Why Being Bored is Best for Creativity

The best way to be more creative may include adding a little boredom to your day. Creativity is the opposite of boredom and seems counterproductive, right? Everyone wants to create something new whether it's for your brand, product, or in your plain old thought process which can easily become a loop like TV news station.... Continue Reading →

On Writing, Querying, and Perseverance

After persevering through the daunting task of writing their first novel, some writers (like me) have made the monumental mistake of thinking it's finished and query it too soon. Taking it out of the oven half-baked and presenting it to customers can be unnerving while they chew on the sticky dough. Most spit it out... Continue Reading →

Your Personal Brand and How to Improve It!

When I think about branding, I think of the scorched brand on a cow's rump which says, "This here cow is mine, ya'll!" Then I think about commercials selling products on TV. "This product makes laundry cleaner," or "Buy this new car and you'll be as cool as Matthew McConaughey." Personal brands aren't much different.... Continue Reading →

How to Be Discovered on WordPress!

Featured on Discover is the blog award given by the WordPress editors. I’ve been honored to win five of these awards. They have brought thousands of views and lots of new followers to the Wild Ride. Today, I’ll let you in a little secret how you can be Discovered on WordPress too! Editor's Picks, Freshly Pressed,... Continue Reading →

Discovered with 6 Ironic Twists!

Welcome new blog followers! I hope you'll sit back, relax, and read how a surprising discovery was ironic in six twisted ways when one of my posts was featured on WordPress Discover. Last week, while sipping coffee and checking my Twitter notifications, I noticed WordPress had tweeted my blog post, 18 Best Blog Tips: New Ways... Continue Reading →

Pinterest Group Board Party!

Pinterest is one of the best ways to increase blog traffic. Joining Pinterest group boards can assist you in a big way. The idea is to pin across many boards to get traction and increase the number of repins. In other words, instead of waiting for others to build your numbers, you can pin on... Continue Reading →

Social Media Saturday!

Good morning, Wild Riders! Are you on social media? Do you have a Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or Facebook Page? Would you like to increase your views and followers? Here's your chance. Drop ONE link from ONE social media account, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or Facebook in the comment section and follow at least THREE more. This... Continue Reading →

Fate Meets London’s Bloggers Bash

Sometimes fate is created with a hint of timing, a splash of coincidence, and a whole gallon of serendipity. When our ceiling caved in from our demon washing machine, contractors and workers descended on our home. At first, I thought water damaged three rooms. Then we discovered ALL of the wood floors would have to... Continue Reading →

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