Remember to Respond to Comments and Other Tips to Grow Blog Traffic

I talk a lot about how important community is on my blog.  When I come there to write each day, it's with something that I hope is going to make you think because I want to start a conversation.  I don't know what this whole blogging thing ...more

Apps for Pets and Other Things You Can Do With Your Tablet

Tablets have come a long way even since the introduction of the Apple iPad in 2010. Though they we’re initially introduced as another mobile computing device, tablets have quickly become versatile products that have implications in everyday life. ...more

#TransformationTuesday Doesn't Have to be About Weight Loss

As an avid Instagram user, I always try to keep up with the latest trends. I don’t always participate, but as someone who loves social media and uses it daily both in my life and career, I like to know what’s popular. Social media is always evolving ...more

Whoa, Social Media Changes Our Brain!

I'll admit it; the more I use social media the less productive I seem to get.  At the same time, the more I use social media, the deeper I think, the more creative I get, and the more connected I feel.  So... sort of a catch-22.  ...more

14 Tips to Get More Out of Twitter

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Twitter is one of the BEST ways to interact with your readers and grow relationships in the blogging world. While there are no rules (minus Twitter’s TOS) to tweeting, there are a few things we ...more

Must-Follow Monday: Blogs for Hispanic Heritage Month

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! Started on September 15, this monthlong event continues through October 15 to celebrate and honor the contributions of Americans whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America. Here are a few Latina bloggers to watch. Of course, this list is not complete... so please feel free to let us know which Latina blogs you'd like to recommend in the comments. ...more
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Social Media Sites Off the Beaten Path: 9 Sites You Should Know

Everyone and their mother has a Facebook or Twitter account.  But what about all those other social media networks; the ones that don't get the love and attention they deserve?  There really is a site for every interest; you need to go find it.  Whether it's in a social media site you've heard of but didn't originally think was for you, or in one you never even knew existed, there's plenty out there beyond Facebook and Twitter!  Here are 9 sites you may have overlooked. ...more
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Yo Ho Ho: 7 Ways to Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day

Greetin's, ye buxom wenches. In honor o' Jack Sparrow, the Dread Pirate Roberts, and other scurvy dogs o' that ilk, we at BlogHer brin' ye a handful o' ways t' celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. ...more
Kim Court Me, too! Sounds so naughty. Mate.more

How Massage Therapy Can Benefit Your Health

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T-Rex Muscle Get Some Good Nutritional Information

The mice grew up to be listless and lazy, T-Rex Muscle  preferring to rightful lie around all day instead of performing or active around. This sounds equivalent today's children who raise to sit in side of recording games or TV instead of deed external to sport and run around.Today's children could raise to sit around for the aforesaid grounds as the mice in the cerebrate. Fluoride is an ingredient in the favourite soy fille products utilized by umteen unknowing parents....more

Bring It On, CoSchedule

When I mentioned my 1st post about my favorite Wordpress plugins, someone mentioned CoSchedule in the comments. I had never heard of this plugin, so I didn't realize what I was missing. You see, I was a pretty big user of the Wordpress Editorial Calendar. It was a great addition to my blog and helped me keep things on schedule. I loved it. Then I found out about CoSchedule and my mind was blown. ...more

WordPress.com to .org Transfer: Blogging Journey

Blogging is definitely a journey of growth and lessons. This is my WordPress.com to .org transfer story.Background...more

NO PAIN, NO GAIN

I'm here exhausted and full of breakfast.  Can I write my 500 words in this state?  Can I push forward with no ifs and buts?  Of course I can.  I've caught up on my sleep and Mr. Sun is smiling down on me with a promise of  28 degrees Celsius....more

Go ahead and cry...baby

I am going to talk about the movies that just bring on those big therapeutic cries. The good kind. Or the only kind I guess....more
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25 tips for small shop owners (and how to avoid the mistakes I made!)

Here are 25 tips for small shop owners I've learned from opening (and subsequently closing) my first boutique. Some are things I knew and worked well, some are lessons learned the hard way. Owning a shop has been a lifelong dream. I went into it wholeheartedly and intent on succeeding. But as with any new venture, you don't know what you don't know....more

The Vague Path - Trying to find my way through

It's my favorite kind of Monday morning - overcast with just enough breeze to make the leaves on the trees shimmy. It's that wonderful transitional time between summer and fall. The air still feels thick with a slight touch of humidity, the light has that gauzy haze and time seems to slow to a meander instead of a sprint.I'm happy to be enjoying this moment, sitting on my couch sipping coffee while writing this post. However, it also means I'm not at work. I am still employed, but have been given an impromptu week (or two...or three?) of vacation - unpaid. ...more

Must-Follow Monday: Blogs for Hispanic Heritage Month

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! Started on September 15, this monthlong event continues through October 15 to celebrate and honor the contributions of Americans whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America. Here are a few Latina bloggers to watch. Of course, this list is not complete... so please feel free to let us know which Latina blogs you'd like to recommend in the comments. ...more
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So Tell Us, Ellie - Why Do You Blog? (Said The Imaginary Readers In My Head...)

I ran into a friend this weekend and she had a buddy along, so of course, she introduced me and then she told the buddy I was a blogger. Like, a real-live "she does it almost every day" kind of blogger. In her mind, I'm a minor celebrity in the Blogosphere because I blog for Woman's Day and also have my very own webpage....more