10 Easy & Unscary Tips for Writing SEO-Friendly Blog Posts

Search Engine Optimization may seem confusing at first, but once you understand the basics, it’s really not so bad. Here are 10 tips that all bloggers can use – regardless of platform – to write SEO-friendly blog posts. If you’re new to blogging, search engine optimization, or SEO, is a term that’s going to come up constantly. In a nutshell, search engine optimization is the art of creating blog posts not only so humans can understand what you’re writing about,

Read More

FTC Disclosures: What Bloggers & Influencers Need to Know

FTC disclosures on social media can be confusing, and that’s putting it mildly. The FTC recently had a Twitter chat where they let users submit questions, which helped clarify things quite a bit. Below you’ll find some of the highlights of the FTC’s #Influencers101 chat. Back in 2011, I was invited to spend a day at the Consumer Reports campus in Yonkers, New York. It was honestly one of the coolest days I have spent as a blogger. In addition

Read More

Why You Need to Stop Reading Blogging Income Reports

Over the past couple of years, a trend has emerged where bloggers have begun sharing blogging income reports. I’m going to be frank about this: I give this practice major side-eye and generally don’t recommend reading them at all. I DO believe it is beneficial for bloggers to track their income from month-to-month to see how and where their income is growing and what they can do better. It can be fun to look back at how your blog has

Read More

7 Tips for Choosing a Blog Name

Looking for blog name ideas? Choosing a blog name can be tough, but below are a few tips that will help you narrow down your options. I haven’t taken a poll or anything, but I have to imagine that at least a few bloggers would change their blog names if given the opportunity. I know I did! It took years of thinking about changing my blog’s name before I finally gathered enough courage to take the leap. I originally started my

Read More

10 Things All Serious Bloggers Do

Is your blog not quite where you need it to be? Are you trying to figure out what you need to do to improve your blogging efforts? If so, today is your lucky day because I’m going to walk you through the 10 best practices that serious bloggers employ.  If you see one (or a few) things on this list that you need to improve, don’t let it get you down. Instead, celebrate the fact that you have recognized something

Read More