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November 29th, 2016

What Is Buffer and What Does It Do?

Buffer is the number one way that I have increased traffic on all of my blogs. In fact, on the blog that I use it on the most and the most consistently, my traffic shot up 300%. That’s right, I went from barely getting 10 visitors a day to easily surpassing 100 visits per day. This might not be much for those of you who are already heavy hitters but it was practically miraculous for me. And what is even better is that you can use the service for FREE if you want…There is even an Android app to

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October 20th, 2016

How to make sidebar have shadows behind boxes in sidebar

I only use the Atahualpa theme on all of my blogs but I imagine that code works on any website.

However, I am no website designer. So, I have no clue where you would put it on your website if you are using anything other than Atahualpa on WordPress.

As for Atahualpa, the steps are simple.

Scroll down to Appearance.

Click on Atahualpa theme options.

Scroll down to Style Widgets.

In the widget container box, type the following code:

box-shadow: 5px 5px 10px #999;

Save and done.

Adjust setting numbers to your preferences.

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September 20th, 2016

How to make round corners on sidebar in Atahualpa theme

I love the Atahualpa theme. It is the free theme that I use on absolutely every one of my blogs.

But, for someone who does not speak a bit of html code, it can be a struggle to make my blogs pop design-wise.

While searching the Atahualpa forum for a solution to one problem, I often stumble across a cool idea.

A trick that I have added to each of my blogs in adding round corners to the sidebars (and lately to the content boxes as well).

The steps are super simple.

Go to Appearance.

Click Atahualpa Theme Optioins.

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September 1st, 2016

August 2016 Blog Stat Reports Review

Not only have I been totally slacking on updating these blog stat and income report posts but I have been slacking on blogging pretty much altogether.

We all know that life gets like that sometimes.

I was so busy taking care of the present that I neglected to prepare for the future.

Since I am getting back to my first love (blogging), I thought I was start with an State of the Blogs update.

I am starting from scratch with August stats and then, starting next month, I will be putting up the comparison stats to help us track

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July 1st, 2016

June 2016 Blog Income and Traffic Report

Yep, it is time for another month’s blog income/traffic report. It has actually been 2 months since I wrote one as I was totally slacking (my bad, y’all) on all my blogs last month.

The wonderful thing is that my traffic and income only took a slight dip without me. Yay! That’s exactly what I want. Passive traffic and income. I have posts coming up in the near future on things that I set-and-forget to keep my stats going strong(ish).

These blog reports are great for me to see what I am doing right (and what I’m doing wrong).

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June 22nd, 2016

22 Plugins that I put on every blog

22 Plugins that I put on every blog

I love WordPress because of the plugins.

There is a wealth of plugin on WordPress that you can use to make you blog or website sing.

Sometimes, I only use certain plugins on certain blogs or test various versions on different blogs to see which one I like better.

But, there are some plugins that I have on every single blog that I own.

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My Favorite Theme:

Atahualpa: Although not a plugin, it is my theme of choice. It is a flexible theme that you can make do almost anything. Yep,

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June 10th, 2016

Let’s Party: Facebook Tips

Come Linkup your Facebook Tip post on Amablogger.com's Let's Party blog hop.

Let’s Party with Facebook Tips!

Have you written a fabulous Facebook tip post?

Or have been planning to write one (like me!).

Add it to my Let’s Party: Facebook Tips and let the world see your brilliance.

To be featured as a guest: Enter your family friendly post in linkup Tweet the message in Click to Tweet Pin the image Share this post on Facebook Leave a comment letting me know that you’ve done all 3 and the blog that you want promoted

Next weeks Let’s Party theme will be Twitter tips, successes, or failures.

If you

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May 27th, 2016

Let’s Party: Pinterest Post

Let's Have a Pinterest Linkup Blog Party!

Let’s Party: Pinterest style!

Have you written a pintacular pinterest post?

Or have been planning to write one (like me!).

Add it to my Let’s Party: Pinterest and let the world see your brilliance.

 

As always the most clicked post will be featured, so make sure that your image and description is on point.

And the featured post will be pinned, facebooked, google plus’d, and tweeted multiple times.

This week’s featured post was actually a tie between

 

Mommy blogger calls ‘b——-‘ on the ‘fake nonsense’ of the mommy blogging industry in an epic rant Congratulations to

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May 21st, 2016

My Blogging Life May 21, 2016

Hi, all…

I took the morning off so I am getting a late start on my blogging day.

I didn’t take the morning off for any particular reason but that I wanted to.

Being able to do that is one of the reasons that I desire a full-time passive blogging income from home.

I was going to say a self-employed income but some self-employed people don’t have that flexibility.

And I went back and added in the words passive blogging income because some people that work from home don’t have a flexible schedule and that includes many bloggers.

Yet,

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May 20th, 2016

My Blogging Life: Thank God Its Friday

TGIF, people. TGIF!!!

I have already been so busy this morning, both with personal stuff and with blogging.

Yeah, I know that you are only hear to read about the blogging stuff…

I know, I know…

Hm. Maybe I should do one of these on my lifestyle blog.

Think it will fly?

Anywho, on to my blogging day thus far.

7:00 a.m.

Got an early start due to my daughter needing a ride to school because she had an awkward project diorama (thank God for spell-check. I was all wrong on the spelling of that one) to carry, so

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