Time to Say Good-Bye

I’m considering saying good bye to blogging and moving on. It’s been a great run and a long one but I’m feeling like “I’ve said that before” every day now. And, I am feeling the same way about answering support forum questions day in and day out too. Update: September 24th, 2014 I have to…

My Wee Blog: Put the Kettle On

By Guest Author, Olivia who blogs at http://putthekettleon.net/ My blog began as an online portfolio to home some of my published articles and to advertise freelance writing, but I discovered (Timethief told me) that new and regular content would improve my Google ranking and help my site become more visible.

Pavlov’s Blog (Confessions of a Compulsive Commenter)

By Guest Author, Little Miss Menopause who blogs at thequotegal.wordpress.com The Comment Section on a Blog can really bring out the same personality traits you would exhibit at a cocktail party. Having OCD, this has been a problem for me. Since there is no 12-step program – – my only hope is to share my…

Introducing Mrs. Fringe: A Peripheral Life

By Guest Blogger Mrs Fringe, who blogs at http://mrsfringe.wordpress.com Sometimes the fringe falls just right. I’ve been thinking about writing a post on blogging; I recently had a discussion with a few other bloggers and I just passed my two year blogoversary on Mrs Fringe.   Then I saw Time Thief’s post on One Cool Site,…

Has Blogging Changed You?

Blogging connects people from all parts of the world. A single connection can change a person’s life in wonderful ways.  Blogging has the potential to change your life or someone else’s life. Contact leads to communication. Communication expands our knowledge and leads to relationship building. Building relationships with people from different cultures influences thoughts and…

How a Dream Blogging Job Found Me

By Guest Author, Cynthia of  Wine, Woman and Travel Like most of you reading this, I have been a huge fan of One Cool Site from the day I found it, it has been an essential resource for taking my blogging to a more professional level. But oddly, I didn’t find this article about dream…

Mastering Blog Metrics, Content Creation and Retaining Readers

By Guest Author, Jean Chong I’m just like many other blog readers:  I’m fickle –I read other people’s blogs whenever the fancy strikes me.  Now that I have less personal time, I’m even more picky in choosing blog posts that I click open to read. I’m even more mindful on the subjects that I want…

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays! Whichever ones apply: Jewish, Christian, Pagan, secular! Practicing people are not particular, Perhaps because all people yearn for friends. Year’s end’s a time of darkness, true, but when Has darkness ever darkened one small light? Our pleasures are like candles in the night, Lighting lamps that burn beyond our ken. In celebration there…

Cantankerous computer

UPDATE: December 18th, 2010- Still without my computer and the shop is closed for the weekend. :(
UPDATE: December 13th, 2010 – A new C-drive is on order and hasn’t arrived yet. I’m hoping to have my own computer and all my data back by Thursday or Friday. Cantankerous computer! This is the fourth time in the last 2 weeks that my computer has broken and been taken in for repair. I have been reduced to “borrowing” time on my friend’s computers when they are out.

Passionate Blogging: Extraordinary Content

Well, I was thinking as a new blogger that I didn’t want to write a Mom and Pop blog where I’m posting family pictures or blogging about my personal life and all the things that are going on or not going on in my life. I wanted to be able to contribute something that was useful, something of content, something that was interesting and thought provoking to gain readership. And I think every new blogger is confronted with the question “well, what should I blog about?”