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Dear Brands Who Want to Pay Me (and Other Bloggers) in “Exposure”

All that glitters ain’t gold and a lot of bloggers have prestige without matching pockets. Many of us are fighting an uphill battle because we constantly have to prove that we’ve earned a seat at the table. And far too often, brands do not really value us like they should, …

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About Blogging: Numbers, Brands and What Matters

I was on Twitter and I just felt like talmbout this blogging business. I’ve been at this thing for 11 years and I’ve picked up a few lessons along the way. The rant below is what happened from my randomness and folks asked me to save it. Storify to the …

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My Blogging, Branding, SEO and More Webinars for Fall 2013!

Hey folks! I’m back with 8 webinars (online classes) this fall, and four of them are classes I’ve never offered before! Favorites like the Blogging 101, Branding and SEO 101 are included but I’ve added classes on securing your website, Google Analytics and SEO 202! There’s something for someone at any level of the blogging game in my list of classes. Plus, you can …

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5 Plugins Every WordPress Blog Should Have

Plugins are add-ons that give WordPress (self-hosted, not .com) sites extra functionality. They’re basically apps for your sites, and whatever you want, there’s a plugin for that. But just because you can use plugins for whatever doesn’t mean you should. Every plugin you add to your website is one more thing …

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How Pinterest Brought Me Over 100,000 Pageviews in the Last 3 Months

Pinterest is an online visual site where you can “pin” pictures (and videos) while following other folks and re-pinning their stuff. I joined at the end of 2011 and quickly became addicted to it. I e’em wrote a blogpost in January 2012 on how I’m obsessed with Pinterest and board creating. …

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My Spring Webinars on Blogging, Branding, SEO and Getting Traffic

Hey folks! Yesterday, I released my newsletter announcing the 4 webinars (online classes) I’m having this spring! My goal is to have those who just started blogging and those who’ve been blogging for a while but don’t feel confident about it walk away knowing they can do it effectively. AND you …

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How Some Bloggers Are Doing It Wrong: A Rant

Last night, I was on Twitter and a rant came forth from my spirit about how some bloggers are placing priority and significance on the wrong things, which is why really high quality blogs are hard to come by. Below is the rant that came from it. Please share it …

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How to Back Up Your WordPress or Blogger Blog

I’ve been blogging for a long time and I’ve written over 700 posts and have about 170 sitting in my drafts folder. That’s a lot of typing and letters. If something was to happen and my site crashed and I lost all of these, I would basically quit writing. I’d …

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I’m Going Going, Back Back to Blogging While Brown

My peoples! Today, I’m leaving for Philadelphia to attend the Blogging While Brown Conference for the 4th year in a row. I’m a veteran at this point! BWB is one conference I have made sure not to miss in the past 4 years because it’s so awesome. It’s remained small …

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How to Protect Your Blog Content: Know Your Rights

You’ve done all this work. You’ve spent hours trying to make the words perfect and the paragraphs flow. You’ve done research to make sure what you’re saying is accurate. And you create an EPIC post that makes the internet go wild. You do all types of cabbage patches and fist …

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