Articles by Lori Soard

August Roundup: Publish a Book, Improve Your Blog, and

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Jul 12, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
Hello, everyone. This will be our last roundup, at least for a while. We'll be making a few changes at WHSR, so stayed tuned to see what we are up to. Don't worry, you'll still get amazing, in-depth a…

The Inside Scoop on Membership Sites

  • Online Business
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
There are many different ways to monetize a blog, but have you considered creating a membership-based option? Membership based sites can take many different forms. They can be completely membership ba…

June Roundup: Social Media Tips, Writing Hacks, and Hosting Reviews

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
Summer is a busy time for most business people. Conferences are held around the country for everything from blogging to running a business to a plethora of technical topics. Here at WHSR, we've also f…

Smart Cross Social Media Marketing for Bloggers

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
You’ve probably heard it said that social media marketing is really just about developing a relationship with others on social media and then holding a conversation. This is always a good starting poi…

May Roundup: Avoiding Failure and Freebies

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Jul 12, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
May is a busy month for most website owners. It is filled with new outdoor activities, many outdoor sports start up, there are graduations, and weddings. In between all of that, we found time to share…

How to Start and Run a Forum Website

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Jan 04, 2019
  • By Lori Soard
Create a sense of community on your website by adding a forum. Go through 6 simple steps that detail everything from choosing a platform for your forum to setting up administrative rules. Quick naviga…

April Roundup: New Hosting Reviews and Improving Your Site

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
The days have grown longer and it seems that everyone has a fresh spring in their steps as warmer weather approaches. Here at WHSR, we try to keep a spring in our steps throughout the year, but April …

Shallow Content and the Impact on Your Blog and Writing Career

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
If there is one thing that is true about the Internet, it is that it is forever changing. Sometimes those changes are good. For example, the first time I ever got on the Internet back in the 80s, I wa…

March Roundup: In-Depth Guides, Bloggings Tips, and Uptime Monitoring

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
For those who experience the winter months, March is a month to look forward to because of the warmer temperatures and longer days. For those who are working hard to grow their online businesses, Marc…

25 Blogging Tips for Newbies

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Jul 12, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
If you're new to blogging, then you've likely already figured out that there are a lot of elements to keep up with. Not only do you have to figure out the backend of running a website and adding conte…

February Roundup: New Review Tool, Improving Your Blog, and Making More Money

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
February always seems to pass so quickly. This February was the same, but we got an extra day with it being a leap year. Even though it was a shorter month, WHSR was still hard at work bringing you ne…

How the Face of Content Is Changing in 2016

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Nov 07, 2018
  • By Lori Soard
It seems as though every year content on the Internet changes a bit more. Back in 1991, the first website was launched. It was created by Tim Berners-Lee and ran on a NeXT computer. It was a simple pa…

Why It’s Important to Refill Your Creative Well

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
In 1992, Penguin Group published a book by Julia Cameron titled The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. The self-help book helped coin the term “creative well.” What exact…

How to Run Your Blog Like One of the Sharks from Shark Tank

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
The sharks who make up the investors on the television series Shark Tank are brilliant business people who have earned millions, and in some cases billions of dollars in the business world. If you've …

How to Use Free Telephone Conferences to Build Your Online Readership

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Nov 08, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
Teleconferencing has been around for many years. Ever since more than one person could be on a line, people have used telephones to have meetings with one another. For the purposes of building an onli…

What You Can Learn from the Vampire Diaries about Keeping Readers Engaged

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
If you're a fan of the Vampire Diaries, then you understand the intricate twists and turns the script writers of this series made that kept fans on the edge of their seats. There are a lot of tricks t…