How to Create a Pinnable Photo

Learning how to create a pinnable photo is the first step in using Pinterest as a tool for generating traffic to your blog. I find it consistently ranks as my #2 source of traffic after Google searches.  Making sure your images are optimized for Pinterest lets you take advantage of all that this fabulous platform has […]

The 5 WordPress Plug-ins You Must Have

My first “proper” blog was on Blogger. I say proper because I used to have a blog on something called Maxpages and it was a hot mess! When I started my blog, I signed up with Blogger because it was really easy to use. I didn’t have to know anything about coding and the little […]

How to Banish Writer’s Block

As a blogger, your time and attention is constantly torn. You have social media accounts to engage on and grow, traffic to monitor, correspondence to maintain, editorial calendars to create, deadlines to meet and accounting to follow through.  Writer’s block happens when you sit down at the computer and have absolutely no idea what to […]

How Facebook Has Changed Birthdays

If you’re over twenty years old you probably remember receiving phone calls from family and friends or cards in the mail on your birthday. If you received ten calls and ten cards you were Wowed. Flash forward to the present. Enter Facebook. You can have anywhere from 300 to thousands of “friends”. Facebook makes it […]

Bleacher Creature Toys #FanTalk Twitter Party May 1, 2014 at 7PM ET

  Join Us for our #FanTalk TWITTER PARTY w/ @dollarhoodUS and @bcreaturetoys When: Thursday, May 1, 2014 7-8 pm ET   You could win our grand prize Tickets To Attend A Regular Season Game Of Your Favorite Team!  Come join us & show your team spirit at our #FanTalk Twitter Party with Bleacher Creatures. Well […]

How to Write a Review that Stands Out

When I first started blogging six years ago, blogging was a relatively new type of media.  However, over the past few years, I’ve noticed many new bloggers interested in reviewing products. With all of the blogs out there, it is very easy to get lost in the shuffle. Brands, public relations companies and blogging groups […]

Metastatic Breast Cancer- Changes Our Lives Instantly #MBCProgress

Cancer is a cruel disease. It enters our lives like a thief in the night. It changes our lives instantly when it affects us, a family member, or a friend. Cancer has struck our family more than once and we’re lucky to be able to say two of my aunts have both conquered breast cancer. […]

This Little Birdie

Now that the kids are back in school, I get to refocus my efforts of fun and entertainment solely on Isabella. She’s 3, and she’s not quite big enough to go to school, even though she desperately wants to and often finds herself dressed up and ready to go, right down to the backpack, “I’m […]

Trademarks And How They Relate To Your Blog

So you have an online identity. Perhaps you own a blog or contribute regularly to an online discussion or bulletin board. Have you considered your identity or brand, as it relates to legal issues? What about mentioning other people’s or company’s brands (i.e. trademarks) in your blogs? Trademarks And How They Relate To Your Blog […]

Understanding Anxiety – Which Disorder is it Anyway?

It starts with a feeling of restlessness. I can’t sit still in one place too long. I try to listen to music. Read. Surf the Internet. Nothing catches my interest. The restlessness grows. Am I hungry? Am I thirsty? I try satiating both. Nothing helps. Now, I’m getting nervous, my heart beats faster. My eyes […]