I'm stuck. This isn't writer's block as ideas roll around in my head.  I feel writer stuck as in where do I go next in the blogging world?  I don't have illusions of fame and fortune.  When I started this blog, it kept my creativity flowing, with the added bonus of people liking what I … Continue reading Stuck

How do I love this post, let me count the three ways. I fooled around some of the themes, thinking I needed a change. What I really needed was more tweaking. This post saved me mucho time messing around. A big ‘Thank You’ to the Word Press posse. Nothing makes a Winnipegger’s heart sing like the word ‘free’.

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You already know how to choose the perfect blog name and how to update your title and tagline to reflect your site’s personality. Now what?

Maybe you don’t want to jump into the world of premium themes or custom CSS yet, but there are still simple tweaks you can make from right within your dashboard to inject more “you” into your blog and draw readers in. Here are three quick updates to make right now:

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Blog Spotlight: Readers’ Salon

I read a lot of library blogs by librarians, but Reader's Salon represents an entire library system.  The contributor all work for the Winnipeg Public Library system, with each voice as unique as the selected topics . Why call it a 'salon'?  Isn't that for hairdressers?  you ask.  Actually, a salon once meant as Merriam-Webster … Continue reading Blog Spotlight: Readers’ Salon

Holy Cow! How Did That Happen?!

Every blogger takes a peek at their stats and number of followers on WordPress.  Yes, every one including the ones claiming 'Pfft! Not me.'  I don't know how the heck this happened, but I jumped from 130 to 237.  Hooray!  To those now following me  welcome and thank you.  To those earlier followers continued gratitude for your support. … Continue reading Holy Cow! How Did That Happen?!

Gosh-Diddly-Arn-It, or The Prematurely Published Blog Post

My original idea had me writing about the conference today, and ending up at the awards dinner laughing my way through the gentlemen from Unshelved.    It's still going to happen, but I discovered the blog spotlight prematurely published with only a few tasks completed on the Liebester Award.  Plus I didn't write a paragraph … Continue reading Gosh-Diddly-Arn-It, or The Prematurely Published Blog Post

Sprucing Up the Place

After using the Esquire theme for my blog, I decided a change was necessary.  Esquire looked great, but I didn't like everything down at the bottom as a footer.  I had a look at a few themes, tried some on, and settled on 'Pilcrow' with its row of books.  I have tags and other information … Continue reading Sprucing Up the Place