How to Add Images to Your Sidebar

This is a screenshot of the backend of my blog, and shows you the things you need to do to display images on your blog's sidebar.

This is a screenshot of the backend of my blog, and shows you the things you need to do to display images on your blog’s sidebar.

Adding images to your sidebar is not as easy as 1, 2. 3. But it can be!

Please read this post first, then enlarge your screen and watch the video. (Instructions are given on how to make your screen bigger, too, so don’t worry!)

The above screenshot shows you the basics, but not how to adjust the size. For that, you’ll have to watch the video!

The video will tell you how to add images to your sidebar. Images include the awards that new bloggers receive, and so I am posting this for them! Lately, many people have been clicking on my award posts, mainly for The Liebster Award (it is currently number one in the search engines!), and since these bloggers are newbies (like I was, months ago!), I decided to answer a question one blogger had (ironically, the person who tagged me as IT) about how to add images to your sidebar.

Adding them is not that difficult, but requires a few steps. I explain these in this the video below, and show you how to do it at the same time. Unfortunately, Read More

How Re-Uniting With My Son Impacted My Life

Last week, I told you my true story about how I nearly died last summer. I am now going to tell you how reuniting with my son, J, has impacted my life for the better.

Re-uniting with him has literally changed my life!

This is a picture of the book that changed my life after re-uniting with my son.

This is a picture of the book that changed my life after re-uniting with my son.

Once We Re-united

One phone call led to another and we began talking on a regular basis.

Not arguing, but talking.

It was wonderful! Slowly, J let me back into his life.

We talked, we laughed, we cried.

I had always tried to be a good mother to him, and I must have done something right, since J is a non-smoker (I smoke), a drug-free person (he experimented a few times, with a few things, and so did I), a health and fitness nut who watches what he eats and works out all the time (my idea of working out is typing, and I love eating, as noted in my guest post on Hunger for Happiness), and a rare drinker (this he got from me; I am not big on booze).

J also is a positive person who somehow motivates me to want better things for our future. He truly is amazing.

He’s also tall, dark and handsome, since he’s half Spanish (I am a white, Canadian girl with Czech roots… so basically I am a white, Canadian girl!) and he’s pretty muscular, too, from hitting the gym on a constant basis. He won’t let me post a picture of him; he is a private person (I’ve mentioned this before). Anyway, when December rolled around, I asked him what he wanted for Christmas. I’m his mom; I wanted to buy him a gift. (I like giving presents!)

He told me that he didn’t want anything. Huh? Nothing?

Nope. He told me to save my money.

What My Son Wanted for Me

When I pressed him, he told me that he didn’t need anything, but that it was nice that I wanted to get him something. Instead, he said, it would mean more to him if I bought myself something that I needed. That’s what he wanted for Christmas – for me to buy myself something! Read More

Apparently, I’m Now “It”!

I have been tagged. So now I am “it”, whatever that means. I guess I’m “all that, and a bag of chips”! (Do any of you recognize this saying?) 🙂

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Felicia tagged me, and from what I can see, this is kind of like an award. I’m getting a bit tired of these awards, to be honest with you, even though they provide a good way to meet other bloggers. However, I have never seen Felicia before, nor have I read any of her posts, and I am pretty sure she has never read any of mine.

So, for this game, I’m making a mockery of things.  I’ll answer her questions, but I’m not going to tag any others. I don’t want to tick them off! I hope you find my answers hilarious!  Read More

Post Your Links Here To Promote Yourself and Your Blog!

Welcome, everyone! I’d like to invite you to post your links to your blogs by doing so in the comment section of this post! I’d also like you to post your Twitter handle, too! (If you are on Twitter, that is!) You might gain some new followers if you do! (I’ve been meeting a lot of new and interesting people lately, and am growing my followers bit by bit! I’m getting good at tweeting properly, relevantly, and usefully, too!)

Here is my old Twitter pic/screenshot:

twitter pic for post

Here is Twitter screenshot/pic a few months later:

This is a screenshot of my Twitter stats as of November 21, 2014.

Here is Twitter screenshot/pic a few months later:

 Twitter pic as of Dec 2015

In a few sentences, tell us:

  • what your blog is about
  • what you offer others on your website
  • your Twitter handle

There are two things you should know, too, before leaving me a comment…

The first thing you should know is that I’m hoping to engage people a little further out here in the blogosphere, and create my own little group of awesome bloggers that can interact with one another, who will also become part of the discussions that may happen in future blog posts!

Note that you can choose your level of participation, too. Jump in and participate when you feel like it, with no pressure from anyone, and sit back and observe when you want to, too!

I know that many of you would like more engagement with others, and this is your opportunity to meet someone new, who just might have more knowledge and experience than you, or who might happen to be a really interesting person who you’d like to connect with.

I know that I am looking forward to meeting some new and awesome people! 🙂

THIS IS IMPORTANT

The second thing that you should know is that, in exchange for this free promotion and introduction service to each other, I am requesting that you grab my free ebook to join my mailing list! That way, we can stay in touch, get to know one another, and, most importantly, you can learn from me through my blog posts!

I generally only post once a week, usually on Mondays.

If you just want to promote yourself, and then never read anything I write in the future, that’s totally up to you. I’d also like you to share this with others on your other social networks. I’d really appreciate it if you could help me spread the word, so that I can get to know your “friends,” too!

My Blogs

Laying It Out There is my personal/author site. On it, I share recipes, true stories about my life, some of my poetry, book reviews, and information about self-publishing.

The Blind Writer is another site that is mine. The Blind Writer offers bloggers and writers direction in moving their writing forward, improving their writing and productivity, and improving their vocabulary.

I can’t wait to introduce all of you awesome people to one another this way! 🙂

Let the meeting and promotion of awesome people take place! I’ll start! This is a digital business card for Lorraine Reguly.

Who I Am

My name is Lorraine. I’m a freelance writer for hire, an editor (also for hire), an author, a blogger, and a blogging coach who can help you with your online blogging journey. Hire me to help you figure stuff out! My consulting services are worth every penny!

My expert advice has been sought out by many bloggers. As a result, I’ve been featured in MANY round-up posts. A list of these posts can be found on my portfolio page.

More about me…

I’ve written several short stories, won a short story competition, and am working on other books. So far, I’ve published Risky Issues.  You can learn more about this book by reading about it on Amazon. Ebook Cover - Risky Issues by Lorraine Reguly

 

I also have several mottos. One of my mottos is “Dare to be different!” I believe you should embrace your uniqueness, and love yourself for it. Don’t worry about what others will think of you!

Do you think that people who have changed this world wanted to be the same as everyone else?

N-n-nope. They dared to be different, and they became successful!

You can learn more about me easily.

Visit my websites or find me on social media.

You can also read more about me through this guest post I wrote: RAPE DRUGS AND PROSTITUTION – ONE BLOGGER’S JOURNEY TO SUCCESS.

My Social Media Profiles:

Twitter (@lorrainereguly)

Google + (Wording Well profile)

Google + (Author profile)

Facebook (Writing and Editing Services)

Facebook (Author profile) Facebook (friends and family)

BrandYourself

LinkedIn

about.me

Pinterest

YouTube 🙂

Now go follow my awesome blog (by grabbing my free ebook) or by whichever method you are most comfortable with, and then tell us about YOUR awesome-ness! 🙂

I’ll start with the free ebook!
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