Swearing in Blog Posts Doesn’t Make you Look like a Rebel — It Makes You Look Trashy

Bloggers, if you use swear words in public posts — especially the f-word, c-word, or g-d-word  —  or even “freakin'” — when we all know what you’re thinking — I beg you to reconsider....more
I've used a lot of profanity in my posts over the last 12+ years and I've not yet regretted it. ...more

How BlogHer Took My Fizzled Out Post to 21,000+ Views

As I am writing this post, my other post is the most popular on BlogHer.com.  This is a post that had barely ignited and then fizzled on my own site, but was featured by BlogHer and took on a life of its own. This is definitely a testament to the power of BlogHer. It drives me nuts when people share stories about increased traffic, shares, or going viral with no stats, so I am going to lay it all out for you here, and you can judge for yourself. ...more
Jenny Kanevsky Definitely check your spam filter if you didn't get my note because I told you in ...more

5 Ways to Look Like a Pro on Twitter

Twitter: we might know what it is, or have an account, but do we really know how to use it? Twitter is not just for companies or brands. As a young adult, your social media presence represents your own personal branding, and so it’s important to learn how to use this platform to promote yourself in the best way possible! Here are five ways to look like a pro on Twitter:...more

Final word on healing

I came across a letter from my father. Written in cursive, long hand, as always. It is dated 27 Dec. '07.Here is the quote: "It came to me that your mother never told me she loved me. Ever.".What the...???...more

I'm About as Frustrated as a Crackhead Without a Lighter

OK seriously?! Building a website is most likely going to be the death of me. It does NOT involve entertaining, being funny, bitching, or telling someone what to do, therefore I suck at it. If you did not know, the fabulous qualities listed above are about all I am good at. Not going to include writing since that last sentence ended in a preposition. I also have an amazing talent at cracking crab legs and I am damn good fisher, but I am currently landlocked. Those attributes are not helping much. So I have decided I am going to take a little break and do something I excel in.........more

The BlogHer PRO '14 Agenda: Set Your Intentions and Make Concrete Plans for 2015

BlogHer PRO is just about two months away. Are you registered—or have you been waiting to learn more details? Let's see if I can help! Today, I'm happy to unveil the agenda for the conference. ...more

Do You Deliberate or Procrastinate?

A month or two ago I read a quote that I have been thinking quite a bit about....more
Thanks for your comment MariaInCrimea! I really like that Russian saying, and I will keep it in ...more

GIVEAWAY: Prizes from ItWORKS!

Hello Everyone!  We have a new Giveaway and the prizes are amazing.  Thanks to our latest sponsor and friend, Yessica (d.b.a. Kekawraps) is giving away two prizes: 1. 4 Body Applicator Wraps;2. Preventage Day Cream! If you have not heard about the company "itWorks" and these amazing products... then you need to visit her site or contact her directly! This fabulous mama can help you look fabulous in no time! ...more

Shauna Havey is a Finalist in a Cooking Contest + More!

Shauna Havey, blogger at Have Yourself a Time, was selected to be one of the top four finalists in the Extended Stay America Away From Home cooking contest. ...more