Remind me again, where is your voice?

It's in there, somewhere, amid A dozen drafts Status updates written, then deleted Tweets left unsent It's in there, somewhere, amid Reluctance to be judged Unwillingness to disappoint Yearning to be liked It's in there, somewhere, amid Crippling perfectionism Misplaced inadequacy Rampant inertia ...more

8 Tips for Turning Your Reading Addiction into a Book Blog

Do you love to read? Do you constantly get asked for book recommendations? Have you wanted to start a book blog but don't know how? About two years ago I decided to focus my blog on book reviews. Since then, I have met so many fellow bibliophiles and learned a couple tips I'd like to share with anyone just starting out. ...more
writerrhiannon Thank you! I'd greatly appreciate that! Here's the link, if you're interested. ...more

Are there comments you won’t leave?

This is an interesting one. I will usually comment on most blog posts I read, no matter what the topic. I usually have quite a lot to say about most things and unless it is something I find painful or too personal I will give my opinion. I really don’t think there is anything that I will read, that I wouldn’t comment on. Read more here...more

NaBloPoMo Prompt 2: Blogger vs. Reader

Today’s NaBloPoMo Prompt is, “Who owns the comment section: the blog writer or the blog readers?“Wow, this is a tough question. I’m reliving the battle of, “Who owns the song, the artist or the fan?” from college.My first reaction is to say, “The blogger, of course!” But maybe we should battle it out. Below I’ll explain six reasons why the comment section might belong to the blogger or the reader....more

my 3 favorite wordpress plugins

today i am sharing, as the title implies, my favorite wordpress plugins!one of the biggest reasons i switched from blogger to wordpress was to take advantage of these sweet plugins!...more

I'm Not a Mommy Blogger

If you surveyed the entire community of people who have blogs similar to mine, I would be willing to bet that more than 75% of them are women with children, hereafter known as "Mommy Bloggers". Many of them are stay at home moms and a larger-than-the-national-average percentage home school. These women are a force to be reckoned with and that makes me a little nervous to post anything about them, but I have a few things I want to say....more

NaBloPoMo Prompt 1: Commenting Guidelines

Today’s NaBloPoMo Prompt is, “Do you have commenting guidelines for your readers? Today is a great time to let them know the commenting policy for your blog (or set some new expectations).“I actually don’t have a formal set of guidelines for commenting on this blog. However, I’m sure many of you have noticed that your comments are sent to moderation once your submit.If I don’t have guidelines, why do I send your posts to moderation?...more

How to Be a Good Blog Commenter

I'm not a blog commenting expert (I mean, could that even be a thing?), but I do read a lot of blogs and try my best to leave thoughtful comments. I have also gotten some "blah" comments and some amazing comments, so I can also use that knowledge to tell you how to be a good blog commenter. ...more
Cute blog! :) Seriously though, this is a great post! I've been blogging for 9 months now. All ...more

Networking: How to Do It & Why It's Important

The top questions about networking tends to be, “How do I increase my followers on Facebook/Twitter/etc.?”A few months ago, I received an email from a fellow blogger asking how my Facebook following had increased so quickly.This is a question bloggers receive very frequently. And it’s a good one! To be honest, most of us don’t have a single clue what we’re doing. We experiment and see what works and doesn’t work (or takes too long to work). So I sent her a list of things that I’d done that I thought was helping me....more

Share the Comment LUV

It's quiet in here.  I hope when you're reading my Blogher and other folks Blogher work, you're leaving comments.  It's like an elixer for the Blogher's soul, believe me.  And for the most part, at least for me, I can tell you, I share the Comment Luv!   A well placed comment in one of my posts will make me visit you and comment there as well.  So please let me know what you think....more