Archives for February 2018

The Law Every Blogger Must Know About Using Photographs

The Law Every Blogger Must Know About Using Photographs So, I assumed that everyone knew that simply copying and pasting a photo that they find on the internet to their blog was problematic.  That apparently isn’t the case.  Bloggers use images on their blogs all the time without thinking about where they came from. Believe it or not there are laws in place to protect the producers of images from having their images used without their consent.  What are those {Read More}

How I Grew My Blog by 500%

How I Grew My Blog by 500% I started this blog to give me something to do while I was recuperating from knee surgery.  I wasn’t overly concerned if anyone actually read it because I enjoyed the process of creating the projects and blogging about them so others could create them too. I still enjoy the process but this past month I decided to become serious about my blog and wasn’t sure how to go about getting people to actually {Read More}

Legal Requirements Every Blogger must Know

Legal Requirements Every Blogger must Know   Whether you have a hobby blog or your blog is a money-making venture there are legal requirements that all bloggers must know and abide by or risk massive fines from the FCC.  I have put together a list of all of the legal requirements every blogger must know.  Although I am an attorney in the United States this post is not legal advice.  Rather, it is provided for informational purposes only. This post contains {Read More}

The Perfect Traditional Irish Soda Bread

The Perfect Traditional Irish Soda Bread The perfect Traditional Irish Soda Bread is a quick bread that has 5 ingredients and nothing else.  Traditionally, it was not even made in an oven but made in a bastible which is a cast iron pot with a lid that was set over a turf fire because most Irish people did not have an oven.  It was easy and inexpensive when baking soda was invented and inexpensive to buy.  The rest of the {Read More}

How Facebook Groups helped to grow my Blog

How Facebook Groups helped to grow my Blog Pinterest Ninja Once I decided to grow my blog from being just a hobby that I created while I was recuperating from knee surgery to a money making venture I researched all of the different ways I could boost my blog traffic from basically zero to hero.  There have been several tactics that I used to increase blog traffic and increase my income. The first thing I did that made a huge {Read More}

How to Start a WordPress Blog on GoDaddy

How to Start a WordPress Blog on GoDaddy If you are serious about making side money by starting a money making blog, this post and GoDaddy are where you need to be.  Before you can even consider making additional income from a blog you need to have the blog.  The best place to start is with a GoDaddy Domain Name and a WordPress blog.  Both are easy to obtain for very little money through GoDaddy.com.  In fact, WordPress is free {Read More}

Easy DSLR Camera Strap

Easy DSLR Camera Strap This is an easy DIY fabric and leather DSLR camera strap.  I used a remnant that I had in my stash for this project but you can go to Fabric.com or use this 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby to purchase the fabric needed for this project.  I have included links to the products that I used for this project.  They are affiliate links and if you click on them and make a purchase I will receive {Read More}

Grow your Social Media Following for Free

Grow your Social Media Following for Free If you want to grow your social media following for free read on.  I was struggling with getting followers to my Pinterest Boards and ultimately back to Sew Very Crafty until I did two things.  The first was purchasing Megan Johnson’s EBook Pinterest Ninja which really taught me the importance of Pinterest to driving readers to my site.  I honestly had no idea about the power of Pinterest until I read her book.  {Read More}

How to Boost your Blog Traffic

How to Boost your Blog Traffic   How to boost your blog traffic?  There is no worse feeling as a blogger than the one you get when you realize that no one is reading your blog.  You have created your blog in a niche that you are passionate about, written your blog post, inserted the perfect photographs, checked your SEO and clicked publish and you wait and wait and wait.  You expect that people will automatically flock to your blog {Read More}

Valentine Cake Pops

Valentine Cake Pops I recently took Craftsy’s free online mini class on how to make cake pops and thought to share some of what I learned with you.  Of course you can click the link and on head over to Craftsy and take the free class yourself but I thought creating some Valentine Cake Pops would be a great way for all of us to get started on this fun and decorative project. What you will Need 1 Box cake mix {Read More}