It’s OK to #Selfie Share in Moderation

Being a photographer gives me an excuse to be the one hiding behind the lens of a camera.  I wouldn't consider myself shy  but I'm constantly trying to build confidence to toot my own horn in person or online. The trendy of sharing #selfies has actually helped me be more confident at sharing a candid me....more

No, Really! Show Us Your Selfie!

We've been doing a lot of reflecting about blogging, what it means to us, where we started, where we are now, and the everything in between during our Selfiebration. But do you know what we haven't discussed? Or reflected on? Or shown each other? Our selfies. Like, literally. Your selfie. ...more
I don't take a whole lot of selfies, but when I do I typically include my favorite little ...more

What Would You Say to All Longtime/New Bloggers?

We get it. You've been here a long time. You created the Internet. Everything we're just discovering now is... yawn... boring and soooooooooooooo 2008. Fretting about commenting etiquette, asking if it's okay to link to a post, questioning how you know when it's the right time to move to self-hosting: we know all of that makes you roll your eyes at us. ...more
I'm a newbie and while people seem to be reading my post or at least looking at it, how do I get ...more

What Did Your First Blog Design Look Like? How Has it Changed Over the Years?

Attend any blogging conference or read any "how to" on blogging, and you will be told that blog design is important. What is (and is not) important has changed over the years, of course. Do this, don't do that. Include this, don't include that, but include it again tomorrow. It's hard to keep up. My blog design has changed so many times over my 13 years of blogging, it's kind of funny to look back at it. ...more
Mine has remained almost exactly the same since 2004. I've added and taken away various sidebar ...more