Digital Photo Storage for Bloggers + Creative Entrepreneurs

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I started blogging in 2007. Over the last eight years, I've amassed a ridiculous number of photos. I am constantly snapping quick pics on my iPhone, shooting images for a blog post and, more recently, I've added a pretty hefty catalog of videos saved from my daily chats on Periscope. The problem? Photos everywhere - they were saved on my computer, a stand alone hard drive, various mobile devices and even a few web based apps and cloud storage accounts. Over the last year I've developed something of a system that seems to be working and (even better) is saving me a decent amount of … [Read more...]

8 Reasons Why You Should Attend a Conference

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Oh man. Before I dive into why you should attend a conference, let's address the elephant in the room here...I own Snap - a conference for craft and DIY bloggers and creative entrepreneurs. In fact tickets for our 2016 event go on sale in two and a half weeks! Wowzers. You might wonder how I can reasonably address this topic with such a bias. Here's why. BEFORE starting Snap, I attended many other business conferences and still do to this day. Next week I will be speaking at Type A, followed by a quick trip in November to Chicago to BlogHer Food. I anticipate attending at least one more … [Read more...]

How to Schedule Instagram Posts


While I believe real-time posting on Instagram is best, I couldn't make it through the week without the help of a scheduling tool. Scheduling posts ensures that I never "miss" an important deadline or post due to internet access and activity. It keeps me active and it forces me to be more deliberate about what I post. I currently schedule about 40% of my Instagram posts. I get a lot of questions about how to schedule Instagram posts and I thought I would share my experience with scheduling over the past year. Scheduling Instagram Posts with Posts The primary tool I use for scheduling … [Read more...]

Facebook Interest Lists

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Friends, let's chat for a minute. I know many of you are disheartened with Facebook. You're frustrated with what you are seeing, and even more importantly, what you are not seeing. Some of you are threatening to leave...Will you hang in there with me for a bit longer? Facebook Interest Lists If you've "Liked" a fan page, but you notice that you aren't seeing updated from that page in your news feed, a Facebook Interest Lists will help to ensure you're seeing ALL of the things that you want to. I know what you're thinking...This sounds like something that's going to take a lot of time. … [Read more...]

How to Save Posts on Facebook for Later

Learn how easy it is to mark and save Facebook posts for later via @SnapConf It's like pinning from Facebook and save so much time!

Typically when I hop onto Facebook, I am actually after something specific for work. I don't often have time to leisurely scroll through my newsfeed...If something interesting catches my eye, I've found it's far more effective to "save for later," than stop to read the entire piece. Today I am going to show you how simple it is to save Facebook posts for later!  Scrolling through your newsfeed, you come across something interesting. It might be a link, a place, a movie, music, etc. You can save those items on Facebook to check out later when you've got more time. You know, something … [Read more...]

How to Source Pinterest Pins with a Dead Link

How to source pins with a bad link with one quick click via @snapconference #pinterest #pinteresttips #bloggingtips

I am experiencing a bit of a lifestyle overhaul...I wish I could say the changes were part of a self-imposed refocus, but that would be a lie. It's a bit more forced than that. Currently, I am on a doctor-ordered elimination diet to help determine which foods I may have an intolerance to. What does that mean? I don't get to enjoy dairy products, gluten, refined sugar or sugar supplements and no corn. It's so close to the Whole30 program that I just decided to roll with it and try that out too. Since I know you will ask...Yes. I really like Whole30. It's given me a whole new perspective on … [Read more...]

How to See What is Being Pinned From Your Blog

How to See What is Being Pinned From Your Blog

Hi ladies! Kendra from Key Lime Digital Designs here to share another fun blogging tip with you! Have you ever wondered what people are actually pinning from your blog? Today I'm going to show you how to see what images are being pinned the most from your posts! You can find out whats being pinned plus lots of information about your pins all in one spot! Type the following link into your browser: and replace the red portion with your own url. For example I would type this in my … [Read more...]

Balancing Personal and Professional on Your Blog

Blogging Tips: Balanding Personal & Professional On Your Blog

I came home from my first SNAP! Conference with so much information to digest and evaluate.  One of the sessions that really hit a chord for me was the storytelling session led by Karianne of Thistlewood Farms, Vanessa of At the Picket Fence, and Vivienne of The V Spot.  The session was a reminder to me that, while I am trying to run my blog as a business, my brand is dependant on sharing myself as well. It is an incredibly tricky line to walk.  How do we as personal bloggers balance the desire to establish ourselves as professional authorities in our field with the need to create a sense … [Read more...]

How to Offer A Free Printable in Blogger

Blogging Tips: How to Offer a Free Printable in Blogger

Hi Blogger users! Today I am going to show you how to offer a free printable with your blog readers. If you are using wordpress you're gonna want to check out this post. Free printables are a great way to give something back to your readers! It can be printable wall art, party decor, gifts, cards or holiday decor! The possibilities are endless really! In Blogger you can not directly host your own files like you can in wordpress. So you will need to use an outside host. Today I am going to suggest 2 different options for places that you can host your files. Honestly there are several … [Read more...]

Get Over Your Fear of Writing About Yourself

Get Over The Feat of Writing About Yourself

A writer for one of my favorite TV shows, Parks and Recreation, coined a new term last year: “humble brag.”  Have you heard it?  A person is humble bragging when he or she tempers an obviously boastful sentiment with false modesty.  Here’s a perfect example from Joe Jonas: “"Totally walked down the wrong escalator at the airport from the flashes of the cameras.” While there are definitely some classic examples of humble brags spoken by women, I’ve found that women tend more often toward “amiable deprecation.”  The term doesn’t roll off the tongue as easily, but it accurately describes what … [Read more...]