5 Ways to Keep Your Blogging Motivation Up By Changing Your Surroundings

When you started blogging it was probably because you fell in love with the idea of working from home. It's nice for the first few years, but can you really imagine working from there forever? Once you start to see a little success it's also when boredom can start to set in....more

15,000 Pageviews a month: How I did it in 1 year & how I do it every day!

When I first started this blog I had already had my own little side business as a web designer since 2001. It kept me busy but being behind the scenes for other bloggers left me really unfulfilled… I wasn’t working for myself on my own project like I wanted to be. So, I started Grandma’s house DIY as most bloggers start: Without a clue as to what I was doing! Sure I knew how to set it all up, update it and keep it running smoothly but I hadn’t ever done this before!...more

Why Your Law Firm Needs a Blog

There are all kinds of ways you can keep your law firm relevant and in touch with potential customers. One of the most effective tools to offer is an informative blog on your webpage. A blog can offer all kinds of advantages for your firm, as long as it is approached in the right way. If you have been considering adding one to your website, or you’ve already got one and have been wondering how to improve upon it, then you will want to read on.Determine What Your Blog is Meant to Accomplish ...more

Blogging While Bipolar: What I've Learned

Next month, this blog will be three years old, an unruly toddler of a blog with jam on its face and a sticky plush animal grasped in its fist. Except for one dry spell of about a month during the first year, I have posted every week in both this and my general purpose blog, Et Cetera, etc. (janetcobur.wordpress.com).My husband often tells me that he's proud that I am doing this and that I have stuck with it so long and faithfully. (He doesn't often read my posts, but that's another matter.)...more

Good Luck to all of you NaBloPoMoers!

I just wanted to wish everyone taking part in NaBloPoMo good luck! ...more

A Quick Guide To URL Optimization

URL optimization is simply ensuring that the URLs of your website are user-friendly and easily found by search engines.  These are the URls that link to the various portions of your website, such as blog articles or available products.  It sounds very simple to create URLs, but in reality, there are certain SEO guidelines that should be followed to earn the best possible rankings in search results.The Basics...more

4 Easy tips to Stop Multi-Tasking Today!

Multi-tasking is fabulous, isn't it? It allows you to do so many things at once, gives you a sense of achievement and thrill at the end of the day.Let's deconstruct. At this very moment, while you are reading this, how many tabs do you have open on your laptop/mobile device? Three or five minimum, I'm guessing....more

The Learning Curve in Literature, Life and Writing

One of the things that stumbles readers up and that Science Fiction and Fantasy books are criticized for, are the steep learning curves that readers must overcome in order to get into the books.Sometimes readers must swim through the tidal waves of info dumps (which are never good) and learn a bunch of unfamiliar names that are not only hard to pronounce, but are a chore to read....more

Muse Blues

Where do you get your ideas?It's a question most writers have heard. And struggled to answer.Those of us with blogs or columns get our ideas from daily life – family, news, travel, and what's going on in the world around us. For example, I've written about ratatouille, possums, education, books, toilets, advertising, bipolar disorder, ghost towns, grocery shopping, and feminism, to name a few. Subject-specific blogs get their ideas from (duh!) the subject matter – recipes, medical conditions, politics, or whatever....more


CinderellaCinderella is my favorite fairy tale. I love the classic theme of good versus evil; the oppressed rising above the oppressor. The beauty and goodness of Cinderella shines through with a little magical help from her Fairy Godmother. Her shining beauty and goodness resonates with the goodness in the Prince, causing him to fall deeply in love with her. Even when she vanishes, the good Prince searches for her knowing that only the foot of Cinderella will fit the fragile glass slipper she left behind....more