7 Scary Self-Hosted Blog Truths You Need To Know

There is a huge learning curve to starting a self-hosted blog. Knowing these 7 blogging truths should help you make it a success.

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 […]

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Reasons I Didn’t Read Your Blog Post : Reader’s Response

My reader's response to my ever popular post "5 Reasons I Didn't Read Your Blog Post". Are you manking any of these blogging faux pas? Would they read your blog?

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 […]

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Which Monetization Strategy Is Right For Your Blog?

Let me help you 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.

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.

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Pinterest Algorithm Changes • How Do They Affect You?

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.

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. 

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5 Legit Ways To Make Money On Non-Self Hosted Blogs

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 […]

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The End Of A Really Long Week, I Made It!

It’s been an exceptionally long week for me with many ups and downs, both in blogland and in real life. But, fingers crossed, it is ending on a good note. My mom is doing much better and my blog has been successfully migrated to another host. Look for a future post on the whys and […]

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Becoming A New Mother In Midlife

No one is planning a baby shower. I won’t get any cards of congratulations. Friends are not offering to babysit or calling me with bits of wisdom on my new role in life.   I have become a new mother in midlife but there will be no celebrations. Just a sad realization that time and […]

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3 Hard Core De-Clutter Tasks For Bloggers

So many bloggers hit a wall, become overwhelmed and quit all together. They need to stop worrying about these things and get back to why they started a blog.

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 […]

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How Many Bloggers Do You Need To Make A Tribe?

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 […]

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7 Sure-Fire Ways To Keep Your Blog Business Moving Forward During Holidays

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 […]

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