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8 min ago | Brandon Sun

Furniture facelift: DIY blogger Miss Mustard Seed shares 5 tips to update pieces

"I just thought: 'Well, if I mess it up, it was only $10,'" she recalled. "So I went ahead and refinished that piece and that sort of started it all."


Related Topix: Home, Home Decorating

Tue Sep 16, 2014


10 resources for beginning WordPress bloggers

WordPress is a powerful blogging platform and content management system created by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. Automattic operates their free service, .


Related Topix: Automattic, Startups


Nick Denton Says Gawker Media Is Booming, Moving - And Fighting the Good Fight

That was a long time ago! Now Nick Denton's blog empire boasts eight sites, with 280 employees, and Denton says they're generating 80 million uniques a month. Time for a fancy new office, he says, in a memo he just sent to his staff.


Related Topix: Gawker Media, BuzzFeed, Travel, Budapest, Hungary Travel, Europe Travel, Hungary Travel


10 Blog Etiquettes For Readers And Blog Owners

Blogging has become the official news outlet for millions of savvy mystery writers, people who love to gab and businesses who want floods of new traffic to their main website. People have sounded off, announced retirements and even cut famous people down to size using blogs.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet

Entrepreneur Magazine

Richard Branson Says He Writes His Own Blog Posts, And He's Read Your Comments

Branson is a notoriously busy man , so it's not unsurprising that readers often wonder if he actually writes the numerous columns and blog posts attributed to him. The serial entrepreneur took to LinkedIn to address this very question in, appropriately, a blog post.


Related Topix: iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, LinkedIn, iPod touch App, iPhone App

Manawatu Evening Standard

Live blog: The Amazing Race Australia vs New Zealand

Last week saw the surprise elimination of Kiwi front-runners Johnny and Muzza, who found out the hard way their inability to make friends cost them a second chance. Aussie nurses Dan and Ryan chose not to save the irascible pair despite having a chance to do so after winning the leg.


Entrepreneur's Journey

How To Apply The "Kaizen" Approach Of Continuous Improvement To Finally Make Money From Your Blog

When I was 19 in university studying a business degree I recall learning about a concept called JIT - Just In Time . JIT refers to how companies can manage their inventory, keeping storage costs down by setting up a system that allows stock to flow into the manufacturing process "just in time" as it is needed.


The Washington Post

Miss Manners: Foster dialogue on a blog by welcoming those who disagree

On the one hand, ignoring reader comments entirely makes the blog look one-sided and discourages people from expressing their opinions. But on the other, for me to post a subsequent comment to those who agree with me - like "Thanks, you're swell, too" - seems self-serving; for me to post a subsequent comment to those who disagree - like "I disagree; let me have the last word why" - is still more self-serving.


Related Topix: Email Spam, Opinion

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Offensive Clothing: The Retail Version of a Sex Tape

We're talking about them, just as we talked, over and over and over again, about American Apparel, which filled store windows with mannequins sprouting giant clouds of pubic hair ; about Zara, which sold a children's shirt that eerily remsembled those worn by concentration camp prisoners; about MAC, which once tried to name a nail polish collection after a town in Mexico known for the countless number of women raped and murdered there, without police response . In this case, we're talking about Urban Outfitters, which, as of this morning, had up for sale a "vintage" Kent State sweatshirt with faux bloodstains on it .


Related Topix: Apparel, Urban Outfitters, Retail, Social Software

News Max

Blogger Rothman: Hillary 'Too Far to the Right' for Liberal Wing

Hillary Clinton, considered the frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, is thought to be too far to the right by many in her party, says Noah Rothman, an associate editor at the conservative news blog "She's dramatically too far to the right.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Alternative, Noah

Evening Sun

Blogs are the new composition books at Hanover Middle School

Hanover Middle School seventh grader Kiana Woodward, left, leans in to talk to classmate Kylie Day while working on blog posts about books they are reading independently on Sept. 4. Using the Kidblog platform, teachers are integrating elements of social media directly into learning through technological integration.


Search Engine Journal

The 6 Elements of a Powerful Blog Post by @neilpatel

You already know that blogs are popular and that you should have one. But do you know what makes a great blog post? Sure, you've heard of things like having great educational content, but there must be more to writing a winning blog post than that, right? There is.


The Reporter

Review: Wisecracking blogger doesn't pull punches

"People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges" , by Jen Mann It's not easy to endear yourself to readers when you write a book called "People I Want to Punch in the Throat," yet somehow author Jen Mann manages to do just that in her new hilarious memoir. It's a collection of short essays on Mann's life as a married mom of two, who has a gift for calling out the most ridiculous and annoying aspects of suburban life.


Kate's Blog

The recent suicide of the brilliant Robin Williams has once again put depression and addiction into the spotlight. After the similar loss of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the public seems to be taking a harder look at depression and other forms of mental illness and the havoc that they can wreak.


Related Topix: Depression, Health

Giovanna's blog: Buzz is six months old?

Buzz turned six months old this weekenda I can't believe I am the mother of a six month old. I look back at the pictures of when he was born, cuddle into his newborn clothes and sit in utter disbelief that the whole thing has gone so fasta Well, I say that, but it also feels as though Buzz has been a part of our lives forever.


Camden is securing site - finally

The blogger Brian K. Everett posted this image of himself documenting open sidewalks at Radio Lofts in Camden, nearly two weeks after a city inspection concluded the site should be fenced off to protect public safety. Four weeks after the Camden blogger questioned the stability of a vacant downtown building - and a day after he posted two-week-old municipal inspection documents urging immediate action - the city is finally moving to secure the structure.


Sun Sep 14, 2014

Bangor Daily News

The reason I didn't cry when I took my son to Pre-K

I am so pleased to introduce a friend of mine from the Bangor Daily News , Jennifer Adams Collins, the voice behind the marvelous, Graceful Mess . Her blog chronicles her adventures as a working mother.


Related Topix: Parenting, Family


Waterhouse heading back west for TPFF

It seems Kate Waterhouse loved attending WA's leading fashion event so much last year that she is returning for another Telstra Perth Fashion Festival. Now a first-time mum - she gave birth to daughter Sophia in May - Waterhouse is currently filming new Foxtel show Fashion Bloggers with four other top Australian social media identities.


The Washington Post

a Django Unchaineda actress Daniele Watts says she was detained by...

Django Unchained actress arrested in Los Angeles after being mistaken for a prostitute: " Django Unchained " actress Daniele Watts says she was stopped and handcuffed by police last week in Los Angeles after she was "showing affection" to her partner, Brian James Lucas. In a Facebook post , Lucas said it's clear that police "saw a tatted RAWKer white boy and a hot bootie shorted black girl" and thought she was a prostitute and that he was a client.


Related Topix: Django Unchained, Los Angeles, CA, Business News

Customer Interaction Solutions

Free Press improving mobile, desktop sites [Detroit Free Press]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 14--Each month, you're among millions who get their news from the Detroit Free Press, and we're happy to announce your experience is about to get better and richer.


Related Topix: Computers