10 Steps (and 10 Months) to a Better Blog

Greetings, squirrels! We’re zipping along with planning both Squirrel Girls Tech Camp and NEPA BlogCon 2015, but before we launch into those, we wanted to do something special for all of you. Over the years, we’ve collected surveys and feedback from you, our attendees, on how we can make our conference better. One of the…

Writer’s Block? 50 Resources, Prompts & Creativity Boosters

Writer’s block. It’s the worst. But we’ve all been there. The next time you get writer’s block and aren’t sure where to go for inspiration, try any of these sources. We’ve combed parts of the internet to find the prompts, tools, and tricks you’ve been waiting for to get through that icky feeling when the…

Guest Post: The Story Behind WinkyFace

Fake Ÿ it Ÿ ‘til Ÿ you Ÿ make Ÿ it   Definition 1.  To act like you are something so you can, in fact, become that thing. 2.  Pretending to be something you are not, in hopes of fitting in, joining a group, or getting a job. ie: depicting wealth by wearing expensive clothes,…

Guest Post: 5 Tips to Help You Start a Successful Blog

Odds are that when you started your blog, you wanted someone to read it. However, despite there being billions of people in the world and tens of thousands of potential readers in even the smallest target market, it can be difficult and time consuming to reach the point of having a successful blog. Having started…

Meet Frances Croke Page

Frances Croke Page oversees branded content production on TV, digital and radio platforms for major advertisers. She applies many of the same organization and logistics best practices needed on-set to creating her blog, Pure Foods Project, in which she inspires people to cook “pure” using ingredients from any supermarket. You don’t need to live in…

How Photography Can Help Your Blog

Blogging seems like an easy thing to do in theory. You have this brilliant story to tell and you would like to share it with the world, so you venture off and start your own blog. As you begin, you kind of have an idea of what you will you say, and you kind of…

NEPA BlogCon Community Blogathon

The summer is upon us and the countdown is on to the big event October 11 at Misericordia University. In the meantime, we thought July would be a fabulous month to highlight NEPA BlogCon digirati by featuring guest posts about topics to help and entertain our community. Whether you attended, spoke at, are considering attending this year, or are…

Tutorial: How to start a blog on Tumblr in 5 minutes

Arguably one of the quickest ways to get up and running with a blog is by using Tumblr. Tumblr is unique in that it combines the publishing prowess of a blog and the community of a social network. With your Tumblog, you’re able to post blog posts, Reblog other people’s blog posts, and Follow other…