Blogging Lessons Learned from “Julie and Julia”


In the movie “Julie and Julia,” Julie Powell considered herself a failure because a book she attempted didn’t quite work out the way she had hoped. To redeem herself, she set out to cook all of the recipes from Julia Childs’s book, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” Powell’s husband encouraged her to blog about […]

What defines a Pro Blogger?


I hear a lot of people throw around that they are pro bloggers? Of course, we all assume pro equals professional, so what defines a pro blogger? Is it the money? Is it the experience? What is it? Can you be a pro blogger and still have a 9 to 5 job? Answer: maybe, but […]

Will Social Network Sites Kill Blogging?


For those who have been saying it would or even thinking 140 characters are the big kahuna fuel behind branding and business – please stop. Will social network sites kill blogging? This is almost like the time I heard someone spout that social networking was killing newspapers. So, my answer to the question is: NO. […]

Do Bloggers Really Deserve to Be Paid?


After reading Do Bloggers Really Deserve to Be Paid? at Mom Blog Magazine, I was not really sure why there was any controversy in this area – regardless if the blog was for mommy bloggers or any other niche blogger. I do not care how long someone has been online, the blogging did not go […] on Blog Talk Radio: Intro to Monetizing Your Blog


I am really starting to get the hang of using Blog Talk Radio. Being my 4th show, I wanted to cover somewhat of an intro to monetizing your blog. What I cover in this segment are things I am asked from clients and newbies in blogging about trying to make a little money. I also […]

The Truth About Blogging And Making Money


I was asked by a client how to make their website so good it would make a million dollars. Aside from over 2,000 posts on his website (by the way- no you may not ask which site), there was next to nil on engagement. That many posts are admirable. Without even having the opportunity to […]

How to Keep Your Blog Growing When You Are Too Busy


When you have not updated or engaged with your blog, you do lose some traffic. If you go on vacation or your life offline might be a bit more busy than usual, this can be frustrating. So what can you do? How can you keep your blog growing when you are too busy? Here are […]

Is KeywordLuv Really Necessary?


For anyone who does not know what KeywordLuv is, it is a plug created by Stephen Cronin that has promised blog owners that their reader’s comments on their DoFollow blogs can be rewarded by using a keyword, rather than the person’s name. While this is great and there are plugins like GASP that have helped […]