Use a Magazine to Improve Your Blog – #31DBBBDay24

Woman's rolled glossy magazine in stack with tea cup. isolated wI can hear many of my fellow bloggers asking, “How can a magazine possibly help me improve my blog? Aren’t magazines on the way out?”

With all that is available online these days, you might think paper magazines are obsolete. [Read more…]

Call Your Readers to Action – #31DBBBDay23

Some of us like to write, but we don’t invite our readers to interact with us, or to respond in any way. Maybe we forget there are real people reading our posts — or maybe it just doesn’t come naturally to ask our readers to do something. [Read more…]

Bloglovin’

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Something brand new for me! I’ve tried other methods of following blogs, but each one has gone by the wayside for one reason or another. Hopefully I’ll find Bloglovin’ to be more user friendly, and that I’ll find new friends here.

Willena Flewelling

Make Your Readers Famous – #31DBBBDay22

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Even if your blog is small, or hasn’t been online for very long, you will benefit from highlighting your readers, and other bloggers. People appreciate being valued, and are more likely to keep coming back to your blog. They may also tell others about your blog, which means more readers for you.

Highlighting your readers shows them you are interested in them, and it may make others who read your posts feel valued too — especially if you do this on a regular basis. [Read more…]

Conduct a Policy Review – #31DBBBDay21

copyrightThis will depend on what type of blog you have, the size of your blog, and whether you have guests posting on your blog. But you need to have these policies in place, whether you post them publicly on your blog, or keep them private for the time being.

In today’s podcast, Conduct a Policy Review, Darren Rowse mentions specific areas where ever blogger needs policies, and some questions to ask regarding each of them. [Read more…]

Leave Comments on Other Blogs – #31DBBBDay20

When you’ve been doing something for many years, it’s easy to forget that not everyone has come along the same route I have, and that commenting on other blogs may be a new concept.

No blogger wants his blog to be a lonely place where no one visits, or where people do visit, but never leave comments. [Read more…]

Moving Your Invisible Boundaries, by Dr. Jim Richards

Moving Your Invisible Boundaries - by Dr. Jim Richards“Have you ever set goals, trained for maximum results, and followed the same personal development plan that seems to work for everyone else, only to hit an ‘invisible boundary’ that causes you to fall short? Unless you know how to expand your heart you will sabotage any success that might take you beyond your current heart boundaries. Even if you manage to push past your current heart boundaries, chances are you will experience some catastrophic event that pulls you back within the limits of life as you have known it!” [Read more…]

Your Opinion Matters! – #31DBBBDay19

I don’t like expressing my opinion, except with those I know well. I am naturally shy and reticent, and the bigger the group, the less likely I am to share. [Read more…]

Create a Sneeze Page for Your Blog – #31DBBBDay18

Little girl is blowing her noseCreate a — a what??? A sneeze page. It’s a term coined by Darren Rowse, and makes perfect sense once you know what it is.

Contrary to what I thought on seeing this title, a “sneeze page” is not a “squeeze page”.

A SQUEEZE page is [Read more…]

The Day My Life Changed Forever

December 29, 1982 began like any other winter morning in northern Alberta. But when they laid a tiny bundle in my arms early that afternoon, I knew my life would never be the same again. Six more children were born to us through the years. But there is something special about the firstborn child. As I gazed into her wonderful blue eyes and nuzzled her fuzzy blonde head, I prayed that Ian and I would be all she needed in a mother and father. [Read more…]