Inspiration at BlogHer14

BlogHer14 Was A Blast!!I went to BlogHer14 not really knowing anybody and a little nervous about whether I'd fit in. The whole experience was an exercise in trusting my gut, reaching out, making friends, and building connections. I left rejuvenated and doubly committed to making blogging an essential part of my life....more

The emerging need to becoming independent

As India celebrates its 68th independence day, the significance of the word 'independent' has become more relevant than ever. From a national level to a personal level, the feeling of becoming independent has given rise to different possibilities in our everyday lives....more

Photo Friday: Moody

It didn't take long at all for me to decide which of my shots to use for today's Photo Friday prompt! I took this one in May when we were outside doing some cleanup in the back yard, with Oscar and Felix supervising from Peter's office window. ...more

10 Reasons Why I Love Your Blog

Here are 10 reasons why I love your blog. ...more
Your post is right on time for a new blogger like myself.  No matter what we think we know, ...more

How to Start a Food Blog

Learn how to start a food blog with these simple steps.You love food. You have a passion for cooking or baking, maybe both. You enjoy taking photographs of your prized creations. You faithfully follow your favorite food bloggers.Why not join the party and start your own food blog?...more

Why I Won't Stop Blogging

In late 2011, I was realizing that I needed a small space in the world just for myself.  I was in a wonderful relationship and had a secure job.  On the surface, everything seemed perfect.  But, inside me, I wanted to do something for me.  I ...more

My Flawed but Authentic Portrait Session

One of the things I mentioned in my All about BlogHer post was that I was able to visit the Flawed but Authentic suite. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I knew that they were planning to take photographs for an upcoming portrait book called Flawed but Authentic, Embracing Myself....more


This morning I got going a little earlier than usual, as I was expecting a delivery and wanted to be sure I was awake and dressed and didn't miss hearing the doorbell. I'd stayed up the night before just as late as I normally do, so was somewhat tired and bleary-eyed as I went through my usual morning routine. Still, once I'd made a coffee and settled down in front of my computer I realized that in spite of my sleepiness it was rather nice to have some extra, unexpected quiet time of my own - time to think, to prepare myself for the day, to catch up on odds and ends. ...more

#AnyoneListening? Measuring Your Hashtag Success

Because online marketing promotions are becoming more sophisticated, there is an increasing need to track campaign success and to justify ROI. Last week, I shared an article about “Social Media Metrics Made Simple.” I will now share information about creating and tracking a branded hashtag....more