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Blogging Basics: Know Why You Blog! (Blogging for Profit)

  Do You Know Why You Blog? I Mean Really Know… It seems kind of like a silly question, but I would guess that most bloggers don’t know the true reason why they blog. And because of that, they flounder and don’t earn as much as they’d hoped. I’m hoping that our discussion today will …

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Blogging Basics: Introducing Jessica Martin, Blogging for Profit Expert

I’d like to introduce you to Jessica Martin, a blogging for profit expert, who is going to do a series of posts over the next several weeks.  I have so much going on that I haven’t been able to research y’all some good Blogging Basics posts lately, so what better way to get you the …

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Blogging Basics: How To Offer A Twitter Party as Part of Your Ad Options

I offer MANY different options for companies to advertise on my blog from free reviews to much more elaborate events including Pinterest Parties and Twitter Parties.  I actually want to start doing MORE Twitter parties… you know, actively seeking companies to sponsor the parties  – and it got me wondering what other people do, what …

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Blogging Basics: Writing When You Have Writers Block!

OK, so I have started writing several different blogging basics posts for this week and once I put the title and a short intro, I just sit there like, “Duh!”  I have so much going on that I am beyond stressed… I am actually writing this post on Tuesday with only about 2 hours before …

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Blogging Basics: Promoting a Post with Guest Posts (part 2)

So, I am curious…. how many posts have you guest posted that led to the one you are wanting to promote?  Did you get any “yes” answers?  Have you even done this part? Hopefully you pitched some bloggers with your great ideas and have already posted a few out there.  Either way, these tips should …

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Blogging Basics: Promoting a Post with Guest Posts! (part 1)

Miss me last week?  I went on vacation at the very last minute and didn’t work. Oops!  Anyway, you had a nice break.  How is that post coming along?  How’s the traffic on it? Two weeks ago I told you to start thinking of some post titles.  Well, this week you have to actually start …

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Blogging Basics: Using Social Media to Promote a Post

Last week in our Blogging Basics post, we hit up every single linky that we could find to promote that ONE post.  How did that work for you?  Did you get sick of the linkies?  Yeah well, go through your analytics and see which ones sent you the most traffic – try to link up …

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Blogging Basics: Make a Popular Post Using Your Old Content

So, it has been a while since I talked about anything having to do with actual blogging.  So, you have spent so much time working on goals, working on stats, working on your social media accounts.  Now, let’s work on a post.  I want you to write a post that will be forever popular! One …

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Blogging Basics: Finding Great Content in 5 Easy Steps

So, you decided to take the plunge and become a blogger!  Now, you are writing fairly regularly about your chosen topic and finding that you don’t know as much as you thought you did.  Or that you are about to run out of stuff to say!  What do you do? #1 – Start browsing the …

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Blogging Basics: A Reflection of 2011 and Goals for 2012

Last year I never got around to my Blogging Basics reflection and goals.  This year, I refused to put it off again. (See, I am growing and maturing with age, tee hee).  This is going to be kind of a big year for me… my oldest boy will turn 13 (yes, my very first teenager!) …

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