Grammar Grabs: “Who’s”/”Whose” and “You’re”/”Your”

May 17, 2011

Ah, possessives.  They drive us crazy. In an ideal world, the writers of dictionaries and the big kahunas of language would decide that a new language structure to supplant those evil possessives MUST be put into effect, and we’d never have to worry about adding an apostrophe in the wrong spot ever again.  Our lives […]

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Please Blog Responsibly: Restricting Food Intake for Religious Reasons

April 27, 2011

Now that Lent is has just ended, it brings to mind the topic of blogging about our religious food restrictions and exercise routines. Lent season can seem like New Years 2.0. Thousands of people are declaring that they are going to not eat sweets, cut back on alcohol, or start a new exercise routine all […]

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Spring Clean Your Blog: Nine Tips For A Fresher Blog

April 25, 2011

I am 100 percent allergic to cleaning my house. Hand me a Swiffer pad and I’ll use to wipe my nose as I snivel about how much I hate cleaning. Spring cleaning is not my idea of fun at ALL. But spring cleaning my blog? I can get down with that. See, when I spring […]

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Determining Your Blog’s Meta-Narrative

April 21, 2011

When we talked a few weeks ago about the importance of a meta-narrative for your blog, a reader asked one how to determine what your meta-narrative should be. It’s a good question. To quickly review, your meta-narrative is the overarching story that explains and gives merit to individual events or stories. In the blog world […]

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Don’t Feel Guilty If….You Love Your Body But Don’t Weigh 120 Lbs.

April 19, 2011

I love to eat real food. I think that is perfectly evidenced on my blog where I rarely use low-fat substitutes or talk about nutrition. I bake with whole wheat, but I also use real butter and I’m not shy about my love for dessert. I embrace my curves. I don’t feel guilty about loving […]

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Return of the Mac: How to Bounce Back from a Blog Break

April 15, 2011

Jumping back into blogging after an extended period of time away can be daunting. I recently took a month off to focus on a myriad of major life changes I was experiencing. I knew my readers didn’t deserve to be subjected to monotonous posts filled with whining and incessant I’m. So. Stressed. Need. Tequila. Now. […]

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Don’t Feel Guilty If…You Don’t Feel Like an Adult Yet

April 13, 2011

We’ve already covered not feeling guilty about being a broke blogger, but today I want to talk about something a little bigger. Have you ever felt a little out of the loop not just because of your bank account, but because of your entire lifestyle? With every other blogger posting about a dream job, a […]

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Discuss. Here, I’ll Give You a Topic…

April 11, 2011

I’ve done it. You’ve done it. Most bloggers have done it. We’ve taken the time to craft a carefully worded, well-thought-out post…and then ended it with a question in italics, bold, or both. Why do we do this? As I was thinking about the end-of-post question, I realized this question serves two potential purposes. The […]

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Hollaback Eats: Overnight Jell-O for the Kid in You

April 6, 2011

[Today we have a guest post from Marie of Cheaper Than Therapy. After she shared her inspiring story of how she stopped breathing air and lost five pounds, we had to ask her to come back and share more of herself with us. Please join us in welcoming our first recipe post on Hollaback, a […]

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The Blog Rookie Mistake You Can Easily Fix

April 1, 2011

I did it. Rachel did it. We’ve all done it. And the blogs that stop doing it are the blogs that stay around for the long haul. So what is the big rookie mistake that first-time bloggers make? Writing like you are a woman’s magazine. The joy of a blog is that behind the health […]

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