Category: Blogging

Blogging

How to Write Quick Consistent Blog Content

A chat on Twitter prompted me to expand on the ideas I was trying to share. It seems 140 characters caused confusion. The ideas seemed simple enough. The explanations seemed plain. I was reminded of the time my husband called me and asked me how to make biscuits (using a biscuit mix). I was shocked, …

Blogging

The Blogging 7 Deadly Sins

7 Things that can help you kill your website Blogging is not just a job. Blogging is not a just a marketing tool. Blogging is not just a way to pour out your thoughts on unsuspecting visitors. Blogging can end up being all of these things, at least in part, but at its core blogging …

Blogging

Guest Blogging is Dead – Long Live Guest Blogging

Matt Cutts declared guest blogging dead . . . and for all the right reasons. He states that if you are using guest blogging to gain links then you should probably stop because it turns into something more like spam than actual relationship building. He states, stick a fork in it: guest blogging is done; …

About Writing, Blogging, Business of Freelance

Challenge Me to Write – Biannual Blogathon Bash

The Biannual Blogathon Bash bolsters my mission to grow my blog. I like a good challenge. My competitive nature makes it difficult for me to walk away from an argument, back down from the obstacle or say no to the dare that it just cannot be done. I have been known to challenge myself on …

Blogging, Business of Freelance, Networking

Developing a Writing Niche

The first question most writers hear involves the core audience. Publishers and agents want to know who the writer reaches. Understanding the basics of a core audience and how the niche works will give you one more tool for your writing career toolbox. Tips for Growing a Niche Audience – Think about who you see …

About Writing, Blogging, Business of Freelance

Growing Online Connections through Internet Etiquette

Two of us sit in the library. The extrovert in me cries out to engage the man at the end of the table. He keeps his head buried in the book he is reading trying hard not to make eye contact. Believe me, I have tried. We sit there for what feels like hours for …

Blogging, Business of Freelance, Tips

Curse of the Keywords Past

Keywords that I used in the beginning of my journey continue to haunt my website today. The year that I launched my first blog, I had no idea what I was doing or what direction I was going. I knew that I wanted to write, and so I wrote. Surfing around the internet led me …

About Writing, Blogging

Write Something Worth Reading

“Should I write something just because I set a goal to write something every day?” My friend, Dawn, has been working on growing her blog, Penguin’s Ponderings, and she sent me that question the other night. I immediately responded that she should write about that very thing and it turned into a post about motivation. …

About Writing, Blogging, Tips

Building Relationships or Building a Blog

My journey into the blogging world began with a blog that had no focus, no direction and no purpose other than to give me a place to post all of the things swirling around in my head. Guidance from other online writers and techies helped me narrow down my niche. I also added more blogs …