The Difference Between and vs.

Its  been a while since we've had a WordPress post! That's my fault, things have been crazy ever since SNAP! (which by the way was a blast and I loved meeting so many of you!), but I'm back and ready to roll! For this post I wanted to go back to basics a little and talk about the difference between WordPress.ORG and WordPress.COM. When I first started learning about WordPress this was really confusing to me so hopefully I can clear up any confusion out there for people interested in using WordPress. WordPress.COM is a similar set up to Blogger, in that your url is … [Read more...]

Creative Business Card Ideas

creative business cards

Each time I run out of business cards, I hem and haw over the purchase of new ones until I've missed the deadline to order anything truly brilliant and am just doing my best to get something, anything, in hand. It's a vicious cycle really, because I don't want to order "too many" cards in hopes that the next ones will be amazing so I frequently find myself in need of new business cards. What's the big deal? Well, I want creative business cards. I want cards that are beautiful, unique and leave an impression all at the same time. I suppose that part of the pressure comes from having … [Read more...]

National Photography Month Canon T-3 Giveaway

canon t3

You shouldn't judge a book, or a blog by its cover, but millions of people do every day. It means that having great ideas on your blog just isn't enough. A good idea has to look good too. Nothing makes that easier than using the right equipment and I am SOOOO excited to share today's giveaway with you.... SQUEEE! We've given away some great stuff, but this has to be my all-time favorite giveaway. We're giving away a Canon T-3 to celebrate National Photography Month. What?! Awesome!!! Enter to win via the Rafflecopter widget below. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

5 Tools to Improve Your Photos Today

Photo by Emilie

A couple of weeks ago, I asked what burning questions you still have about improving your photography. One question that came up multiple times was after you own a nice camera, what tools are most helpful. Today we've invited Emilie, one of our SNAP! instructors and owner of Photo by Emilie, to address your question. 5 Tools to Improve Your Photos Today Want to take your photos to the next level? Here are five must have pieces of photography equipment… For only $25 you shouldn’t pass on this piece of equipment. Learn more about using a light reflector and snag it at a great … [Read more...]

How to Add Horizontal Featured Posts in Blogger

How to add featured post thumbnails to your blog

Time for a Blogger tutorial! Who is ready?! Today I am going to walk you through adding horizontal thumbnails of your most recent blog posts. Here is an example :: See the 5 square images? Those link to the 5 most recent posts! And they update automatically! COOL huh?! To add this to your own blog you need to -- 1. Go to your Blogger Dashboard. 2. Go to Layout 3. Add a new HTML/Java Script Gadget to the area right above the posts. 4. Paste in this code. To copy put cursor at the beginning of the code and drag all the way to the end.  <center><div … [Read more...]

SNAP! Style by Jamielyn from I Heart Nap Time

Jamielyn I Heart Nap Time

For SNAP! Conference attendees, the question of what to wear to a blogging conference trumps "What's the schedule?" and "Who's speaking?" every time. To help you plan your conference attire we've enlisted the help of two previous SNAP! attendees to talk SNAP! style. Today's post is by Jamielyn from I Heart Nap Time. ... You can read the previous SNAP! Style post here: SNAP! Style by Megan from Brassy Apple. Who's excited for SNAP?! It is less than ONE month away! Ah, I can't wait! Now that I've got my business cards ordered, it is time to stress about outfits!At SNAP you'll see some … [Read more...]

SNAP! Style by Megan from Brassy Apple

Megan from Brassy Apple

For SNAP! Conference attendees, the question of what to wear to a blogging conference trumps "What's the schedule?" and "Who's speaking?" every time. To help you plan your conference attire we've enlisted the help of two previous SNAP! attendees to talk SNAP! style. Today's post is by Megan from Brassy Apple. And no, we're not sisters...though I'd be way okay if we were! OH what to wear....what to wear! As women we always like to look our best when meeting up with our girlfriends. And blog conferences are no different! Don't let the pressure of being the most fashionable one there … [Read more...]

Parts of a Blog and Tutorial Roundup

DIY blog tutorials for Blogger and WordPress via

Hi, friends! Today I am going to go over a few basics with you including the different parts of a blog. I have also rounded up all the blog "how to" posts for you! Parts of A Blog There are 4 general areas to a blog. The Header, Content Area, Sidebar, and Footer. You can see them below >>> Inside of those 4 main parts there are some other elements that make up a blog design... The background, the favicon, signature, post divider, post titles, post info, blog button, individual sidebar elements, and menu bar. Here are some examples >>> Tutorial Round-Up Now … [Read more...]

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...]