Blogging

Come and build your blog with me! Blogging is hard work, especially if you want to increase readership and/or monetize your blog. Here are some tips that I’ve encountered over the years. I hope you find something that can help you out!

Why am I blogging? Is there a reason why I write and publish regularly? What is the purpose of this? #blogging

Why Am I Blogging?

I started this year on a mission to build my blog. I made a strategic plan, then wrote, read, commented, and posted my way through months of goals. I met many of my goals back in June but then something ...
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Social media is how we get our blogs seen on the internet. There are some great social media out there but here is a list of my top social media plugins for blog.

Top Social Media Plugins for WordPress

A couple of weeks ago, I shared my top WordPress plugins that help with blog functioning. This week I thought I would share my top social media plugins. *Note this post contains affiliate links. Clicking these links and making a purchase ...
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These are my top 5 WordPress plugins to help improve a blog's functioning. There are lots of plugins to choose from but these are by far, my favourites!

Top 5 WordPress Plugins (For Functionality)

I've been using the WordPress platform for a while now. Throughout the learning process, I have come to love a few WordPress plugins. Some are for functionality, while others are for aesthetics and social networking. In this post, I will ...
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When you don't get to say goodbye in the blogging world. #blogging

I Didn’t Get To Say Goodbye

I was going about my business, looking through my Bloglovin' feed, when I saw the title of a dear blogging friends' post: "Goodbye Bloggyland, Sorry For All The Broken Links." My throat went to my stomach and back again. I ...
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Keeping it real. Responsibility to keep it real on social media is a two-way street.

Keeping It Real

For several months now, I've been seeing posts of women, moms, and bloggers keeping it real. They may write an open letter to their readers or post a picture of their reality. I've participated in this reality movement as well ...
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Transferring from Blogger to WordPress Doesn’t Have to Be Scary!

Over a month later and I'm finally ready to write about my experience with transferring from Blogger to WordPress. This has been an ordeal but a rich learning experience nonetheless. Why did I switch? Before I share my learning experience, ...
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Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. #inspiration #quote #change

The Big Change

I used to handle change exceptionally well. Being a child care professional required me to be spontaneous and flexible. Children, after all, are far from predictable. However, as I've aged I've become a bit rigid. Change is harder for me ...
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Want to make money blogging but not sure where to start? Here are some suggestions for how to make money by advertising on your blog. Complete PROS and CONS list of advertising platforms!

How to Make Money by Advertising on Your Blog

A frequent question that I'm asked by other bloggers is: "How do you monetize your blog?" There are many avenues of monetization... so many, I couldn't possibly cover them all but today I'm going to share some favourite advertising programs ...
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Perspective

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Tomorrow is Victoria Day here in Canada, which means LONG weekend! We commemorated this "first weekend of summer" by officially opening up my parents' lake lot. Last Tuesday, my mom and I headed ...
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If You Are Reading This, That Means My Blog Still Exists

If you are reading this, that means my blog still exists. The past 24 hours have been a blur, as my blog disappeared from the landscape of the worldwide web and was replaced by a porn menu. I'm not joking ...
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Must read! An essential practice for every blogger! How to evaluate your blog.

How to Evaluate Your Blog

How often do you evaluate your blog? Evaluating your blog is essential to its success. There are organizations which charge for blog evaluations but here are some free and simple ways to conduct your own evaluation. Visual Appeal Look at ...
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Want to Make Your Blog Stand Out? Try This!

Have you ever landed on a website and couldn't get away fast enough? What about a when you land on a website and just can't get away because everything is so appealing? First impressions count. Here are some tips on ...
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Becoming the deliberate mom that I want to be. #parenting

Becoming The Deliberate Mom That I Want To Be

700 blog posts. Yes today is a landmark. A milestone. A big round number. Even though The Deliberate Mom is the title of my blog, it is not me 100% of the time. I don't walk around hearing songbirds and ...
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10 Tips To Get Your Blog Posts Read

The blog market is HOT! Everyone wants a piece of the pie. With the amount of "competition" to get your posts read what can you do to boost their visibility? 1- It all starts with a title I know this ...
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Want to build your blog community?! Check out these 9 savvy, quick tips to build your blogging community.

9 Savvy Tips To Grow Your Blogging Community

As I've said before, I'm by no means an expert in the realm of blogging. I'm still building my blog, but I'm excited to be building my blog with you! At the beginning of this series on blogging, I indicated ...
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