5 Ways to Advance Your Child’s Reading

5 Ways to Advance Your Child’s Reading

A Parent’s Guide to Raising Voracious Readers – 5 Ways to Advance Your Child’s Reading! My “expert” status? I love to read, I am a mom, and my daughter reads several levels above her grade. My daughter spends time during the summer months with her grandparents; and I always worry that she will lose what she’s learned the past school year (and from me) while she’s living it up with them. That is not to say I think they will “dumb her down” but…well, maybe its my Type … Read more…


8 Ways to Verify the Legit Factor!

8 Ways to Verify the Legit Factor!

For as many scams out there, there are plenty of legitimate happenings going on around the Internet and SO MANY ways to verify the legit factor involved with each. Earlier today I wrote a rather cranky post calling those of you out who think we may be running a scam here regarding this September Month of Giving – our goal to raise (at least) $400 in 30 days to be divided among the four families we are supporting at Informed Sharing. Because I originally never asked for a … Read more…


Need a Domain Name?

Need a Domain Name?

Recently, we talked about your Blogger blog and I offered my humble opinion in the form of one quick tip. Have you forgotten? One Quick Blogspot Tip – Remove It! You might have left a tiny annoyed that I didn’t elaborate on just how to remove blogspot from your domain name but keep in mind that was one quick tip in a whole series of (how to) build your better blog. Some folks don’t even need that quick tip; and because I’m weaving personal posts with informative posts, … Read more…


One Quick Blogspot Tip – Remove It!

One Quick Blogspot Tip – Remove It!

You have a blog at Blogger and you like it there. I’m not here to tell you to move it. For six whole days after deciding to dust off Informed Sharing, I was happy to be at Blogger too. Need to know – Informed Sharing 2014 – How I Ended Up Here? But I do want to offer one really quick and simple tip for how to maintain your Blogger blog professionally and inexpensively, to compete with the “big guy” blogs. And before you panic that your blog … Read more…


Where to Blog Good, Better, Best?

Where to Blog Good, Better, Best?

I’ve been writing online for the better part of a decade and in all that time I’ve barely scratched the surface. True story. I know many, many, MANY folks who are considerably more prolific than me; more successful; more happy? I don’t know. What I do know is that I’ve dipped my toe into a plethora of places in which to write online. Blogging, back in the day (do we still say that?), was relatively simple. You signed up with Blogger (Google) or WordPress.com (to name two) and … Read more…


You Want to Blog – Now What?

You Want to Blog – Now What?

Do you find yourself with an incessant need to write write write? Do people keep telling you to stop talking and start writing “these things down”? Do you often wake up in the middle of the night with ideas for (insert crazy brilliant – whatever – plan here)? If you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions then you just may be a blogger in the making. You Want to Blog – Now what? There are many solutions to your quandary and one only has to take … Read more…


Need Blog Help? Go Get It!

Need Blog Help? Go Get It!

Before we go any further in this (how to) build your better blog series, I need to make this very important point. I was laying in bed the other other night (where 88% of all brilliant blog post ideas are born – look it up, I’m certain the percentage is pretty accurate) and the absolute… …NEED… …to express this before we take one more step here. Need Blog Help? Go Get It! Back when I first began blogging – in 2006, I discovered, as I dug through old … Read more…