How to Start a Blog – Blogging Advice for Newbies & Creatives

“How do I start a blog???”

I get asked this question all the time so I want to share some tips with you on how to start a blog, as well as some general blogging advice.

 

I started my …

My Top 10 project FAILURES and FLOPS of 2015

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I’m seeing all these “Top 10 projects of 2015”  articles from so many talented bloggers right now and I’m all over here like….. well, I think I DID make a few pretty things last year.  Lol.

Without a doubt, 2015 was an …

How my 14 year old son changed my business forever

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14 years ago today, our son Noah was born and made me a mother.   Life has never ever been the same.  I had no idea the sheer joy that motherhood would bring.

At the time we had Noah, I had …

Yeah, I’m pretty much addicted.

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Hello, my name is Jennifer Allwood.

I’m addicted to coffee creamer. And glitter. And Periscope.

If you haven’t heard of Periscope yet, it’s the live video app from Twitter.  If you’re on Twitter, you can get onto Periscope (and …

Fancy schmancy garage sales signs that advertise for a garage sale

How to advertise for a garage sale with clever signs

We had a neighborhood garage sale this weekend and I had tons and tons of things to sell as we continue to change our home over from the brown and gold palette to the grays and creams.  I needed big traffic …

STILL don’t see the value of Pinterest for your business?

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My web developer sent me my google analytics today for the month of April.  My referral numbers are so interesting that I HAVE to show you.  Look at line 2.  Pinterest!  My PINTEREST account is my 2nd leading referral source …

Perfect Schmer-fect: how perfectionism could be killing your creative small business!

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To my creative entrepreneur friends:

Are you a self-proclaimed perfectionist?  Or maybe you do not think you are a perfectionist, but maybe you are a creative entrepreneur and you joke that you are OCD.  Or an overachiever. Or obsessively …

OMGosh. I can’t believe they just commented that…..

Ok, I know you’ve seen them.  The comments on Facebook that are just so….. rude.  Mean spirited.  Downright nasty.  I’ve almost come to expect it on news pages with hot topics like politics or blogs like the famous Matt Walch’s. …