Favorite Episodes: The Five W’s of Community Blogging Events

tvJanuary is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses.   Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.


This month’s guest blogger for The Blogging Life went missing on me.  Since I intended that this be a monthly feature, I needed to step in and write the November post. Perhaps, when I figure out how to effectively utilize guest bloggers, I will write a post on the ins and outs of guest blogging. In the meantime, if you are interested in writing a guest post or have a topic you want to suggest for The Blogging Life please fill out the contact form at the end of this post.

This month’s topic is community events also known as blogging events – the who, what, when, why and how of participating in these events. Or as I call it, The Five W’s of Community Blogging Events.

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The Five W’s of Community Blogging Events

The Blogging LifeThis month’s guest blogger for The Blogging Life went missing on me.  Since I intended that this be a monthly feature, I needed to step in and write the November post. Perhaps, when I figure out how to effectively utilize guest bloggers, I will write a post on the ins and outs of guest blogging. In the meantime, if you are interested in writing a guest post or have a topic you want to suggest for The Blogging Life please fill out the contact form at the end of this post.

This month’s topic is community events also known as blogging events – the who, what, when, why and how of participating in these events. Or as I call it, The Five W’s of Community Blogging Events.


For the longest time, I dismissed community blogging events. I told myself community events were something to do after I became more comfortable with this blogging thing. Continue reading

October Fun Days at from the sticks to the bricks and back again

octoberThere is a lot going on at from the sticks to the bricks and back again this October.  Two guest blogging opportunities (Ghouls, Goblins & Guest Bloggers and The Blogging Life) and a Facebook Promotion were announced in October.

The Facebook Promotion and Ghouls, Ghosts & Goblins run through October while The Blogging Life is a ongoing guest blogging opportunity. Continue reading

5 Tips to a Successful Blog

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This month’s guest blogger to launch The Blogging Life, a new series at from the sticks to the bricks and back again, is Kimberly Bradley.  Kimberly a blogger, photographer, wife, mother to three children (ages 4, 22, 24), a nana, a Christian, and a missionary and not necessarily in that order blogs over at The Narrow Lens.  At The Narrow Lens she looks at life a little differently.  In some of her posts she summarizes different perspectives into The Wide Angle View; The Narrow Lens View and the Focal Point.  In addition to at The Narrow Lens, you can find Kimberly and her refreshing perspectives on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.  Without any further delay, I’m handing my blog over to Kimberly. I hope you enjoy her post: 5 Tips to a Successful Blog.


ID-100241069So you’re thinking about starting a blog but have no idea where to begin? Or maybe you’ve already leaped out into blogging land and are stuck on what to do next. Regardless of where you are on your blogging journey, there are a few things you need to consider in order to help your blog become more than just a name out in the World Wide Web. Here are 5 tips to a successful blog: Continue reading