I can’t believe it has been a whole year since I migrated from WordPress.com to a self-hosted blog at WordPress.org. What a journey! It hasn’t been easy. I have made a lot of mistakes and I have learned so much. So much that half the time I forget stuff. Lucky I take notes and bookmark […]
I did not know when I wrote the post “5 Reasons I Didn’t Read Your Blog Post“, back in August of 2015, that it would become one of the most popular posts on my site. It consistently brings in traffic, usually ranking in the top 10 everyday. It has been shared over 8,000 times and […]
You must choose the income stream that will be a natural fit and not make you feel icky or take you in a direction that does not align with you, your blog mission or your focus.
Pinterest News Flash! Update: March 2017 If you are a seasoned pinner, you may have noticed a significant drop in traffic originating from Pinterest since the beginning of March. It’s not you. You are not imaging it or doing something wrong. Bloggers in Facebook groups everywhere are voicing their frustrations.
When I started this blog a few years ago, I started on the WordPress.com platform. It was a great experience. I learned a lot about designing my blog, how to build a community and how to generate traffic. I, personally, wanted to take my blog to the next level and eventually went self-hosted. However, I […]
Ok, I’m going to admit a secret pleasure. I love watching Hoarders. Primarily for 2 reasons, one is to make me feel really good about my house and second is to remind me how people get stuck. At first glance, it looks as though it’s about all the stuff. Watch the show long enough […]
No, it is not a riddle or a joke like “How many bloggers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?”. It is a serious question. When you first start blogging, it feels like you are on an island by yourself. Massive cruise ships are sailing by. You can hear the partying and laughter but no […]
Are you looking forward to the holidays? I know I am. It is a time to re-connect with family and friends (in real 3-D life) and take a little breather from a blogging year well done. It was crispy at some parts and a little undercooked in others, but never the less done, D O N […]
One of the most difficult things as bloggers that we can do is be brutally honest with ourselves and sometimes with each other in our communities. Hey, believe me, I get that. We are in groups to be supportive of each other. No one wants to burst anyone’s bubble or be hyper critical of someone […]
Are you getting a little bit frustrated with your blog? Believe me, it happens to everyone. Especially when you hear that so and so and their blog is taking off. There is nothing worse you can do than to compare yourself and your blog to someone else’s. Don’t waste your time getting green with envy […]