30 Reasons To Take A Screenshot

30 Reasons To Take A Screenshot With Your Phone

How To Take A Screenshot With Your iPhone Push the round home button on the front of your phone and the power on/off button (on the top right side of your phone) quickly at the same time. How To Take A Screenshot With An Android Phone I don’t know :) But here’s a link to someone who does! 30 Reasons To Take A Screenshot With Your Phone 1. Avoid going back and forth between multiple recipes – screenshot and swipe!…

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IFTTT for bloggers, moms, and sports enthusiasts

Why Everyone Should Know About IFTTT (If This, Then That)

I found a service that you need. Yes, you. It doesn’t matter if you’re a mom, a kid, a blogger, a sports enthusiast, all of the above or none of the above. There is some way that IFTTT can help you. IFTTT stands for “If This, Then That” and is pronounced like “gift” but without the g. It automates just about any online task you can think of. The IFTTT website (and app) has thousands of recipes you can use with…

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What is a blog reader?

What Is A Blog Reader? A List Of Readers For Bloggers

Follow my blog with Bloglovin What the heck is a blog reader, and why should I use one? To understand readers, you should know what an RSS feed is. You have probably seen them around, as their logo is everywhere: RSS = Rich Site Summary or Real Simple Syndication. An RSS “feed” is a way for you to subscribe to an internet site. News, blogs, audio and video sites use RSS feeds to alert readers (or listeners) that there is…

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Make Pinnable Images With PicMonkey

How To Make Pinnable Images With PicMonkey

PicMonkey is pretty amazing – it’s a {free} photo editing website that I use in conjunction with Photoshop Elements. Sometimes it’s just quicker and easier to head to PicMonkey.com for resizing, watermarking, and adding quick text than it is to open Photoshop. Let’s begin! How To Make Pinnable Images With PicMonkey 1. Click “edit photo” and upload a picture from your computer. I am using a photo from a post I am working on about Disneyland. 2. Let’s go ahead…

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Three Ways To Grow Your Blog

You have a blog and love it, but want… more. More comments. More interaction. More review and giveaway opportunities. Gotcha. Three Ways To Grow Your Blog 1. Be social: Make sure you are part of social media networks such as facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and Google+. Use these networks to not only share your posts, but to also share posts from other bloggers. Make sure to mention/tag them when you share! When sharing, instead of just adding a link within a status…

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How To Comment On A Blog Post: National Delurking Day

Hi there!   I didn’t mean to scare you, but I know there are a lot of you that come visit Our Crazy Boys and keep quiet about it. That’s ok. I used to silently read blogs, too. But today is National Blog Delurking Day! That means… you should say hi.   Don’t know how? I’ll help. How To Comment On A Blog Post 1. Find a blog post to comment on and look for the link to comment. It’ll…

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Securing A Blog Conference Sponsorship In 3 Easy Steps {Plus A Blog Conference Sponsorship Template} Countdown To #Blissdom

  If you’re heading to Blissdom or any other conference this year, you might be thinking about securing a sponsor to help with conference costs such as your ticket, travel, or hotel. It never hurts to reach out to brands that you know to ask if they are interested in sponsoring you, but your request will be better received if you can explain to these businesses what a blog conference sponsorship entails. I’m happy to share the blog conference sponsorship…

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SEO For Bloggers: Get A Green Light In The SEO by Yoast Plugin

SEO. No, not “see-o.” It stands for Search Engine Optimization, or “how to make it easier for Google to find your stuff.” This tutorial is called SEO for Bloggers because I’m not going to give you an entire SEO class right now – I’m going to tell you how to use Yoast to get a “green light” for your posts and help them get seen by more people. Simple. First step is to install the plugin WordPress SEO by Yoast….

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HTML Simplified: 4 HTML Tips For The Savvy Blogger

I’m super excited to introduce to you a dear friend of mine, Nicole (she’s an amazing blog/web designer).  I talked her into giving you a few of her best HTML tips because it’s one area that I wish I knew more about. Go ahead and bookmark this post so you can refer back to it when you get stuck! And? I made that snazzy button up there with all of the Photoshop skillz Nicole taught me – I have finally…

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Make Instagram Photos With PicMonkey {A Tutorial}

There are so many awesome Instagram-related products out there right now, and I want them all. Jewelry with wearagrams, phone cases with casetagram, and a few great My Life products over at Paper Coterie, for starters (I’m getting ready to order this My Life memory box, actually!). Don’t have Instagram? That’s ok, I’m going to tell you how to make Instagram Photos with PicMonkey. There are three problems with making Instagram products on your computer. Problem 1. Instagram is for your…

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How to install a wordpress plugin

Installing A WordPress Plugin

I have had several of you ask about installing a wordpress plugin, and I thought that it might be easier to just post about it. I should mention that I know this works for self-hosted blogs, but I don’t believe it works for WP hosted blogs. (If you pay yearly for someone to host your blog, you can probably follow along in this tutorial) Oh, I should also mention that there are many ways to install plugins. This is the…

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