Learn How to Use Google Analytics

Have you ever tried to check your blog stats and gotten overwhelmed with all the information and unfamiliar terms? Google Analytics can be seriously overwhelming. Today I’m going to walk you through some of the basics of Google Analytics (GA) and ...more

Preorder Laura Love's Book on Soft Solder Techniques

Laura Beth Love of Dishfunctional Designs has a new book, Soldered Alchemy: 24 Jewelry Projects Using New Soft-Solder Techniques, available for pre-order. ...more

Do You Ever Want to Leave Twitter Behind Like Iggy Azalea?

The haters gonna hate hate hate, and we may be counseled by the Taylor Swifts of the world to "shake it off," but Iggy Azalea is taking a different route to respond to nasty tweets online: take this Twitter and shove it. ...more

Write a Post That Will Keep Readers Coming Back to Your Blog

So, you have started your food blog. Now comes the hard part: providing good content. But don't worry, this is also one of the fun parts of blogging. How do you write good content though? I'm glad you asked, I'm here to take you through the steps! ...more

Does Your Blog Reflect Who You Are Now?

Should you delete your old blog posts? I've heard arguments for both sides and both make sense. A bunch of articles I found on Google come from the SEO point-of-view on why you might not want to get rid of old content. ...more

Everything You Need to Know About Tumblr

If you're like me, you probably have tried most of the social media sites out there. Tumblr, owned by Yahoo!, began in 2007. While it's been around, its popularity has definitely exploded in the last few years. The simplest way I can describe Tumblr is to call it a visual social blogging platform. You can create a blog and fill it with text posts, photos, videos and even audio files. And you can share (reblog) or like posts you find interesting. ...more
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White and Gold or Blue and Black? The Great Dress Debate

I woke up this morning to the great Dress Debate, or #DressGate, or as it's trending on Twitter, #TheDress....more
Julie Ross Godar It changes colors for me as well!more

Should You Use Typepad for Your New Blog?

When I started blogging in 2004, Blogger and Typepad were the major blogging platforms out there, and if you were really trying to prove yourself, you used custom templates on Typepad....more
You just reminded me that the reason I left Typepad was because of the lack of widgets. But I ...more

Six Things I Learned in my 1st Year of Blogging

I am learning so much from my friends in the media business who also blog. One of those friends, who is an amazing blogger, is Lauren Smith Berger. Her blog, Working Mom Magic is awesome! Since I’m in my first year, I was dying to read these tips from her and think they are important to share, so here ya go! (…and I am accomplishing #6 right now!) Thanks Lauren!Six Things I Learned in my 1st Year of Blogging...more

Why Is #thedress Going Viral?!

 Ok so I woke up today to see that "The Dress" is all over the internet.  One question, why is "The Dress" going viral?!  I do not understand how one dress could gather so much attention from the whole world, yet something important does not.  I can not believe how they made this dress so controversial when real world things are out there.  Who gives a rats ass about the color of some dress?  Apparently millions of people do....more

Everything You Need to Know About Tumblr

If you're like me, you probably have tried most of the social media sites out there. Tumblr, owned by Yahoo!, began in 2007. While it's been around, its popularity has definitely exploded in the last few years. The simplest way I can describe Tumblr is to call it a visual social blogging platform. You can create a blog and fill it with text posts, photos, videos and even audio files. And you can share (reblog) or like posts you find interesting. ...more
"...the next thing you know, you're looking at GIFs of a cat dressed like a shark and riding a ...more

White and Gold or Blue and Black? The Great Dress Debate

I woke up this morning to the great Dress Debate, or #DressGate, or as it's trending on Twitter, #TheDress....more
Julie Ross Godar It changes colors for me as well!more

Should You Use Typepad for Your New Blog?

When I started blogging in 2004, Blogger and Typepad were the major blogging platforms out there, and if you were really trying to prove yourself, you used custom templates on Typepad....more
You just reminded me that the reason I left Typepad was because of the lack of widgets. But I ...more

Why I Use Scrivener

Suffering from allergy-induced fuzziness, bronchitis and multiple trips to the doctor did not make for a happy person or productive writing. Hibernating and hiding from the cedar pollen and germs seemed like the ideal solution, but that route is not in the cards when you are shuffling the deck of a busy life. Fortunately, a path of tissues, coughing fits and an obsession to Vick's Vapor Rub led me to Scrivener....more

Capture Your Life - Book Review

I recently had the opportunity to review a book on photography from a great blogger, Cole Nemeth of Peace and Chaos....more

NaBloPoMo March 2015 Prompts

The theme for March's NaBloPoMo is NEWS. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in March -- or even if you're not! -- here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free-writing!) ...more