Where to find free and low-cost stock images for bloggers

Where to find free and low-cost stock images for bloggers

Many years ago it was a fairly accepted, but wrong, practice for bloggers to do a search on Bing or Google for images that they wanted to use on a blog post. If you are still doing this – stop! Here are a few of the free and low-cost options I use regularly. Graphic Leftovers This is a great source for high quality stock images. I use this more than … Continue Reading →
Must-Have Productivity Apps for Bloggers and Social Media Professionals

Must-Have Productivity Apps for Bloggers and Social Media Professionals

You all know how I love apps of all kinds, but I am often asked about apps for bloggers and social media folks like myself. The following are all apps I use on a variety of smartphones and tablets for my social media work. OneDrive This is my number one go to app for work. OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud service and I put everything in it! I use the OneDrive … Continue Reading →
Type-A Conference Notes: What You Don’t Know About Content Creation

Type-A Conference Notes: What You Don’t Know About Content Creation

This post is the fourth post in a series I am writing about my experience at the 2014 Type-A Conference on social media. Blogging has remained the same in some ways since I started this blog in June of 2008, but there are changes being made as well. As with any business, hobby, or even life as a whole, we need to grow and change. Without change we become stagnant … Continue Reading →
Type-A Conference Notes – Write Posts People Can’t Stop Reading

Type-A Conference Notes – Write Posts People Can’t Stop Reading

This post is the second in a series I am writing about my experience at the 2014 Type-A Conference on social media. There are many business-centric sessions at Type-A conference but I do try to step out of my comfort zone a bit on some of the sessions. To that point I decided to attend Refining Your Voice – How to Write Posts People Can’t Stop Reading presented by Megan … Continue Reading →
Type-A Conference Notes – Mack Collier is a Rock Star!

Type-A Conference Notes – Mack Collier is a Rock Star!

This post is the first in a series I will be writing about my experience at the 2014 Type-A Conference on social media. The opening keynote speaker at the 2014 Type-A Conference was the amazing Mack Collier. You may have heard of @MackCollier and his legendary #blogchat that he hosts every Sunday evening on Twitter. That was actually my first introduction to Mack, the chats, and then I met him … Continue Reading →
For a mom, traveling without kids is just like trying to make a phone call

For a mom, traveling without kids is just like trying to make a phone call

Have you noticed that the house will be quiet, kids are playing nicely, hubby is busy on a project, the pets do not need anything, and you actually have a free moment to make a much needed phone call. You pick up the phone…dial the number…they answer…you get less than one sentence out…and then… Mom! Hey mom can I ____? Honey where are my keys? Woof! Bark?! Meow!!! inside my … Continue Reading →
I am Blogmas Worthy!

I am Blogmas Worthy!

Doing a little happy dance here because one of my posts was selected as one of the 20 funniest posts by All Things Fadra in her Blogmas 2013 Awards! I think it is pretty darn cool to have made her list! The post that made the list was my crazy taxi cab story from my trip to Boston in November. Do you remember that? I just hope I did the … Continue Reading →
FULFILL: My 2014 Word of the Year

FULFILL: My 2014 Word of the Year

I am not sure where I first saw this, but many of my peers are creating their “word of the year” for themselves. This sounded like a great idea and I have been thinking about what word would serve me best in 2014 and finally I came up with the word fulfill. Merriam-Webster defines fulfill as… Fulfillment is not always my strong point. I have a ton of ideas and … Continue Reading →
Now about those ads…

Now about those ads…

I just wanted to say a quick word about the ads now appearing on my blog that you may have noticed. These are a way for me to earn money and make it possible for me to do some of the giveaways that I do (like the $500 giveaway, the popcorn giveaway, the tablet giveaway, etc.) that are not sponsored by brands directly. These are served by another company that … Continue Reading →
TUTORIAL: Adding Social Media Chicklets to Your Blog [Work Wednesday]

TUTORIAL: Adding Social Media Chicklets to Your Blog [Work Wednesday]

This week for Work Wednesday I am going to share a tutorial on how to add social media chicklets to your blog. These are also sometimes called icons, buttons, and numerous other things. The gist is they are the small images with the different social network logos on them that you put on your blog and link to your accounts on those networks. This makes it easy for your readers … Continue Reading →