Category Archives: How to be a better blogger

Top 5 Instagrammers You Should Follow …

You have a hefty job.  You have a family.  You have bat shit crazy fun friends.  You know, you have a freaking life.  Life can be a crazy straw.  Duly noted.  We no like crazy straw.  We like easy straw, …

Blogging: Erhhhmergerd. Are you stumped?

To be a badass, fearlessly authentic online entrepreneur, it takes work.  Hard work. And balls.  It takes balls to be a woman.  It takes balls to be a blogger.   It takes big balls to stand out in a crowded …

How to blog when you’re blogstipated

      Burned out?  Have you ever practiced the art of un-working?  Are you a blogger?  Have you stepped away from your blog and unblogged?  Unplugged?  Did you hit the road, Jack?  Sometimes it is necessary to step back …

Buy an ad on this blog now or kick yourself later.

Stamped it.  Double stamped it, no erasies. You might need a third leg for the kicking ~ but a kick ~ nonetheless.  Same thing. Boot.  Bang.  Thud.  Kick. You won’t want to miss this epic opportunity to advertise on the blog. …

11 Super-Dope-Rad entrepreneurs you must read. STAT.

I have a disease. It’s contagious. It’s called awesome. We all need to share in spreading awesomeness, don’t we? Let’s celebrate the awesome. Starting now. Ladies and Gentlemen… start your woot-woot engines!!  Vroom. Vroom.     I’m spreading the contagious awesomeness …

Making an ABOUT ME video is like standing buck-naked in front of your mother-in-law…

And you think I joke.  Having an online life has never been dull. *  I type the words into the blog.  Why did I make that sound simple? NOT. *  They somehow hit the page in some semblance of nuttiness …

How to add text to your photographs. The EASY way!

Photography and blogging should be listed as one of the seven wonders of the world.  It is a mystery. Adding text and graphics on to photography is a guarded secret.   Like the crown jewels.  A baffling perplexity. What-up-wit-dat?!  Enough already. …

How to BLOG. How to LOVE. How to SLAY a Dragon.

HOW TO BLOG :   Blogging = yelling words into cyberspace so loud that even Helen Keller can hear you. Social media = slaying dragons with fiery breath while wearing a paper bag.  Sometimes it is scary.  Sometimes you feel vulnerable. …

Happy New Year !! The Best Is Yet To Come

HAPPY NEW YEAR ! 2013   Alicia Bock said it best with her gorgeous photography and handwritten fonts.  {All photos today are Alicia’s photos.}  Her blog will have you googlie eyed and gobsmacked.  The photography may make you drool.  She even …

Goodbye Feedburner. Hello MailChimp. I LOVE YOU.

If you are an email subscriber to DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE you may have received an email update recently from Feedburner stating that the blog feed has moved or is obsolete. Whaaaaaaat?!! Caaaaahrazzzy. Weird. Have no fear. …

My latest app CRUSH: The FotoRus photo app will blow your socks off.

That’s right. Knock those socks right off your feet. Your feet will be full of nakedness. Get ready for it. FotoRus  Photo App It freakin’ rocks out loud. It’s my photo app bestie. Here’s the best part : It’s Free FREE, …

How to be an Instagram Photo Floozy

I have a problem. I may need to have my camera surgically attached to my hip.  I’m in love with photography. If I could marry it, I would. I’m not fussy.  It can be a camera, an iPhone, an ‘anything’. …