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…)

5 Warning Signs that You Lack Blogging Clarity

September 18, 2017

5 warning signs your blog lacks clarity


The #1 tool in any blogger’s arsenal.

You want to follow your passion. Ditto for honing your blogging skills through persistent practice. Toss in some serious networking and you are onto something.

But establishing clarity around your blog is the ultimate difference maker because once you get clear on your blog success flows in with greater ease.

I have experienced this with Blogging From Paradise. The clearer I get the more neat opportunities that flow my way.

Clarity cannot be measured quantitatively. It is a feeling thing.

To get a better understanding of how clarity relates to your blog, if you feel worried, or guilty, or anxious, or any fear-based energy, in regards to any aspect of your blog, you lack clarity in that area. If you lack clarity in multiple areas or through multiple aspects of your blog you will struggle terribly to succeed as a blogger.

If however, you identify these red flags, feel the associated fears and get clear on certain aspects of your blog it will become easier to drive increasing blog traffic and profits to your blog. (more…)

4 Practical Tips to Pick a Blogging Niche

August 28, 2017

Ryan Biddulph


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

I’ve been known to pick a few winners back in the day.

Suspend the infantile humor. For just a second, you nose goblin ninnies.

I’d hit the horse tracks. I even hit the dog tracks once.

My winning percentage was solid.

But I had to take a different approach to picking a winning blogging niche. (more…)

How Jeff Bullas Went from Internet Sideline Observer to World Renowned Blogger [EP 38 The Blog Chronicles]

August 25, 2017

Jeff Bullas

Jeff Bullas joined me on this episode of The Blog Chronicles!

If you don’t know Jeff Bullas, you should, because aspiring bloggers can learn so much from this guy!

Jeff was someone I immediately noticed and started following when I began my solopreneur blogging journey back in 2012. His website offers tons of helpful tips on blogging, social media, digital marketing, entrepreneurship, and more!

Getting a chance to talk face-to-face with Jeff Bullas was a ton of fun! I got a chance to ask him many questions about his start in blogging, including many details on topics like blog writing, blog promotion, social media, and how blogging has changed Jeff’s life. (more…)

Blogger Success Bulletin – Summer 2017

August 16, 2017

blogger success Bulletin


Time to meet some new bloggers out there taking action and making things happen.

In this issue of The Blogger Success Bulletin, you will meet two bloggers off to great starts. One is based in the U.S. and the other blogger is based in South Africa.

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

5 Blogging Lessons I Have Learned from Becoming a Runner

August 8, 2017

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


I just ran 10 miles.

I’d like to say, no sweat, but water poured off me not unlike the drowning deluges we experienced when living in the remote jungles of Costa Rica.

Make no mistake about it; even though I sweated like a fat pig, the run was easy for me. Super easy. I nose-breathed for the entire 10 miles. No huffing. No puffing.

I could have easily done another 2-4 miles.

But I learned that being pulled by inspiration and fun and *not* pushing myself is the secret to my stunning progress after only 3 months of training.

Running Ryan learned some hyper helpful blogging lessons from his running sessions too (bonus lesson; blog about yourself in the 3rd person only if an opportunity for alliteration arises). (more…)

Mitch Joel Shares How to Navigate a Constantly Changing Blogosphere [EP 37 The Blog Chronicles]

August 6, 2017

Mitch Joel

On this episode of The Blog Chronicles, we talk with a former rock and roll journalist who became a rock star himself in the world of blogging and digital marketing.

Mitch Joel gets calls from Google when they want someone to explain the latest developments in marketing to the top brands in the world.

He’s been at this awhile. Back in 2006, he was named one of the most influential authorities on blog marketing in the world. Mitch is President of Mirum – a global digital marketing agency operating in close to 20 countries with over 2000 employees (although he prefers the title, Media Hacker). He has been called a marketing and communications visionary, interactive expert and community leader. (more…)

4 Objections to Leaving Hellish Hosting and How to Conquer these Devilish Demons

July 20, 2017

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

Hellish hosting.

Most of us bloggers have been there at one time or another.

At least the cheapskates have.

Or, the former cheapskates.

I learned a painful but valuable lesson many moons ago. Because I clung to a bad hosting package like a baby clings to its rattle. For way too long.

Things only started to take off with my old and new blog after I ditched my old hosting solution to upgrade to a premium, reliable hosting company.

I never looked back.

If you are having severe problems with your blog up time and speed see if you are clinging to any of these common objections to upgrading your web hosting. (more…)

How to Create an Expert Roundup Post for the First Time Part 2 [EP 36 The Blog Chronicles]

July 18, 2017

Roundup posts. They can bring your website lots of traffic…but you have to do the work first.

Have you ever tried to collect 100 expert opinions via email?

If you pull it off, many positive results will follow.

Interested? Check out my conversation with roundup post collaborator Maddy Osman. (more…)

17 Blogs with Awesomesauce: Your Cheat Day Pigout [July 2017]

July 5, 2017

Has it been four weeks already?

Time for your monthly cheat day pigout!

Indulge on some of the sweetest, richest, high calorie blog posts you’ll ever read.

You can’t binge like this every day (unless you don’t want to get anything done), so that’s why I curate a monthly cheat day where we are allowed to gorge on 17 treats from the interwebs.

Okay, no more self discipline. Time to ? Out! (more…)