Articles by Lori Soard

How to Start and Run a Successful Education Blog

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Jul 12, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
If you've ever thought about starting an education blog, then you likely already know that supplementary education services are big business. The education industry is bout a $19.4 billion dollar indu…

How You Can Use Second Life to Promote Your Website

  • Online Business
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
If you haven't heard of Second Life, it is simply an online 3D world, where you choose an avatar, create online meeting opportunities and interact with others. Think of The Sims fully online and on st…

Learn to Write Excellent Blog Posts by Tearing Apart 3 Sample Blog Posts

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
Here at WHSR, we've often studied just what it is that makes for an excellent blog post. Surprisingly, it is easy to define what makes for an excellent blog post and also easy to define what makes for…

Create a Roundup Page to Greet New Visitors

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Mar 03, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
Some people call a roundup page a “sneeze” page. Basically, this is a page centered around a theme that repurposes old content and draws the reader to read more on a topic. Here at WHSR, w…

September Roundup: Secure WordPress, Train Your Brain, New Reviews

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Sep 05, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
Mother nature may be winding down as the leaves start to change color and summer's flowers have faded, but here at WHSR we are just now starting to ramp up. September was a busy month. We had posts on…

Ways to Use $10 to Promote Your Blog and Gain Visitors

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
Whether you are using your blog to promote your business as a whole, or you want to monetize your blog at some point, it is vital that you invest time, energy, and advertising dollars into your blog. …
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Exclusive Interview with James Reynolds, Founder of Veravo

  • Interviews
  • Updated Sep 14, 2015
  • By Lori Soard
James Reynolds, the found of Veravo, SEO Sherpa and Click Jam, took some time to chat with us about search engine marketing. Veravo offers some free tools for website owners that can help take your tr…

4 Sample Letters to Turn Mailing List Subscribers into Customers

  • Web Tools
  • Updated May 17, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
Do you have a number of email list subscribers who never purchase anything? Recently, I was chatting with a few of my blogger friends who are newer to the blogging game and they asked me what specific…

What Bloggers can Learn from The Bachelor about Content

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Dec 13, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
The Bachelor, a reality series, first aired on ABC in March of 2002.  If you haven't seen or heard about the show, the basic premise is an eligible bachelor and 25 women. He dates the women in groups …

How to Set Up an RSS Driven Automated Weekly Newsletter on MailChimp

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 13, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
According to the Software Advice Survey, about 40% of B2B marketers feel that the leads they gain via their in-house email marketing are higher quality than leads from other sources. Not only is it im…
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August Roundup: Welcome New Writers & Amp Up Your Blog

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Sep 01, 2015
  • By Lori Soard
August has been a busy month here at WHSR. We've welcomed two new writers. Jason Chow, who has worked with WHSR in other capacities wrote his first article for us in August titled “Basic Twitter…

Can Kindle Books Provide Another Steady Stream of Income for Bloggers?

  • Online Business
  • Updated May 09, 2019
  • By Lori Soard
At the end of June, ProBlogger reported that Steve Scott is making about $30,000 per month just from his Kindle books. In April, Forbes reported on self-made author Mark Dawson. Dawson writes crime th…

What Pop Sensation Taylor Swift Can Teach You About Running a Successful Blog

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Jun 14, 2018
  • By Lori Soard
1. Know Your Niche Taylor Swift knows music. She can play a guitar, she writes her own songs, and she sings. You don't win 7 Grammys, 11 American Music and 6 Country Music Association awards without k…

Top Ways Start and Succeed with a DIY Projects Blog

  • Online Business
  • Updated Jul 12, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
Do you spend untold hours browsing through ideas on Pinterest? Is your idea of a fun Saturday completing that DIY project that has been calling your name? Is your house filled with chalk painted proje…

Why A Golfing Blog May Be More Profitable than You Think (And How to Start One)

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated May 08, 2019
  • By Lori Soard
Golf is a sport that can be played by anyone at any age, making it popular with both young and old alike, and every age in between. According to Statista, as of 2014 there were about 26.88 million gol…
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July Roundup: New Hosting Review and Tips for New Bloggers

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Mar 04, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
July has been quite a stormy month for most of the United States. Here in Henryville, we all get a little nervous when tornado-like weather sweeps through. It was only a few years ago that the EF4 tor…