More a “live-er”, less a blogger

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Those of you who have attended my blogging workshops will know that I'm not obsessed with blogging "rules". If you look through my blog throughout the years, you'll find that I've tried everything from list posts, how-to's, tutorials and reviews, event posts, etc. I've written some pretty decent articles outside of my blog for other blogs, too, like ... Continue Reading

The receiving end

My messy desk. Piles of blogger stuff, products, files everywhere!

I'll be straight with you: I receive lots of products as a blogger. I'd say 90 percent of what I receive are things that people want me to try out: "Oh, we have a nice so-and-so that we feel would be perfect for this-and-that. Care for us to send it to you, pretty please?" The remaining percentage are from brands and businesses that I've partnered with in ... Continue Reading

How Blogging Changed The Woman In Me


 By Louise Fandino of Mommy Practicality I have already been fond of writing my thoughts and feelings long before The Backstreet Boys became popular.  Maybe it stemmed from having no sister to tell me daily adventures as a child.  Maybe when I was starting to have a crush I cannot contain my shiver-to-my-spine and butterfly-in-my-stomach feelings that I had ... Continue Reading

Blog Love: Bethany Morris of The Free Woman


  Blog Love is where I feature a blogger or a blog that I admire. After a long hiatus, I’m so pleased to resurrect this feature again (hooray!) with my guest for this month, Bethany Morris, creator of the inspirational women's site, The Free Woman. I first "met" Bethany via Instagram, inspired by her beautiful images and motivational posts. We ... Continue Reading

How to Find your Unique Blog Voice


By Ginger Arboleda of Mommy Ginger I remember back in 2005, there were just a few people who were into blogging. I noticed that in 2008, that’s when people started picking up the trend and they started creating their own blogs. Nowadays, blogging has become prolific. It seems like each individual that I have come across either has a blog or wants to have ... Continue Reading

Frequently Asked Questions About Blog Coaching (and my answers)


I'm writing this as a general response to the questions I get via email, which ask, "What exactly is blog coaching, Martine?" I explain the inclusions in my mentorship program for bloggers, but I felt that a blog post would best express what my work is really about. So here goes! Why did you get into "blog coaching"? What is it? "Blog coaching" is what I ... Continue Reading