7 Important Plug-Ins for a New WordPress Blog

As you may know, I re-branded my site.  It was a complete re-branding, right down to my blogging platform.  For those of you that don’t know, I used to write on a blog called Ivy’s Variety using a blogspot address.  Later, I bought my own domain and continued using blogger.com.  I did this for a few years.  As time went on, I realized I was outgrowing my blog.  The more I learned, the less I liked my blog name.  And, I wanted more and more to learn why nearly everyone suggested using WordPress....more

The Best Cleaning Tip for Tile Floors

Now who loves a good tip?? I know I do, especially those tips that actually work!! ...more

45 Blog Ideas for When You’re Feeling Uninspired

The blogging blahs strike at the worst time, don't they? I can't be the only one looking for a little blogging inspiration, so today's posts is full of blog ideas for when you don't know what you want to write about. Here are 45 blog post ideas for when you're feeling uninspired... Image: Nick de Partee via Unsplash What I wore on vacation ...more
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Back to Blogging Basics: Just Write!

On discovering THE BIG QUESTION about why we blog, how to reset, start at the very beginning, and JUST WRITE....more

Lightening Up a Dark Blog

When I started my Bipolar Me blog (bipolarjan.wordpress.com), I didn't quite know what I wanted it to be. After I read a few other blogs on bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and other related topics, I knew what I didn't want it to be.Relentlessly depressing. Self-involved. A journal to record my daily emotional temperature.But bipolar disorder is by its nature a difficult, frequently depressing topic (especially since I have bipolar 2, which doesn't swing much to the manic side)....more

Collaboration: The key to growing your blog & social media presence

I stumbled onto the power of collaboration by accident but, boy, am I glad I did....more

Why Blogging Sucks

Yes. You've read the title right. Blogging sucks. ...more

6 Tips for Writing an Excellent First Draft

Are you a writer faced with a blank page? Check out these tips for writing a first draft from a buffet of published authors, editors, and writers. These writing tips can decrease your fear of writing, and increase your motivation to write your first draft quickly and easily.Remember: "The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes." ~ Agatha Christie....more

When It’s Time To Cut Ties With A Blogging Network

I recently had to cut ties with a blogging network I’ve been a member of for a few years now.  In the beginning, the connection was beneficial.  The first year I joined I was able to secure several sponsored social post opportunities with brands that I regularly shopped or used.  It was great.   The money wasn’t fantastic but I was just starting to monetize and the tasks to complete the posts were easy and no frills.  So I felt like it was a great partnership....more

9 Shockingly Common Small Business Blogging Mistakes to Avoid in 2016

2016 is in full swing but I still (sadly) see businesses making the same blogging mistakes time and time again.You pour your heart and soul into your business but you're still not seeing any great results.Blogging takes time and commitment. Blogging well is no easy feat. If you're creating content like a mad woman and the traffic or engagement just isn't there, you might be making one of these shockingly common business blogging mistakes. ...more