How to Market via Email Without Running Afoul of the CAN-SPAM Act


Utilizing email lists to promote your product or services (or blog) is a tried-and-true marketing method frequently endorsed by savvy marketers (see here, for an example). Tutorials abound on how to build that mailing list to grow your audience. Some experienced email marketers suggest offering something free in exchange for that coveted email address—like an […]

How to Choose What Niche to Blog For


Blogging isn’t something you’ll just become a professional in over night. It takes time, and yes, plenty of struggle. For lot of bloggers, the struggle can start from day one, especially finding your own blog voice. However, it’s nothing to get scared of. Blogging isn’t perfect, and even the most professional bloggers out there today, […]

Ask Nile: Why Your Blog Comment Keeps Ending Up in the Spam Folder


You’ve taken the time to read and leave a comment. Your comment might even have a message saying that your comment is in moderation. Then a friend tells you that you were in the spam folder. What happened? Why does your blog comment keep ending up in the spam folder? Occasionally I get the questions […]

Tips to Pick the Best Domain for Your Blog


Back in the day of early blogging, picking the best domain for your blog wasn’t an issue. For example, for me picking, it wasn’t about keywords, but about branding. However, today, for a lot of website owners or people who are new to having a website, there are a lot of things to consider. […]

The Importance of Blog Commenting


The importance of blog commenting is a necessity for the life of any website. While content provides a means for sharing information, it is the reader that can have a hand in making or breaking a site. A comment is feedback for what is being said and often works like a forum. If you have […]

The Skinny on Blogging Fears


So what are the real reasons why blogger can’t blog confidently? Some think it’s due to branding and design. It doesn’t. It’s all about blogging fears, especially with the blogger’s mentality and choice in choosing to fear, rather than put it aside and just blog. It’s the same issue I’ve seen over and over with […]

Creating a Community With Comments on Your Blog


Content is King, but your Visitors are Queen. For those who’ve read my blog that have been long time members of any forum or group I’ve been on, you know I say this repeatedly. It might be a done to ad nauseum. However, today we are going to focus on the visitor part. Blogs thrive […]

Dear Fashion Bloggers


Dear Fashion Bloggers, I love to wear clothes. I love fashion. I think I have fairly good taste too. However, just because I have good taste in clothing, shoes, and accessories doesn’t mean I’m an expert at fashion, nor does it mean I’d become a serious fashion blogger. If you think you’re an expert, but […]