5 No-Nos for Sponsored Posts

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Whether you are new to writing sponsored posts or you’re a veteran professional, there are a few things to think about when writing sponsored content. What it’s not: cutting and pasting a paragraph from a sponsor’s site and hitting “publish.” What it is: thinking about the sponsor’s message and how it fits in with your […]

How to Write and Publish a Best Selling Craft Book Review

How to Write and Publish a Best Selling Craft Book

Have you ever dreamed of writing a book? It’s a common bucket list item for many creative bloggers – but how do you actually make it happen? There is finally a resources out there specifically for writing craft books, and it’s called How to Write and Publish a Best Selling Craft Book. This new e-book […]

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Teen Choice Awards

Help Spellbinders Celebrate The Teen Choice Awards Spellbinders is thrilled to announce that they will be joining the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) and a select group of companies that will be sponsoring the Gift Lounge at the Teen Choice Awards, taking place in Hollywood, California this Saturday August 10.  The show is airing Sunday, August […]

Indicators of Success – What Are Yours?

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I was perusing Pinterest recently and saw this graphic pinned by Steph of Modern Parents Messy Kids. It comes from a a site where you can download a book called “The Ultimate Success Code.” While I haven’t downloaded this book so I can’t speak to what is in it, I liked some of the indicators […]

5 Common Mistakes We See Bloggers Make

5 common mistakes that bloggers make

It’s not easy to navigate this crazy blogging world. Blogging hasn’t been around that long, there’s no manual, and let’s face it – we all are susceptible to making mistakes. It happens to the best of us! Unfortunately sometimes those mistakes can turn into bad habits . . . things we don’t even realize we are doing […]

5 Things You Don’t Need to Do on Your Blog

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Apologize for not posting. So you didn’t post for awhile? You really don’t need to worry about it. Unless you have something really important to tell your audience (I was gone because I was being knighted by the Queen of England!) then come back to your blog with something your audience will love as opposed to […]

5 Blogging Resources Worth Paying For

5 blogging services worth paying for

For most bloggers, owning and operating our blogs is highly fulfilling – after all, that is why we do it! But let’s be honest with each other . . . it’s a hard way to make money. You put in a lot of time and effort that sometimes results in pennies (sometimes a lot more, […]

The New FTC Disclosure Policy

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In March of this year, the FTC released some new guidelines surrounding disclosures in digital advertising. When bloggers do sponsored posts, whether the goodies are paid or free, they are required to disclose a relationship. This is so the person reading knows that there is a relationship between the blogger and a company – it’s […]

5 Things to do now that Google Reader is Leaving Us

5 things to do now that google reader is leaving us

When the news came down that Google Reader was going away, I didn’t panic… because I’ve gotten used to the internet changing on me. Things that used to be free suddenly cost money (thanks, Hootsuite), and tools that I use daily get pulled from me (I’m talking about you, Picnik). The internet is always changing, […]

5 Reasons Why I Don’t Follow You on Pinterest Anymore

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If you’re a blogger, Pinterest is way more than a way to store every great idea you come across on the web. Pinterest is a networking tool and a way to connect with your followers. But followers are only valuable if you don’t lose them. Make sure you avoid these five Pinterest gaffs and keep your […]