Posts Categorized: Blogging

Apr 02 2015
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B is for Books – A to Z Challenge

B is for Books – A to Z Challenge

In today’s post for the A to Z Challenge, B is for Books! For as long as I can remember, books have been a big part of my life. I’ve always carried at least one book with me. When I wasn’t allowed to read, like at the dinner table when I was younger, I would find myself reading anything within sight. I would read the ingredients on the ketchup bottle. I just always had to be reading! When my mom told me to go outside and play, I would take a blanket outside in the grass and read while I basked in the summer sun.

Books are my constant companion, in many forms. I always have my phone with me, …

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Apr 01 2015
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A is for Accountability – Blogging from A to Z

A is for Accountability – Blogging from A to Z

Hi everyone! Welcome to day one of the Blogging from A to Z challenge for April 2015. April 1st starts us out with letter A. My letter A is for Accountability. I’m wanting to run in 5k races this year. I’ve never been a runner in my life, so this is something new for me. My first 5k I’m hoping to run in takes place in June and is a race benefiting a local school for kids with autism. I’m doing the couch to 5k running program and I hit the gym last night to start working on it. I’m holding myself accountable by throwing it out here for everyone to know and making sure I consistently hit the …

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Mar 29 2015
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Blogging From A to Z – April 2015 Challenge

Blogging From A to Z – April 2015 Challenge

I am really looking forward to participating in the Blogging From A to Z April 2015 Challenge this year. The challenge basically encompasses blogging every day of April (except Sundays). The challenge? Each day your blog post needs to correspond to that day’s letter. April 1st is something with the letter A, April 2nd is the letter B, etc. Sounds fun, right? For more information, click the button at the top of this post to visit the sign up post. There are over 1400 blogs participating so far.

I can’t wait to read other blog posts and network with other bloggers through this fun Blogging From A to Z challenge. Please let me know in the comments if you’re participating. …

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Mar 22 2015
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Spring Bloggiesta – Goals – 3/23-3/29/15 #Bloggiesta

Spring Bloggiesta – Goals – 3/23-3/29/15 #Bloggiesta

Spring is here, at least according to the calendar. I’ve got my fingers crossed that the snow is done and we have beautiful spring days ahead. We’ve had a few sunny days in Ohio, but I’m greedy and I want more. 😉 With the arrival of spring is the first ever week-long Spring Bloggiesta! This is a busy week for me. I work 4 days, my daughter has track practice every day and her first meet on Saturday, and I need to finish up my taxes. But I’m still going to try to get some blog work in as well. I’m hoping to do at least some of the following:

Create a new blog header.
Update blog color scheme with new …

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Feb 20 2015
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Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun – 2/20/15

Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun – 2/20/15

Hilary at Feeling Beachie hosts the weekly Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun. I’m excited to be a co-host this week! Read on for my answers and feel free to link-up!

The statements are:
___ is the ____
Do you ___ on the weekends?
___ is my ____ comfort food
______ always makes me happy.

My answers:
Winter is the worst season.
Do you sleep in on the weekends?
Pasta is my go-to comfort food
Reading always makes me happy.

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Jan 20 2015
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Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015 – Finish Line #bloggiesta

Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015 – Finish Line #bloggiesta

Well folks, it’s all over. The Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015 is officially in the history books. How did you do? Did you complete all your #bloggiesta tasks this time around? I didn’t, but I think I did fairly well! I actually got several things done that I wanted to, and scheduled more posts than I planned. My blog email inbox is cleaner (which wasn’t on my list, but should have been) and I responded to all the outstanding review requests that were hanging out in my Review Requests plug-in area. By the way – if you are a book blogger and you haven’t checked out the Review Requests plug-in from Creative Whim, you need to. It is fabulous! Anyhow. …

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Jan 18 2015
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Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015 – Update 1 #bloggiesta

Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015 – Update 1 #bloggiesta

Not much progress has been made so far. You can click the button above for my sign-up post. My original to-do list and things I’ve accomplished are crossed out:

Write at least 2 product reviews.
Schedule at least 5 posts.
Revamp my sidebar.
Do at least two mini challenges.
Update my blogging spreadsheets.
Begin implementing my blogging calendar.
Figure out an issue I’ve been having with a plug-in.
Reinstall StatCounter.
Add tsu social media button.
Comment on other Bloggiesta participant blogs.
Check out and make plans to complete past mini challenges.

Still a lot of work to be done – but luckily I’ve got the rest of today and tomorrow (no work!) to work on it. I’m really buckling down for the rest of this #bloggiesta. What are you working on …

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Jan 15 2015
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Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015

Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015

It’s nearly time for the Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015! Woohoo! What is a Bloggiesta you ask? The Bloggiesta site explains it quite well:

In short, Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off those items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Our awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a pinata or two! It’s nothing short of an awesome fiesta!

 

My Mini Winter Bloggiesta 2015 Goals are as follows, though I will likely modify them during the Bloggiesta:

Write at least 2 product reviews.
Schedule at least 5 posts.
Revamp my sidebar.
Do at least …

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Jan 10 2015
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Comment Issues

So sorry for the recent comment issues. I have no idea what happened. I use FeedPress for my blog subscriptions, and I haven’t changed any settings there or in WordPress. For some reason, anytime someone tried to comment or send in a contact form or book review request, there would be an error popup requiring a blog subscription. That was not my doing and I have no clue how that started popping up! I changed my theme to an older WordPress theme and for some reason, that seems to have worked. I will continue investigating the problem, but please feel free to e-mail me if you have any issues with commenting or anything else going on with my blog. …

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Dec 02 2014
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Library Challenge 2015

Library Challenge 2015

I’m really excited to sign up for the Library Challenge 2015, hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. She is challenging everyone to use the resources offered by their local public libraries. I’m excited about this challenge for a few reasons. I have loved the library as long as I can remember. My biggest joy was getting to go to our little local library with my own library card and check out books, VHS tapes, and participate in reading challenges and other fun activities at the library. The little library in my town is no longer there, though I still think of it fondly every time I pass the building. When I was in high school, I spent …

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