A Champion for the Just Right Chair

What do you do when you find out that one of your favorite bloggers slash writers slash truthtellers...Glennon from Momastery, is coming to your town? Well, you go out and buy yourself a new sweater, of course. Which is exactly what I did. Tortured my kiddos on a Friday evening for no good reason, to shop for me...only to come home with...yet another grey sweater.Which I'm pretty sure brings my grey sweater count total to about ... 7. Yes. I am overrun with (the need for) grey sweaters....more

Blogs I Love: Black Love Project

About two months ago the Black Love Project showed up in my reader lists based on my interest. A lot of times these list hit the mark and it did this day. The name alone grabbed my attention and after reading five posts I was hooked....more

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8 Ways to Get More Pinterest Followers

If you haven’t checked out Pinterest yet, you are missing out! Just like old-school scrapbooks, Pinterest is a place to organize online images you find interesting or inspiring by creating customized, themed boards. It is a lot of fun, but once you’ve gotten down the basics, you'll need to start focusing on your interactions on this social media site.  Here is how to find more followers! ...more
Good tips. I wasn't aware of "rich pins".more

Welcome, guest posters!

My first time attending a BlogHer conference was for BlogHer '12 in New York City. The conference fell smack dab in the middle of my attempt to stick to a daily blogging schedule for the entire year, and you know what? I did it! ...more

Bloggers: Use Your Power for Good

Wasn’t it Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz who said, “Dorothy, use your power for good, not evil?” Blogs have power, and they’re the ideal place to inspire readers and lift them up. Blogs give you an opportunity to express your love and appreciation for family and friends, and to publicly acknowledge the nice things people have done fo...more

An Open Letter to Steve Harvey

I've followed the career of Steve Harvey for years now, from The Steve Harvey Show (with Romeo & Bullethead) to his comedy specials on cable TV, Family Feud, his new daytime talk show & on the radio. I have always had a very high opinion of him. The work he is doing mentoring young men is amazing. Last week, he said something on his radio show that didn't sit well with me. It was regarding some bloggers that didn't agree with his opinions on the whole Mimi Faust sex tape ordeal. ...more

Beautiful Day #LinkyParty

Amber @ Fit, Foodie RunsJoin this awesome #LinkyParty. Not only do the hosts comment on all links, but also like new facebook pages and feature 3 the following week. Not to mention...some posts are featured on FB too leaving maximum exposure for you!...more

Bloggers – Beware of 4Sponsor!

Bloggers – Beware of 4Sponsor!  Watch out for this! They really pay $1!  ...more

What Bloggers Need to Know About Social Signals in 2014?

Social signals are those little numbers you see at the side of Facebook posts. Every social media platform calls them something different. Facebook calls them ‘likes’, Twitter calls them ‘retweets’ and Pinterest calls them ‘repins’. They’re all the same thing, though. They measure the popularity of a post. As a blogger, you need to pay attention to social signals. People have asked are social signals worth anything, and Google has confirmed social media is essential; by implication this makes the signals worthwhile. ...more