How to Use Pinterest to Thrive Your Blog

I have to hand it to the people at Thrive.  When their annual conference earlier this year couldn’t happen in person due to lockdown, they brought it online and made it complementary.  And last Saturday, they sponsored a pay-what-you-want Virtual Retreat for bloggers. This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, click here. Not surprisingly, given… Read More How to Use Pinterest to Thrive Your Blog


How to Thrive Your Blog

It was a strange way to attend a blogging conference.  But then, everything about this time is strange.  I’ve enjoyed blogging conferences from New York to Scottsdale.  But this was first that I’ve attended in my living room. The sixth annual Thrive conference for bloggers and influencers was originally scheduled for this month in Houston. … Read More How to Thrive Your Blog


Into the Sunshine

“Go into the sunshine and be happy with what you see.” — Winston Churchill I want to thank Leeanne, my fellow beach-loving Bay Stater, from In the Olive Groves for nominating me for a Sunshine Blogger Award. The Award recognizes bloggers who bring positivity and creative content to the community of blogging.  I want Sancerres… Read More Into the Sunshine


8 Habits of Good Writers

Writing means sharing your experience of the world with others. Writing well requires cultivating the habits of being fully engaged with your own world. After years as a professional writer, I’ve learned the habits that have helped me develop my craft, and I think they’ll help you too, whether you’re writing philosophical tomes, family newsletters,… Read More 8 Habits of Good Writers


A Mid-Summer Night’s Stay in New York City’s Seaport District

The Brooklyn Bridge dominates New York’s historic Seaport District the way that the Duomo de Santa Maria del Fiore dominates Florence, a graceful triumph of ingenuity and vision rising above the grit and urgency of the city. With its location across the East River from Brooklyn, the Seaport District was New York’s original commercial center… Read More A Mid-Summer Night’s Stay in New York City’s Seaport District