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A Writing Process

My computer bit the big one last week. It’s RIDICULOUS how attached we become to technology, but really, it was more than that…it held a LOT of information, like tons of pictures dating back to 2010, design files, word docs up the wazu, downloaded goodness…so. many. pictures. {Please wait while I pick up my heart off the floor…} We are still going to see if there is a way to retrieve this data but during my down time, I started...

Summer Blog Prompts // Pure Michigan

The team responsible for writing the Pure Michigan radio spots should win something. {Oh wait, they already did…several times.} Well, they should be hired by Hallmark. I catch a few of these radio spots in the morning, and I can’t say for sure that my mornings are brighter because of these sound bites, but honestly, they do not hurt. I can’t handle the amount of beautiful word imagery – seriously setting my imagination on fire. I need Michigan. You could...

The Blogging Persona?

I’ve read a lot of posts lately about bloggers questioned and/or accused of leading perfectly clean, filtered and organized lives. And some of those bloggers feel awful about this “perfect” perception, because, you guessed it, it’s just not true. But worse than the perception is the judgement that can sometimes follow. Judgement sucks. No matter what size, shape or form it takes. It’s that quick peel of a band-aid that is ripped off a newly-healed knee. {Cue shameless plug of my adorable...

Optimize Images for Your Blog Post

Who doesn’t love a good picture? I think now, within the blogging community, it’s expected that a blogger will include photographs, images or some sort of visual element in a blog post. And that’s actually great, because including images can {and will} absolutely support a blog’s overall search engine optimization and share-ability, if that is even a word… So, with that said, here are my top five optimization considerations for blog images. Enjoy!!   01 /// File Name Do you...

All or Nothing // All or Nothing?

Crossroads. Damnit. I started viewing the controversial “American Blogger” documentary. Quick note: I “get” how the documentary may be seen as controversial – it’s just a very, tiny snapshot of the entire blogging-sphere. But it’s not without thought, love, beauty. It’s one person’s vision. His point of view, which can very well be biased due to the fact that his daily experience with blogging includes his wife – her blog, her blogroll, etcetera and so forth. He goes into how memories...

Mid-Week Push: Knocking the Writer’s Block

Congratulations. You made it through Wednesday! That mid-week hurdle is long gone, and I’m sure you can see the weekend. I’m looking forward to it for sure. For one, I’ve been a little under the weather for the past few days, complete with aches, pains, all that good stuff. Second, I’m banking on feeling better and enjoying a few outings and celebrations that will happen in the next few days. [Woot! Woot!] But before I can get my head into...

Blogging: The Strategy of It All

Blogging. I’m assuming you know what this method of communication entails…especially since you are on my blog at the moment…so I won’t go into the nitty-gritty of the basic who, what, where, and whens yet. That’s best reserved for a much lengthier post. I am, however, going to share a few thoughts on the how of blogging. More specifically? The ‘how to evolve that blog’....

The Evolution of the Blogger [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s amazing how far blogging has come and what is has evolved into for varying audiences. A great infographic to look back and reflect. It makes me reminisce about my blog aka online journal I kept during high school and college. Now that this popular content marketing channel has exploded, it’s no longer just an outlet for young adults to spout out random nothingness 🙂 (although that is still allowed, I’m not one to judge as that was me at...