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Blogging Basics: Dont Get Sucked Into Social Media!

I am fully aware of using social media for blogging and for businesses!  With over 29,000 Twitter followers at @KelliBMiller on Twitter and regularly scheduled twitter parties, I understand the value.  However,  I do tend to occasionally over-spend my time there, Facebook, Pinterest, and on G+.  LOL!    If there’s one thing that has stood out in …

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Blogging Basics: How to Revive Old Blog Posts

If, like me, you have been blogging since before Pinterest, then you have some posts that need some help!  I have been blogging for 7 years this month – seven years!  I also did a big site combine that gave me well over 6 thousand posts on this one blog.  Theoretically, someone could spend hours …

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Blogging Basics: How To Find Effective Keywords for YOUR Blog Posts #LearntoBlog

This week in our #LearntoBlog weekly hangout, we took a deep look into our Google Analytics to determine what keywords we should be focusing on and writing about.  We also analyzed Google Adwords to help us come up with more topic ideas using our keywords! So, we start experiencing some technical difficulties right near the …

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Blogging Basics: Do Social Networking Your Way

Over the last 10 posts, I’ve shared a lot of suggestions for your approach to social networking. I hope that some of have been useful to you and I even hope that you’ve decided to completely disregard some of them. If there’s one key takeaway I’d like people to get from all this rambling on …

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How to Find Giveaway Sponsors, Products to Review, and Advertisers for your Blog #learntoblog

This week, we (I and Crystal and Company) discussed how to find giveaway sponsors!  In the video below, we were going to tell you the FOUR simple steps to successful partnerships with brands for sponsorship, giveaways, and paid product placements!  However, we gave so much content for the first two steps that we ran out …

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Blogging Basics: Four Unexpected Benefits of Social Networking

We started out this blog series talking about how it’s a truly social web out there. No one can argue that. People are flocking to Facebook (a billion active monthly users) and are spending a large portion of their Internet time on social networks. Because of this, the experts tell us, as business owners, we …

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Blogging Basics: 3 Productivity Boosting Approaches and Tools

Earlier in this blog post series, we talked about how each social network is just a little bit different and our approach to each one should be carefully crafted. At the time, I cautioned against simply using social media integration tools to broadcast the same thing across your social networks. I stand by that advice …

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Blogging Basics: Remember Your B2B Social Connections

While many bloggers work with social media to grow their target market audience, there is so much opportunity to meet with and connect with other blog owners. You can share advice, find service providers, promote one another’s content, connect each other to resources and other people. In short, if you’ve got friends…you’ll go far. Always …

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Blogging Basics: Your Roadmap to Social Networking

Over the past couple of posts, we’ve been working on helping you understand your target audience and find your unique positioning when it comes to social media. These are crucial first steps to becoming a social media success and once you have those items a bit clearer in your mind, you’re ready to start experimenting …

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Blogging Basics: How to Use YouTube to Grow Your Blog Traffic #learntoblog

Crystal (www.crystalandcomp.com) and I had another super productive G+ Hangout yesterday!  This time we had a guest – Andrea Green of www.greenbacksgal.com is a YouTube Guru and talked to us about ways to use YouTube to enhance our content and draw in more readers. Watch the video below of our live hangout!  Be sure to …

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