Happy new year! I hope you have had an enjoyable New Year so far! I have been enjoying a break to reflect and determine how to best move forward. As I was reading other bloggers goals for 2021, it made me wonder what are your blog goals for this year? What are the things you…… Continue reading What are Your Blog Goals?
I don’t write everyday. I wish I did but I don’t. Life happens. I’ve said that phrase this year more times than I can count. Yet, I chose this year to dive back into blogging after a long (and busy) hiatus. This year, I’m focusing on consistent and quality content. It seems that you are doing…… Continue reading How to Meet Your Blogging Goals
Blogging is time consuming. Even a hobby blog takes time and research to run smoothly and consistently. Fortunately, there are some ways to maximize your time.
Finding your own unique voice. I wanted to write for many years. However, life as wife and mother took priority. Then, one year in my 40’s, two significant unexpected writing events occurred. A vehicle maintenance shop advertised a writing competition. The prize was to be $200 worth of car accessories. They wanted a 500…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 5
Finding my voice. Once I discovered that writing for me was a gift I needed to nurture, I stopped thinking perhaps it was to be my source of income. I stopped imagining writing a ‘best seller’ or changing the world. I stopped thinking, in fact, writing was to BE my life. This is one vital…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 4
Congratulations! You have created your first blog. You have probably already chosen your theme and maybe have already written your first post. You may be wondering, what next? There are a few beneficial elements to incorporate into your blog that will help you be successful with whatever blogging goals you may have. This is not one…… Continue reading Five Things to Include on Your WordPress Blog
Like an unsharpened pencil. I still did not find my own voice. I thought working on a newspaper would lead me to fulfill my writing dreams. I loved newspaper life. I loved the pace and the ever changing of news day by day. I loved working with journalists. I worked for a season as a…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 3
1. Engage with other bloggers: More and more, I am realizing the importance of interacting with other bloggers in order to grow my audience. Engaging with other bloggers is fun! I always learn something new. Plus, it does come in handy to have blogging relationships as they often give great feedback and provide opportunities such…… Continue reading 6 Things I Would Tell Myself When I First Began Blogging
Creative writing consists of the ability to elaborate on interesting text and by avoiding the obvious. This keeps the reader to the end and still leaves him satisfied with the minutes spent on reading. This means betting on analogies, figures of speech, and a captivating story. Avoiding conventional standards. Developing this skill is fundamental for…… Continue reading Tips to Improve Your Creative Writing
As someone who has been blogging on and off for seven years, I am well aware of the issues of lack of time and motivation that we all develop on our blogging journey. When it comes to blogging, there are times when I’m feeling super creative and motivated and can spend hours crafting posts. While…… Continue reading How to be More Consistent With Your Blog
I always wanted to be a Journalist. A Reporter, as they were called when I was young, carried a certain quality of excitement and adventure. Superman always rescued Lois Lane, who with cub reporter Jimmy Olson, worked on the Daily Mail. The life of newspaper people inspired me, particularly because I loved to write, and…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 2
English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote this in 1839. He came to understand that the written word had the power to destroy, to influence in both destructive or positively life-enhancing ways the society around him. This gives ordinary folk like you and me a great life-time challenge. How do we find our own unique writing…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 1
You’re ready to become the ultimate writer. You have so many crazy ideas, and inspirations drawn from many of your favorite authors, novels, movies, and whatnots. You sit down, and try to pen down the first word that comes to your mind, and that’s when you come to face the ultimate question that would decide…… Continue reading How To Find A Plot Line For Your Story?
Little girl who once filled with big dreams, who saw the world through lenses of wonders and magic; a world of impossibilities and happy endings. Little girl once filled with childlike wonder, relentless, hopeful and certain that she could and would conquer all. Little girl with ideas which limits surpassed the stars, little girl filled…… Continue reading Little Girl…
Welcome fellow creators! Do you dream of taking your passion and creating a new future, but something holds you back? You’re not alone. And yes, it is possible… Read on to be inspired, and hopefully, by the end of the post you’ll have the motivation to finally get started.
As a bloggers, we understand the importance of using quality pictures on our blog posts. Here is a list of free photo resources that you can easily use on your blog Pixabay Pixabay: This is my favorite so far! Pixabay has a vast amount of pictures for you to search and use. The quality is…… Continue reading Where to Get Quality Photos for Your Blog FREE!
Some of you may know that I have been blogging on various blogs for several years. I am coming out of a hiatus and am now on a kick for finding, following, and reading other blogs. It seems that a lot of the bloggers I knew before, have stopped blogging so I am (almost) back…… Continue reading What I Learned From Following WordPress Bloggers
Today, I will be showing you how to check the spam comments that have been tucked away in the Askismet folder but before I do that, I will show you why it is important to do this. Previously, I decided to check the spam folder just for the heck of it and discovered several valuable…… Continue reading How to Check Your Comments in the Spam Folder and Why You Should Check Them (WordPress Users)
Question of the day- How has the tone or message of your writing voice changed? Going through old posts and trying to salvage old ideas has made me realize how drastically my writing voice has evolved. I can clearly see the times I was experimenting with the different tones, hues, and styles of my personal…… Continue reading Writer Wednesday: How has Your Writing Voice Changed
Thanks Faye, Thanks Fairen, São Martinho do Porto (SMP) is a quiet village at about 12 miles from where I live, with the exception of July and especially August, when it´s almost impossible to park and get peace…I love it during Winter, Autumn and Spring because I can walk on my own on an almost desert beach and feel the wind…… Continue reading A Magnificent Challenge