4 Potentially Spammy Activities from Blog Commenters

February 6, 2018
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One blogger’s spam is another blogger’s solid comment.

Spam is like that.

I have chatted with a few rocking bloggers recently about what constitutes spam and what is a valuable comment.

Opinions vary from blogger to blogger although all bloggers agree that keyword names combined with completely off topic, self-promotional comments are dead on spam comments.

But a few other comments may be open to interpretation.

As more comments pour into Blogging From Paradise I’m faced with a snap decision; what stays and what goes blog comment wise? I used to be lenient. But times have changed. Although we have no exclusive community at BFP I needed to crack the blog commenting whip. Generic comments became spam, as did any off-topic comment leading away from the blog post subject toward borderline non-sequitur thoughts.

Newbie or struggling bloggers tend to have a tough time with this blog comment filtering deal tough. I recall how getting any old comment felt good during lean times but you need to develop posture to become a successful blogger.

Your blog is no dumping ground. Treat your blog and commenting field with respect. Readers need to earn a spot on your blog through posts or the comments section. Spam any comment that doesn’t add value or foster relationship building. Boost engagement and attract fewer spammers who feel they can sneak a crappy comment through your spam filters.

I’m sharing these 4 potential spammy activities to give you clarity on your blog commenting campaign. (more…)

What If Lifestyle Blogging Is Not For You? Six Ways To Find Your Niche

January 30, 2018
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Lifestyle blogging is a popular pastime, with the rise of social media influencers led by today’s millennials. However, it’s a saturated niche and not all of us like the idea of turning our personal lives into a business. Want to set up a different type of income-generating blog instead? Here are some top ideas for untapped blogger niches. (more…)

Are You a Zombie Moth Blogger?

January 22, 2018
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zombie moth

Moths surrounded the brilliantly bright light.

After 15 minutes of frenzied madness all of the moths dropped dead.

I know you have witnessed this scene around much of the world. (more…)

How to Boost Your Fitness Blog Promoting Nutritional Supplements

January 17, 2018
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The health and fitness world has steadily grown an audience over the last ten years through blogs.

If you are a passionate blog owner with a strong following you could monetize your blog by offering branded supplements! (more…)

[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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