How to Change Fonts in WordPress


UPDATE: An error occurred in the code below when this post was published, it should be correct now. Please leave any problems or questions in the comments. Thanks! So, have you ever been a little frustrated that there isn't an easy way to change the text size or font when writing a Wordpress post? Well, today I'm going to show you how to change the font type or size, using a little html. Don't worry, its not as hard as it sounds. :) In this example we are going to change a few words to be 24px. First make sure you are in the "Text" editing mode... You will see sets of code … [Read more...]

Ideas for Individual Blog Conference Sponsorship

Blog Conference Sponsorship

This week, I received a question regarding individual blog conference sponsorship: I read through the SNAP! guidelines for individual sponsorship. I think I understand the guidelines, but what can I offer a company that's not an official sponsor in exchange for sponsoring me individually? It's a great question and I thought I would share a few ideas on what bloggers might offer a company looking to provide them with individual sponsorship to a conference. Offer a media buy that includes advertising on your site before, during and after the event. Consider a package that includes … [Read more...]

Feature Friday: Writing an Authentic Sponsored Post


One of the most difficult things about being a blogger is providing quality content on a consistent basis. The challenge typically isn't in coming up with great ideas, but maintaining quality when writing sponsored posts. Today's guest Alissa is talking about how to maintain the balance by writing a great sponsored brand post. Writing an Authentic Sponsored Post Hi everyone, my name is Alissa and I'm the editor of Rags to Stitches, a lifestyle blog about enjoying life's perfect imperfections. Along with being a blogger I'm also a wife to one amazing man, momma to two littles and I'm … [Read more...]

Customize Block Quotes in Blogger

Customize Block Quotes in Blogger

Hi Friends! Today I am going to show you how to customize block quotes in Blogger. First let's talk about a couple things... What is a block quote? Technically a block quote is used for quoting something or someone. You indent the paragraph when you are quoting a passage or citing. Do block quotes have another purpose? If you ask me, yes! And of course I am referring to blogging. I think using the block quote tool while writing your blog posts can help you emphasize and draw attention to particular parts of your post. Maybe you want to highlight project directions or giveaway rules. … [Read more...]

Feature Friday: Organizing Your Email

Organize Your Email via Kate Eschbach Photography

My email in-box is a nightmare. Currently, there are more than 200 messages sitting there. Waiting to be taken care of. Cluttering my life. Weighing me down. When Kate messaged me and told me that she had an email organizing system she'd like to share as part of our blogger advice series I jumped right on it. And Kate should know...She's a blogger, a photographer and an ETSY shop owner. How to Organize Your Email - Kate Eschbach I use my email inbox as my to-do list. That means I have to keep my email inbox clean, current and organized. I like to keep my email between 20 and 40 … [Read more...]

Feature Friday: How to Prepare for a Blog Conference

The V Spot Blog

  A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that we would be starting a new blogger advice column. The series will run every Friday. This week, Vivienne from the V Spot is sharing how you can own your happiness (also called, how to prepare for a blog conference).   I'm really getting excited for SNAP! Conference!  I loved my experience last year, and I am soooo looking forward to it again this year.  I know the organizers are working hard to get ready... they're attending to every detail, both big and small, and trying to plan for every possible contingency to make it a great … [Read more...]

How to Install a WordPress Pinterest Plugin

WordPress Plugins

Happy Tuesday SNAP readers! I'm excited to start our 2013 Wordpress posts talking about plugins. I thought I would change it up a little and do a video tutorial showing you how to install a plugin and specifically how to set up a Pinterest plugin that will showcase your most recent pins on your sidebar. But first, for those that don't know, what is a plugin? Wordpress' site defines a plugin as "... tools to extend the functionality of WordPress. Plugins offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs." There are TONS of plugins out there, … [Read more...]

Feature Friday: Blogging tips, tricks and advice

Blogging tips and tricks

One of the things that I love most about blogging is that there really are no rules. There's no step-by-step formula, no "one way" to success. Despite all that, there are still best practices and it's important to seek information from those who've "been there." I frequently share blogging tips, tricks and tutorials on SNAP! Many of the tutorials you will find here are based on my experience. Beginning next week, in addition to my regular commentary, you will find blogging advice from a variety of other bloggers each Friday.   You will find that not every post will fit, but … [Read more...]

Setting Blog Goals

Blogging Goals

I love this time of year. It's one of the few times where the world around me quiets down enough that I actually have time to sit and think. Reflect. It's also a time to look forward and plan for the future. I am a list maker so a lot of my reflection and planning ends up in list form—perfect for posting next to my desk for inspiration. I am glad I've kept it handy, because even though it's been a crazy-wonderful year,  I feel like I have really worked on the goals I set for myself. Of course I didn't accomplish every single one perfectly, but as Hemingway says, "'s the journey that … [Read more...]

How to Customize Your Blogger Background with 5 Freebies!

How to customize blogger background

Hey there! I hope everyone is enjoying this fresh start in 2013! I am sure many of you, like me, made a few resolutions for growing and improving your blog! If any of those resolutions include goals for your blog design or branding then you are going to love what I have in store today! A really simple way to give you blog a new look, for a new year! First I am going to show you how to customize your blogger background. Then I have a few freebies for you! To Upload a New Background in Blogger :: 1. Go to your Blogger Dashboard 2. Click on "Template" on the left hand side. Then click on … [Read more...]