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Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers (via ProBlogger)

Darren Rouse of ProBlogger.Net has recently completed a Group Writing Project on the Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers.  His concept was to write an article "in the style of ‘7 habits of highly effective people’ that would outline some characteristics that new bloggers wanting to grow in their ’success’ or ‘effectiveness’ might find useful."  He later decided to open the topic up into a Group Writing Project, encouraging other bloggers to write about this topic, and send him a link.

This page has a list of all the Reader Submissions on the Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers.

I'm providing this link for all of you who want to a) improve your blogging and/or b) improve the marketing efficacy of your blogging.

Get out there and get blogging!

Wholly Scrap! Episode #4b

Episode #4b:  Jumpstart Your Scrapbook Journaling
34:01 minutes; 31.1MB

Links Mentioned During the Show

Listener Comment Line: 206-202-3122
My podcast blog:
My Typepad blog:
My website: (free sound-editing program)

How to Podcast post on Michelle's Scrapability blog:

Scrapbooking Basics class at BNU, in the Life Improvement campus
Essentials of SB Journaling at WOW

Papa Bear's Journaling Prompts

Journaling Resource Books
Pen on Fire
List Your Self
The Photo Scribe
Turning Memories Into Memoirs
Personal Journaling magazine

Katie's Monthly Memory RoundUp:
Katie's monthly ebook

The Book of Me series:

Podsafe Music Credits, downloaded from
"Drive Away" by Matthew Ebel
"Aguamala" by Carne Cruda


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NOTE: This podcast is not affiliated, supported, or sponsored in any way by Wholly Scrap!, LLC, a scrapbooking store in New Hampshire.   

Scrapbook Journaling Idea: What's In Your...

In Blogspeak, a meme is an idea that is shared and passed from blog to blog, like a question posted in one blog and answered in many other blogs.


Via gauchogirl, via Teresa McFayden, I recently found a wonderful meme that is wonderful Book of Me fodder.  Since I haven't officially been tagged (at least to my knowledge -- I'm a little behind in my blog reading), I'll just share the prompts here.

  • What's In your Fridge?
  • What's in your Closet?
  • What's in your DVD Player?
  • What's in your car?
  • What's in your purse?

I'd also like to add, "What's on your bookshelf?"  That's a layout I teach in one of my classes, and can be very telling about your personal interests, needs, intellectual pursuits, etc.

Answer these prompts on your blog, then print them out, take some appropriate photos, and scrap them!  Instant snapshot of your life!

I have layout examples for the car and bookshelf prompts in my Class Projects photo album, if you're interested.

HP online classes - Five common photo problems and how to solve them

Did you know that Hewlett Packard offers online classes?  Check out this one on Five common photo problems and how to solve them.

This Quick Lesson pinpoints five common photo problems digital photographers experience -- as well as tips, techniques, and HP technologies for fixing them. You'll get advice on identifying problems like red eye, improper lighting, blurry images, and poor picture composition. Then you'll learn about innovative camera features and technologies HP has developed to address these problems and improve your photos, from capture to print.

They also offer classes in Digital Photography, Home Office, Security Solutions, & Home Entertainment. 

Go learn something!

Get Started Quickly in Scrapbook Journaling!

I'm getting ready to teach another class at WritersOnlineWorkshops called Getting Started (Quickly) In Scrapbook Journaling.  It's based on Joanna Campbell Slan's book, One Minute Journaling.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide you with an understanding of key journaling techniques that will help you write both faster and better. With the assistance of creative exercises, hands-on writing assignments, and constructive feedback, you’ll develop a more productive approach to your journaling.

Learn how to save more of your family and personal stories in less time with this four week course on scrapbook journaling. This online course will help you identify your personal style so it can work for you rather than against you; harness both sides of your brain; master a variety of techniques for collecting information; organize your writing so you know exactly what you want to write and how you want to say it; and practice new styles of journaling.

I'm looking forward to this change of pace -- picking it up a little!  I hope you'll join me!  Better hurry -- the class starts May 11th, but registration closes May 8th!

Update: This class has been rescheduled to start June 8th, with a registration deadline of June 5th!  There's still time to register!  And remember the coupon code good for 15% off: AP2006