#WhoIsBurningBlackChurches: Black Twitter Demands Answers

Since the murderous acts of terror (which left nine Black people dead) at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina two weeks ago, six Black churches in the South have burned....more

How to Think Up Writing Topics For Your Blog

It's no secret that when it comes to blogging that content is key. The whole goal of having a blog is that someone will read it. To get people to your blog there has to be something worth reading. In other words, what's in it for your readers? If you're anything like me, you tend to wonder why anyone would want to read anything you write because nothing seems all that entertaining. But then I tend to be my own worst critic. Because I want to make my readers happy, I spend a lot of time putting together my editorial calendar. This is to make sure that what I'm planning on writing about people will find entertaining and informative. ...more

6 Easy Tips for Updating Old Blog Posts

Here's the problem, though. Out of a total of 230 blog posts on my site so far, only a dozen or so newer ones match my new aesthetic. As daunting and time consuming as it sounds, I've begun going through all 200+ blog posts to update the style. While I'm on each post, I run through a checklist to make sure they're updated for not just the aesthetics, but that they're an even better post with more relevant and high-quality content. Today I wanted to share with you all the checklist I run through on each blog post to make sure it is absolute best fit for my blog. ...more
Very helpful tips! I launched my blog only a year and a half ago, and I already see so many ...more

I Found the Path to Get Girls to Code

“You cannot be, what you cannot see”...more

He Kept Saying, "Just Stop. You're Ruining Everything."

You never forget the first time you're confronted in the workplace by an undeniable feeling of ickiness. Sometimes that ickiness directly follows someone telling you that you're not okay how you are....more

Connect With Other Bloggers With July's NaBloPoMo

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month? ...more
I Love the theme. Happy excited to share my thoughts and experiences with my friends here.more

4 Steps to Take Before You Monetize Your Blog

If you want to put ads on your blog or work with brands, there are four things you need to do to prepare your blog before you monetize. ...more
Great tips!  I'm getting into monetizing now and just posted up my privacy policy.  It's scary ...more

How to Publish Your Book on Kindle

Have you been thinking about publishing a Kindle book but just haven't gotten around to sifting through the forums, the FAQs and all the rules about formatting!? When I first looked into Kindle publishing about four years ago, I found it all confusing -- the pricing structure, the ISBN numbers. Hey, I didn't even own a Kindle! Well, when I went back to it this year, I realized how wrong I was. Amazon has made the whole process quite user-friendly, and now I realize I should have been publishing on Kindle years ago. ...more
I am actually in the process of getting my first ebook published. Your post is definitely ...more

60 Simple Ways to Grow Your Blog in Under an Hour

If I've learned one thing about blogging, it's this: Blogging is a long term game. It's thousands of tiny actions that, when put together, make a huge difference. It's not just about writing blog posts and hoping that people will like them. It's about learning from your readers, building relationships with other bloggers, sharing your stuff, and on and on. ...more
Wow! These are so awesome! Thanks for the great advice. :D  Xx Lauren ...more

Go to #BlogHer15 for Your Own Reasons

You’ve got your ticket. You’ve got transportation. You have a roommate. You’ve chosen shoes! You’re ready....more
Queendomlife I answered on the other post. You need the full pass, not networking pass.more