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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 feelย 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 peelย 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 bloggingย includes his wife – her blog, her blogroll, etcetera and so forth. He goes into how memories...