5 Design Aspects to Keep In Mind When Choosing Images for Text

We've already discussed the reasons why adding text to images is a good idea. Now it's time to talk design! Can you add text to any image? Well, you can, but should you? Knowing which images will look lovely and work to your advantage when placing text on them can feel tricky. Which images work? Which don't? ...more
Thank you for this! I'm teaching a new blogging class for high school juniors this semester. I ... more

I Was Forced to Spend the Holidays with My Abuser

Someone told me the other day that this was "the season of goodwill to all men" and before I could leap in on the gender bias, he added, "...and that should include forgiveness".  We were talking about how I was anxious about Christmas, due to having to spend time in a house with the man who sexually abused me as a child....more
What a horrible position to be in. And one that I suspect is far too common. I would not assume ... 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
You all realize we still have to post on Thanksgiving Day, right? Who says bloggers don't work ... 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
I often write about vaginas and penises and the funny things people use them for. But tonight I ... 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
Dating Tuesday: If Charles Manson ever writes a book about dating, I'm first in line to read it. ... 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
In which my granddaughter insists I name my new dog after my ex's wife. How can I refuse ... 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
We're more than halfway through November. Yay! Here's my post for today. I suppose if I have to ... 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
I thought I was slacking off when I wrote this post, but it's been one of the most popular ones ... 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
Tuesdays I write about dating as a middle-aged women. Tonight's post: ... 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
Kangaroos have 3 vaginas. To learn more, ... more