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
"...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

A WISE TEACHER WANTS TO TEACH OU THAT.....

I AM THE VIOLET FLAME, IN ACTION IN ME NOW,I AM THE VIOLET FLAME, TO LIGHT ALONE I BOW,I AM THE VIOLET FLAME, IN MIGHTY COSMIC POWER I AM THE LIGHT OF GOD, , SHINING EVERY HOUR, I AM THE VIOLET FLAME BLAZING LIKE THE SUN,I AM GODS SACRED POWER,  FREEING EVERYONE. REPEAT THIS SHORT AFFIRMATION EVERYDAY BEFORE YOU GO TO SLEEP AT NIGHT. IT DOES WONDERS TO YOUR FRAME OF MIND AND ENERGIES. LIGHT AND LOVE TO YOU ALL, LAURIE...more

March On In

So, I am totally cheating here as I really do not have an editorial plan for March aside from doing #NaBloPoMo in part because I am getting older which when that stops well, I guess eventually my posts will stop too. ...more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your March 2015 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
It maybe Sunday and I maybe in my Pajamas but I am doing the Blogher #NaBloPoMo this month ...more

February... Made

February was good, yes?...more

Will I Stick To It This Time?

  Maybe the settings for my profile will tell me just how long I've been registered with BlogHer, but I'm too lazy to check. Really, I think it's going to be somewhere around a year ago. I don't think I've ever stuck to the once a day blogging goal I was initially excited about.  ...more
You can do it and yes daily blogging is hard but be sure to utilize the prompts and try to post ...more

Adjusting Facebook Privacy Settings

Every once in awhile, it's smart to take a look at your personal Facebook profile page to make sure the privacy settings are set to your comfort level. They change things up around Facebook regularly, so sometimes you may think you're on lockdown when really, there are openings into your profile you may not want public. Here are some tips to help adjust your settings....more

Scared, But Doing It Anyway

SCARED BUT DOING IT ANYWAY!I'm doing something to stretch myself and it's scary as heck!I've committed to posting every day in the month of March!Here's a quote from BlogHer's page about the endeavour:...more
You can do it Donna try to remember that fear is our biggest obstacle to over come and fear of ...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