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Negative Comments – why they are not welcome

Whether on social media, blogging, or creating a business, these days it is all about cultivating a community around a common interest. I’ve seen so many people defend the “rights” of the community when it comes to leaving negative comments. It hurts me so much to see the people creating the blogs, businesses, and online content […]

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How to Embed Video in your Blog Posts

Something somewhere somehow got a kink in it when WordPress updated again and all of a sudden, all of the plugins and tricks we were using to embed videos STOPPED working. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! But wait. There is a way to fix that! The problem comes in two places: When you paste the url for your video […]

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20 Things I Learned at BlogHer – Conference Tips + A #BlogHer16 Recap

When I posted in Smart Creative Social (our Facebook group) that I was going to BlogHer, everyone wanted me to share what I learned from the conference. I shared as much as I could via Snapchat and Instagram Stories but there’s a whole lot more! I had my laptop and WiFi and my external hard-drive […]

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Affiliate Links – It’s Never Too Late – why bloggers need to start using affiliate links NOW

It’s never too late. July 12 was PrimeDay – Amazon Prime’s anniversary where they say they have Black Friday prices. While I was busy filling my shopping cart in preparation for all the great deals I was going to get on PrimeDay, other bloggers were creating blog posts, videos, and social media posts with their Amazon […]

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VidCon 2016 ReCap – What I Learned

I got home from VidCon with loads of ideas floating in my head. This post took me three days to write because I had 10 pages of notes and I wanted to make sure to get all the best nuggets of info down on (blog) paper for YOU! This was my second VidCon and knowing that […]

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What to Post to your Facebook Page

If you’re reading this, you’re probably frustrated with the results from posting on your Facebook Page. With all the algorithm changes that Facebook performs multiple times a year, it seems that once you get a strategy that works to grow your Facebook Page, they change everything up AGAIN. Many of the people giving advice for […]

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Dear Broke Craft Blog Reader: Why Your Sense of Entitlement is KILLING Creators

One of my friends in the craft industry shared a blog post from an author that reads as if it was ripped from a crafting Facebook Group or scrapbooking forum. Replace the words “writing” and “author” with “creating” and “blogger” and you’d be hard-pressed to see any difference. I woke up this morning asking myself […]

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How to get started with Amazon Associates – Affiliate Marketing

How do all of these people make money from blogging without totally selling their soul? (Don’t be THIS LADY). A great place to start making money from your blog is with affiliate marketing.  Amazon Associates, Amazon’s affiliate program, is the easiest affiliate program to get started with. I am so glad you’re here because I […]

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Resources you need NOW to make your blog and business ROCK!

Do you ever wish someone would just TELL you where to find the best help and guidance for your blog and business? Hey, that’s what I am doing, right now! These resources to make your blog and business ROCK make me hop out of my chair with excitement because they are SO GOOD. Be sure […]

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Blogging – you’re doing it wrong. Why “The Dear Mommy Blogger” Blogger is doing it all wrong

Wow…. this is going to be long. READ THIS #NSFW first: Dear Mommy Blogger *may not display due to server crashing – click here for screenshots* I’m gonna jump right so if you don’t know what i am talking about, read the screenshots first *wink*. There are so many problems with this post and it is […]

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