My Secret Blogging Weapon: The Blog Break

Burnout is a slow process. It doesn’t happen overnight; it happens one blog post, one stressful day, one hurtful comment, one moment at a time. It happens to writers and creatives and entrepreneurs. And it can kill a blog, a business, even a family. Honestly, the formula for avoiding burnout is simple, but that doesn’t […]

Social Media Should Feed Your Soul

All kinds of things can be said about social media — good, bad and in-between. It’s true that social media has enabled affairs that might not have otherwise happened, has made cyber bullying a very real concern for children in the new millennium and causes people to compare their lives to others and embrace discontent, […]

How *I* Blog {My Interview at HowTheyBlog.com}

A few months ago, Kat emailed me to see if I’d be willing to submit an interview for her brand new site, HowTheyBlog.com, a behind the scenes look at the lives of popular bloggers. I’m not quite sure how I made it onto her list with people like Tsh Oxenreider and Emily Freeman, but it […]

Setting Up Google Analytics {Blogging Basics for Beginners}

Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a WordPress.org Blog will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. Click here for all of the posts in the series. Today we’re talking about setting up a Google Analytics account to track your traffic, audience demographics and more, but […]

Creating an About Page and Other Important Pages {Blogging Basics for Beginners}

Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a WordPress.org Blog will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. Click here for all of the posts in the series. As I mentioned last week, pages are a great way to provide content on your blog that you don’t […]