Want to Know How to Blog? Today: iBlog – Everything You Need To Know About Blogging

Do not look away. This post is not just for newbie bloggers, or blogger wannabes. This post is for everyone who is even remotely involved in blogging or social media. This post is for you! How to Blog: The iBlog eBook Today we’re releasing our hugely awesome ebook, “iBlog: Everything You Need To Know About Blogging.”  By “we” I mean myself and the 30 other blogging women that contributed to this 38-chapter, 400+ page, extensive resource for bloggers who want to up their game or just get in it. And we’re not even charging very much for it, it’s only

How to Blog: Conclusion

I hope you’ve learned a few things during the course of this series, I know I have! I planned on doing a Q&A, answering any questions anyone might have, but nobody asked any questions so I’m going to assume that you’re all masters of the blogosphere now. Congratulations! Before wrapping up, I wanted to share this fabulous video that explains Twitter better than anything I’ve seen yet. It all makes sense, now, right? We’ve covered everything from setting up to design to content and writing. Just remember that there will be low stats days, no comment days, mean comments and

How To Blog, Part 5: Monetizing Your Blog

A series on blogging would be incomplete without at least a nod in the direction of Monetizing. It’s something most bloggers ask about at some point, it’s something many bloggers are doing right now, and it’s something that some bloggers are doing very well at. It really is possible to turn your blog into a paid income. But make no mistake, it will take work. It will be, for all intents and purposes, a job. It’s not fast or easy. So how do you get from your first post to your first dollar? It seems when it comes to monetizing

How to Blog, Part 4: What is “Blog Branding?”

What is “Blog Branding?” Doesn’t the phrase “Blog Branding” inspire visions of branding irons, big billboards, or people running around in t-shirts with your blog name on them? Of course, it isn’t any of these things, and yet in a way it kinda is. It took me a little while to understand what ‘branding your blog’ meant, so I’m not judging if you don’t get it either. Examples such as Coca-Cola and Hershey only served to confuse me because what they’re selling is pretty clear cut and they have graphic logos to represent them. My blog is ME. How do

How to Blog, Part 3: All About Writing

Did you hear the  one about the blogger who sat down to write about “Writing” and had writer’s block? (What? You think I’m kidding?) I finally realized my dilemma: There’s a gosh-darn huge amount of gosh-darn GOOD information on writing better content, y’all. The cup of knowledge overflows in copious goodness. So why the heck would y’all want to take MY advice? I mean, other than the fact that I have such a cute southern drawl. Except that y’all can’t hear it. Right. Moving on…  Without further ado, let’s talk about: 3 Tips for Writing Better Content. There’s no denying

How to Blog, Part 2: Growing Your Traffic

If you’ve been blogging for any length of time, you know it is NOT true that “if you blog it, they will come.” And yet, many new bloggers often expect just that. So if writing alone isn’t enough to bring in the masses, what is? What are your traffic goals for your blog? It goes without saying that your goals will affect your results, but if you haven’t really hashed out your goals and developed a plan to achieve them, you may not be receiving the results you’d like. Whether your goals are to build a large blog following or