Blogger Resources – My Pinterest Group Boards

Pinterest is probably my favorite social media outlet.  On days when I have time (rare!) I can browse around there and pin pretty pictures for hours.  But as a busy blogger, I tend to use it as more of a tool to promote my blog.  Like many bloggers, a big portion of my traffic comes […]

Headshots and Business Cards, Oh My!

Have you ever had professional headshots done by an photographer?  How ’bout business cards – do you have some?  You should – especially if you are a blogger.  But even if you aren’t a blogger, I think it’s a very smart thing to do.  It’s just a great way to present yourself to the world. […]

Guest Post: How to NAIL Your “About Me” Page

Guest post from Janice Wald, Reflections My friend Adrian expressed interest in my blog post  How to Write A Killer “About” Page that Will Attract New Followers so I offered to write about the experience of writing it, quite an ironic one, for her readers. I had been reading articles by blogging gurus Jon Morrow and […]

7 Tips to Make Gmail WORK for You

I don’t know about you, but I get a LOT of email. I am the Email Queen and I do just about everything I possibly can via Email!  So, between work and my personal account, I probably get a couple of hundred Emails every single day.  Keeping your sanity under those conditions takes some careful […]

Pinterest FAIL! Learn from my MISTAKES

One thing I love about blogging is the support that I receive from the blogging community.  They are one of my greatest resources and most faithful supporters.  I met Mandy from MandyWallace.com through the SITS Saturday Sharefest – which I participate in every single Saturday. I had left a comment on her blog about blog […]

Six Tips to Tame Your Social Media Addiction

Part of the “Crazy” in Adrian’s Crazy Life is my interest in all things social media-related.  Well, maybe “interest” isn’t really a strong enough word, although I don’t think I’m quite as media-addicted as some of my friends are.   I think the reason for this is because I have some techniques that help me keep […]

My Blog is Making the WordPress Switch

I have been thinking about this for literally years and I’m finally to move from Blogger to self-hosted WordPress.  I’m actually pretty tech-savvy, but I’m smart enough to know when I am over my head, so I’ve hired a company called Blogelina to handle the transition.  Fingers crossed that it will all go very smoothly. […]

Boost Your Pinterest Account with Viral Tag

Pinterest is such a big tool for maintaining a blog – its the one platform you really can’t afford to ignore, or even to not use to its full potential.  Kind of like the 800 lb gorilla of the blogging world.  Like most bloggers, I get at least half my traffic from Pinterest. There are […]

What to Pack for a Blog Conference

I am a blog conference junkie veteran. I am heading out to the Build Your Blog Conference #BYB’14 in downtown Salt Lake this weekend.   This will be my 9th blog conference over the last five years – yes there probably is a 12 step program for that, but I don’t want it.  Blog conferences […]

Why Bloggy Boot Camp was Magical

I can’t believe it’s over already! It went by SO fast! I just got back last night from a fabulous weekend in Phoenix at The SITS Girls’ Bloggy Boot Camp event. I’ve told you before about The SITS Girls and how they are SO fabulous. I think they are a totally unique site because their […]