• 5 ways to make the most out of Instagram

    Instagram might be my favorite social media app. I love everything about it and then some! When you are using it for fun, a lot of the geeky stuff doesn’t really apply to you, but if you are using it for blogging purposes there may be stuff that you are missing. I came across this topic and thought it might be great to share some of the uses that I get out of Instagram. 5 ways to make the most out of Instagram: 1. Make friends This may sound a little silly but it’s more than just following people. When you do follow someone, take a moment to look through…

  • Tips for beating blogger procrasination

    I posted last month about how to grow your blog (big hit if I do say so myself). Well what do you do when you can’t seem to sit down and get the creative juices flowing? We all get side tracked so I understand that procrastinating happens. However, there can be serious negative effects of procrastination, especially when it comes to a blog. Going back to the previous post, one of the most important things you can do is schedule and plan. Not only scheduling when you are going to write but actually writing it down in a notebook or planner if you are a super blogger. There are also…

  • My Reverse Bucket List

    I think in the 5 years since I started blogging I have only done 1 bucket list. I’ve never been the bucket list kinda gal and that’s okay-until I found an idea for a reverse bucket list. Highlighting everything that you have accomplished in your life. So I figured why not brag a little bit and what better place to do it than here! I think it’s important to acknowledge accomplishments because we always seem to be focused on what we want to do, forgetting that we have already done so much! Here is a reverse bucket list of my life thus far:  I traveled solo to Costa Rica for…

  • Increase your Blog Traffic with Sponsors

    It’s no secret that increasing my traffic and unique visitors is one of my biggest goals as of lately. We all know that I have joined blogging groups and started putting more effort in but eventually you want to reach even bigger numbers-which brings me to my latest discovery: sponsors. After checking out one of my favorite blogs Girl Talk I noticed that she posted  something about sponsors. It caught my eye and I wanted to know more. When I realized that “hey I could be doing this too” I decided to ask her for some help. She was super gracious and offered me up her knowledge. I followed suit…

  • Favorite Blogs Round-Up

    In my last post I talked about how joining blogging groups on Facebook has really helped me-it’s true, I can not tell a lie. That being said, I thought it might be fun to showcase some of the new (to me) blogs that I have recently starting following and falling in love with. Not only do these blogs provide humor and inspiration but it is awesome to see fellow bloggers grow as people. In no particular order here are my favorites January-February:  Ashley Gabrielle This blog is about my adventure driven life, accomplishing goals and making your own happiness. More specifically, travel, fitness, beauty, fashion and anything else that goes…

  • 5 Steps to Grow Your Blog

    I’ve had my blog for almost 5 years and I’m embarrassed to say that newer blogs have been doing MUCH better than mine. Why is that? Well for starters I never really networked to my fullest ability to make my blog into something great. I have always had the content but never the following. So there would be times, I wouldn’t write because I was feeling lost and discouraged because there wasn’t much of a following to actually read what I had written. Over the past two months I have decided that if I wanted to really get things going I had to start putting things into action. To grow my…