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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 8: Becoming a Blogger


       I will always be grateful to The Author Learning Centre based in the U.S.A. and a young man who only knew me through my book Beyond the Ashes. I had been given a subscription to this writer’s centre which was more about marketing than what I was really seeking.          This young man…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 8: Becoming a Blogger

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6 Things to Look for in Order to Determine if a Comment is a Spam Comment


If you are anything like me, your blog receives a lot of spam comments. Usually, WordPress is pretty good at catching them but some still sneak through. So here are some techniques that I use to separate the spammers from the legitimate comments. 1. Check the website and username linked to the comment: This is perhaps one of…… Continue reading 6 Things to Look for in Order to Determine if a Comment is a Spam Comment

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How to Get Your Blog Back on Track After Taking a Blogging Hiatus


I have recently had a post published on Renard’s World! Please click here to view the full post. I get it, you started your blog with high hopes and a strong start. You dove into learning how to start a blog, how often do you post, and how to build a community. Maybe you started…… Continue reading How to Get Your Blog Back on Track After Taking a Blogging Hiatus

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What are Your Blog Goals?


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?

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 4


 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

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Feature Friday: Delight in the Little Things


Happy Feature Friday! This week, in light of recent events, I want to share only one post written by our very own Jane Elizabeth from Crazy Sunshine Jane. Delight in the Little Things by Jane Elizabeth I’m not a Pollyanna, but wouldn’t it be lovely to dance and twirl on a mountain top without a…… Continue reading Feature Friday: Delight in the Little Things

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Your Feedback is Welcome!


Thank you so much for being a part of our community! My hope is to build a community that is both enlightening and engaging. As such, it is incredibly important to hear from you, our reader, so that we can continue to produce content that you want to see. Please help us with this by…… Continue reading Your Feedback is Welcome!

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6 Things I Would Tell Myself When I First Began Blogging


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

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How to be More Consistent With Your Blog


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

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Feature Friday: Mental Health and Short Stories


Happy Feature Friday! This week, I am appreciating the chance to see these beauties.   This week’s features have been all about shining a light on the different aspects of mental health. There is also a short story in there, as well. I hope you enjoy these articles as much as I did! How do…… Continue reading Feature Friday: Mental Health and Short Stories

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Feature Friday: The Simple Things


Happy Feature Friday! This week, I have been enjoying the simple things in life. Like finding a candle that matches my decor and smells fantastic. Or like seeing my cactus grow from a flower. Both things have been an oddly fulfilling thing to watch.   On to some of my favorite posts this week!  …… Continue reading Feature Friday: The Simple Things

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 1


                        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

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Little Girl…


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…

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Feature Friday: Tips to Make You a Better Writer


Happy Feature Friday! This week has brought plenty of socially distant adventures! Recently, we visited one of my favorite places located in Illinois. Josephine’s is classified as a Tea House but is known for their delicious homemade meals, beautiful scenery and shops. If you are ever near Illinois, you should check them out!   On…… Continue reading Feature Friday: Tips to Make You a Better Writer

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Where to Get Quality Photos for Your Blog FREE!


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!

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How to Check Your Comments in the Spam Folder and Why You Should Check Them (WordPress Users)


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)

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Motivation Monday: Keep Moving FORWARD


. Today´s quote is brought by Persia – She is the mother of a boy, an animal advocate and lover, a domestic abuse survivor, and a vintage style enthusiast. She started blogging to reach out to others, by talking about her experiences and how she overcome them. Please welcome Persia, and follow her blog: Blog of…… Continue reading Motivation Monday: Keep Moving FORWARD

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Welcome to Thoughtful Minds United


To celebrate our return in September, we will take a trip down memory lane and relive some of my favorite posts throughout the years. So, sit back and enjoy the reads! Fresh content will be published in September of 2020! To be apart of our team or to be a guest blogger, please click here.…… Continue reading Welcome to Thoughtful Minds United