There's More to Life Than Blogging & Social Media

Your blog is wonderful. Social media is wonderful. But sometimes all of that wonderful can become more of a time suck or a distraction than we'd like....more
LorraineAkemann It is indeed! :-)  Denisemore

Great Gift Ideas for Planner Lovers

Take a look at your holiday gift list, does someone on that list love planners? If so, you're one lucky person. ...more
Houseful Of Nicholes Naw, it's helpful info.more

Don't Forget to Do These Vital Things Online Before #BlogHerFood15

One of the best things about attending a BlogHer event is the connections you make with other attendees....more
peskybrunette OOPS! Found you on my list! I just added you.more

Not Going to #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us? How to Follow Along at Home

I'm so sorry you're not going to be able to attend #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us. Really, I am. I'm sorry because I know what it's like to NOT be at a BlogHer conference when you really want to be there. ...more
Awesome tips! Thanks so much for sharing!!more

How to Set Up Google Analytics to Understand & Grow Your Blog

The thing that makes Google Analytics so awesome can also make it annoying: It offers you SO MUCH DATA! The trick to using Google Analytics to help you grow your blog is to not get bogged down in what you don't need. You can set up personal dashboards to quickly access the data that you do need....more
cookingwithkary Welcome back. Give your Google Analytics a try and let me know if you have any ...more

Understanding Copyright, Creative Commons, and Fair Use

Image: Copyright, Shutterstock. The best part of having a blog is being a part of the greater blog community. And to be a good member of your community, it's important that you don't violate the copyright of other members of your community. ...more
Thank you for this post.  When I first got started doing what I do now, which is blog posting, ...more

I Can't Believe I Have a Dog on Prozac

This is Buster. Buster is a butt. Yes, he's sitting on our dining room table. No, he's not supposed to do that. ...more
I don't have a dog on Prozac, but I do have one with behavior issues. It can be a real challenge ...more

The Greatest Gifts for Grandchildren

My grandson, Johnny Mac Pippin, is 2 1/2 years old now and he still lives very far away. Sigh. My strategy for Christmas gifts for him hasn't changed all that much since I wrote my first Ten Great Gifts for a Grandchild's First Christmas post two years. ago. I'm still working on that darn stocking and I still buy so many gifts that my daughter doesn't know what to do with all of the toys and things that I send. Yes, I'm that kind of grandmother. I can't help it. It's fun! Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for this year....more
I've put it on my list for next year. He's a little young right now! - Denisemore

The Best Coloring Books for Grown-Ups

Coloring books for adults are HOT this year, finally, so I'm updating this post with some great new choices for you. Happy coloring! DT (11/20/15)...more
Love me some Rosie Flo!  Great list.more

Top 10+ Gifts for Artists

I love writing the artist gift guide every year. It's like window shopping for all of the things I'd love to find under my tree. So many cool things to make. So many pretty things to look at. So much awesome art. Scroll through some of my favorites this year. I hope my favorites help you find the perfect gift for the artist or art lover in your life. Credit: Shutterstock...more
yep -- no such thing as too many sketchbooks.more