NEW on TypePad: Easily Upload Sidebar Images Plus More!

Starting today, there are some new things for Beta users to play with.� Interested in finding out what they are?� We're excited to tell you about them!

First up is something that's been a popular request from our subscribers: An easier way to upload photos to your sidebar.� Instead of the previous method of manually uploading the image to your account and then creating the necessary HTML code, you can now use our automated method.

By simply using the new widget you see above at Design > Content, you can skip right to putting your image in the sidebar.� There's even options to have a larger image open in a pop-up or to link the image to a URL.

What a great new feature! Now you don't have to upload an image to your File Manager and write HTML code to create the link. I will be creating a new video in Stamping and Blogging as well to showcase this great new feature (in BETA). Have fun!

NEWS regarding Manual Blog Maintenance for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators

Important Update

Regarding Your Manual Blog Maintenance –
Effective DECEMBER 2013

Exciting news happening at Blogs By Heather!  With my focus being on building the blog help video library at Stamping and Blogging, I have had Angel Elmer, The Blog Doc, assist me in maintaining your sites, as manual blog maintenance is very labor intensive, as well as with other blog related tasks.

With a wonderful new full time job as IT Manager, an opportunity I started this past June, and my partnership with Sandi MacIver over at Stamping and Blogging, I have decided to transfer my manual blog maintenance service over to Angel Elmer, who has assisted me for months now.  She very excited about this new venture.  Please help me in welcoming her to her new job 😀

What Does This Mean?

All other services stay the same. I will continue to update my blog, Blogs By Heather, with tutorials and blogging tips, will begin sending a weekly newsletter (sign up on my blog, right sidebar) to help keep you engaged in what's new in the blogosphere, and will be building our blogging and social media video library over at Stamping and Blogging.

BUT…that I will no longer be manually maintaining your blogs each month.  Angel is thrilled to be taking over. 

Payment Profile Cancellation
and Sign Up With Angel

I will be cancelling all your Payment Profiles and applying refunds where applicable.  Starting December 1, 2013, you need to sign up with Angel Elmer.  She has done a wonderful job in helping me maintain your sites.  CLICK HERE to sign up for Angel's monthly blog maintenance!

Thank You

Thank you so very much for being loyal, fun customers over the years and helping me grow my blog maintenance business.  I do hope you transfer to Angel who will continue to keep your blog's updated with the most current Stampin' Up! promotions and featured products. I also welcome you to join Sandi and I at Stamping and Blogging.

Join Stamping and Blogging!

Our site has over 235 videos plus

  • 138 Stamping Project Sheets
  • 145 Stamping Tutorials
  • 98 Blogging articles
  • 100% Stampin Up. We use Stampin’ Up! products exclusively and our projects range from beginner to advanced – clean and simple to WOW!

Happy Blogging and Keep In Touch,
Heather 😀

A Day of Thanks


I just wanted to take a moment to let you – my friends, customers, fellow Demonstrators, followers of Blogs By Heather – know how much I appreciate you!  That you continue to follow my blog and support Blogs By Heather and services I offer.  It truly means a lot and I am very grateful.
Have a wonderful day! Gobble Gobble! Pass it on….make sure to give thanks as often as you can but especially today.  Enjoy!

101 Blogging Tips: Tip #53 (“Link Love”, Link Out)

Thumbtack-purpleI'm excited to share this series with you, called "101 Blogging Tips". In the series there will be 101 blogging tips that you can begin applying to your blog today! Don't wait, get started now!

Tip #53: Related Articles by Zemanta – Link Love, Link Out and Why

We discussed many articles about interlinking (linking to yourself an other posts and pages on your own site), but this cool feature from Zemanta helps you find related articles in our own site, as well as "outside" your site.  

View this video from Zemanta about the benefits of "Linking Out" (linking to sites other than yours), as many of us hesitate on doing that.

Here is there site, Zemanta.  It works on Blogger, TypePad, WordPress, Tumblr and other platforms.

Here are some related articles I'm inserting into this post using Zemanta (in TypePad). Some are linked to my own recent and past articles, and others are linked "out". Enjoy!