Thirty Instagram Hashtags For Doll And Toy Bloggers.

What is a hashtag besides a pound sign followed by a string of letters? Three years ago, I knew diddly squat about hashtags, but then I began blogging and opened an Instagram account to show off pics of my dolls and action figures.  Sadly, I knew nothing about the platform.  I’d post a picture, write a quick caption, add a generic hashtag (maybe two if I felt bold), and call it a day.  How embarrassing😳! The result?  My account sat stagnant.  No followers, no likes, no comments…nada.  I needed an Instagram crash course big-time!  Specifically, I needed to learn how to use that funny symbolRead The Post

Welcome back to our Virtual Gadgets Every Blogger Needs miniseries!  Today is all about Evernote–the fantastic app I use to create shopping lists and organize my online life! I discovered Evernote about two years ago.  At the time I was still using Blogger and was about to throw my laptop out the window due to losing another draft! Fortunately for Mr. Laptop, I decided against reducing him to a pile of electronic scraps.  Afterall, it really wasn’t his fault the post was lost–it was Bloggers.  I tend to work on posts throughout the day which means my draft is open all day.  I guess Blogger’sRead The Post

The Virtual Gadgets Every Blogger Needs--A Mini-Series Reviewing Popular Blogging Resources.

Along with publishing DIY projects and reviewing my favorite doll related products, I want to help other doll bloggers by showing them ways to create content and improve their writing skills–and what better way to do that than by writing a mini-series reviewing some of my favorite blogging tools! If you’ve visited our Blogging Resources page, then you’ve seen the list of blogging tools and apps we use to run this site.  But, I want to do more than just list these products and expect you to trust they’re beneficial.  I want you to see them in action so you’ll know what to expect ifRead The Post

Why I Switched From Blogger To WordPress.

Would you like to take your blog to the next level by upgrading to a self-hosted WordPress site, but not sure where to start or if the investment is even worth it? Well, you’re not alone! I was in that exact same boat last year.  I hosted my blog on Blogger for two years before finally diving into the deep waters of WordPress.  And you know what?  I couldn’t be happier! So, today I thought we’d take a break from our usual doll related topics to talk about the advantages of self-hosting and why moving from Blogger to WordPress has been the best decision I’veRead The Post

How To Make A Blog Button For Your Blog

Today is all about buttons!             No, not that kind of button.  I’m talking about blog buttons. While they’ve fallen in popularity over the last few years, many bloggers still enjoy displaying special images on their site called blog or grab buttons. The idea of a blog button is simple.  It’s an image linked to your blog with an HTML code beneath it that other bloggers can copy and paste into their own site.  When a blogger “grabs” your button’s code, your image will be shown in their blogroll, sidebar, or wherever they post their blog buttons. Why And WhenRead The Post

Eight Reasons Why You Should Start A Blog

It has been said that 2018 will be a year filled with opportunity; the year for those with ambition to succeed.  So, if you’re thinking of starting a blog now couldn’t be a better time! Launching this blog is one of the best decisions I’ve made.  Let’s face it: there’s not a lot of demand for professional doll reviewers or dressmakers.  Blogging, however, gives me the opportunity to pursue my 1:6 obsession and share what I learn with other doll lovers and crafters. That’s why having a blog is so awesome!  It’s one of those rare ventures that can benefit you both personally and financially.  YourRead The Post