How to Make a Successful Blog: an Interview with Lady Boss

8 February, 2018

Are you wondering how to create a successful blog? Elaine Rau (a.k.a. Lady Boss) can tell you. She’s the quadruple threat: She excels at blog monetization, social media tips, blogging tips, and SEO tips. She’s here to share her hacks so you can experience success […]


What Happened to the Blog Post?

blog post #Bloggers can increase traffic and have fun while promoting their blog posts.
12 October, 2016

Did you think last week’s publication schedule was erratic? Due to technical difficulties beyond my control, you didn’t receive Tuesday, October 4’s post, 8 Smart Ways to Promote Your Latest Post and Receive Traffic, so I am sending the article to you now that the technical […]


How to Blog and Still Live a Quality Life

8 September, 2015

Do you think he felt slighted? In my post 7 Effective Ways to Avoid Drowning in Emails, I quoted four bloggers who responded to D.G. Kaye’s spin-off post of Hugh Roberts’ Are You Letting Your Blog Get Out of Control?,  but I excluded his quote. Am I rude? […]


How to Quickly Find 3,000 New Blog Followers

Where to find 3,000 blog followers
29 August, 2015

Calculate the math. What percentage of people who you network with follow you back? 1 out of every 2?  Less? For the sake of this post, let’s assume 50% of the people you network with follow your blog. You would have to network with twice […]


Blog Party – Meet and Greet #6

8 August, 2015

Welcome to My New Site! Thank you for coming to my party.  We haven’t had a blog party in a while, and I thought launching a new site was a great reason. To celebrate, in the comments section, you are encouraged to self-promote. Introduce your blog […]


Idioms: To Use or Not To Use? That is the Question

23 June, 2015

My apologies to William Shakespeare. I stole a quote from his famous play Hamlet and tweaked it in my headline. Would someone unfamiliar with his play understand the quote? Would people unfamiliar with the colloquialisms of each other’s culture understand their blog posts? Should you […]


How to Make Blog Traffic Skyrocket with StumbleUpon

26 May, 2015

What a shock! Talk about bad timing! Within days of my guest author‘s April 21 guest post on how to use StumbleUpon to increase blog traffic, WordPress discontinued its StumbleUpon social sharing button. No one saw that one coming.  Thinking there was a technical problem, […]


How the Hashtag Do #Authors Use Twitter?

20 May, 2015

Welcome to the Third Installment of Reblog Thursday! The article How the Hashtag do #Authors Use Twitter? was originally written with authors of books in mind. However, the advice given is important to authors of blogs as well. I also wrote an article explaining the […]


How to Blog and Easily Find Time to Sleep

#Bloggers Need a Balance
11 May, 2015

If someone asked what you need to make blogging easier, what would your answer be? One of The SITS Girls asked her readers what they felt was the most difficult aspect of blogging.  She expected answers relevant to how to grow readership, and instead she […]