How to Write Awesome Blog Posts Even if You’ve Always Hated to Write

How to Write Awesome Blog Posts 2

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my Newsletter and pick up your free gift. Thanks for visiting!I think one thing that people don’t always think about when they decide to start a blog is that they’re going to be doing a lot of writing. A lot of writing.  And that canRead More »

FREE – 2015 Food Blogging Planner


  I know that planning your blog posts can be one of the most difficult parts of blogging.  It’s hard for me sometimes too, and there are way too many times when I sit down at the computer thinking “Well, what am I going to blog about today?” If you’re a food or lifestyle bloggerRead More »

Blogging 101: Choosing a Theme for Your WordPress Blog – Free vs. Premium

Choosing and Installing WordPress Theme

Today we’re going to talk about one of the funnest parts of creating a new blog – choosing a theme! This is one of the ways you get to really show your own personality on your blog – and you don’t have to be a web designer to make it look good. Once you’ve installedRead More »

Blogging 101: WordPress Widget Options

wordpress widgets

Working with WordPress is one of those things that can be picked up fairly quickly, but can take a long time to master. I’m going to be doing an ongoing series of posts called “Blogging 101″ to help people who are new to WordPress understand how it works. In today’s post, I’m going to beRead More »

31 Days to Build a Better Blog – A Take Action Review

31 Days to Build a Better Blog #blogging #review

Have you been blogging for a while, but feel kind of stuck? Maybe you recently started your blog, and you aren’t sure what to do next. Or maybe you built your blog a while back, but haven’t done much with it. How would you feel if I told you that one month from today, yourRead More »

21 Free Gifts for Email Subscribers to Boost Your Opt In Rate

21 Giveaways That Will Boost Your Email Opt In Rate

You’re probably aware by now that one of the easiest ways to get new email subscribers is to offer up some sort of gift to people when they subscribe (or as we say in the biz, “Opt in”). The giveaway you use doesn’t need to be anything really big, but it does need to beRead More »

Using A Google Spreadsheet to Manually Schedule Pinterest Pins

Use a Google Spreadsheet to Schedule Pinterest

I love Pinterest. And I really love all the traffic I get from Pinterest! But what I don’t love is the lack of options when it comes to scheduling my pins and re-pins. Well, it’s not a complete lack – but the options that I’ve found cost too much for the little bit of pinning thatRead More »

How to Convert First Time Visitors Into Returning Blog Traffic

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  If you’re one of my email subscribers, then you might remember a couple of days ago I sent out an email about a great tool that food and recipe bloggers could use that would help turn one time blog visitors into fans that come back over and over. Well, I got a question from anotherRead More »

Should You Send Affiliate Links to Your Email Subscribers?

Make Sales to your email subscribers without spamming #emailmarketing #blogging

I was in a blogging forum the other day and one of the other members asked a question: “Is it OK to send affiliate links to my email subscribers?” There were a couple of reasons the idea concerned her, but after little bit of conversation I realized what she was really worried about was looking likeRead More »

Changes to Pinterest – Should You Be Worried?

Changes to Pinterest

(I wasn’t satisfied with the info I had on this post – so I kept digging and found more information. It’s been updated as of Oct. 14) Pinterest has been a wonderful social media platform for a lot of us bloggers. If you blog about something that has a strong visual aspect – like fashion,Read More »