Dear Brands
Letter

Dear Brands, Exposure is Not a Real Form of Payment

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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Social Media

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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Social Media

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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Social Media

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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Cartoon Plagiarism
Social Media

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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Google AdSense is a Hater
My Life

Google AdSense is a Hater And They Disabled My Account

So a couple of weeks ago, I got an automated email from Google AdSense saying: “After reviewing our records, we’ve determined that your AdSense account poses a risk of generating invalid activity. Because we have a responsibility to protect our AdWords advertisers from inflated costs due to invalid activity, we’ve …

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Blogging While Brown 2010 Speakers
My LifeSocial MediaTravel

Blogging While Brown 2010 Was Awesome

I had A BLAST in Washington DC this past weekend. The Blogging While Brown Conference was super super awesome for so many reasons. So take off your coat and stay a while. There’s much to gist you with. The Conference began on Friday with a game night but Afrobella and …

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Blogging 101
Social Media

Blogging Do’s and Don’ts: 10 Commandments

There are some things to consider when blogging, so I decided to write a 10 commandments of blogging, with 5 do’s and don’t. Blogging Don’ts. I. Thou shan’t have a URL that is hard to spell – If your site’s address is something that cannot be remembered by the World …

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Blogging 101
Social Media

Blogging 101: So You Think You Wanna Blog

Blogging is here to stay, and I think most folks can have a good blog about whatever, as long as they’re passionate about the topic, knowledgeable and can spell. I’ve been blogging for over ten years and I’m a serial blogger, running multiple ones that are pretty decent. I’m also a …

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AwardsMy Life

Mama, I WON Black Weblog Awards!!!

We’re having a party here today to celebrate because Awesomely Luvvie won “Best Humor Blog” in the Black Weblog Awards!!!     *Anti Wall Slide* *faints* *swoons* *does jig* I won the popular votes, which means y’all voted for me the mostest! Like for real! *Faints again all dramatic-like* iSweahfo …

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