Melanie S. Pickett, Wendie Pett, Walk It Off Now
Encouragement, Giveaways, Health

Walk with Me

I want you to walk with me. Not on some proverbial emotional path, but literally walk with me.

About a year ago, I got really interested in fitness. Since I battle the beast that is Crohn’s disease, sometimes exercise isn’t a choice. Some days I just simply–well–can’t. But I’ve been using every available ounce of energy to workout at least three times a week to the best of my physical ability. I’m trying to use exercise and food choices as medicine in hopes of fighting back against my health issues. Continue Reading

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Start a Blog: Images and Social Media

This is the fun part, once you’ve tackled the other stuff upon deciding to start a blog. No, really. I think it is.

Images. Social media. This is where you make your connections with people and get to be creative with photos.

We addressed the basics of building a blog from the ground up. Then we touched on the nitty gritty of blogging, SEO and the back end of your blog.

Lastly, I want to share with you about making your posts look pretty and connecting with people. It’s an element of blogging and having an online presence that I really enjoy (second only to the writing which is, of course, my favorite part). Continue Reading

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So You Want to Start a Blog

So you want to start a blog…

I’ve been asked several times lately how I began blogging and I’m sure if my other friends have questions about where and how to begin, I’ll bet many others do as well so I’m going to answer those questions here in one easy place to both find and refer back to.

First, let me emphasize that blogging isn’t for wimps. It’s time-consuming and can be quite complex once you really get into it. There are plug-ins and code and updates. Oh my!

But I’ve been blogging for a couple of years now so while there’s always something new to learn, I have gained a ton of knowledge since day one. Continue Reading