Google+, Post 2: SEO, YouTube, and Authorship

Why every blogger should use Google+

As I mentioned before, in the past year I have started to utilize Google+ and have really grown to love it! I have not given up on any of the other social medias as they all reach different people, but Google+ has many plusses that make it a social media that should not be neglected by bloggers. In my first post about Google+, I shared many reasons why Google+ was beneficial for bloggers.  Some of them are self-explanatory, but many of the points I said I would expound on with more posts.  In … [Continue reading...]

5 Ways to Use Dropbox Every Day

5 Ways to Use Dropbox Every Day

Do you use Dropbox for simple file sharing? If so, you might be surprised at how many ways you can use Dropbox every day!   What is DropBox? Let us start with the basics for those not that familiar with Dropbox. Dropbox is a cloud-based storage system that also provides file syncing across multiple systems. Dropbox is free for 2 GB of storage, and those looking for more storage space can share it with friends for bonus space, or pay for one of the subscription plans. So how can … [Continue reading...]

An Amazing Deal On Keurig Rivo


My husband and I each only drink one cup of coffee in the day. Honestly, with 5 little ones I am lucky if I can get that! Because my husband is up and out the door at 5AM and I try to get some sleep till closer to 7AM, a single cup coffee maker was definitely the best choice for us. I was just made aware of an amazing deal for our Canadian readers! Get $30 OFF Keurig® Rivo System only at, you will also get free shipping! Need KCups to go with the system, they have a great deal … [Continue reading...]

How to Get More Entries in Your Giveaway

How to Get More Entries in Your Giveaway

You pick out a great prize, publish your giveaway and wait for the entries to roll in. Only they don't, at least not in the numbers you were hoping. I know the feeling. Although I've been running giveaways for several years on my blog, there was definitely a learning curve when it came to promoting them, and I still pick up helpful tips from time to time. If there's only one thing you take away from this post, it's that when it comes to promoting giveaways diversification is key; you'll need … [Continue reading...]

Why Every Blogger Should Use Google+

Why should a blogger use google+?

I have been an active user on Google+ for the past year, and I have grown to love it!  There are advantages to every social media, which means that you should try to utilize them all, if you can! I remember when I first started using Google+, I was so confused by the circles and communities, that I ignored G+ for a while.  However, now I use it all the time!  But I also see other bloggers frequently say, "I don't know what I am doing over there, and I'm too busy right now, so I'm sticking with … [Continue reading...]

How To Boost Your Blog Traffic

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To boost traffic to your blog and optimize your reach… you need to branch out.1- Try doing Link parties (I have one on my blog, yourmodernfamily, every Saturday).   I did a LOT when I was first starting out.  I did probably 5-10 different parties a day for the first 4 months or so, but it helped me tremendously in growing my followers!Now I do around 1-3 a week, if that (a fellow blogger and I link each other up… it really helps to have a blogging buddy that can support you!)   It is time … [Continue reading...]

Top 5 WordPress Plugins for Bloggers

Top 5 WordPress Plugins for Bloggers

I have been using WordPress for my personal blog for three years now, in that time I have tried out and played around with a lot of plugins. I know for sure that half of what I have now I didn't have in the beginning, didn't know I would need or even want them. These are my top go to recommended ones. Here are my top 5 WordPress plugins. Oh, and they're free. Akismet:  keeps the spam comments at bay. While it won't catch everything, it definitely keeps it at bay. Broken Link Checker: … [Continue reading...]