Sorry Not Sorry & JennShuey Designs

Hello blog. I'm so sorry to have neglected you, but 2017 got off to a really busy start. I am a blogger, but blogging isn't my business. Blogging is my hobby. Sometimes it's fun, sometimes I want to walk away for a little while, but in the end, I find my way back to the blog. There's just something about putting words down that is a calming release no matter what the subject matter may be, but it doesn't pay the bills. Last year I started a small personalized home decor and vinyl business. I didn't sit down one night and decide I wanted to jump into the vinyl design world. It just sort … [Read more...]

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How to Write Outstanding Product Reviews

Product reviews are one of the biggest topics for bloggers. Some blogs even focus only on reviews. With the large number of blogs, you want to stand out for your writing.  In order to be noticed by other bloggers and brands, it is worth it to write outstanding product reviews. I have been writing product reviews for about four years and am now the Product Review Editor for Travelingmom.com. Follow these tips for reviews: Deciding on a Product to Review When starting out, practice by writing reviews of items you own. Don’t review everything - Chose only what fits you or your … [Read more...]

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New Product Reviews: Best Practices

As a blogger who writes new product reviews at BrainFoggles.com, I want to share my best practices that make my reviews reliable and authentic. In the world of blogging it is important to be honest and accurate in all of our blog posts especially when writing new product reviews. The brands I work with expect me to share my experience with their product and I strive to do that. Having guidelines for new product reviews is the most helpful way to maintain best practices. One of the guidelines is the product itself. I weed out items that don’t meet my readers’ needs and that I don’t feel … [Read more...]

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Five Blog Lessons from Type-A Conference #TypeACon

Type-A Parent Conference always teaches me lessons I need to learn about my blog and career. The sessions are informative and the speakers leave time for questions. Many provide more information online for free and are willing to assist you if you have a concern that comes up after the conference. Much Needed Blog Lessons Continue to improve content writing and social media participation. I can’t sit back and write blog posts just because I like to write and share ideas. It’s easy to get lost in the crowd of blogs, now more than ever. It’s important to know how to share my content, how to … [Read more...]

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Skype Makes Life Easier

I’m the kind of person who gravitates toward new technology, but for some reason after using Skype for instant message chats, I was pretty much done with it. I didn’t see how it would make my life easier. Once in a while, I’d be invited to a group chat for business. It worked well, but the need to type everything was time consuming. Then I began working with someone who lived in England. He disliked emails and wanted to use Skype to save money on international phone calls. I told him that I didn’t have a headset. Not a problem. I could hear him through my laptop speakers and my laptop mic … [Read more...]

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