How to Write a Better How-To Article In 10 Easy Steps

"Really? Is it really that difficult?" a friend asked when I told him I was writing a how-to article about how to write how-to articles. "I do feel a little like Alice going down the rabbit hole," I said. I am here to tell you, though, that yes, it must be that difficult to write a good how-to article, because most of the how-tos out there are terrible. ...more
JillianT.O'Keefe That sounds like a brilliant exercise for practicing writing how-tos, because ... more

How to Write a Better How-To Article In 10 Easy Steps

"Really? Is it really that difficult?" a friend asked when I told him I was writing a how-to article about how to write how-to articles. "I do feel a little like Alice going down the rabbit hole," I said. I am here to tell you, though, that yes, it must be that difficult to write a good how-to article, because most of the how-tos out there are terrible. ...more
ForTheLoveOfLivin You're welcome! more

How to Write a Better How-To Article In 10 Easy Steps

"Really? Is it really that difficult?" a friend asked when I told him I was writing a how-to article about how to write how-to articles. "I do feel a little like Alice going down the rabbit hole," I said. I am here to tell you, though, that yes, it must be that difficult to write a good how-to article, because most of the how-tos out there are terrible. ...more
ForTheLoveOfLivin This site has great how-tos for taking screenshots on Windows, Mac, and ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2014 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! In fact, we're going to be culling out some great posts from the list below and paying you to feature them on BlogHer during the month of November to celebrate NaBloPoMo. ...more
Here's my second NaBloPoMo ... more

I Can't Trust John Grisham After Hearing Him Defend Pedophiles, Can You?

John Grisham : former attorney, best-selling author, apologist for sex offenders who watch child porn. Grisham recently gave an interview to The Telegraph discussing the U.S. legal system, including what he sees as harsh punishments against men who "got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, and pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn." ...more
If he's willing to defend looking at kiddie porn publicly, I'm not willing to pad his paychecks ... more

7 Canadian Bloggers to Follow for Canada Day

While my American friends are getting ready to pull out their stars and stripes, up here in Canada I'm gearing up for a festive Canada Day in Ottawa. My July 1 will be filled with friends, food, and fireworks ... but I wanted to leave you with some fabulous Canadian bloggers to follow. Check them out, and please leave links to your favourite Canucks in the comments below. ...more
Well, and  me, of course :) more

Joan Rivers Has Become The Thing That You Know When You See It

Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once famously defined obscenity as something he knows when he sees. The "you know it when you see it" defense is indefinable, but yet people generally agree there are lines in society. We know when they've been crossed. We just know. Recently Joan Rivers' positively awful behavior rendered Joan herself as that indefinable thing. She's gone from critical to contemptible, and now we must throw our collective hands up and beg her to please just stop. Just stop. Really. You're not funny at all. To anyone. ...more
I tried watching a comedy special of hers on Netflix recently, and it was abhorrent. I am by no ... more

New Facebook Gender Settings and How to Change Yours

Your body. Your definition. Now on Facebook. Facebook added the ability to set your gender outside the binary male/female choices just in time for Valentine's Day. Now you can define yourself with a choice more reflective of who you really are if the binary choices don't cover it. Facebook on phone, Image Credit: Shutterstock ...more
GatheringRoses  As someone who is not one or the other, it has always felt like both a lie to ... more

New Facebook Gender Settings and How to Change Yours

Your body. Your definition. Now on Facebook. Facebook added the ability to set your gender outside the binary male/female choices just in time for Valentine's Day. Now you can define yourself with a choice more reflective of who you really are if the binary choices don't cover it. Facebook on phone, Image Credit: Shutterstock ...more
SueCat Thank you! more

New Facebook Gender Settings and How to Change Yours

Your body. Your definition. Now on Facebook. Facebook added the ability to set your gender outside the binary male/female choices just in time for Valentine's Day. Now you can define yourself with a choice more reflective of who you really are if the binary choices don't cover it. Facebook on phone, Image Credit: Shutterstock ...more
Mine doesn't show the custom setting. I only have Female and Male to choose from :( more