Writer’s Quote Wednesday – J. K. Rowling

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer's Quote Wednesday.  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author's quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come … Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday – J. K. Rowling

How to Make Blog Traffic Skyrocket with Stumble Upon

What a great idea… Here is what StumbleUpon is all about!


Stumble Upon Can Help Increase Page Views You can still use StumbleUpon to massively increase your blog traffic.

What a shock!

Talk about bad timing!

Within days of my guest author‘s April 21 guest post on how to use StumbleUpon to increase blog traffic, WordPress discontinued its StumbleUpon social sharing button.

No one saw that one coming.  Thinking there was a technical problem, I Googled the situation.

A hue and a cry had gone out.  Bring back our StumbleUpon sharing button, WordPress users cried.

Outrage is no longer necessary.  This post will explain how to not only add your posts to StumbleUpon, but how to get boatloads of referral traffic from it.

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-Up from 5/20/15

Welcome to the WRITER'S QUOTE WEDNESDAY Weekly Wrap-Up where our writers highlight their photographic and writing talent by making up their own quotes or sharing quotes from their favorite authors. (Please do not link to this post. Link to the new prompt on Wednesday, May 27, 2015). Please don't forget to tag your post "Writer's Quote Wednesday" to make them … Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-Up from 5/20/15

The #onegoodcup Project: Mindful Monday

Shanjeniah’s Lovely Chaos shares a Mindful Monday with us! This is fabulous, please read and enjoy. ❤

Shan Jeniah's Lovely Chaos

I’ve just come inside from enjoying a cup of coffee outside, in my front yard. It was about 20 minutes after 8, and dark has settled in. The wind was whispering and sighing through the big pines at the end of the property, and a half moon played peekaboo with the scudding clouds. Crickets and nightbirds. My neighbor talking to his television. Flags billowing at two houses across the quiet country road – the same road where I grew up. Off in the distance, an occasional car, and the sound of a train in the distance, out on Coons Crossing and Usher’s Road, where I know the tree frogs and bullfrogs are sounding off.

I’m intimately connected to this place, to its sights and sounds and smells and textures – to its life. I sent countless hours outside after dark, when I was a girl. We played tag and statues…

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What do you think about the new product pages at Amazon?

Chris shares updated information on the Amazon Product pages…


Product Page New http://amzn.com/B00AA5CJ7C


You may have noticed that product pages on Amazon now have a new look.

Amazon began rolling these new product pages out about 2 weeks ago at Amazon.com.

In the beginning, the old page was sometimes showing; now only the new page appears. This suggests that Amazon has tested this out extensively. Evidently, the new page is working better overall (although some books may be hurt by the new look, on average more books must be benefiting from the new look, otherwise Amazon will revert back to the old look).

That’s the thing:

  • Amazon knows how to sell books.
  • Amazon has sales data.

If sales are down overall, Amazon will quickly change the look again. So the longer the new pages remain, the more we know that the new look is working (at least more often than not).

I saw several variations of the new…

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Mindful Monday – Memorial Day: An Attitude of Gratitude

Welcome to Mindful Monday! Each week I try to self-discover new things about myself. I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to. Because it is Memorial Day here in America today, I want … Continue reading Mindful Monday – Memorial Day: An Attitude of Gratitude


Sunday Breakfast – break an egg! Tropical ginger. The flowers are tubules that catch the rain and dew. They get so heavy the branches break. This post was inspired by The Daily Post Photo Challenge – Broken. Clink on the link above or on my blog to see more photos from weekly photo challenges! Thanks … Continue reading Broken…

Please make it easy for me to share your talent.

Sally shares some great info for all writers and bloggers! 😉

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

As a writer I am delighted when a fellow blogger or contact on social media shares my work or my posts. In turn it gives me great pleasure to reciprocate but it helps when people come to me or make it easy for me to share their books, posts, tweets etc.

On WordPress there are a number of buttons that you can install that enables others to follow and share. I notice that some bloggers choose not to display the Reblog button which is quite useful as a sharing method… If a post is special, relevant, contains important information or is entertaining reblogging helps bring traffic to your blog and also gets your post to a wider audience. When it is reblogged only the first paragraph or sentences are shown and then you have to click a link to be taken to the original. It is also best is the…

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