Blogging Tips

Need help with your blog? I'd love to help give you a boost. I used to share weekly blogging tips and you can find all of those below, but in recent years, my most helpful blogging advice has been found on my Blogging Toolbox page, my post dedicated to How I Make Money Blogging and my List of Tailwind Tribes with Tips and Stats. All of these should be a big help as you attempt to grow your blog and you can always reach out if you have specific questions. Best of luck!!

Getting Ready for Your Next Blog Conference

Getting Ready for Your Next Blog Conference

Business cards, elevator pitches, networking, oh my! If you’re attending a blog conference soon, there’s quite a bit to navigate before you go. Whether you’re off to your first conference or your fiftieth, you could likely use some help. So, I’m here with a few tips to make planning for your next blog conference a… Continue Reading

How To Start a Blog

How To Start a Blog

Okay mom-friends, it’s been a long time since I’ve written a blogging tutorial here on the blog, but so many of you mention that you’d like to know how to start a blog, that I had to write this post. It’s a bit frustrating for me when I visit a blog for moms and find a ton of posts… Continue Reading

Easy DIY Faux Wood Photo Backdrop

Easy DIY Faux Wood Photo Backdrop

I love the look of wood backgrounds in photos, but if you don’t own expensive wood furniture, it’s a look that’s difficult to replicate. I found an alternative in this DIY faux wood photo backdrop idea. It’s quick, easy and inexpensive and I’m thrilled at how well it’s working. I realize it’s a break from… Continue Reading

How I Make Money Blogging

How I Make Money Blogging

While I’m not making a fortune blogging, I am making a reasonable amount of extra money and I’m we’ll on my way to turning this into a steady income. It has not been easy by any means, but I’m grateful for this opportunity to earn some extra cash and it seems only right to create… Continue Reading

Inside My Blogging Toolbox

Inside My Blogging Toolbox

I have used a number of helpful blogging tools to streamline my blogging through the years. Here’s a list of some of those tools to help improve your blog. I’ll update it regularly, so Bookmark it and visit often. By the way, some of these links are referral or affiliate links and if you’re looking… Continue Reading

Setting Rates for a Sponsored Blog Post

Setting Rates for a Sponsored Blog Post

I have been wrestling about my sponsored blog post rates for years. What’s fair for me? What’s fair for the brand? How do I decide? I love that there is so much flexibility in owning a blog, but sometimes, I think it would be great to have standards and conventions we all followed. I suppose that would rob us… Continue Reading

Bloggers, Get Paid to Write for #Markerly

  Blogging friends!! I know it’s been a while, but I’m here with another excellent opportunity for you to make money doing what you love. If you’re open to writing sponsored posts and you’re in the market for a new way to monetize your blog, you’ll want to give Markerly a try. I recently joined… Continue Reading

My Ridiculous Journey From Blogger to WordPress

My Ridiculous Journey From Blogger to WordPress

After building this website, I got the wacky idea of moving my blog from Blogger to Wordpress after 4 plus years on the platform I’ve grown to love. After importing my posts and images, creating my template and cleaning up a few posts, wouldn’t you know it, the Hostgator servers crashed just as I was about to view my “new” site. It took me a while to realize what had happened because Hostgator did not send any notification out to any customers, nor were they doing a good job keeping folks updated on Twitter. Continue Reading

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