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Proverbs 22:1 (NIV) A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.   We all use email and have grown accustomed to having a spam or junk folder.  Rarely do I have an email in my inbox that is true spam.  Of course I have some emails that are more advertising than information, but that’s a subject for another post!   What is spam? … [Read more...]

Check Your Site for Broken Links {31 Days to a More Reader Friendly Blog}

does your blog have broken links

Do you have broken links on your site? If so, take some time to fix them. Links that take your readers nowhere or to a 404 page are not reader friendly. We want our links to take our readers right where we point them, especially if we are sending them deeper into our site. So take some time today to check your site for broken links. If you don't want to put in the hours, days, weeks of checking … [Read more...]

Is Your Blog Mobile-Friendly? {31 Days to a More Reader-Friendly Blog}

Mobile Friendly Blog

Today is day 28 of our 31 Days to a More Reader-Friendly Blog. Check out all of our posts here. Don't get too excited. I am not going to tell you HOW to make your blog mobile-friendly. There is NO way I could do that. Every theme is different. Every header is different. Widgets, content width, mobile device and blah blah blah. What's more? I would be a hypocrite. Why? Because Leigh Ann and I … [Read more...]

Using the nRelate Plugin {31 Days to a More Reader-Friendly Blog}

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Today is day 25 of our 31 Days to a More Reader-Friendly Blog series. Check out the whole series here! We have chatted recently about making your site more sticky. By adding links to other posts within your current post, you can keep people digging around. There are a whole gob of reasons this is a good thing. Sometimes, we don't have time to add links. Or maybe we don't have any links that … [Read more...]

Organize Your Blog Categories {31 Days to a More Reader-Friendly Blog}

blog categories

We are truckin' through a TON of changes here at CMB with our 31 Days to a More Reader-Friendly Blog series. Are you making some big changes to your blog? We pray we aren't putting too much on your radar at one time! Yet, we also pray we are giving you the tools and tips necessary to take your blog to the next level. If you are like me, when you first started (or maybe you are just starting … [Read more...]

Use Post Excerpts on Your Homepage {31 Days to a More Reader-Friendly Blog}

Post excerpts

We are truckin' through a TON of changes here at CMB with our 31 Days to a More Reader-Friendly Blog series. Are you making some big changes to your blog? We pray we aren't putting too much on your radar at one time! Yet, we also pray we are giving you the tools and tips necessary to take your blog to the next level. Today we are chatting about the benefits if you use post excerpts on your … [Read more...]

10 Must-Have Plugins for WordPress {Tech Tuesday}

10 Must have plugins for Wordpress

Hey all you tech-savvy people! Ok, some of you may be "wanna be's" but either way, you need to know this: plugins rock. What is a plugin? To quote our book, Intentional Blogger: So, basically, this means you can add software to your site (a larger software application) to enable it to generate a feature or run an application. All you do is find the plugin on the Internet, plug it into your site … [Read more...]

Recommended Blogging Resources

must have resources for bloggers

We receive this question often, "What blogging resources do you recommend?" There are so many blogging resources out there, and as a busy mom blogger, you might want to see what other bloggers use in order to make your decisions regarding which theme to choose, books to read, eCourses to take, etc. A few months ago, we put together a list of blogging resources we have used, are using, and can … [Read more...]

Tech Tuesday: How to Make Blog Images “Un-Clickable”

how to make blog images unclickable

  Wordpress by default adds the attachment url to every image you add to your post or page. We've shown you how to add affiliate links to images, which also applies to any other link you want to add to images, but today we want to show you how to make blog images "un-clickable." Why would you want to make a blog image "un-clickable"? Readers are used to clicking on images (thanks to … [Read more...]

Tech Tuesday: How to Schedule a Blog Post in WordPress

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Writing posts and pressing publish is one of the best things about blogging - it's total instant gratification. But what about writing ahead for when you're on vacation, or taking a maternity leave, or want it to post at a certain time the next day? With a Wordpress blog, scheduling a blog post is super simple. Today I'm going to show you how to schedule a blog post in Wordpress, plus a few … [Read more...]