Ask Callista 4/13 –New Weekly Feature–Get Your Questions Answered

A Little Background I love knowledge and I love helping others. When I started my blog, one of the things I wanted to do was impart knowledge to others. Not that I claim to have all the answers of course but what I don’t know, I have fun looking up. When I was a kid,… Read More »

Let’s Fix Pinterest – How to Fix the Source Link of a Pin #pinterest

If you are active on Pinterest, you know that there is a problem with people not following the Pin Etiquette and not pinning from the source. When you pin from Google Image Search or a Tumblr blog or another pin type site (like weheart it or clipix), the pin links back to Google or Tumblr… Read More »

Using Google+ For Your Blog

Google+ wordmark (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I was reading an article at Social Moms: PinaTwitBook? Where To Spend Your Social Media Efforts and it mentioned how Google+ isn’t being used much by bloggers yet with regards to traffic and interaction. “One thing that was extremely interesting in the results of this survey was that even though… Read More »

Biannual Blogathon Bash Finale – My Wrap-Up Post

I was going to stay up for a few more hours but I’m sleep deprived so I’ll have to wrap it up. I have over 10 tabs open to do more tomorrow. Just because the blogathon is over, doesn’t mean blogging is! So let’s review my goals. I wanted to spend 24 hours on blogging.… Read More »

#Bloggers in #Canada – Your Questions Answered About Claiming Blog Income on Your Taxes

(c) A tax professional at H&R Block did a guest post at the Biannual Blogathon Bash blog explaining why you need to claim your blog income and how to go about it. Very informative. When you are done reading that, check out the great post at Maple Leaf Mommy about how to track your… Read More »

Biannual Blogathon Bash Mini Challenge – Organizing Your Email

This is a mini challenge for the Biannual Blogathon Bash. Anyone is welcome to benefit from it but to be eligible to win prizes, you must be signed up as a participant and have done your kick off post. Who has more than 100 emails in their email program? More than 500? More than 1000?… Read More »

Biannual Blogathon Bash Mini Challenge – Adding Photos To Your Posts

The more readable and attractive you make your blog, the better the chance that someone will bother reading it. So how can you make it more attractive? Add photos! Here are some blog posts of mine that I added photos to (see how this photo grabs your attention and makes you interested in what the… Read More »

Biannual Blogathon Bash Kick Off!

It’s time! The Biannual Blogathon Bash has started! It runs 8am EST March 9 to 8am EST March 12 – 72 hours to get as much blogging done as you can. It’s not too late to sign up, see here. (Hint: There are Prizes) To kick off, here are my plans for the weekend. GOAL:… Read More »

Biannual Blogathon Bash – Mar 9-12 – getting to my #blogging to-do list

The Biannual Blogathon Bash is coming up quick. I can’t wait to mark off a bunch of things from my to-do list! I’m going to give a full list of what I hope to accomplish in my first post on March 9 but at the top of my list is:  – Get my email program… Read More »

The 5 Things I Wish I’d Known… About Blogging

Technically I’ve been blogging on and off for almost 8 years but most of that time I didn’t understand much about blogging and I took long periods of time in between posts. I’ve been regularly blogging for 4 years and even more focused for 2. I’ve learned a lot and still have to implement a… Read More »