Holiday Gift Guide for Bloggers

Holiday Gift Guide for Bloggers

Are you wondering what to get the blogger in your life? Here is my top ten list of practical gifts that any blogger would appreciate. Stock Images Unless you are a photographer or food blogger, one thing bloggers almost universally struggle with getting great images without completely breaking the bank. A subscription to a photo {… Continue Reading …}

Social Media Has Blurred the Lines Between Personal and Professional

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It is no secret that I have been essentially unable to keep up with both a personal and professional blog. I just don’t feel like I have a lot to say on The Laine List. My readers are losing interest, because I am too. I think about the work I have done to create my {… Continue Reading …}

Guest Post at The Wordslinger: Musings of a Six-Year Old

Hey ya’ll! I’m happy to announce I am guest posting for my fellow blogger Jim at The Wordslinger today. Please go check out my post, “Musings of a Six-Year-Old” and don’t forget to check out Jim’s blog. I know you will find him as funny as I do! Plus, his wife just had their THIRD {… Continue Reading …}

The Versatile Blogger Birthday Dinner Party!

I have literally been writing this post since the beginning of January, when I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by MJ Monaghan. Link There are rules to awarding the Versatile Blogger award, but I’m going to break them. I really wanted to tie in a “who would you have for a party” kind {… Continue Reading …}

Wormholes or black holes – who knows, who cares, it’s Sunday

This week’s stream of consciousness prompt from All.Things.Fadra is “How did you spend your Sunday mornings growing up? What are some of your favorite memories?” This is what I came up with. All week I’ve been thinking about writing this post about how I have been out of the loop re-building all my sites, but {… Continue Reading …}

I am so proud of my mom!!


Today I want to dedicate my blog post to my mom, who today became a BLOGGER!! I am so proud of her for taking the plunge. You see, she is the real writer in this family. For reals. (hahaha, she would never say that!) But seriously, she taught me everything I know. She has never {… Continue Reading …}

What NaBloPoMo taught me and where I go from here

October began my journey with personal blogging, but I have blogged professionally for a company called QuinStreet on and off for about two years. In the last year I have been blogging on my own professional blog site, Elaine Griffin Designs. Although I have admittedly been neglecting that blog in favor of other avenues of {… Continue Reading …}

I’m not that kind of blogger

Today’s NaBloPoMo prompt is: Has anything traumatic ever happened to you? Describe the scenes surrounding a particular event. I’ve been kicking it around all morning. I mean, I usually post really early and it is now almost noon and I’m just about done. I just could not decide what to write. Do I go with {… Continue Reading …}

What writing means to me

I am not a writer, but I do write. When I was a teenager I used to write angsty poems about boys. I also wrote said boys intense love letters that I would never send. I wrote in journals at this point. Journals I still have. Journals I hide. I still feel embarrassed to let {… Continue Reading …}