Why Every Blogger Learns The Secret Code

By: Joy Laforme  Image by: Twoems Steve Jobs once said, “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Bloggers are constantly challenged to understand what good design is. Whether it is wedding stationery, interior fabrics, table settings, or floorboard materials, bloggers are often are very visually creative, and constantly seeking […]

Links And Tips For Blog Planning

By: Chris Gardner  Image by:  The Hamster Factor Create an Editorial Calendar for Your Blog Using Spreadsheets and Plugins Example from the pros: Editorial Calendar for 2013 from Sunset Magazine Include your editorial calendar in your media kit or sponsorship packet You should read your favorite blogs’ editorial calendars and media kits! They’re available online. […]

Adding Ads and Sponsor Links to your Blog

By: Joy Laforme  Image by: Eric Cahan  There are a lot of great opportunities for bloggers in Ads and Sponsorships. If you’re making a career out of blogging, it’s important to know the ins and outs of how to place ads and sponsors links in your blog’s sidebar, as well as the footer, in between posts, and […]

Your Stories And Good Writing

By: Tracy Jackson   Image By: Coming To Grips I’m with fantasy writer Philip Pullman, “after nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”  Despite a full-to-overflowing and sometimes hectic life, I make room for stories.  I crave stories.  I’m unabashed about it, I’ll take narratives just about any way […]

Resources for your HTML and CSS Toolbox

By: Joy Laforme  Image by: Style Me Pretty  Here are some great resources for those looking to invest more time in learning about HTML and CSS. Skillshare Courses LYNDA.COM HTML5 & CSS3 for the Real World CSS3: The Missing Manual  CSS for Beginners HTML, XHTML, and CSS, Sixth Edition Smashing CSS: Professional Techniques for Modern Layout (Smashing Magazine […]

Goals: You Won’t Know Until You Try

By: Sara Urquhart Photo by: Justin Hackworth.  When I think of a goal, I think of it as a big idea. For me, a goal is going to be a big, very bold, almost impossible kind of statement. I’ll break those bold statements into smaller, measurable pieces and start moving. I’m comfortable I will not […]