Think of your blog as a house, with each piece of your blog being a different room. The host is the kitchen where all the magic gets cooked up. As the master chef it's up to you to make sure things run smoothly and all the right ingredients get put into place. You need to make sure you have the secret sauce that makes your blog stand out, a clean house that makes it easy to find what you need, a … [Read more...] about 5 Things A High Traffic Blog Needs
Sometimes the world seems like a terrible place. People are cruel or mean or unfathomable things happen without any real reason. But when floods in Houston and surrounding areas started, I kept seeing people from all over the world in all capacities do their part. I have read countless stories but some of my favorites are from my friends. Such as Sarah who got her company to donate boats … [Read more...] about Where to Shop and Donate for Hurricane Harvey Relief
You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can't take Texas out of the girl. My home state has been on my mind more than usual lately. And it's not just because I'm homesick. It's because one of the largest and devastating hurricanes has hit my home state. Houston and surrounding areas are particularly impacted with flooding that has reached over 2 feet. Nine people have died, 3,000 have been … [Read more...] about BIG ANNOUNCEMENT+ Help Me Support Houston Hurricane Harvey Victims
When you think of The Netherlands you often think of Amsterdam. That crazy city full of beauty, life, canals, and parties. But it wasn't until I moved abroad that I realized just how cool The Netherlands is, and how many lovely places that you can venture to that aren't the capital city. From the picturesque streets of Den Bosch, the modern architecture in Rotterdam, to the pristine beaches of The … [Read more...] about Three Places in The Netherlands That Aren’t Amsterdam
I have never been to New York. There I said it! It's always a bit shocking to hear someone from America that is a self proclaimed travel blogger has not been to one USAs finest cities. The fun part about blogging is we are continually learning about our community, and about ourselves. We are always changing and if you've been around the blogging block for as long as I have (6 years) you might be … [Read more...] about Ask Me Anything: Answered!
I remember when a media kit was first requested of me. "A what? How? Isn't that for people that are celebrities? What should I include? How should it be formatted? Why is this necessary? Maybe I just don't want to work with this company...". I was a little stressed over the idea of a media kit. It felt like something only really important people needed (wrong, also we are all important) and felt a … [Read more...] about How to Create a Meaningful Media Kit for Your Blog + FREE Template!