Are you getting the results you want from your blog? Blogging is a great way to showcase your expertise, connect with your readers, and generate interest in your products or services. Unfortunately, far too many bloggers are making some common mistakes that can prove to be fatal in the ultimate success of their blog. Taking the necessary steps to avoid (or correct) these common mistakes can make the difference between a blog that blends in with the others or one that stands out and ... Continue Reading
This Halloween season, avoid the 5 fatal mistakes many bloggers make.
Learn about the three major blog platforms – WordPress, Blogger, and Tumblr.
Blogging is an ideal way to share your knowledge, musings, life events, and business ventures with the world. For those who are blogging in hopes that others will read, comment, share, or perhaps make a purchase in response to your posts, you may have wondered which blogging platform is the best. Types of Blogs While there are many to choose from, the three main players in the blogosphere are WordPress, Blogger, and Tumblr. The choice is a matter of personal preference, but there are ... Continue Reading
Here are a few tips to help you step back, take a look at your blog and start moving forward again.
September is upon us and that means the kids are back in school, fall is in the air, and there is a sense of change. I don’t know about those of you who run a blog, but combining summer and a blogging schedule can be tricky for me. A lot of things get put on the back burner and focus seems to go completely out the window. Perhaps your posts are short and sporadic. Maybe you’ve been hard to get a hold of by email and your PR contacts think you fell off the face of the earth. Or possibly ... Continue Reading
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
The SocialMoms Blog of the Week is Little Tech Girl – where technology is as close as your browser.
Congratulations to Little Tech Girl: the SocialMoms Blog of the Week! Kris Cain is a Chicago area mom to 2 sets of twins, photography nut, gadget addict, web designer, and blogger who has worked in IT for over 13 years. She's also one of our contributors and we're happy to feature her as our blog of the week and chat about her website. SM: What was your inspiration for starting Little Tech Girl? I actually started my blog as a fluke. I was not out to start a blog at all. I had been ... 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
Organize your digital life to create amazing content and get the most out of your digital experience.
When you started blogging, it was a great outlet to let loose and connect with amazing, new friends. You blogged about daily life and your favorite subjects as you watched your subscriber list grow. Soon after blogging, social media followed. You created your social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook, and your blog subscribers started to follow you there. You started building more connections, creating more opportunities, and having fun meeting new people. After that, you may have ... 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