Blog Rut: 5 Tips to Getting Unstuck & Out of a Blog Rut

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After you’ve been blogging for a while, it’s easy to work yourself into a blog rut: always blogging about the same topics, feeling like there’s nothing you haven’t already said in one way or another. A blog rut can leave you feeling uninspired, like you are simply going through the motions. And your readers will […]

iPad Mini & Camera Bag Giveaway for You AND Your Mom from Familiar

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This giveaway is sponsored by Familiar, a free and private way to share your photos with your family. Three years ago, my husband and I packed up and moved our kids over 600 miles away from my hometown: leaving behind my boys’ Grammy, Papa, three aunts, three uncles, and what is now six cousins.  The […]

What to Blog after a Tragedy

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Bloggers write about all different sorts of topics: parenting, marriage, crafts, fashion, recipes, fitness, finance, blogging, pop culture, and on and on. Every topic imaginable, you can find a blog about it. But what happens after a tragedy like the terrible events at the Boston Marathon or the Sandy Hook school shooting? Do you continue […]

Before You Write a Sponsored Post

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Getting paid to blog- it sounds amazing, doesn’t it? And it can be so flattering- someone values what you have to say and wants to either send you something or pay you. It can feel like “Yay! I’ve arrived!” But before you agree to write a sponsored post, you need to take some factors into […]

5 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

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Sometimes, the ideas for blog posts come easily. We can fill up our editorial calendar for the month in a single setting. But sooner or later, it will happen. The dreaded writer’s block. Or blogger’s block. Sometimes it happens because of a change in blog direction. Sometimes because there’s so much going on in our […]

5 Tips to Organize Email and Spring Clean Your Inbox

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March is here, making it the perfect time to think spring and how to organize email! It’s a different kind of cleaning – one that doesn’t even require a bucket! Let’s look at some easy ways to organize email and clean out your email inboxes. Mine can get more cluttered than my boys’ toyroom when they are on a […]

How to Get More Followers on Twitter and Facebook


While you can get creative with your Facebook fanpage and work hard to build your Twitter presense, we wanted to be sure you weren’t missing the obvious when it comes to gaining more followers on these social networks. Give Your Readers an Easy Way to Follow It can be as simple as adding in social […]

Favorite Social Media Platform for Bloggers

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We all know blogging is about more than simply hitting “publish” on a post and being done with it. It’s also about community and about joining in different social media platforms to promote our posts and get to know other bloggers and our readers. But, there are only so many hours in a day. So […]

4 Reasons Why You Should Attend a Blog Conference

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It’s an exciting time of year for blogging. We are headed into blog conference season! The SITS Girls are gearing up for our Bloggy Boot Camp blog conference with dates announced for Phoenix in April and Charlotte in May, with more to come! Attending a blog conference can be fun and beneficial to you as a […]

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