Summer is nearly here and not only does it mean hotter temperatures and fresh lemonade, but it also means the kiddos being home from school. Depending on how you look at it, those two months can be heaven with your kids, or a huge, messy chaos of angry mom, bored kids. As a blogging mom you have to think about how to balance time with your kids and keep your blog running smoothly, whether you work from home or even have a full-time job outside of the home. So how can you keep your blog alive ... Continue Reading
Keep your blog active this summer with these tips and tricks.
Learn how and where to best maximize your social media efforts.
The best thing about the Internet, despite the fact that one person can Google anything in the world and become an instant expert, is that you can connect with anyone you want through social media. Social media is “web based technology and applications that turn communication into interactive dialogue” - the perfect place for bloggers and social butterflies to flourish. As a blogger, using social media is a great way to bring new readers to your website and spread the word about new blog ... Continue Reading
Tips and tricks to create great vlogging content.
Blogging and social media has expanded further than anyone could have imagined. We all know the power of the written word, but it may be time to start thinking about the power of the spoken and visual word. Many bloggers and social media enthusiasts have started to transition to vlogging, or creating videos, that they highlight on their blogs. Gone are the days of hiding behind the comfort of the glowing computer screen - and fast arriving are bloggers who have now given us a better view ... Continue Reading
Back up your Google Blogger or Blogspot account with these simple steps.
In recent weeks I’ve talked to three women bloggers who actually had their Google Blogger or Blogspot accounts mysteriously disappear – possibly for policy violations or other unknown causes -- two of which were permanently deleted representing years of hard work. That’s not even to consider what might happen if a blog on this service is ever hacked – the aftermath could be disastrous to have to deal with. For sure, the Internet these days isn’t working like clockwork as it used ... Continue Reading
Tips for falling in love with your blog, and the reason you started blogging, again.
You dreamed about it, planned it, and finally created it. You wrote value-filled content weekly. You implemented social media marketing tactics and participated in social networking groups. You poured your heart and soul into it, and now it’s a reality. You created a killer blog. But now that the dream has become a reality, you’ve realized the sacrifices it involves (frequent writing, consistent marketing and regular interaction) and you’re beginning to wonder why you started your ... Continue Reading
Can Arthur and friends make you a better blogger? Discover their ideas on etiquette, developing content & being a blogger in real-life.
The television shows my kids watch very rarely draw me in. My tolerance for the corny jokes and silly story lines is pretty low, and although they're not allowed to watch anything crass or raunchy (or with "butt" in the title!), most of what they watch is absolutely annoying. Except for Arthur. I have to admit that I'm a closet fan. That Marc Brown knows what he's doing (and even the re-runs are tolerable). A while back the kids were watching and the title stopped me in my tracks. Muffy ... Continue Reading
Social networking sites allow you to build your blog’s following, catalog your blog content, and provide versatile platforms.
Bloggers already know how powerful Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are for sharing their blog content and attracting readers. But there are many other less publicized social networking sites that offer great resources for bloggers as well. From providing versatile platforms to build your blog’s following, to cataloging your blog content, the following social networking sites are great tools for bloggers: Tumblr – this social networking site gives users the ability to effortlessly share ... Continue Reading
Bloggers can appeal to their readers by effectively using images.
Are you looking for ways to enhance your blog? It is well-known that successful blogs are developed by regularly posting remarkable content. By providing relevant, valuable information, blog authors are able to draw in and engage readers. However, there is a lesser-known way that truly successful bloggers use to appeal to readers: effectively using images. If you are looking for additional ways to attract, engage, and retain your blog readers, here are 7 ways to enhance your blog using ... Continue Reading
I’m always talking to people about different ways they can expand their brand or business on the web. If you’re not using social media, you are missing out on potential customers for your business, or potential readers for your blog. Sometimes businesses put too much thought into whether or not they need a Facebook page. … [ Read full post ]
I'm always talking to people about different ways they can expand their brand or business on the web. If you're not using social media, you are missing out on potential customers for your business, or potential readers for your blog. Sometimes businesses put too much thought into whether or not they need a Facebook page. Let me make this really clear: the answer is yes, no matter what. Why? Because you need to stay in touch with your customers and they are spending more time than ever logged in ... Continue Reading