Building a Creatively Made Business 2.0

Jen Rizzo E-Course

A few weeks back I opened an email from my friend Jen Rizzo asking if I'd be interested in joining in on her upcoming Building a Creatively Made Business 2.0 class. In the email she asked a whole bunch of questions that I answered silently in my head... Are you a dreamer?  Yes. You may say I'm a dreamer.  But I'm not the only one. (name that tune) Do you have ideas, dreams and a beautiful product to go with it? Yep.  So many ideas.  So many dreams. So little time.  And energy. Have you been … [Read more...]

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We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming

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Hey there. I’m back. I have to admit that most of my days in 2014 have gone just like this…. Source But I'm better now. Fourteen days and 43 comments later, I’m back and ready to begin blogging this year. I took a deliberate break from everything for a few weeks, and I’ve got to admit that it felt pretty good.  I’ve spent a great deal of time thinking about what I want from my blog, from my life, from my everything.  It’s been an introspective few weeks. I don’t quite have all the answers … [Read more...]

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Where Do We Go From Here?

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As we enter the new year, I’d like to take a minute to find out what kind of posts you would like to see on my blog in 2014.  Also, I want to get some things off of my chest that have been burdening my brain for the past year.   I’ve been thinking a lot about my blog lately, about how it’s changed and evolved over the years.  Gone are the carefree days of blogging when I had no filter, no concern about who I might offend or what people might think when I posted something ridiculous.   For years … [Read more...]

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How to create featured likes on a facebook fan page

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  Wanna give your best bloggy buds some extra facebook juice?  I'll show you how to make their fan page a featured like on your facebook fan page, so they will get more exposure with all of your fans.  It stands to reason that if a blog reader likes me, my home, or my projects, then they might have an interest in knowing what blogs inspire me, as well, right?  By setting your favorite blogs as a featured like on your fan page, you can show your readers which blogs are your favorite.  Start by … [Read more...]

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Goodbye, Google Reader. And Now What?

Google reader is going away, now what? Solutions for RSS Feeds

In case you haven't heard, Google announced that it is doing away with the old standby blog feed reader which was so appropriately named "Reader". Unfortunately, this is how nearly 1,000 of you read my blog according to the Reader statistics thingie. If you are currently following me through Google Reader, you've got a few options on how you can easily continue to get my content on your screen if you so choose. I'm honestly humbled to have a great readership like you guys, and I hope you will … [Read more...]

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How to improve your website traffic with Social Media and Pinterest

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I participated in my very first Google hangout tonight, speaking about how to use Pinterest to drive more traffic to your website. If you've read and enjoyed my article about How to Go Viral on Pinterest, then this is a must see. Starting at the 34 minute mark on the video, I talk about the NEW look of pinterest and the analytics it offers for your pins, the best types of pinnable branding and size for your photos, along with some good info on how to save valuable real estate inside your blog … [Read more...]

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I’m in the Bloglight at Hometalk!

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Hi everyone!  I’m thrilled to have been chosen by Miriam as Hometalk’s Blogger in the Bloglight this week!  What an honor!  Are you familiar with Hometalk?   It’s a place where you can share home projects and get feedback from a great big friendly community of other home loving enthusiasts. Miriam is the Hometalk spokesperson who has truly poured her soul into making it a thriving place to share ideas with one another.  I first met Miriam when she commented personally on my blog and invited me … [Read more...]

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This is Not a Goodbye Cruel Facebook Post.

welcome to the facebook games, may the odds be ever in your favor

  In early August of this year my little blog hit a milestone of 2,000 likes on my facebook fan page.  I celebrated that day, and was so thankful to everyone who has taken the time to like my page enough to give me a spot on their already full facebook feed.  At that time, on average, about 1,000 of those people saw my facebook posts on any given day, which was huge! These days I have just over 2,500 likers, but only average about 200-300 people seeing my posts on any given day.  Some … [Read more...]

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This is a test of the emergency line break system.

Excuse me while I test something out for a minute.  Since  I moved to Wordpress I've lost the ability to add simple line breaks to my blog entries, so they show up as one big giant paragraph most of the time.  This is a test to see if I have fixed that issue.  Please say it works.  There should be at least two break in this entry.  Crossing fingers and hitting publish now.. ---- Edited: IT WORKS!  Yay!  I'm so excited right now. Thanks so much to this awesome fellow blogger who wrote out the … [Read more...]

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How to Go Viral on Pinterest (and other pinnable tips)

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  On October 2, 2010, my hipster friend Lisa asked me to join an exclusive invitation-only website called Pinterest.  Her exact words were, "This is a website I think most of us could fall in love with." Lisa needs to get herself a crystal ball and change her name to Miss Cleo, because truer words have never been spoken. Instantly I was sucked into Pinterest, where columns and rows of pin boards updated regularly to reveal amazing photos of recipes and organizing tips and home … [Read more...]

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