7 Things I Should Have Done When My Post Went Viral

523 Ways to Be Awesome, my second book in a series based on a viral blog post I wrote a few years ago, hits shelves on April 5th. The theme of the book is celebrating the ways you're already Awesome and adding tiny Drops of additional Awesome to your life. ...more
I hadn't heard of Drops of Awesome until I read this post today and clicked on the link which ...more

How to create a BLOG POST INDEX for organization & efficiency!

When I googled "how to create a blog post index" and "blog post index" I found nothing! I was searching for a way to create my own, and Google was of no help this time! So I created something from scratch! It's simple and gets the job done! But other bloggers might want a tutorial to follow instead of spending the brainpower to figure it all out from the beginning....more

What's the Ideal Length of a Tweet? Shorter Than You Thought.

Buffer posted a roundup of the ideal length of anything you may write online: from headlines to blog posts.  Ideal length of a tweet? 100 characters. I know -- they want you to waste the other 40?  You can take those words over to Facebook where the ideal length is only 40 characters.  Luckily, the ideal blog post can take up to 7 minutes to read.  Wheeeeew, at least I can be wordy over in my personal space. ...more
Let just write what we need to write, and read as much as we are compelled. I'm pretty sure ...more

Writer's Block? Here are 30 Blog Post Ideas

Do you ever need a blog post in a pinch?  I know that I do.  Today, I want to share some blog post ideas to help get your creative juices flowing. ...more
Thanks for the tips! I'm new to blogging and am constantly trying to think of new ideas, this ...more

Eight Ways to Get LEGAL Images for Your Blog Posts

Blog posts without images? It's very rare to see that in this day and age.  Of course, you also know that it's illegal to grab any old image off the Web and use it on your blog... ...more
Creative Commons Search is another great tool. I've also read that you can use Getty images now.more

How to Make Your Blog Post More Impressive

 Start with Great ContentAs bloggers we always hear to start with great content.  Sure we know this.  But how do you really get your visitors to come back to your blog and often?  You make each post simply impressive.Now the Rest...more

12 Dumb Ideas for Blog Posts

I was sitting here trying to come up with an idea for a blog post. Of course, I Googled, "blog post ideas" and got a whole lot of crap. By crap, I mean lists of lists. Basically, everyone regurgitated the same stuff on their blogs of what other people could write about on their blogs. But nowhere did I see a list of what NOT to write about on your blog.This is where I come in folks. I'm here to help you by telling you some very dumb ideas for blog posts. Ready? Okay. Here we go:...more

Test post

Hi Denise, I am working from a PC running Windows XP Professional 2002.  I’m using Internet Explorer 7. I was using the rich text editor but later discovered that if I disabled it my post would go up, but I had to insert all of the HTML myself which was a bit of a pain. I have put up another post....more

Will do! Thanks Denise!

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