Haven Conference, Atlanta: Blogging Tips and Great Friends

Haven Conference...Wow, what a blast!  I've never been to a blog conference but with one only 15 minutes from my home, I couldn't pass up Haven. I really didn't know what to expect. From talking with others I learned some conferences are really HUGE.  This one seemed to be just the right size with around 250 attending. One of the things I really liked about Haven was how much open/free time was built … [Read more...]


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Photography Tips for Better Blog Photos

One of these days I'm going to write a post and title it: The 10 Things I Wish I Had Known When I First Began Blogging."  If I ever write that post, "master the manual setting on my camera" will be at the very top of the list.   In fact, it will probably be #1 on that list.  As proof, let me give you exhibit A, this picture of my guest room below. Not only did I share this photo of my guest room, this … [Read more...]


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9 Tips for Better Blog Photos

Over the past year I've gotten a lot of emails/comments asking if I would share some information about taking photographs for blogs.  I've been a bit reluctant to write this post because I'm totally an amateur in every sense of the word when it comes to the subject of photography.  But I'm happy to share what I have learned.  Just please keep in mind, I'm still learning, too. I'm writing this post as if … [Read more...]


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12 Free Photo Editing Sites, Picnik Alternatives

Update:  This list has been expanded and updated.  You'll find the latest list of 14 Free Photo Editing Sites that are great alternatives to Picnik HERE.   I'm hearing good things about iPiccy and PicMonkey. Are you a long time user and fan of Picnik?  If so, I'm sure you've heard the news that it's going away.  Actually, the Picnik site says it's moving after April 19th to Google +. I have … [Read more...]


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Awesome New Feature for Bloggers

For Blogger Blogs: Bloggers...you're gonna love this! Readers who don't blog...you will probably like this new feature, too! I have some great news to share! (Hyperventilating!) You may have already noticed it, but I just found it yesterday! You know those neat little headings that you sometimes see on "professional" websites...the ones that say, "Home" or "About" or "Contact?" Well, if you are using a … [Read more...]


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