. You've built your site. You have your blog in order. You've written lots of posts. You've grown a bit of a following. You're active on social media. Well keeping reading! Below you will find 5 things that successful bloggers do every day! But maybe now you're at a standstill. Maybe you need more followers to get more monetization opportunities....more

Friday Blog Round up #4

This week there was a mix of everything going on. I was hungry, my younger brothers graduation (they grow up so fast), issues with work, the ruling for the subsidies for the insurance companies was suppose to be coming up, just so so much....more