Autumn Birch Tree

A Festival of Leaves and Some #FREE #Photos

If you have followed this blog for any length of time, you probably know I LOVE photography and combine that with my love for Autumn! Growing up in San Diego, there wasn't much to see in the way of Autumn leaves as the palm and eucalyptus trees didn't yield to Fall's changes. Once in a …

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Use CANVA in your writing

How to Use Canva in Your Writing | WordDreams

As part of my Thursday Reblog feature today, I am happy to share a post by fellow blogger and author, Jacqui Murray. I appreciate anyone who can share their experiences using Canva to create stunning graphics, and not just for blogging. As a photographer, I have used PicMonkey for several years to post-edit my images. …

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25 Quick Ways You Can Avoid Writer’s Block: Update

Long-time blogger pal, Janice of Mostly Blogging, shares this information for any blogger who is struggling with blog post content. Personally, I have used at least 10 of these ideas. Have you ever been stuck for blog post ideas? The post offers 25 blog post topics applicable to any blogging niche plus a link to 37 …

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7 ways blogging changed my life

7 Ways Blogging Changed My Life

Blogging has changed my life in many ways. A few weeks ago, I was part of a blog series that asked this question: Why did I wait until midlife to start writing a blog? I answered that question here, but that question sparked the concept for this post. How has blogging changed my life? Here are …

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Choosing the Right Editorial Calendar for your Blog

Summer Editorial Calendar Round-Up: Choosing the Right Calendar/Planner

The doldrums of Summer are here and perhaps your blog is feeling the effects. I don’t know about you, but my blogging experience has proven that summer can be a slow season for bloggers. Recently I have read a few posts on how bloggers can enjoy their summers while still maintaining a minimum blogging presence. …

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How To Get 500+ Followers: 3 Reasons to Use Images on Your Blog

In an earlier post, I shared some blogging tips for running a successful blog in celebration of reaching 500 followers. In this post, I would like to discuss the use of images on your blog and in your blog posts. Tip 1: Use photos and images on your blog page or website. When I visit other blogs, …

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One Lucky Blogger: How To Get 500+ Followers on Your Blog (Part One)

I have been diligently blogging for eight months, although my blog has been around for three years. On May 5, I had the distinct pleasure of welcoming the 500th follower to my blog! When I started blogging about my one-subject wonder—the Four Generations, I never imagined my blog, renamed and retooled in September 2014, would …

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