Why Work for Free? Because it Works

I read a particularly irksome blog post recently, where the writer took umbrage with unpaid internships. Admittedly, that’s a big kettle of fish, with pros and cons, and differing opinions. But what really irked me was this concept that people shouldn’t work for free. Are you kidding me? What world do you live in –…

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What is the ROI of Blogging?

When I started blogging seven years ago, it was a complete disaster. There was no such thing as WordPress or Blogger. No such thing as FeedBlitz or email subscriptions. No such thing as social share buttons or Livefyre. It was just a blank screen, some incomplete thoughts, and a publish button. Fast forward four years…

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Trouble with Content Creation? Get Out of Your Own Way

Content creation for your blog can be challenging. Sometimes, the creative juices just don’t flow, and you’re left staring at a blank page. As bloggers, we’re all faced with the challenge of creating consistent, engaging content, and sometimes it can feel like an impossible task. But why is creating content so difficult at times? In…

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The Five Cs of a Successful Blog

Blogging is fun and rewarding. It’s also a lot of work. Whether blogging for business, or just for fun; starting a blog for the first time, or you’re a veteran star of the blogosphere, it’s important to have a strategy in place with an end goal, and tactics to help you get to that goal.…

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FeedBlitz Users Speak! A Powerful Tool for Bloggers

The poor blogging world. We’ve been dealt some serious blows in the last few months (she says, somewhat tongue in cheek). Twitter changes its API, making it harder for chat moderators to run events. Yikes! Google Reader goes away, leaving readers clueless as to what to do. The horror! And now, the writing is on…

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Content to Cash: SEO, Email and the Sales Funnel

SEO – search engine optimization – is the name for the tips, tricks and techniques used by web sites to get themselves listed higher up the search engine results pages (a.k.a. SERPs). Many people, themes and plugins put a great deal of effort into SEO, building on their blogs and content sites to entice online…

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How to Start Using FeedBlitz if You’re Not a Techie (It’s Easy!)

Today’s guest post is by Kate Finley. Since starting my Paleo blog back in August, I’ve shared hundreds of posts and developed a consistent following. I didn’t start out with grandiose ideas of blogging or ambitions to create a blog with tons of followers. However, after just 10 months of blogging, my blog now gets…

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