What Publishers and PR People Don’t Understand

Lauren Marie Fleming (otherwise known as Queerie Bradshaw) wrote a fantastic post on BlogHer about not having a lot of followers but her blog and social media accounts still having worth....more

#MicroblogMondays 88: The Object of the Game

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* There’s a new game for the PS4 which sort of blew my mind....more

1 Simple Thing You Can Do to Strengthen Your Blog

I wrote a post over on BlogHer about 5 lessons you can take away from long-writing bloggers, and while I think all the lessons are worth reading, I’ll pique your interest with a single idea that you can put into action today: Separate your posts into two categories: current events and evergreen topics. Current events […] ...more

Give Us a Snapshot of Your Life with May's Writing Lab

So what is the BlogHer Writing Lab theme this month? ...more
kraylfunch You can email me at karen.ballum@sheknows.com. Our FAQs may also be ...more

BlogHer Writing Lab May 2016 Prompts

The theme for May's NaBloPoMo is SNAPSHOT. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in May -- or even if you're not! -- here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free-writing!) This month has a visual theme. You can choose to post just the picture, just the story, or do a combination of both. Monday, May 2, 2016 ...more
Moving is the ultimate cleanse.  I am knee deep in piles of stuff.  My other life is on hold to: ...more

593rd Friday Blog Roundup

I recently received an email from an airline, let’s call it Flights-R-Us....more


The twins have come with me to vote in every election since they were born....more

5 Things All Big-Traffic Bloggers Do

I wish I could tell you that there is a magical shortcut that will guarantee that you become a better blogger, but anyone who promises you that is scamming you for page views. But just because there is no shortcut doesn't mean that there isn't a direct path, in which doing one, simple thing can improve your writing skills, help you organize your thoughts and bring you more traffic. Lean in close, I'm going to whisper the answer: It's reading blogs. ...more
Great post and lots of tips! Thanks for sharingmore

Skull Ring

The ChickieNob and I had a Girl Scout trip on the Eastern shore, so we decided to go a bit early and spend the afternoon together at a nearby beach....more

#MicroblogMondays 87: Give Up or Take On

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* We are in the middle of Pesach....more