Tag: blogging

To Pin or Not to Pin

This is something I struggle with. I often forget to pin things to Pinterest, even when it’s in my interests to do so. It’s often said that pinning items on Pinterest attracts more viewers, readers, or customers. It’s also said that pinned articles have a longer shelf life than those that don’t. I haven’t noticed […]

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Choosing Pictures for Blog Posts

I thought I would share a little peek behind the scenes and talk about how I choose pictures for blog posts. First, I start with the topic of the blog post. If it’s a general post, I might just use a picture of me. If it’s about something specific, like this one, I know I […]

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Blog It All (or Not)

Have you ever started something and you were so excited about it? I’m sure you have. Then, something about it, maybe the way you bad it set up, made it feel more like a chore. You didn’t look forward to it anymore and you didn’t really want to do it. It wasn’t fun. You only […]

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So Close….

After Christmas, the temptation is strong to just coast to the New Year. It’s still the holiday season and there’s no need to do any real work (as a creative) between now and then. Is there? Yes and no. What’s that supposed to mean? Yes. The hard push is done. Holiday orders and commissions have […]

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Give Yourself the Gift of Creativity

There is something to be said about buying something for yourself from yourself. It’s not selfish (unless absolutely everything is for you). It’s taking care of yourself. If you want to give yourself the gift of creativity, I can help you with that. I have three books, Devoted to Creating: Igniting the Creative Spark in […]

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Plan Your Writing Schedule (video)

Last week, I shared a video from Sarra Canon of Heart Breathings. This week, I’m doing it again. She has good information for writers, no matter how long you’ve been at it. In this video, she talks about setting up your writing schedule for 2019 and being realistic about your goals. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwh8-RtODUg]

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Planning for 2019

It seems strange to think that there are only two weeks left in this year. I actually had to check the calendar after I typed that. Yes. Two weeks. The other day, I was thinking that it was early to be planning for next year. When I look at the calendar and realize that, though? […]

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Selecting Yarn for a Pattern

I have a lot of patterns. I have a lot of yarn. I don’t necessarily buy yarn for every pattern I have that I want to make. That would be a bit much, even for me. So what do I do? First, I go through the yarn I already have (and can access because some […]

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CreativeLive

Have you heard of CreativeLive? It’s a website with live and recorded classes on a very wide variety of subjects of interest to creatives. They also have an interesting blog. I don’t talk about it near often enough. Next year, CreativeLive turns 10! It was started in 2009 by Chase Jarvis and Craig Swanson. Part […]

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