This post affects over 1 billion Instagram users and it’s one of the saddest posts I had to write because I’m a victim. I used my Instagram account as a major part of my business and income stream. With nearly 150,000 followers, almost 800 posts including photos of myself, my six year old daughter, and our travels, and thousands of hours of relationship building and audience growth, it was hacked and stolen. I was trapped in an automated loop with Instagram, never actually speaking to a human or receiving any help. It was like someone broke into my house and set it on fire, burning it to the ground. Here’s what happen and a list of ways you can protect yourself. Continue reading →
22 days at sea without internet access; it’s hard to believe that’s actually something I signed up for. Will I be suffering from withdrawals or liberated from online chains? Only time will tell. While I think I will find other life-changing things to do with my time, Bucket List Publications will not unless I ask for help. Continue reading →
Bucket List Publications is looking for regular, consistent contributors to publish weekly on http://www.bucketlistpublications.com. We target an audience who is curious to discover something new, unique, and adventurous. Bucket List Publications shows the mainstream traveler that anyone can partake in a great adventure. Travelers need information and the readers of Bucket List Publications benefit from our first-hand experiences. We offer an interactive community that proves that the world is full of limitless possibilities.
Until now, submissions were wide open but we’ve grown so quickly in the last few months that I can’t keep up with the endless list of contributions. Now, we’re looking for 10 regular contributors who publish unique content once a week, and we’ll share the publication on all of our social media sites!
If you think your writing style is a good fit for Bucket List Publications, please email me at [email protected] to discuss the possibilities. Please include a sample of your work, a link to your blog or website, a short summary of your writing experience, and an explanation of why you’re a great fit for Bucket List Publications. We will select the best of the best and set you up with an account on Bucket List Publications.
“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences,” (Eleanor Roosevelt)
Today I was asked, “Are you forgetting what your home looks like? You sure have been on the move lately!” and it made me think about my whirlwind adventures in the last two years and reminded me that this month officially marks two years of blogging. Since starting Bucket List Publications, I’ve visited more than a dozen states, four provinces, and 8 countries. I’ve participated in the most extreme adventures and I’ve made life-long friends. I created something I am proud to say is mine. This weekend I’m in Colorado visiting Beaver Creek Lodge on a press trip and I’ve come to realize that this is the accumulation of all of my wildest dreams come true. Continue reading →
Hard work, determination, and consistent effort will help you achieve your blogging goals, but drive alone doesn’t make a blog successful. There is more to blogging than creating posts and wanting them to be seen. In my post,10 Great Ways to Get Noticed as a Blogger, I shared tips to increase blog rankings. 715 likes, 122 social shares, and 125 comments told me that other bloggers are searching for ways to improve their rankings as well. Below is the second addition to 10 Great Ways to Get Noticed as a Blogger, but this time is has a general focus of Social Media and Your Blog. We can all achieve success, but it’s nice to have a few tips along the way. Continue reading →
If you’re new to blogging, it can seem impossible to make a name for yourself among the hundreds, or more likely thousands, of bloggers out there covering the same topic, but don’t let that discourage you. Everyone had to start somewhere. I’ve compiled a list of ten things that worked for me. Of course, not every technique will be right for your blog; hopefully, these techniques will help you build a foundation for success over time. Continue reading →