Biz cards, bloggers and Bella Rustica linkup!

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Oh goodness gang… my Bella Rustica weekend is fast approaching! I’m flying in a week early on Sunday AM to help decorate the show as well as take in some Tennessee sights and sunsets. The saying ‘there’s nothing like a deadline’ has certainly rung true many times over this round. Here’s what’s been going down… […]

How this fulltime dayjob / blogger / mom does it all

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Every so often I get asked, “How do you do it all?” While I may ‘do it ‘all’, I don’t always do it all that well. Here’s a typical scenario.. Get up in the AM, make coffee, wake up in front of the computer.Start playing around. Glance at clock, gasp! Wake up boy.After he’s off […]

Where’s my new post on the blog roll?!? How to fix…

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Hmmm… I made a really large post last night and noticed it didn’t load on the blog roll. So I tried posting it again. No luck. So I drafted both to see if the post itself was holding back the load. I’ve done this before. I had been happily blogging away for a good week […]

All about LINK PARTIES / Part 1 ~ Party Etiquette

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Here I go hosting Party Junk, a link party every week and have NEVER offered a tutorial on how to link up to one. Or the expectations of the party.  Or what they even are! Well, today it’s time to change that. So many new bloggers are coming on board asking worthy questions and we […]

31 Days Blog to Biz / day 30 – Nester tells all

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Once upon a time, one of the very first blogs I landed on was Nesting Place. And I remember my land very well. I was immediately drawn to Nester’s decorating. Clean lines, beautiful things, but above all, she showed the messy side of life and claimed it didn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. […]

31 Days Blog to Biz / day 13 – ads that pay

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blog ads that pay

Hello once again to another wordy nerdy kinda post. ūüôā I’m getting antsy for some junk soon, how about you? Definitely! Coming soon! But I do think you’ll find this post all about ad networks worth a read. You may be making money as early as tomorrow if you do! What’s an ad network? An […]

31 Days / day 7 – all about sidebar sponsors

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Sidebar sponsors are becoming the norm on most blog sidebars these days. Not long ago we were busy apologizing for their mere presence, remember?!? Times have changed. Bloggers are finally realizing their social media flare is worth something and sidebar advertising has become the norm. Whether one likes the ‘look’ or not, it’s about business. […]

How to make your blog comment friendly

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This is not a new post. ¬†But it’s a good one, especially for blog newbies. When I first ran this post, commenting on other’s blogs changed DRAMATICALLY. Gone were the word verifications and emails were finally linked up to comments. It was like magic. To date, the original post, shown Nov 2010 ¬†has received 167 […]

You vs. the computer; who’s the boss?

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Can you spot what’s missing from this picture? Excuse the bad photo, but it’s nighttime and changes happen here 24/7. Here’s the shot you’re use to seeing.¬† ¬†If you guessed my computer, you would be right. The Mac is currently residing in my downstairs office short term. I’m having trouble with the wireless router staying […]