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6 Essential WordPress Plugins to Protect Your Site

WordPress is a great platform to blog on, but out of the box, it doesn’t offer any protection against bots, hackers, slow speeds, or server overloads. Protecting your WordPress site is absolutely essential, and the first step is to always make sure that your version of WordPress and all of the plugins you use are up to date. WordPress is a major target for a lot of hackers. In fact,…


How I Automate Social Content for My Blogs to Save Time

One of the biggest time consumers I found with my own blogs was preparing and posting updates on social media. Since I am a big believer in promoting your past content as well as your new stuff, I am on social sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest multiple times throughout the day. One single post is often not enough to drive significant traffic to your blog continuously, so to stick…


365 Blog Topic Ideas – New Book Release Date!

As a blogger, I know that coming up with blog topic ideas can sometimes seem like a task. We all get “Blogger’s Block” every now and then and it can be frustrating. With this in mind, I wanted to help dig others out of a blogging rut, so I created 365 Blog Topic Ideas (For The Lifestyle Blogger Who Has Nothing to Write About). 365 Blog Topic Ideas is a…


Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The time when all of my favourite companies and brands throw crazy sales and make me love them even more! Black Friday sales aren’t just for fashion and fun… They also contain some pretty great deals that you can use to your blogger benefit. Here are a few worth mentioning: Photography Concentrate 40-60% off all photography tutorials! I took advantage of…


How To Make an Animated GIF and Why You Should Use Them

While GIF images have been around since what seems like the beginning of time, they are making a comeback in the blogosphere and social media. Recently, Twitter added GIF support to their site, allowing anyone to upload an animated image and play it like a video. These visually attractive photos can be used to increase visibility of your status updates and make for great marketing tools! GIFs are created…


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