We Blog for OURSELVES

We Blog for OURSELVES

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This Kathleen Hale business has led to a few things: Bloggers being concerned about their safety and privacy Bloggers starting a “Blogging Blackout”—no book reviews for a while A few silly authors criticizing bloggers for participating in the blackout Bloggers getting discouraged, unmotivated, and wondering, “What’s the point?” A blog is for YOU! Keep it […]


How to Create Your Own WordPress Shortcodes

How to Create Your Own WordPress Shortcodes

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Could you do a (or do you know of any existing) tutorial on shortcodes? I know that my theme supports some, and I know of some plugins that let you create them, but I’m not totally sure how they work. Specifically, I have a page for one category of posts aside from the category page, […]


Goodbye CSS, Hello SCSS

Goodbye CSS, Hello SCSS

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SCSS (Sassy CSS) has been around for a long time now, along with its older version SASS. But I never got into it… until now! SCSS is like CSS with better formatting SCSS is sort of a different kind of CSS. It’s similar code and achieves the same effect, but it uses much better and […]


Free “Verdict” Rating Graphics

Free “Verdict” Rating Graphics

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At the end of my book reviews I show a “Verdict Image”, which is kind of my rating in words rather than stars. I use words like “Loved It”, “Liked It”, etc. I thought I’d compile a bunch of free verdict images for other reviewers to use! In my downloadable pack I have five different […]


Gorgeous Themes are Everywhere!

Gorgeous Themes are Everywhere!

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I’m really excited to share not one, but two gorgeous new pre-made WordPress themes! Both of these excite the socks off of me. Eliza I’m not even sure how best to convey my excitement for Eliza. I had so much fun with this theme that I almost kept it for myself to use on Creative […]


Keto-Friendly Low Carb Pizza

Keto-Friendly Low Carb Pizza

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I feel forever indebted to the folks over at ruled.me for introducing me to an AMAZING low carb pizza recipe. And actually, it’s not just this recipe, it’s ALL their recipes. I’ve also tried their hot chocolate recipe, which was fantastic. I’ve always loved pizza. I mean, who doesn’t? It’s delish! When I first started […]



How I Made My Own E-Course Plugin

How I Made My Own E-Course Plugin

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There are two things you probably already know about me: I love to code. I always aim to keep everything in-house and flowing together. These two things both came into play when I decided to start my own e-course. The easiest and quickest way to get this off the ground would be to use an […]


How to Use FTP for Your WordPress Blog

How to Use FTP for Your WordPress Blog

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What the heck is FTP and why should I care? FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, but let’s not worry too much about the name. Your WordPress site is composed of files. There are files for: The main WordPress installation. Your theme. Every single plugin. Everything you upload (images). Those are all files and they’re […]


CPU and Memory on your Self Hosted WordPress Blog

CPU and Memory on your Self Hosted WordPress Blog

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I am using godaddy to host two of my sites, both are wordpress sites. I recently received an e-mail from godaddy saying my cpu usage and physical memory usage is very high (reaching my current maximum limit). They offer the option to buy more resources, but I would like to know if this is really […]


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