Are You A Bona Fide Blogger?

Chele, from The Bona Fide Life asked me to guest post about being a “Bona Fide Blogger.”   I’ve known Chele for a while now, and she is a joy to know!  Click over to The Bona Fide Life and join the conversation!  What do YOU think characterizes a Bona Fide Blogger? I have spent […]

If you Missed Type A Mom Conference…

… You might want to head over to Christina Gleason’s blog, Cutest Kid Ever! She live-blogged each session she was in, which is incredibly amazing to me.  I do not have the skills for that, but thank goodness for those who do! Anyway, she has some amazingly thorough recaps to peruse, whether you attended the […]

Prayer for Christian Bloggers at BlogHer Conference

Whenever I go to a big social media conference, I prepare by packing, RSVP-ing to events, connecting with people I want to see. OK, I go shopping too.  But I don’t want to forget one of the most important parts of preparation- PRAYER. I saw a tweet that asked if we see our blogs as […]

North Carolina Blog to Business Connection

I’m finally putting to paper (or screen) an idea that has been on my mind for a long time!  Many people know that I am proud North Carolinian, and a blogger, and a business owner. We have such an amazing state, as well as outstanding bloggers and businesses here, and I want the world to […]

Your Life Your Blog: Party Like It’s 1999… Pageviews on Your Blog, That Is

Welcome to another installment of “Your Life, Your Blog!” Each Monday, I post a blogging tip, and include a LINKY where you can promote your blog! Today’s tip is about BLOG PARTIES, carnivals, and memes! They are an awesome way to get the word out about your blog!  Whether it’s a weekly meme, or a […]

Ultimate Blog Party: Real Life Style (+giveaway)

WELCOME to my humble domain! (he he – pun intended) I am so excited that the Ultimate Blog Party is here! Thanks so much to 5 Minutes For Mom for hosting again this year!  They put so much work into bring us all together! First, I’ll tell you a little about myself, then I hope […]

Your Life, Your Blog: Ultimate Blog Party!

***link up your “Your Life, Your Blog” posts below*** It’s time again for the Ultimate Blog Party with 5 Minutes for Mom! If you are a blogger, but especially a new blogger, participating in parties like this can help you discover new friends, new blogs to read, and new readers for yours! The UPB is […]

Your Life, Your Blog: Guest Bloggers

Some of the most meaningful moments on my blog have been written, not by me, but from guest bloggers! I love asking for guest bloggers for times such as vacations, special occasions, holidays, and… well, just because. The tears recently spilled over as the blogging dots were connected in an amazing way. Back in November, […]

Operation Christmas Child Blissdom Shoebox Report (and a cute video)

Do you know what the letters OCC stand for? If you’ve read my blog a lot, lately, you do. But I decided to put some bloggers at the Blissdom Conference in Nashville to the test. I think you’re going to love this video- a sort of “man on the street” segment about the abreiviation OCC! […]

Why Bloggers Should Attend Local Social Media Business Workshops

And that is just about the most boring title ever, but I wanted it to be very clear!  I believe that local area small businesses are the single most overlooked clients for professional bloggers, especially mom bloggers. I have the priviledge of speaking at two Social Media Classes in North Carolina, as well as running […]

Your Life Your Blog: Blog Buttons!

Today’s tip is for Blog Buttons! It’s not so much how to make a blog button, as the size recommendations.  Sometimes I really want to share a button on my sidebar, but the size gets in the way.  And since switching to this new template there are some limitations as far as space. Most blogger […]

Your Life Your Blog: Search Box

Happy Monday again, and welcome to another Your Life Your Blog!  I have started adding a blog tip to each post, along with your links, and would love to hear your tips, too, in the comments! Today’s tip is to put a search box in a conspicuous location on your blog! SO many times, I […]