This isn't our first rodeo. Tom Collins, the hubby as he will often be referred to, and I made the cross country trip from New York to Colorado in November of 2008, just as we were establishing BlogPaws, the popular and still famous pet blogging community and conference. A few... Read more →


"Just dance," she said. Her voice was full of laughter. Happy laughter. She wasn't judging. She was advising. I watched her slip onto the dance floor and throw her long blonde hair back, and thrust her body into the movement, keeping time with the band, waving her arms about, full... Read more →


Written by Ali Lawrence. Your audience reveals the health of your blog. When your viewers are loyal, consistent and quick to comment and share your content – and consist of more than six people - you have the ideal setting for your blog to become an online feast. The challenge... Read more →


Guest post by Ryan Currie Being a woman in business is hard enough without having to navigate the murky waters of social media. But in today’s increasingly-digital age it’s not sufficient just to own a business and smile your way through trade shows, you have to be involved and invested... Read more →


by Yvonne DiVita Wayne. Wayne Hurlbert. I think of him often, now. Now that... he's gone. Why is that? Why did I not think of him more often, before he was gone? It's just how we humans are. Not always thinking of him does not mean he was unimportant to... Read more →


by guest blogger Alicia Lawrence Blogging has become a popular way to make a little extra money and become a thought leader in your industry. But writing thousands of words and posting content everyday doesn’t do you much good if no one ever reads your blog. Out of thousands of... Read more →


I remember arguing with many a CEO about blogging - shortly after Lipsticking was launched. I saw the power of the written word being used to communicate beyond telephones, TV, ads in magazines, and more. I realized that forming personal relationships online was a good thing, not a scary thing. Those who were willing to listen and try it for themselves often found my teaching to be truthful. Others, who didn't much like the whole online communication thing, lagged behind the rest. Read more →


by Yvonne DiVita Our pet blogger community continues to grow, with new members registering daily. I'm amused by the spammers - they register but don't supply enough information to be approved. Perhaps they feel that an automated software system is in place. It isn't. I approve or deny all who... Read more →