[stextbox id="custom" caption="sponsored"]Sponsored by http://innetwork.net. All opinions are our own, and I'm happy to share my views and opinions on blogging and everything else.[/stextbox] I have decided here at R&R to do a series of posts on blogging and try to keep up with it. All the changes in blogging, why blogging is fun, how to start a blog and should you? I … [Read more...] about Why Blogging is a Business But Also Fun!
It's been a long week and it's only Tuesday. I know, right? But it has. Why? Well mostly because I'm getting fed up, ticked off, feel out of sorts and really just don't like things the way they are now with what I'm doing. I know you are probably saying... then don't do it anymore Jodi. But see the problem is -- I'm a blogger (writer, freelancer, sharer of … [Read more...] about Why I’m worth being compensated as a blogger
It's time again for friends to mingle and kick back, relax and win some amazing prizes, share our social networks and get to know one another. It's time once again for the Ultimate Blog Party 2013! A Little About Me... For those of you new here to R&R - my name is Jodi and I'm a mom of two boys, one with special needs. I am married to my best friend and partner (FD … [Read more...] about Ultimate Blog Party 2013
One thing I find difficult with blogging is the time it takes to interact socially and share and get the information I post here out to my readers and fans who I hope find it valuable. So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered Facebook has implemented the option to schedule posts on your faceobook business page. Scheduling posts makes sharing content with your … [Read more...] about How to schedule posts on your facebook business page
I don't know about you but I would love to have white teeth again. Years of drinking coffee, lack of enamel from acidic foods and smoking have caused my teeth to go yellow. This great BLOGGER OPPORTUNITY comes from a company called Smile Brilliant! Simply fill out this FORM http://eepurl.com/ptW5X and you can review the product as well as host a giveaway of the product for … [Read more...] about Blogger Opportunity: Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening System Review & Giveaway
When it comes to Wordpress aside from loving Genesis and the themes, the other thing that tickles my geek fancy are all the plugins out there available to us website owners, designers and bloggers. You can get plugins for recipes, social networks, cleaning the links on your site and more. I love plugins, but a rule of thumb is not to use too many as they can slow … [Read more...] about Top 10 wordpress plugins I can’t live without
Welcome back and I hope everyone had a great holiday! I know I sure did, spending time with family and friends. It seems almost shameful to get back to work and back to blogging. Speaking of blogging, I'm sure you noticed that in coming here we have a new design. I decided that with the new year coming it was time to clean up my blog, focus on my branding and make some … [Read more...] about 10 great tips to help you clean up your blog
Asking a person what platform or program they use or social sharing is like asking someone... What's in your wallet? Visa? Mastercard? Straight Debit? Or just cash? Using the right social sharing program is like shopping properly. If you don't have the right card in your hand, your purchase might disappear! And as a mom blogger I have some hot tips on why you should be using … [Read more...] about Why you should be using HootSuite for social sharing
Run! Run! as fast as you can - you must get away from the Blogger man! Okay I know what you are saying. I mean it was just this week I wrote an extremely flattering article on behalf of Blogger (the boys who got me started) because several of my friends came back from a convention and were told they wouldn't be taken seriously if they were on blogspot.com. It's never nice … [Read more...] about Why bloggers should blog with WordPress: I’m eating crow!
In the past two days I have had two separate clients ask me whether or not they should switch from Blogger to WordPress. Coming back from conferences to which they heard information regarding how WordPress is the best blogging platform right now, it's no wonder there is some confusion and bloggers only want what is best for their site. Reasons Blogger is Better than Wordpress … [Read more...] about Why Bloggers should not switch from Blogger to WordPress
When it comes to running a wordpress site or any site, one thing that is uniquely needed is a great contact form. Contact forms help you connect with your consumers, those reading your blogs and websites and help you keep track of staying in touch so you can meet your readers needs. When it comes to a good contact form there are a few things I look at Easy to use (embed … [Read more...] about vcita contact forms bloggers and businesses will love!
As bloggers we have discussed this topic more times than I wish to remember. We’ve gone over all the rules. We’ve explained why it’s important, and yet here I am. Advertisers keep pitching me asking to work with us and requesting all links be “dofollow” and it’s driving me nuts! If a blogger can go off the deep end, then I’m drowning. My frustration with … [Read more...] about Dear Advertisers: Please Stop Asking for Dofollow Links
I am a firm believer that we do not have to be on our phones 24/7. Life is about enjoying ourselves. It's about kicking back and spending time with family and friends. I will admit - sometimes it bugs me when I'm hanging with my friends and everyone is on their phone, texting, chatting or playing games. I end up on my phone because it's uncomfortable. What happened to us having … [Read more...] about Should Texting Be Allowed in a Theater?
Blogging isn't just about sharing what's going on with your family or how you feel about the weather (ahem which I am hating) right now by the way. Many bloggers, like myself work closely with Companies, PR firms and communities during blog campaigns, bringing products to us so we can review them and get the word out to all of you on what we think, how we feel and why we … [Read more...] about Canada Post Strike Bad News For Bloggers