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Life is Better with Gifts

Everyone agrees that 2020 sucked. Unfortunately, 2021 isn’t off to the best start either. But I’m not going to dwell on all the negativity in the world right now. Instead, I’d like to add some positivity. So, how ’bout some free stuff?! Announcing Monthly Blog Giveaways Over the next five (5) months (at least), I’m …

Recommended Reading

I’ve been really struggling this week with what to post. Basically, I’m censoring myself because a lot of what I want to talk about isn’t pretty. I’m talking toxic people, unsettling world events, and other such depressing stuff. So, until I have something more cheerful to share or am ready to stop biting my own …

What I Learned from My 2018 Reader Survey

My very-first-ever reader survey ended last week, and I’m so thankful to each and every one of you who participated! Conducting a reader survey was a new idea to me, though definitely one of those “why didn’t I think of this before” type of new ideas. Here’s what I learned from listening to you: Though …

A New Outlook on Blogging

As I am working through Jeff Goins‘ Intentional Blog course, I’m learning to focus my blog on the things I’m really passionate about. I intend to write more about the two topics that consume my mind both day and night: writing and motherhood/family. Learn more about me and my plan for this blog here.

How to Write the Perfect Blog Post

I “stole” this idea from Derek Halpern of SocialTriggers.com. Yesterday was my Day 6 in Jeff Goins’ Great Writers Series and the challenge was to steal something. Great artists ‘steal’ ideas from others, meaning they get inspiration from the ideas of others. Well, I finally had a chance to watch the replay of the Halpern/Goins Webinar: …

Know Your Audience

Any composition teacher will tell you, it’s one of the first rules of writing: know your audience. Knowing who you are writing to helps to set the tone of your piece and aids you in serving your purpose. Well, here’s proof that hubs doesn’t read/keep up with my blog (or read my text messages, for …