Turn First Time Readers into Fans with Your Writing

Turn First Time Blog Readers into

In the age of Pinterest and Facebook, gorgeous photography and attention-grabbing graphics pull more new visitors to your blog than ever before.  Unfortunately, too many of those opportunities become one and done visits, instead of translating into long-term readership.  While visuals are an invaluable way to get your foot in the door, well-crafted writing can get you invited inside for a drink.  There are few simple ways to woo those new readers and turn them into fans, followers, or customers.  So, settle in, turn on some Barry White, and  learn how simple post structure can make sure that … [Read more...]

How to Embed a Pinterest Board on Your WordPress Blog

How to Embed a Pinterest Board on WordPress

Hi there friends! Ready for a fun and easy tutorial today! Today I am going to show you how to Embed a Pinterest Board on your WordPress blog. Fun right!? You can embed a board to a post or into the sidebar. If you want to see a live example you can see one on my blog. I have several pin boards embedded on my sidebar. *This tutorial is specifically for all Genesis themes. You can definitely embed a Pinterest board on your blog with other WordPress themes but this is this written to show you specifically with Genesis. Okay, lets go! 1.) Open two Internet tabs. One with your blog … [Read more...]

Aperture For Bloggers

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Do you ever wonder how to get great images on your camera where the background is blurry? Want to take a photo indoors but the light is too low? Then you need to learn all about aperture for bloggers! Aperture is the opening size that your camera's lens lets light in with. What is Aperture? This post will help you understand the basics of aperture, so you can use your camera in Aperture Priority (A/V mode on a Canon) mode, or Manual Mode. Aperture is the f-stop number on your camera. Each camera may have a different number on it, but in general, you will see a button on the back of … [Read more...]

How to Offer A Free Printable On Your Blog

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Hi WordPress users! Today I am going to show you how to offer a free printable on WordPress with your blog readers. As a blogger a great way to gain traffic and give back to your readers is with a free printable! It could be a free printable party decor, holiday tag, invitations, wall art, game, kids coloring page, etc.... Really the options are endless! And I think we can all agree that the  amount of beautiful free printables out there is pretty amazing. Here are the step-by-step directions on how to share a free printable with your blog readers. For this example I am going to … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Improve Your Blog Photography

Simple ways to improve your blog photograhpy at SNAP! - this is awesome and full of tips for photographers of any level!

Editor's note: I am so excited to introduce you to Courtney, from Sweet C's Designs, who's joining me here at Snap as a regular contributor. Courtney's site is full of amazing crafts and DIY projects and recipes, but around here she will be sharing her AMAZING photography skills! Please show her your love. xoxo Tauni Hi everyone! I'm Courtney, from Sweet C's Designs. I am so glad to be sharing photography tips here on SNAP! I love how Tauni wants to help support other bloggers and share great information. I know one of the most popular topics that comes up time and time again is how … [Read more...]

10 Tips to Craft Room Organization

Craft Room Organization

In the last year as my websites and SNAP! Conference has grown, I have blown out of my regular office space. And, when I say "blown out," I mean I've got a disaster on my hands. I am the most effective in my space, when things are simplified, organized and where I need them so the disorganization is seriously affecting my creative mojo. Really. In the next few weeks, I will be moving into a larger studio space to accommodate all of my crap awesome DIY and craft supplies. Though I could pack everything up and sort it out in the new space, it just makes more sense to move things in a more … [Read more...]

The Best Social Media Icon Plugin for WordPress

Best WordPress Social Media Plugin

I think it is a pretty safe bet to say that almost all bloggers use social media networks to engage with their readers, which is why it is good to have a set of social media icons on your blog. Typically, social media icons are near the very top of a site either in the header or at the top of the sidebar. Today I am going to show you how to install and set up the best social media icon plugin for WordPress. You are going to love this plugin because it is easy to use and simple to customize to coordinate with your site. Let's dive in! I am going to use my blog as the example. See those … [Read more...]

Add Pinterest Hover Button in Blogger

Add Pinterest Hover Button in Blogger

Hey there! Are you ready for a quick and easy tutorial that is going to make your site more pinable? Today I am going to show you how to add a Pinterest hover button in Blogger. Here is an live example >>> Okay here is what you need to do to add the Pinterst Hover Button in Blogger ... #1. Login to your Blogger Dashboard. #2. Click on "Template" #3. Click "Edit HTML" #4. Click Command F (mac) or Control F (pc) to bring up the "search" box. #5. You are searching for </body> #6. Once you find </body> you will need to add this code directly ABOVE … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Improving Blog Traffic in 30-Days

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Before SNAP!... Before I started blogging... Before I met Derek an the boys... I was a career girl. I didn't just work any old job though, I worked in the ultimate pencil skirt and high heel wearing field - public relations. More specifically, I spent my years as a public relations executive working with politicians and sports super stars. At first glance it may seem that the two are completely different. However, politicians and athletes have AT LEAST two things in common - GIANT EGOS and an incredible WORK ETHIC. Though I think we can skip over any discussion of the giant … [Read more...]

Best Pinterest Plugin for WordPress

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Do you know the girls over at Paging Supermom? I love them. Not only that? I pretty much think they are straight-up genius... Recently, I was on the phone with Bettijo lamenting my annoyance with "Pin It" buttons. I love featuring other bloggers work, especially after catching posts they've linked up to Show & Tell Wednesday. The problem? Many of the Pinterest buttons on the market disable right click and save functionality. Not a big deal? Well, when you're going through hundreds of sites to feature, it kind of is. Well, I am just lucky to know Bettijo, because she's a fixer. … [Read more...]