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Blogging is A Labor of Love

Today you decided you wanted to become a blogger. Blogs are a labor of love and a great way to express yourself. Having a blog allows you to tell your story, share hardships, and celebrate triumphs. While earning an income from your blog is always lovely, chances are you won't be making a whole lot from the getgo. This is why it is essential to be sure you are blogging for all the right reasons. #1. Building your Foundation When you delve into the blogging world, it is crucial that you have some plan in place before the writing and promotions start. You will need to choose a blogging platform, domain name, and design. Wordpress is the gold standard when it comes to choosing a blog platform. It is free to use, easy to setup, secure, and highly customizable. While there are other blogging platforms such as blogger, Tumblr, Wix...

Top 5 Ways to Increase your Pinterest Following

Using Pinterest can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a little frustrating if you are just getting started (or have been there a while) with few to no followers. There are a few tricks. However, that can bring some more traffic your way that doesn't involve begging, pleading, or groveling. Curious? Here's are the top five ways to increase your following on Pinterest. Tip #1: Use Tools If you run a blog or website already (and who doesn't?), one of the easiest ways to get some of that traffic over to your Pinterest page is by adding the Pinterest follow button. To create such a button, all you have to do is use Pinterest's widget builder, copy and paste, and that is all you need to do. People who are already fans of your website will be more than happy to follow your Pinterest, especially if...

The Year of Taylor Swift: A Review of 1989

Over the years, Taylor Swift’s CDs have sold millions of copies. She has showcased her talents at several events including impressive performances at the MTV Music Awards, American Music Awards, and The Grammys. It is no surprise that her highly anticipated album 1989, released on October 27th, 2014 has caught the positive attention of music critics and has been well received by radio stations. 1989 is Swift’s first documented pop album.

5 Party Tips Every Introvert Needs to Know

Everyone loves a party, right? Wrong. If you are a shy person, any big social gathering can cause anxiety. Even though you want to enjoy yourself, you may find it difficult to do so. Luckily, there are a few simple things that you can do the next time you get invited out. Tip #1: Dress for To Impress First and foremost, wear something that you know looks good and feels good to wear. Make sure that you allow yourself plenty of time to get ready, take a shower, and fix your hair just the way you like it. You already know that you have a tendency to be uncomfortable in social situations, so you don't need something else that is going to cause you discomfort. Knowing that you look and feel your best going into a party is a big step in the right direction, making sure that you start your...

Must-Know Tricks to Planning a Vacation on a Budget

Save money on summer vacation, tips for saving money on summer vacation, summer vacation money saving tips, book in advance, travel on off days, book a travel package, check prices often, save money when traveling for summer After a long and grueling winter, most people will want to take a nice long vacation in the summer. While taking a summer trip can be a great way to unwind and bond with the family, taking an annual family trip can be pretty expensive. While summer vacations can be pricey, there are several tips that you can follow which will all you take a great family vacation and not overspend. Being frugal can also help you save money on summer vacation! Book in Advance When looking to plan your family summer vacation, the first tip is to book the trip well in advance. When looking to travel, it would be ideal to...