[Infographic] 101 Fascinating Facts About Domain Names You Didn’t Know (Until Now)

January 4, 2018
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Choosing the right domain name has always played an important role in online branding and SEO.

There are already more than 330.6 million registered domain names, and this means you are going to have to put some thought into your choice. You might even need a little creativity to register your perfect domain name.

My friends at Website Builder put together this fun yet informative infographic that I find a helpful tool to understand domain names and how they impact your online presence. (more…)

The 1 Thing You Must Do Right Now to Reach Your Blogging Goals in 2018

January 2, 2018
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You get to make a brand new start in life thanks to the calendar…

January…the first month of the year.

Wipe the slate clean.

Set New Blogging Goals – Challenge Yourself in 2018

2017 is now behind you. It’s okay to look back and reflect. Just don’t stare at your rear-view-mirror for too long or you will get in a wreck.

Looking back can be productive only if you are doing so to learn what NOT to do going forward.

Jot down the lessons on your blog and move on.

Now let’s get to the fun part! (more…)

1 Dangerous Truth Hiding Behind Every Blogging Success Story

December 29, 2017
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I follow a “blogging” Google Alert daily.

One email alert finds its way into my Gmail inbox.

90% of the time – or more – any blogging story reported through major media news outlets focuses on hefty income claims or huge social media following numbers.

Former stay at home mom makes 6 figures.

Former cop makes $1,000,000 a year.

Instagram model nets 3,000,000 followers.

I admire these folks. More power to them.

But I also know the danger in reporting these types of news stories with a heavy emphasis on astounding results.

Major media outlets use hype and yes, real results, to shock folks into paying attention. (more…)

Blogger Success Bulletin: Autumn 2017

December 11, 2017
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In this issue of the Blogger Success Bulletin, we will meet two new bloggers out there taking action and making things happen.

The first blogger writes about concerts and interviews bands! And the second blogger has a fun blog that is bound to make your mouth water.

Alrighty then, let’s meet our first blogger! (more…)

How to GROW an Excited, Loyal Blog Audience Using Instagram [EP 40 The Blog Chronicles]

December 5, 2017
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If you ever want to find Jenn Herman online, remember to spell her name with two N’s.

Growing up in the 1980’s with no shortage for the name Jennifer, Jenn became Jenn with two N’s which has better distinguished her from all the other Jen’s out there.

So keep that in mind.

Jenn started her blogging journey in 2013 with her first blog solely as a hobby and being on a free WordPress platform Jenn quickly realized that a free blog is not always the best option. She soon changed over from Jenn’s Trends WordPress Dot Com to her own URL which she called – Jenn’s Trends Dot Com.

Always having teaching and training skills, Jenn set out to break down the fears and misconceptions that first-time bloggers encounter when wanting to start a blog for the first time. Jenn targeted a senior management group and applied her skill to help them gain more confidence in blogging and social media marketing.

Jenn is a top-tier blogger and an expert on Instagram and social media marketing. On this episode of The Blog Chronicles, we will see how to understand Instagram as a community building tool and how versatile Instagram can be if you use it in the proper manner. (more…)

Expert Gift Ideas for Bloggers

November 29, 2017
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If you’re reading this article right now, chances are very high that you know a blogger or someone aspiring to become a blogger.

Given the proliferation of internet connected technology, it’s no wonder that blogging is on the rise.

The crowdsourcing experts over at Gifted Idea have hand-picked 10 unique blogger gift ideas that are not only sure to inspire your favorite blogger, but also ensure you make it to the top of their personal Blogroll!

 

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Hitting the Blogging Wall: 4 Tips to Dissolve this Dreaded Foe

November 16, 2017
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I am not a blogging cyborg.

I feel.

I breathe.

I have a wide range of human experiences.

Sometimes I hit the dreaded blogging wall that plagues all of you bloggers at some time or another. Maybe you feel a lack of motivation. Or perhaps you feel frustrated about scant blog traffic or profits.

Like all perceived blocks, the blogging wall is an illusion that feeds on your deepest fears.

Following a few steps helps you dissolve the illusion so you can get busy helping people and succeeding with your blog. (more…)

How to Move from Local to Global with Your Expertise

November 7, 2017
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**This is a guest post by Caroline DePalatis (see her bio below)**

You’ve undoubtedly heard the expression, “Think global, act local.”

In so many ways I agree with this approach. In fact, I’ve been doing so for about 25 years. And in doing so, I’ve found great fulfillment and purpose. (more…)

5 Steps to Ensure Your Guest Post Pitches Don’t Fall on Deaf Ears

October 20, 2017
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Trash.

Spam.

Most bloggers don’t tolerate lame guest posting pitches.

Some bloggers pour salt in your pitching wounds, laying into you with a snarky or outright angry email to put you in your pitching place.

Over the years I have cultivated my “Pitch Compassion”.

I rarely get annoyed or even agitated when a blogger pitches me to land a guest post on Blogging From Paradise.

Usually I note how guest posting is permanently closed on BFP but sometimes when pressed for time I ignore the email.

The majority of bloggers either junk such emails or at best, ignore the pitches entirely.

If your guest post pitches seem to fall on deaf ears you need to change your strategy.

Something is off.

Something is wrong. (more…)

Why This Working Mom Quit a Good Job to Launch Her Online Business [EP 39 The Blog Chronicles]

October 10, 2017
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Lauren Golden Mommy Blogger

Lauren Golden runs a blog called The Free Mama.

Her journey began with Build Your Own Blog.net, that’s where she started her website, and she has been growing ever since. When I say growing, I’m talking both internally through what she’s learning and externally with her audience growth.

She’s a mid-tier blogger chasing her dreams and we’re going to find out what Lauren’s dreams are for her website, the free mama dot com. (more…)