Blogging Resources Archive


Using Affiliates to Monetize Your Parenting Blog

If you’ve read my post about reflection on 5 years of blogging, you know my blog has come a long way! When I first started blogging, I had no idea it’d turn into a full-time gig and I especially had no idea it’d make me a decent income. Whether you’re just starting


4 Apps I Use for Mobile Blogging #VZWVoices #Mom

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Moms Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. Being a mom and a blogger presents interesting challenges sometimes like getting the kids to pose naturally, non-traditional working hours


5 Simple Tips to Look Better on Video

Video is everywhere! Video calls, hangouts, trainings.  Video content.  Video apps.  Pictures aren’t enough anymore – people want to see you move and talk. I’m dabbling more and more in video through vlogging and Google Plus Hangouts.  No longer can I stay in my pajamas or yoga pants without a bra or


Friday Favorite Link Up :: Because Prompts Are Fun Free for All

Mary and I decided to let this week be a free for all, meaning you can link up any post you want to share that isn’t sponsored.  Pick your favorite from the week and link it up below and support each other. This is one of the few times I’ll blog about


My Appearance on Bonfire Chat :: Why Aren’t Mom Bloggers Taken Seriously? [VIDEO]

Some of you may have seen my post on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ about appearing as a panelist on Bonfire Chat, hosted by Gigi Ross of Kludgy Mom.  Hopefully you were able to watch the discussion live.  I know not all of my readers are bloggers, but you may still be interested


Adding Google Plus to My Social Equation

How many social networks are you on?  What if you could combine the best concepts from each into a new one?  What if it could help you with your blog or business? Let me tell you about my renewed interest in Google Plus (referred to as Google+ or G+ here on out)


Because Prompts are Fun #16 – Mom

Last week we explored some food related goodness such as recipes and foods from our childhood.  This week’s prompts are dedicated to motherhood since there’s a special holiday coming up.  That’s right, Mother’s Day is right around the corner on May 12th.  So whether you are a mother or have a mother


Because Prompts are Fun #15 – Food!

Doing so much reading and buying of books to read and moving that pile of books around really works up an appetite.  Okay, maybe not, but I panicked when I tried to segue between last week’s theme and this week. Anyway, as the weather (finally!) warms up we start gearing up for


Because Prompts are Fun #14 – Books and Reading

While I read a lot of blogs, I still love me some good books.  For awhile I was making time to read again, but after Xander was born I haven’t been able to sit with physical books too often.  Need to set my priorities again! This week’s theme: BOOKS What are some


Portable Battery Chargers are a Must for a Savvy Mom

Do you use your smartphone or tablet a lot? Do you use them for business and entertainment while on the go and far from an outlet?  Yeah, me too.  I even use my phone a lot at home, but it always hits low battery when I need it and can’t sit by


Tips for Taking Baby to a Blogging Conference

Want to attend a blogging conference but not sure about leaving your baby behind?  Good news – there are baby friendly conferences.  After attending BlissDom with 4 month old Xander, I thought I’d share some of the pros and cons of having him with me as well as a few tips that


Because Prompts are Fun #13 – Money Honey

Today is Tax Day so we figured many of you would have your mind on your money and your money on your mind today.  We’ve already filed, received and spent out refund.  Heh. Okay, so that’s not entirely true, but it’s “spoken for” and hidden away from my bestie Amazon. I really love


Because Prompts are Fun #12 – Procrastination

You know what’s ironic? I had this post about the procrastination prompt done early.  I’m not going to lie – a lot of my posts are written during the witching hour, hot on the tail of a deadline. Sometimes that deadline is my own bed on our content calendar, and sometimes it


Because Prompts are Fun #11 – Funny

Every year I try to think up something clever to do for an April Fools Day prank on the blog, but I haven’t been able to pull it off since the time I had my cat post about playing World of Warcraft on our gaming blog. I get hung up on it not


6 Words to Describe Spring [Because Prompts are Fun]

This may be my shortest post ever because I am going to get right to it! 6 Words to Describe Spring Renew/rebirth Twitterpated Cleaning Flowers Bunnies Green What 6 words would you use?


Final Blissdom Recap, Takeaways and Thoughts

There is always a lot to take in after attending a conference.  I’m not always good with the follow up.  In the past I’d get too overwhelmed with the ever growing to-do list plus all the things that needed my attention upon returning home.  This time I’m going to do it different


Recap of Blissdom Day 2 and Me Tossing Pizza Dough!

I will be providing a better recap later when I can think better.  Right now my brain is full of knowledge, new friends, and screaming for sleep.  But, I did record a quick video talking about my second day at Blissdom.  I wish I could have gotten it out to you earlier,


Searching for Inspiration at Blissdom [Because Prompts are Fun]

Nothing boosts your creativity better than a big dose of inspiration.  There are times when I question what I’m doing, if it is worth it, and if I should scrap it and start over.  When I’m inspired, my mind is flooded with ideas.  My creativity shoots up and the words tumble forth


Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? Blog Changes and Goals for 2013

I’m serious – will you?  I’ve alluded to changes since sharing my personal and professional goals for 2012.  Slowly there’s been a shift around here and you all are going to notice it quite a bit more very soon.  So, I figure I should give you fair warning now.  I hope you


Party and Event Highlights From My Time in NYC for BlogHer ’12

I want to first say that the parties and events I’m going to talk about were not official conference activities. They occurred off site while I was at the conference, but they were not associated or affiliated with the BlogHer ’12 conference in anyway. It’s been a month since I returned from