Using the Internet For Bad… or Good?

Just because I’ve never let the idea escape out my fingers doesn’t mean that the thought hasn’t been in my brain....more

#MicroblogMondays 36: Doppelgänger!

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* So these three people set off to find their...more

The Day I Used My Big Girl Voice

I should start this out by admitting that I am not fantastic about speaking up....more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your May 2015 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
May 5 - Tangled Tuesday No. 46 http://www.alphabetsalad.com/tangled-tuesday-no-46/more

543rd Friday Blog Roundup

I got into a discussion on Twitter about the mother who was seen beating her son as she removed him from the Baltimore protests. I’ll start by saying that I don’t condone violence of any kind or for any reason. I’ve been uncomfortable with the Facebook comments people have written as they put up the […] ...more

Pulling Your Kids Out of School

I want to start this by saying that I pull my kids out of school from time to time without guilt....more

19 Great Resources to Help You Understand Your Social Media Metrics

Hopefully you've been following our series about understanding metrics to grow your reach as part of BlogHer University, but in case you missed one, I've rounded them all up below so you can have them in one place. Plus I added some additional resources that will help you understand your social media metrics. Should you become obsessed with the numbers? Of course not because they don't tell the whole story of your blog. But metrics are a great place to begin when you want to know what works, what is a waste of your time, and what you can punch up and increase in order to get more traffic or better engagement. ...more
I'm bookmarking this, Mel! There's a ton of great resources here, especially for someone like me ...more

Too Old to Camp

Right now, due to the kitchen renovation, making a cup of coffee means walking up and down two flights of stairs....more

Is It Better Financially to Donate or Consign Clothing?

Updated at the Bottom I asked this on Facebook last night, but I thought I would open up a larger conversation here with more details. Facebook’s tiny status box always makes me feel as if I should keep things brief even if we have mostly unlimited space over there. Whereas my blog feels more like […] ...more

IComLeavWe: May 2015

Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point ....more