Awesome Pinterest Boards to Follow!

Awesome Pinterest Boards to Follow!

I remember being at a conference 4 years ago when one of the presenters talked about this new thing that was going to be BIG someday called Pinterest.  We all scratched our heads because we couldn’t envision what she was talking about.  A visual pin board?  What on earth does that mean?  Now I laugh thinking back on how we had no clue that this new little tool was going [Read More…]

10 Best Apps for Blogging on the Go


As our lives become increasingly more mobile & fast paced sometimes blogging can seem to be harder & harder to keep up. While I am a big advocate of some unplugged time & usually take my unplugged time when I’m out doing errands or school drop offs, I do have times that I have to do things from my phone. These apps are the ones I use the most to [Read More…]

Photo SEO


Hi there 30 Day-ers! It’s Kristi, from and I’m excited to be back sharing some bloggy tips with you all! Today’s topic is something I do automatically because I edit every one of my photos in photoshop but I realize that some of you may just use a watermark plugin to add your watermark (or may not do anything at all besides just upload the photo to the post) [Read More…]

Google Plus….what’s the fuss?


Hi 30dayers! It’s Kristi, from Creative Kristi, back to talk blogging tips and tricks! This month I’m talking about Google Plus. Are you on it? Have you tried it? Never heard of it? I’ll be the first to admit that when Google + first rolled out I joined…saw nothing & promptly stopped using it. Then about 4 months ago I thought I’d start at least posting my new posts on [Read More…]

HTML Tutorial: Cheat Sheet For Bloggers


As bloggers we usually worry more about the projects we’re posting & the SEO to go along with it right? We don’t usually think too much about how to make a word bold or italic–I mean there are buttons for those right? Well what about when you want to create a cute sidebar widget area? HTML should be used since it’s better for search engines and overall design. Plus it’s [Read More…]

Creating a ‘Pin-able’ Image For Your Posts (Pinterest)


Hello 30 Day-ers! I’m back again! This time I’d like to talk about how to create a pin-able image for your posts. This is also how you can create any graphic (think Header, buttons, social media icons, etc) for your blog. The steps are basically the same but in different sizes. So let’s say you created an amazing project that you want to write a post about and you’d love [Read More…]

How to create your own blog button


Hi there! My name is Kristi, from Creative Kristi and I’m excited to be joining the 30 Days contributor team. Once a month I’ll be handing out my best blog tips. This will be anything blogging related, including some DIY Your Blog Design tips. My hope is that I can empower you to know more about your blog and get a little hands on with it!  The number one thing [Read More…]

3 Simple Blog Tips


I made it to Utah for SNAP! yesterday and am excited to get this party started.  All of the details for the past year are coming together over the next few days- crazy!  I wrote a guest post last year with a few blog tips- I thought it appropriate to share today.  I started 30days in 2007 when my family blog was getting cluttered with creative projects and links.  At [Read More…]

Sparkly new look + other ways to stay connected


If you haven’t visited 30days live (as in …not from a “reader”) in the past week or so…you are missing out! The fabulous Dana from Wonder Forest gave me a sparkly new look for the new year.  So click click click if you haven’t already! Which brings me to my next point- the www is all abuzz about how Google is taking away Google Friend Connect from all non – [Read More…]

How the Pity became the Party


There are lots of linky parties out there.  Several people have asked me why my linky party is called Pity Party and how it got started.  Last year I was having a particularly rough week and I made mention of it on Twitter.  A reader suggested that I start a linky party to get my mind off of things and have fun projects to look at.  I was throwing my [Read More…]