February 28 2017

What I Wish I had Known from Day One

When I decided to start a blog, I thought of it as an easy way to have an online diary where I could write anything I wanted and never worry about anyone else reading it. I never planned to tell anyone it was there. When I recently decided to start taking my blog more seriously, all that changed. I decided to buy a domain name and use WordPress for my blog.

I had a lot to learn. Of course, there was the technical side of things and getting everything set up, but one of my biggest worries was getting people to actually read my posts! What if I spent time and effort to get my site up and running and then no one actually visited my blog?!

Recently I was thrilled to find the tool that I wish I had from day one. Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog has put together a FREE guide called 5 Types of Content that Will Boost Your Blog Traffic where she shares the kinds of posts that took her from zero page views to hundreds of thousands of visitors a month! Her insight and examples are so helpful and can help get any blogger or blogger-to-be started on the right track.

Snag your free guide here!

If getting your blog off the ground is on your to-do list, there has never been a better time! Grab Abby’s guide and start creating content that your readers will love! I am working on some ideas based on the free guide myself. I can’t wait to see what you do with your site! Happy Blogging!

February 22 2017

New Mug Designs

I just released 13 new mug designs and lowered the price of all mugs in honor of the launch. All mugs have design on both back and front. If you bullet journal or write, check them out at: https://www.gearbubble.com/gbstore/karens-mugs-and-stuff

The price goes back to the regular price after the time runs out.

If you have a design in mind that you would like to see, I’d love to hear about it. I can add logos or photos too. Email me at: LightHouseLifeLessons {at} gmail.com so we can talk about your ideas.

February 20 2017

Why Not Today? Kindle Book

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A great guy named Eric Dodge just announced on a FaceBook live video that his book, Why Not Today? is FREE for a limited time on the Kindle platform. (No longer free, hope you grabbed it before the offer expired.)

I reviewed this book in a recent post here.

I just wanted to help Eric by telling everyone about his book and that it is free right now. He thinks it would be fun to be number one on the Kindle list, so how about helping him out by downloading the book while you can for free? Come on! It’s a great book and even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can read it on your computer or smartphone.

 

February 17 2017

Bullet Journal – January Flip Through

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I originally began bullet journaling back in October 2016, but because I was using the Lime Green Leuchtturm1917 A5 Hardcover Lined Journal that I had on hand, I didn’t feel like I could really do the spreads right without having the dots or graph lines to help me. I did the best I could but in the back of my mind I kept telling myself that maybe I should/would treat myself to a dotted Leuchtturm1917 in Purple with Christmas money and start the new year fresh in a new journal. As it turns out my son somehow ordered exactly that for me as a gift so all I had to do was wait not so patiently for it to show up at my door. It came just in time to take it on our weekend cabin getaway over the new year.

I know how much I like seeing what other people choose to out in their permanently-bound bullet journals. The fact that it was important enough to use one of the pages in their journal means it is worth looking at in my opinion. So I thought maybe I would share mine too.

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February 15 2017

Karen’s Mugs and Stuff

Karen’s Mugs and Stuff

https://www.gearbubble.com/gbstore/karens-mugs-and-stuff

I need your help dear readers. I am trying a great experiment. I don’t known how it will turn out but I am trying it anyway.

I designed a bunch of sayings to put on coffee mugs and maybe eventually other things like T-shirts. Right now I have launched 5 designs. Two geared toward writers and three geared toward bullet journalers.

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