Find Interesting Subjects in the Midst of the Ordinary 

by Mary Denman     Twitter: @MaryDenman    Instagram: @MaryFDenman Sometimes we have false thinking that if we could just go somewhere gorgeous, we could get fantastic pictures and be a better photographer. But really, we can look for beautiful or interesting images all around us. So today, I want to show you a part of my […]

Don’t Make These 10 Basic Blogging Mistakes

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson Blogging can be a great way to build a platform and connect with our audience—if we do it right. Doing it wrong can often do more harm than good. Not having a focus for your blog.One of the first things beginners do is write posts about anything they’re interested in. They assume […]

How to use photos to create memes for your blog

by Mary Denman, @MaryDenman , Instagram: @MaryFDenman Have you ever seen great looking memes online and wished you could create them for your blog? You can! I’m going to teach you a few things about how to create memes using your own photos.   Why is this important?   Memes on your blog posts help with visibility […]

Get More Comments on Your Blog with These 11 Tips

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson Even today—with as many blogs on the Internet as there are—blogging is still a valuable part of building and maintaining an online community. But it’s rare for a blog to take hold and grow—if it’s not a place where comments proliferate. Almost no one likes to be lectured, and that’s what […]

11 Tips to Get More Comments on Your Blog

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson Even today—with as many blogs on the Internet as there are—blogging is still a valuable part of building and maintaining an online community. But it’s rare for a blog to take hold and grow, if it’s not a place where comments proliferate. Almost no one likes to be lectured, and that’s […]

What are Your Social Media Questions?

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills and @EdieMelson A writer’s social media platform helps brand her in the publishing world. This post is to help you reach your writing and publishing goals through social media. Edie and I want to encourage you to establish and maintain your social media presence regularly. If you’ve taken our classes, you’ve […]

Social Media, Marketing & Blogging

35 Images You Can Take Yourself for Social Media & Blogging

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson I’ve shared several posts about where to find images for your blog. But one thing I haven’t covered is a list of images you could take with your own camera. I’m always on the lookout for images that I could use to illustrate a post. In my mind, I have a […]

Social Media, Marketing & Branding

Get Your Blog Ready for a GREAT 2017

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson 2017 has begun and with its focus on resolutions, it pulls me into a period of introspection. Actually, it’s a good thing. It gives me a chance to look back over the past year and decide what worked and what didn’t. It also gives me a push toward trying something different. […]