The Pretty Pintastic Party #106

Welcome to the Pretty Pintastic Party!

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my Newsletter and pick up your free gift. Thanks for visiting!We’re glad you’re here to celebrate May with us! Link up some great posts, and check out the fun things others are linking up!  Welcome to the Pretty Pintastic Party where all posts are pinnedRead More »

The Zen of Blogging

Z is for Zen Blogging

This is the last post of the A-to-Z Blogging challenge. It took me a little longer to finish than expected because I had a freelance writing job come up and just didn’t have time for every day posting – and to be completely honest, it was burning me out a little. But here I amRead More »

Y is for YouTube – Using the Power of Video to Go Viral

Y is for YouTube

You know how good it feels to sit and talk with your best girlfriend? Just to grab a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine!) and sit and chat about what’s going on? Imagine if you could make everyone that reads your blog feel that way. That’s the power of video! If you haven’tRead More »

X is for eXtensions – My 5 Favorite Chrome Extensions for Bloggers

X is for extensions

I am a big fan of the Chrome browser. I was a big fan of Firefox before but switched to Chrome when it was first released just to check it out and never really looked back. One of the things I love about my Chrome are all the great extensions for bloggers! I’ve found quite aRead More »

W is for Widgets – What the Heck Is a WordPress Sidebar Widget?

W is for Widget

One of the coolest things about WordPress blogs is how easily you can personalize them, and one of the easiest ways to do that is by using WordPress sidebar widgets. What are widgets? From WPBeginner: “A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also knownRead More »

V is for Video – How To Make Videos Even If You’re Camera Shy

V is for Video

Video is huge. There’s just no two ways about it: If you want to be successful online, you’re going to have to – at least occasionally – make some videos. People LOVE videos. Did you know people watch over 6 BILLION hours of video on Youtube each month? Every month! That’s just insane! Also, GoogleRead More »

U is for URL Shorteners

U is for URL Shortener

URL shorteners are great for more than shortening your link – come read this post and see what I mean.

T is for Theme – A Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Blog Themes

T is for Themes

Whether you use a free blog or a self-hosted site, choosing your theme can be very nerve-wracking. You may have an idea in your mind of how your blog should look, and finding a theme that brings that to life can take hours, even days, of searching. So, what IS a blog theme? Basically, the themeRead More »

S is for Sidebar – 3 Things Your Sidebar Must Have

S is for Sidebar

Back when blogs were new, sidebars were prime real estate. If you were getting some traffic, having a couple of good ads in your sidebar could net you a decent amount of money pretty quickly. But what happened is that over the years, people (readers) got immune to the siren call of those ads –Read More »

R is for Responsive Design – What Is A Responsive Website

What is responsive blog design?

You may have heard this term kicked around a little bit and you might be wondering “What is a responsive website?” You might also be wondering if it’s important for your blog, or it’s only for big sites, like Amazon or Facebook. Well, let’s go back just a little and see where this comes from…Read More »