Fantastic Free Resources for Creating Printables

Since I started creating printables for Homeschool Encouragement, I get asked this all the time: “What can I use to make printables for my blog without spending money?” And that’s been tough for me to answer because I use three things I have spent money on: Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator*, PicMonkey […]

4-22 — Making Better Pinnable Images #hsbloggers Twitter Chat

I am so excited to find this new, free tool to embed Twitter Chats in a classy and visually appealing way — with the first tweets in the chat up at the top! Below is the #hsbloggers twitter chat from today all about creating Better Pinnable Images. Please enjoy this Twitter Chat transcript brought to […]

GIVEAWAY: Media Kit Smash review


Have you been wondering about the value and quality of Media Kit Smash from Blog Clarity? My experience with the course might help you decide if paying $65 for Media Kit Smash is a good idea for your blogging business. About the course: Media Kit Smash is comprised of ten lessons. Each lesson is sent […]

Level UP Blogging Challenge One – The New Pins for Old Posts Challenge

Level UP Blogging Challenge with Prizes, from #Homeschool Blogging #hsbloggers

Welcome to the very first Level Up Blogging Challenge! I wanted to make this first challenge easily doable, and profitable, for you. I complete this exercise often and every time I do this I am amazed at the increase in traffic. In fact, I am working through old posts on Word Traveling right now and […]

Using Slide Deck 2.3 (a review for WordPress Users)

I spent quite a bit of time today playing with my new toy for self-hosted WordPress: Slide Deck 2.3. I tried to use a free slider first, I really did! I just couldn’t get it to work and do what I wanted. Finally, I splurged on the personal license for Slide Deck 2.3. I was able […]

Basic WordPress Editing and the Kitchen Sink

Wordpress Editing - How to find the extra formatting options

I bet you are wondering what in the world basic WordPress editing and the “kitchen sink” have in common. If you are brand new to WordPress, or even if you have been blogging for a few years, you may still be wondering how to more easily edit your posts with underlining, font color, indenting a […]

Fun Ways to Include Your Children in Your Blog

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This post is from monthly contributor, Katheryn. —   I absolutely love blogging. The best part for me is the community I am working on building–the other women who read my blog, comment, and share. I love it. Every time I write a post, my biggest focus is on my community as well as making […]

Send a New Subscriber Freebie in Mailchimp Using Free Account

MailChimp Subscriber Freebie - Yes you can send a freebie using the FREE MailChimp Account

You don’t have enough newsletter subscribers to pay for a MailChimp account yet, but you want to give new subscribers a free ebook or pdf file when they subscribe. This video tutorial will show you how to use tools already included to deliver a New Subscriber Freebie in MailChimp.   For those who do not […]

Content Brew from Blog Clarity: A Review

Content Brew Review

I was asked recently if I could explain how Content Brew changed my blogging. I am happy to share, but if you are looking for negatives about this course, you aren’t very likely to find them here. I’m being completely honest when I tell you I have nothing negative to say. I learned so much […]

Make A Quick and Easy Media Kit

Make a Quick and Easy Media Kit using The Essential Guide

I’ve been needing a better Media Kit for a while now, so I jumped at the chance to review Richele McFarlin’s new book called The Essential Guide To Successful Publicity Kits. Richele’s 35-page book walked me through three different styles of Media Kits (bloggers, authors, and speakers) and helped me come up with wording and […]