Blogging Tips

Expert Interview: Debbie Bookstaber on How Social Good Helps Bloggers

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Gina Badalaty
“Social Good” is not just a trending buzzword in social media. According to a 2013 article in Market Tech Blog, “83% of Americans want brands to support causes and 41% of people boug…

Top 9 “Must Do” Blogging Myths

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Gina Badalaty
There is a wealth of information available on how to become a better blogger, but are these ideas really effective? Are the “tried and true” tips always correct or do they sometimes have i…

How to Manage a Group Giveaway Project

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Gina Badalaty
Unlike the standard giveaway project, a group giveaway has benefits since the combined force of the bloggers can attract bigger sponsors and more traffic. Here is how to manage a group giveaway. Invit…

7 Benefits of Blogging and How to Achieve Them in 2016

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Gina Badalaty
In April, 2015, Heather Armstrong, AKA the blogger “Dooce,” one of the early leaders in blogging, announced she wasn’t going to blog anymore. The post sparked much debate about the future …

How To Write An Outstanding Blog Post When The World Breaks Loose (In and Outside of You)

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Luana Spinetti
It's tough to remember you have a blog to maintain when everything breaks around you – and you wind up broken, too. From depression to illness to a loss, when the world breaks loose inside or ou…

A Step-by-Step Guide to Landing Your First Sponsored Post

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By KeriLynn Engel
Now that blogging has taken the web by storm, making money off your blog isn’t as easy as putting a few banner ads up. Readers hate intrusive advertising, which is why sponsored content is now a prefe…

The White Screen of Death: What to Do When Your WordPress Site Is Down

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By KeriLynn Engel
It’s every website owner’s worst nightmare – and it’s more common than you might think. You visit your website, but all the content you worked so hard on is missing. Instead, you’re confronted with ob…

How to Make $10,000 a Year as Part Time Mom Blogger

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Gina Badalaty
As a busy mom raising 2 kids with special needs, I don’t have a lot of free time on my hands to make the extra income that my family needs. However, my blog has allowed me to earn income around the ho…

Writer’s Block? 8 Things You Can Blog About On Your Ecommerce Site

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Daren Low
Does your online shop have a blog? It could be just what you need to increase traffic, strengthen your brand identity, and drive sales. Setting up an online store is just the start. The next step is g…

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…

How Moms Can Earn Money Selling Products on Their Blogs

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Gina Badalaty
Parenting blogs can be big business but only if you have a reliable source of income. The best source of monetization for any blog owner is to have a product to sell. While other forms are fine, let’s…

6 Ways to Fail at Guest Blogging – and How to Fix Them

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Nov 02, 2016
  • By Gina Badalaty
Guest blogging can hurt your blog. That’s one of the many reasons I gave it up – until this month. I was approached by a website that regularly gets half a million page views and promotes a caus…

5 Blogger Tips for Surviving an Economic Recession

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Nov 02, 2016
  • By Gina Badalaty
Right now, bloggers are talking about how the face of content is changing and how that will affect their blogs and blog income. New technologies may encourage brands to stop working with bloggers and …

How To Ask For Blog Sponsorship When You’re Afraid

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Nov 02, 2016
  • By Gina Badalaty
One of the scariest things for new bloggers to do is ask for pay for their work. While sponsorships can be a vital source of income for a successful blogger, too many of us are terrified to ask for en…

Top 9 Influencer Mistakes You Can Learn from “Game of Thrones”

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Jun 30, 2015
  • By Gina Badalaty
In many ways, the blogosphere can be like the HBO show “Game of Thrones”: a backstabbing world where opinions can make or break you and controversy can destroy your career. Successful bloggers know th…
blog real estate

How a Blog is Like Real Estate Property in 2015

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Apr 23, 2015
  • By Lori Soard
A web property is similar to real estate property in that someone owns them. When it comes to web property, that is obviously content and designs created by a person or company on domains, on social m…