Are You a Blogger Who Really Wants to Be an Editor?

While not all of us have aspirations to be editors, I hear from lots of bloggers who are looking to get paid for editing in some way, shape or form. I've put together some suggestions of various ways you can get editing experience and recognition before you land your dream job as an editor. ...more

1129+ Places That Pay For Your Writing!

Originally published on Beyond Your BlogOne of the most common questions bloggers ask me about submission-based sites is “Do they pay?”While non-paying sites can offer some great benefits, payment is a coveted, and often necessary, element many bloggers are looking for when they submit their work....more

10 Preschool Concerns From The Mom Of A Loose Cannon

Originally Published on Pecked To Death By ChickensMy daughter aced preschool (if it is even ace-able) and other than a stray butterfly on day one, I never gave it much thought....more

Dude, Editors Are Everywhere

Originally Published on Beyond Your Blog Anyone who knows me in real life, knows I start a lot of sentences with ‘Dude’. Maybe it’s an attempt to appear younger, or maybe it was just watching Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure one too many times. Anyway, I’m here with a little public service announcement for you today, because…Dude, editors are everywhere!...more

Pantry Labels For People Who Shun Printables (and Organization)

We are moving in a few months … yet again, and it has me wanting to organize and streamline everything in an effort to not have to move as much stuff....more

Dear Portable DVD Player, I'm Sorry My Kids Traumatized You

Originally Published on Pecked To Death By ChickensDear Portable DVD Player,...more
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5 Strategies For Watching Live TV Just Like We Did in the '80s!

A while ago my family got rid of cable. I wrote about it on Cut Cable Today if you want all the details, but basically the DVR queue was stressing me out and we never had enough time to watch everything that cable had to offer. Castle andNashville back episodes were breathing down my neck on a daily basis. ...more
I admire you for having the discipline to implement this, Susan! Wow! Holding toilet breaks and ...more

Important Lessons Learned During Easter Egg Coloring

This past weekend I facilitated the coloring of Easter Eggs with my three and four year olds. The ordeal unfolded much like the way training an Angora rabbit to use a lint roller might. As with everything, it was a learning experience. I’d like to share some of the lessons I learned with you so that you might adjust your own egg dying session accordingly. ...more
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Create A Featured Writing Page For Your Blog In 5 Easy Steps

Originally Published on Beyond Your BlogNow that you have been featured in a few places, you want to get the word out!  Besides social media promotion and teaser posts, a Featured Writing page is a great way to showcase your writing outside of your blog (and brag a little)....more

9 Ways To Piss Off A Contributor

Originally Published on Beyond Yor BlogBeyond Your Blog recently published an article called 14 Ways To Piss Off An Editor.  In it, we detailed several of the contributor behaviors that irritate editors.  Now, we’re giving bloggers a chance to share some of their pet peeves about websites they are contributing to....more