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I am Miss February!

I am Miss February!

Yes, I know.  I’m not exactly the calendar girl type.  But, I am uber honored to be Miss February over at the Missouri Women Bloggers Network!  This month I’ll be sharing posts related to this month’s theme of “Using Your Voice to Change the World”.  My first post is up now.  If you want to scroll past my basic biographical information, you’ll find a list of ways that you can utilize the Missouri Women Bloggers … Read entire article »

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Six Ways to Organize Your Blog in 2014

Six Ways to Organize Your Blog in 2014

Today I have a guest post up over at the Missouri Women Bloggers website. After helping to start the Arkansas Women Bloggers way back when and watching that network grow, I am so excited that there is now a Women Bloggers in Missouri!  It’s a great resource for bloggers, as well as for those of you who are interested in reading local blogs.  If you are a blogger or are interested in becoming a blogger, my post … Read entire article »

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March: Rolling out the Welcome Mat

March: Rolling out the Welcome Mat

My friends, this may be the longest I have ever gone between blog posts.  February has been wild and crazy, what with preparing to open up Little Grins Dental and all. And while I haven’t been able actually type at the keyboard much, I have been blogging and plotting in my head for these past three weeks like nobody’s business. While February has been an lonely and desolate time here at Instead of the Dishes, I … Read entire article »

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Ornament Exchange! #ARWB

Ornament Exchange! #ARWB

This year the Arkansas Women Bloggers put together a fun hand-made ornament exchange among the member bloggers.  Even though I now live here in Missouri, they still let me play along! I was tickled to be assigned The Park Wife as my ornament recipient.  She is my oldest and bestest blog buddy. (Not meaning she is old, meaning she is the first fellow blogger I made friends with.)  Anyhow, I tried my hand at some blog-inspired … Read entire article »

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Live Blogging at Bloggy Boot Camp Dallas

Live Blogging at Bloggy Boot Camp Dallas

Hi everyone!  Over the weekend I had the great fortune of traveling to Dallas to attend Bloggy Boot Camp, thanks to a sponsorship from Petit Jean Meats.  I live blogged each of the sessions for the Arkansas Women Bloggers, which was great fun.  If you’re interested in blogging, head on over and check out these posts: Top Ten Tips for Blogging Success What You Really Need to Know About Blog Design Success in eBooks Business of Blogging Blogging About Your … Read entire article »

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#AWBU 2012 Session Recap: The Business of Blogging

#AWBU 2012 Session Recap: The Business of Blogging

I mentioned in my AWBU conference recap that I had the opportunity to present a session with the PR maven Natalie Ghidotti about the Business of Blogging. I thought I’d post up some of the info that we presented. Given that our presentation was only an hour, we did our best to give a general overview of  ways to generate income from blogging. First, this big statement in bold: There is no quick and dirty way to … Read entire article »

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