Tag: Blogging: Behind the Scenes

The Blogger Appreciation Award

The Blogger Appreciation Award

Posted February 18, 2018 in Blogging Awards // 8 Comments

Waaaay back in September, Deanna nominated me for this award. 🙂 I’m terrible, it’s been about six months since I was nominated… but Deanna, thank you so much for the nomination!  I’m doing it now! 😀 The Rules Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Write a post to show your award. Give a brief story of how your blog started. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to. … Holy crap 15 is a lot?  Lets do 5. 🙂 How Did Your […]

Happy New Years!  Blog Resolutions.

Happy New Years! Blog Resolutions.

Posted January 1, 2018 in Blogging // 9 Comments

Here’s it is again, by beautiful monsters!  That time of year where we look at the bright, sparkly future and dream of everything we could be, everything we want to be, and resolve that we will become that bright better person. Small confession?  I loathe New Years Resolutions.  I feel like I’m seeing myself up to fail.  Besides, who needs to wait until New Years to be a better person?  Still, it feels like a fresh page.  A new start. A “maybe I can do something for a full twelve months!” moment.  So while I may not promise to change my […]

Let’s Talk About Blog Layouts.  What’s the Secret?

Let’s Talk About Blog Layouts. What’s the Secret?

Posted December 11, 2017 in Blogging // 25 Comments

Mes amis, you may have noticed the blog layout changed again. I know, I know!  I promised I would stop this.  I promised I would settle.  I really, really loved my header, after all, and now I can’t use it.  And what about all those pretty featured images people would compliment me on? I have a lot of reasons for switching the layout… but I don’t want to talk about my reasons. Today, I want to talk about blog layouts in general.  I want to discuss the importance of a visually appealing layout, while balancing something that is functional for you.  While I don’t […]

What the HECK is Bloggiesta – #BookBloggerHop

What the HECK is Bloggiesta – #BookBloggerHop

Posted September 1, 2017 in Blogging, Memes // 19 Comments

Good morning my feathered phoenix friends!  Happy Friday! I am so, so excited for this weekend because it’s Labor Day weekend which means: Long weekends FTW. My anniversary. Extra time to DO STUFF. AUTUMN IS ALMOST HERE!!!! All of these things are MASSIVELY exciting to me.  I will probably do separate posts on at least two of them. Today’s topic, though is all about Bloggiesta.  Why? What is it?  READ MORE TO FIND OUT! I’m linking up with this week’s Book Blogger Hop, hosted over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addict.  This week’s question is: Do you participate in The […]

Why Your Blog Makes Me Want to SMASH THINGS – or – Nitpicks About Blog/Post Layouts that Drive Me Crazy

Why Your Blog Makes Me Want to SMASH THINGS – or – Nitpicks About Blog/Post Layouts that Drive Me Crazy

Posted August 31, 2017 in Blogging // 12 Comments

Okay guys, I’m gonna lay down some hard truths. Some blogs out there make me wince. I GET IT.  MINE PROBABLY MAKES PEOPLE WINCE TOO! But some blog layouts are NO NO NO.  You may have awesome content but I CAN NOT because I’m a shallow jerk and you do things that annoy me.  Things that mean I won’t comment back.  Or look at your blog.  Or anything.  Nope. A lot of these are little things.  Things that BLOW MY MIND. Like, just… why?  WHY. I’m just going to go through them now.  Feel free to blow up how horrible […]