How to Take Quality Blog Photos

Tara and Nancy asked me how I take my blog pictures, and so a new feature was born. Welcome to Part 1 of my Blog Photos Series! This series will cover how to compose and edit quality blog photos. I hope you find it useful! Part 1 will be focusing on how to take pictures, specifically product pictures.

Blogging is a highly visual medium, and pictures can make or break a blog post. If you are reviewing a product or simply sharing an item you like, it is imperative that you present it in a manner that will appeal to your audience. Read more…

How to Rock Nicheless Blogging

“Find your niche.”

That is the first piece of advice any professional blogger will tell you. Yet you’re not a professional blogger, and you have little reason to become one. You simply enjoy writing about your interests and meeting other like-minded bloggers. You don’t want to stick to a niche because you want to talk about all the things, and they’re not always related to each other.

Blogging to you is a creative outlet. You want to provide a good read, but it’s not about making money or going viral. Read more…

How to Host a Successful Linkup

It’s been six months since Eirene and I debuted our linkup, My Favorite Things. I’m personally having a ton of fun and benefiting greatly from all the submissions. I can’t count how many times I’ve discovered something awesome from a blogger who shared their favorites. I’m also happy to report that we have since gained a couple of regulars and a good amount of spectator comments.

I like to call our linkup a success just because of all the fun everyone seems to be having. Read more…

Mind Your Font Rendering

Something I’m seeing more and more lately is illegible text on blogs. I know skinny fonts are in vogue nowadays, but when developing or customizing your themes, please keep in mind that different machines (even different browsers on the same machine) render fonts differently. Windows in general tend to render fonts thinner than other counterparts, so what might look good on a Mac could be completely unreadable on Windows. Here’s a helpful article on font rendering by Smashing Magazine: A Closer Look at Font Rendering. Read more…