NaBloPoMo: Add All Your October 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! ...more
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6 Ways to Get the Most Out of NaBloPoMo This November

Maybe you're looking to sharpen your writing/photography/video skills by posting every day this month. Maybe you're trying to grow your blog audience. Maybe you just want to see if you can do it. Whatever you're looking to get out of National Blog Posting Month, we have tips to help you win at it. ...more
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5 Tips for Taking a Great Headshot With Just Your iPhone

See that photo of me at the top of the page? I took it. And while I love my Nikon, and I know I can take amazing photos with it, I took that headshot with my iPhone. I swear. One day, I know I'm going to call Jody Mack, my very favorite local photographer, and have her take "real" headshot pictures of me to go in my sidebar and on my About page. (They probably be so good that I'll even want them on my business cards.) But in the meantime, bloggers need to know that you can take a headshot with just your iPhone (or any smart phone) and get quality professional results. ...more
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Stop Misusing Social Media by Following These Easy Steps

Do you ever feel like you're spinning your wheels on social media? You publish a post and then think that it's time to get to work sharing it all over Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google +? We hope that the traffic comes in and our numbers go up and our audience is engaged.  But we also feel tired and more often than not as if we're talking to a wall. It's time to rethink social media. ...more
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An Uncommon Meeting Sparks Civil Dialogue, Launches New Site

There are two sides to every story. Aimee Says: I wanted to eat my breakfast. "Everyone," said Lisa Stone from the stage, "it's time for Speed Dating." Imagine a hotel convention room filled with thousands of women. Not just ordinary women. Blogger women. ...more
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My Artist's Way Toolkit: Rediscovering the Joy in Writing

We're shaking things up this month in BlogHer Book Club! We're not reviewing a book, but we are reviewing something that's decidedly bookish. This month we're looking at a new subscription service from the creative mind of Julia Cameron. Have you read The Artist's Way and Cameron's other books? Have you loved her suggestions and recommendations but been able to quite get yourself to them? Then My Artist's Way Toolkit service (and app!) are just the thing for you. ...more
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Pinterest and Book Blogging: Use The Latest Social Media Craze To Your Site’s Advantage

Oddly enough, I find that I am getting almost as many hits on The Well-Read Wife from pinning my posts to Pinterest as I do from posting them to Twitter. At first I found this weird because I have over 2700 Twitter followers and only 57 Pinterest followers. So why am I receiving as nearly as many hits from Pinterest as I am from Twitter? I think it may have something to do with the reasons people use Twitter and Pinterest respectively. ...more
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