SEO for Beginners

So, you are a beginner blogger? Welcome! There is so much to learn, and I’m guessing one of the most daunting is SEO. You know you need to do it. You know you should be doing it from the beginning. But where do you start? Here is your handy guide to SEO for Beginners....more
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Is WordPress for You? And Which Version Should You Choose?

When I work with clients who are brand-new to blogging, I typically urge them to launch their blog using WordPress, because it's the gold standard for blogging platforms. It's got tons of features, and a huge community you can look to for extra support. But did you know there are two different types of WordPress platforms, and they're very different?...more
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Why Canva Is an Incredible Tool for Adding Text to Graphics

By now you know one of the best ways to hook a reader is by pairing your amazing content with amazing graphics. One way to create those graphics is by adding text to your images. But how do you do that without expensive software or online membership fees? My go-to solution is Canva....more
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3 Simple Rules for Pairing Fonts Every Blogger Should Know

I have never met a blogger who does not love fonts! I can't tell you how many Facebook posts I've seen that say, "I just realized I have close to 2,000 fonts on my computer! Do you love fonts? How many do you have?" It's great that bloggers love fonts, considering the popularity of memes and an ever-increasing emphasis on the use of large images and beautiful typography. It can be easy to get carried away with too many fonts, though, so let's discuss some simple rules for pairing fonts....more
MarySchneider Thank you! I'm glad you found it useful!more

6 Blog Design Mistakes You Need to Check If You're Doing

Blogging is, or should be like, having a conversation. There is give and take, and the environment where the conversation is happening should be warm and welcoming. Not loud and distracting. While your blog and website design should reflect who you are and what your blog or business is about, it is important to remember that you are also designing for your potential readers and clients. People you hope to build a relationship with. Here are 6 of the most common blog design mistakes I see around the Web, and the advice I give to my clients who make those mistakes. ...more
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Instagram Introduces New Creative Tools

It looks like the new Instagram creative tools are going to give Snapseed a run for its money. ...more
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In Like a Lion: Rebirth, Revitalization, Hope

Well, here we are, the first of March, and I am in my annual armpit of winter funk....more
Linda Anselmi Thank you! And for now I say yay to dandelions - and more to come!more

5 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Business for 2014

Get your business (or blog) prepared for 2014 with these five simple steps!...more
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Holiday Gift Guide for Bloggers

Are you wondering what to get the blogger in your life? Here is my top ten list of practical gifts that any blogger would appreciate. ...more
ashleemaeI hope all your holiday dreams come true! Thanks for stopping by!more