Posts Categorized: Blogging

Jun 17 2017
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Mini Blog Ahead #2

Mini Blog Ahead #2

So, it’s been a crazy busy week at the day job, with our summer library program kicking off this week. So crazy, in fact, that I nearly forgot to sign up for the Mini Blog Ahead #2. Ahhh! Better late than never though, right?! The objective of the Mini Blog Ahead is to schedule an additional 15 posts during June 15th-June 30th (and more if you’re able!) to give yourself a bit of breathing room this summer. I definitely need it, since I’m so busy with everything else. If you’d like to sign up, it’s not too late! Click the image at the top of this post to be taken to The Herd Presents for all the info. There’s …

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Feb 04 2017
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Mini Blog Ahead Challenge – March 2017

Mini Blog Ahead Challenge – March 2017

Sign-ups are open for the Mini Blog Ahead Challenge, taking place from March 1st – 15th. The goal of Blog Ahead is to increase the amount of blog posts that you have scheduled and ready to go. Since the March challenge is a mini challenge, the goal is to increase your scheduled posts by 15. Click the image above if you would like more information and to sign up. 🙂

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Nov 24 2016
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Happy Thanksgiving! from Brooke Blogs

Happy Thanksgiving! from Brooke Blogs

From my family to yours, I would like to wish all those who celebrate a very Happy Thanksgiving! Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions? I always make pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving. My kitchen smelled heavenly tonight! We also like to eat pumpkin pie (with Cool Whip) for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

What are your plans for the day? We are eating at home earlier in the day, and then visiting family for a little bit. I’m hoping to sneak in some reading time. I’m currently reading Murder, She Wrote: A Fatal Feast by Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain. Murder, She Wrote is one of my favorite shows, and I’m really enjoying …

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Oct 29 2016
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Featured Cozy Blogger: Mark from Carstairs Considers

Featured Cozy Blogger: Mark from Carstairs Considers

This fall, I am starting a fun new feature. Over the course of the next month, I will be sharing Featured Cozy Blogger posts, where I share with you some of my favorite cozy mystery bloggers. Some posts will simply be a spotlight highlighting a blog I enjoy. Others will be an interview or guest post.

I’m excited to introduce you to the first Featured Cozy Blogger at Brooke Blogs. Today, I am sharing an interview with Mark, the blogger behind Carstairs Considers. I adore reading Mark’s reviews. His review format is awesome, listing pros and cons, as well as “The Bottom Line” for each cozy mystery book he reviews. Mark also shares reviews of Hallmark ornaments, Disney pins, television shows …

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Oct 19 2016
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Fight for Your Right #BehindTheBlogger

Fight for Your Right #BehindTheBlogger

Fight for Your Right

Sorry for the glitch with my post earlier; somehow WordPress published my first draft and not my updated one. Oops! Anyhow, on to this week’s prompt: Fight for Your Right. In today’s world, it would seem like we shouldn’t have to fight much for our right to do anything, but that isn’t the case.

I found out I was pregnant for my first daughter when I was 18 and in my first quarter of college. Not long after that, I realized I would be doing it all on my own. I fought for my right take care of my daughter on my own. I fought against family and friends who felt I could not do it. Even …

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Oct 05 2016
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'Round Here #BehindTheBlogger

'Round Here #BehindTheBlogger

‘Round Here reminds me of the Florida Georgia Line song “Round Here”.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand…

‘Round Here

‘Round Here makes me think of where I live: small town USA for sure. I live in the same little town I grew up in. There are no stoplights. We are just a blip on a map. Sometimes, my town isn’t even listed on maps or on a GPS. We can’t order take-out for delivery, since no one delivers out here. Our town consists of a carryout store, a post office, a volunteer fire department, a legion, a bar, and a rod and gun club. They’re also building a dollar store, which is the first thing being built in our town …

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Sep 29 2016
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October Blog Ahead #BlogAhead2016

October Blog Ahead #BlogAhead2016

Anna at Herding Cats & Burning Soup is hosting an October Blog Ahead Challenge. This challenge is to help bloggers get ahead and have some blog posts ready to go whenever they’re needed. It is so awesome to have a cache of posts just waiting to be posted. The goal is to increase the amount of scheduled posts you have by 30. I have so much coming up in the next few months, and having blog posts scheduled will make my blogging life much easier! Even if they aren’t fully scheduled, just having the posts prepped/mostly ready to go with just a few additions (like a review, interview, etc.) will make things so …

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Sep 21 2016
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When You Love Someone #BehindTheBlogger

When You Love Someone #BehindTheBlogger

Love.

Who do you think of when you see this image? When you hear the word love? I immediately think of my boyfriend, Donny. We have been together for 7+ years. Most days, it doesn’t seem that long at all. I believe that sometimes, when you see a person, you just know. You can just tell that they are going to be more for you than other people. You know they are going to have an incredible impact on your life story. I felt that way with Donny right from the beginning.

The world seems like a better place when you love someone. Colors are brighter. You see beauty where you didn’t see it before. You have a feeling of hope. As …

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Apr 16 2016
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Blog Ahead Mini – Sign-up Post

Blog Ahead Mini – Sign-up Post

Anna at herding cats & burning soup is hosting a great blogging challenge for May. From May 1-15, you can join us for a Blog Ahead Mini. What is the Blog Ahead Mini? It’s where you make a goal to increase the amount of ‘scheduled’ blog posts you have by 15 posts. This is an awesome challenge for anyone who would like to have some blog posts up their sleeve for the busy months ahead. My goal is to definitely hit 15 scheduled posts….though I would love it if I could get even a few more than that ready to go. If you’d like to participate, just click here or click the button at the top of …

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Jan 01 2016
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First Book of the Year 2016

First Book of the Year 2016

Sheila at Book Journey shares an awesome collage of what readers are choosing for the First Book of the Year 2016. Click the banner above to check them out! My first book of the year 2016 is Cinnamon Toasted by Gail Oust. I received an ARC to read for review, and I’m excited to start the year off with a cozy mystery!

Cinnamon Toasted by Gail Oust
Spice Shop Mystery #3

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Case in point: Piper Prescott’s former mother-in-law Melly. Beneath her twin sets and pearls beats the heart of a geek—a geek whose programming changes for the point-of-sale software in Piper’s shop have the owners of the program ready to …

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