17 Blogs with Awesomesauce: Your Cheat Day is Ready [monthly pigout]

Best blogs 2017

Time to get your cheat on!

These are my favorite blog articles I have recently found on the world wide internets.

17 Blogs with Awesomesauce is a simple curation of blog posts that I read then share. Usually, these posts are shared for one of three reasons:

1. They are enjoyable, useful or entertaining

2. They touched an emotional nerve, positive or negative (negative responses will have a purpose if they occur at all)

3. I thought the blog post was important and needed to be shared Continue reading…

3 Sneaky Tactics that Put Your Precious Email Newsletter in the Junk Folder

email newsletter tips

**Another useful yet entertaining guest post from Ryan Biddulph**

The other day I was walking down Central Park West. Some of the wealthiest real estate on earth.

One block from where we are house sitting lays the San Remo. Tiger Woods, Steve Spielberg and a whole array of celebs have lived there. Or may still live there. Demi Moore just sold her triplex in this building for the stars for $45 million last month.

Yet when I walked in front of this luxury hideaway – spying a sick Lamborghini parked out front – I stepped in gum. Darn. Sticky gum too.

Annoyed as heck, I forgot all about being in one of the wealthiest zip codes on earth because that silly, annoying, agitating moment forced me to focus on the mindless nitwit who spit out their gum on the sidewalk.

I hope it wasn’t Steve Martin. Continue reading…

1 Freeing Blogging Concept that Erases Your Struggles Stupid Quickly

My name is Ryan Biddulph.

I am addicted to leveling up.

Sometimes I write 25 guest posts per week.

Other times I write 10 blog comments daily. REALLY long blog comments.

I don’t accomplish these things to brag about my volume of work. I don’t write this much because I feel this is what it takes to succeed. That is hogwash.

I share because I care. About you.

I want you to erase your blogging struggles quickly.

I do stuff that may seem supernatural to most bloggers by intending to master the concept I will share in this post. Continue reading…

Blogger Success Bulletin – Spring 2017

Welcome to the Spring 2017 Edition of the Blogger Success Bulletin

Flowers are blooming, and bloggers are sprouting up left and right.

This month’s issue has three new blogs to share with you.

For those who are new here, the Blogger Success Bulletin normally comes out four times per year.

The BSB is where we feature real bloggers who have started new websites using the Build Your Own Blog setup guide.

This lets you go behind the curtain to see examples of customers who are launching new blogs. Continue reading…

How to Start Using Live Video Marketing to Kill Your Competition with Ileane Smith [EP 34 The Blog Chronicles]

live video streaming

What can live video marketing do for a blogger?

Well, besides making them nervous, live video streaming can serve quite a useful purpose for those wanting to market themselves or a product online.

And once you learn just how powerful live video truly is, you see that getting past your nerves is well worth the results.

If you want to learn live video marketing from a real pro who knows her stuff, then you gotta listen to the super sweet and knowledgeable Ileane Smith.

Ileane Smith has a YouTube following of over 5K and recently gave a talk on live video marketing at the #SMMM17 conference. She loves giving her audience live stream video content for many reasons. On this podcast, you’ll find out how live video can help you promote your product and grow a more loyal audience. Continue reading…

7 Simple Tips To Make Your Blog More User-Friendly For Your Readers

make your website user friendly

**This is a guest post from Blogging Coach David Boozer**

SEO or, search engine optimization is still important today. As a matter of fact, today we call a part of our best SEO practices making our blog more user-friendly.

The reason I mention SEO here is the fact that many of the most practiced user-friendly blogging strategies and practices are based on using good SEO.

Making your blog more user-friendly is a must today, period. If you don’t, well, you could be missing out on some great traffic, and conversion of that traffic! Continue reading…

How to Make Money Using Curation: 41 Bloggers Share Their Secrets

how to monetize with curation

Many bloggers are looking for new ways to generate income (a.k.a. “monetize”.)

“Content Curation”, sometimes referred to as simply “curation” remains a hot topic with blogging experts–many continue to see great results through their own curation projects, and some of the best digital marketers around are cheerleading the practice of curation and teaching people about the income possibilities. Continue reading…

How Lilach Bullock Left Her Corporate Job, Became a Blogging Expert & Found Work/Life Balance [EP 33 The Blog Chronicles]

work life balance

Here’s who we chronicle on this episode of The Blog Chronicles

She’s a savvy business owner living in greater London, England.

Before becoming a full-time blogger, she was working as a training manager for some big name clients like television personality Gordon Ramsay and Chef Jamie Oliver.

When her daughter was born, her employer wouldn’t let her go part time, so this future blogger knew something had to change.

Today she is a highly sought after digital marketing consultant. What she does is help businesses with their digital marketing and social media. And she is a frequent speaker at social media conferences like Social Media Marketing World.

And listen to this: Forbes has recognized my next guest today by listing her in the top 20 of women social influencers. And Oracle gave her the title of “Social Influencer of Europe.”

In this interview, Lilach talks about where she started as a blogger, why she chose to work for herself from home instead of her corporate trainer job, and we ask her about some of her blogging tips in the second half of our conversation. Continue reading…

How to Find Your True Identity in a Copycat World [EP 32 The Blog Chronicles]

James Prescott

On this episode of The Blog Chronicles, we talk about how to find your true identity, your voice, your creative calling, and how writing is the key to unlocking your true self.

Our guest is perfect for this topic.

James Prescott lives near London, which means you’ll love his accent. 🙂

James is a writer, author, blogger & writing coach, in the UK. He is the author of ‘Dance Of The Writer’, available free on his website, ‘Unlocking Creativity: Daily Words Which Helped Me Find My Voice’ and the upcoming ‘Mosaic Of Grace: God’s Beautiful Reshaping Of Our Broken Lives‘.

If you love spirituality, writing, deep thoughts, and encouraging conversation, be sure to tune in: Continue reading…

Blogging for Authors: How to Turn Hesitant Book Authors into Enthusiastic Bloggers [EP 31 The Blog Chronicles]

blogging for authors

Even Stephen King has a blog.

That’s why this episode of The Blog Chronicles is all about blogging for authors.

If he blogs, perhaps every author should blog? Or at least consider it.

Many authors have found that blogging and book writing go well together, like peanut butter and jelly.

You just have to know how to spread them both onto the sandwich of your busy life.

If you are an author and are thinking about starting a blog or you want to get better at using your blog to build an audience, then stick around.

Today’s podcast guest is both an author and a blogger AND has a coaching consultancy that helps authors blog and helps bloggers become authors. Continue reading…