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

X is for extensions

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my Newsletter and pick up your free gift. Thanks for visiting! 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 lookedRead More »

The Pretty Pintastic Party #103

Welcome to the Pretty Pintastic Party!

Welcome to the Pretty Pintastic Party where all posts are pinned & features are pinned by all!   First, let’s meet the hosts: Jamie, Kerry, & Lucy from Coffee With Us 3 Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter  Heather from Divas Run for Bling Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter Sandy from Bowdabra Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter Alli from An Alli Event Pinterest, Facebook,Read 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 »

Q is for Quora – A Great Way to Get Targeted Traffic to Your Blog

Q is for Quora

One day, I was sitting here at the computer and my kid comes up and says “Kelly, how far is it from the earth to the sun?” I said, “You have a phone and a laptop, you know you can Google that pretty easily?” And he says to me, “Yeah, but you usually already knowRead More »

P is for Permalink – A Quick WordPress SEO Tip

Permalinks are important to SEO

Do you know what a permalink is? In technical speak, it’s “a permanent static hyperlink to a particular web page or entry in a blog.” In easier to understand terms, it’s the URL, or website address, of your blog post. Not your blog, mind you… but of any specific post or page. What you needRead More »