Teen Driving Month: Winter Ready

January is known as a great many things, but the one that stands out to me most is Teen Driving Month. It’s the perfect time to educate our teens about how to be winter ready.  With two teenage daughters who are on the brink of starting Driver’s Education at school and obtaining their permits to drive, […]

10 Tips for Working at Home Productively

I love working at home. It’s the best of both worlds. It lets me be available for my family when they need me while allowing me to contribute to the family income. While there are many benefits to working at home, there are also a few challenges. Working at home productively is one of the […]

How To Use An Editorial Calendar

“I couldn’t live without it.” said Ellen and  Kori said “It helps me stay focused.”  I became intrigued by this mysterious Editorial Calendar, so much that I thought it best not just to crowdsource, but to actually educate myself on the topic. I quickly enrolled in a course called Editorial Calendars. The information and tasks were […]

Blogging Tips: How To Create A Stellar Blog Post

I’ve poured my everything into that blog post and no one came by to comment. Not one link was shared.  There were no pinned photographs and zero traffic, but why? Ever had that happen to you? Let’s face it, we’ve all got a lot to learn from others. Some blogs receive a lot of traffic, […]

Ways To Show Employees Appreciation

There are so many Ways to Show Employees Appreciation, something to remember is that appreciation is expressed through not just words, but actions. I spent long hours working really hard to meet the insane deadlines, milestones and requirements set for my position. I worked as an Executive Assistant to the CEO, the VP of Sales/Marketing, […]

New Ideas for Blog Posts: 5 Inspiring Places to Visit

You surf the internet every day, reading, skimming and bookmarking all the items that you love. Hundreds of emails, images and ideas cross your path each and every day. Sometimes, there’s so much to see, it can actually be stressful or overwhelming. For writers, having content infiltrating your day can present different challenges. While most wonder […]

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 […]