Why Conferences are an Essential Yet Fun Part of the Blogging Business


I’m freshly back from BlogHer ’13 this morning and while exhausted doesn’t even begin to cover what I’m feeling this morning, neither does elated.  Because, you see, as bloggers our work is a little different than most.  Many of us are home with kids and balancing what has become a career with the routine of (Continue Reading…);

Copyright Infringement and Intellectual Property: Is it Borrowing or Stealing?


Listen up bloggers because this is a pretty serious issue and not one that I ever thought I would run into.  When I first joined the blogging community, I was amazed at how other bloggers reached out to me.  Taught me.  Mentored me.  And were genuinely interested in helping me grow.  I felt like the (Continue Reading…);

BlogHer 2012: Highs, Lows and Some Very Sore Feet!


BlogHer 2012 is over.  I can hardly believe it.  It’s kinda like that morning after Christmas day feeling that you get. Where you were so excited, the moment was fantastic but the next day you’re kinda feeling like now what?  Or at least that’s me this morning.  With this being my very first BlogHer, it (Continue Reading…);

Blogging 101: Branding Your Blog for Events


In case any of you don’t know, BlogHer 2012 is happening in New York City next week.  And I’m super excited to say that I’ll be there!  But as I have prepared for the conference, I’ve had to take a long hard look at my blog – at how it looks, at how I promote (Continue Reading…);

Blogging 101: How to Build Relationships Online and Why It’s Important


So, I know it’s been a little while since I’ve brought you blogging tips.  But I picked up so many at Reviewer’s Retreat in Concord, NC last weekend that I thought it’s time to bring this series back and share with you all of the blog changing techniques that I’ve learned.  And while I could (Continue Reading…);

Learning From the Best #RevRet12


So, in case you’ve missed any of my many times of saying it the past few days, I’m at Reviewer’s Retreat, hosted by the Double Duty Divas, at the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord.  And while there are still many action packed sessions to participate in, I’m taking my lunch time break to fill you in (Continue Reading…);

Blogging 101: What to Do When You’re So Far Behind…


Ever have one of those days when you want to sit down and start blogging but there is so much to do, so many thinks you want to write about, so many assignments that you have agreed to that when you look down at your calendar (which you started after the Organization Blogging 101 post) (Continue Reading…);

Blogging 101: How to Avoid Bloggy Burnout


I feel like we have covered so incredibly much in this Blogging 101 series – from how to start to how to pitch to how to come up with great content and everything in between.  But one thing we have not talked about is how to avoid Bloggy Burnout.  Yes, it is a very real (Continue Reading…);

Blogging 101: Coming Up With Creative Content!


One of the hardest things for a blogger to do is keep their content fresh and exciting.  Yes, I fully recognize that I sometimes fail at this.  In fact, most bloggers do.  And while it can be hard to come up with new and exciting content on a daily basis, there are a few tips (Continue Reading…);

Blogging 101: Organization Tips and Tricks!


One thing that I struggle with most in blogging is organization.  As your blog grows you will be part of different events, in different groups, have different deadlines, millions of passwords (don’t make them all the same people) and literally thousands of emails!  So, how do you stay on top of everything and keep it (Continue Reading…);