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Easily Share Your Content

How To Easily Share Your Content

Last week, I wrote about how annoying commenting systems can keep people from commenting on your blog. This week I’m going to address a similar issue, and one that is equally, if not more, important. Your content needs to be easy to share. For most of us, it’s not enough to just write an awesome blog post and […]

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Branding Your Blog

Branding Your Blog Checklist

BRANDING YOUR BLOG Carrie, Elizabeth and I got to talking and thought that it might be helpful to have a checklist of social media sites that you might need to know about when setting up a blog and building your brand. Branding your blog is important so that people can see you and know who you […]

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Blog Bussiness Card Basics

Blog Bussiness Card Basics

I am at a point in my blogging career where I’m treating my blog like a business.  A very small business, but a business nonetheless. And you know what every business needs? Business cards. Blog business cards are an easy way to share your blog with others, and they are nice to have when you […]

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Schedule Your Posts

Efficient Blogging: Schedule Your Posts

One of the things I am constantly working on, and constantly struggling with, is how to blog more efficiently. I have two kids who are at home most of the time, and my work hours are limited. I need to fit as much work into as little time as possible. I’m not great at this […]

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logging Time Management Tips

Efficient Blogging: Blogging Time Management Tips

This week, I want to talk a little bit about how you can get more blog posts published in a shorter time frame. That is what efficient blogging is really all about…getting things done, and not wasting time. A little blogging time management can go a long way! Picture this scenario: The house is quiet. The […]

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How To Make Plans For Your Blog

How To Make Plans For Your Blog

It’s January, and that means many of us are busy making big plans for the new year. Plans are awesome, plans are great…plans are important! If growing your blog – for fun, for profit, or just because – is one of your goals, you need a plan. Here are some questions to ask yourself as […]

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Self-Hosted Wordpress Or Blogger

Blogging Platform: Self-Hosted WordPress Or Blogger?

There are a million different blogging platforms out there, so…how do you choose the right one? The two most popular platforms, and the ones we will probably only talk abut on this blog are wordpress.org (not wordpress.com…it cannot be monetized) and blogger. I found this cool infographic that can give us a quick comparison between […]

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Importance Of ALT Text And Titles For Images

The Importance Of ALT Text And Titles For Images

Until recently, I was just uploading my pictures to WordPress and not paying any attention to the alt text, titles, or descriptions. I didn’t really understand the point or see the benefit of using alt text and titles for images…but I was wrong. Turns out, properly labeling your pictures only takes a few seconds and […]

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How To Create A Pinterest Friendly Image

How To Create A Pinterest Friendly Image For Your Blog Post

My biggest source of traffic (by far!) on my personal blog comes from Pinterest. I’m not a craft blogger, or a food blogger, or a cute-things-to-do-with-kids blogger, either. My “secret” is this: if I have a post that I think might be suitable for Pinterest, I create a Pinterest-friendly image and put it at the […]

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How To Resize Images For A Blog

How To Resize Images For A Blog

I use a lot of photos and images on my blog, and many of these photos are high resolution, which means they are giant files that take up a lot of space. Giant files that take up a lot of space can really slow down your site, and we all want our sites to load […]

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