“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”Continue reading →
It is sensational to find ways to get better at what you do. During my travels each week, I come across thousands of articles full of ideas for better blogging. I will share them with you here so that you can get better blogging. If you come across articles that will help others become better at blogging, please share them with me at: firstname.lastname@example.org . 7 Things You Need to Know About SEO by Custom Fit Online No matter what a blogger writes about, at the end of the day, she wants people to read her words. It is easier for readers to read words when they can kind them on internet search engines. This article gives a list of seven things bloggers need to know about SEO aka search engine optimization.
It is magnificent to take action and Pushing Lovely, a group of my favorite African-American bloggers plus 5 other bloggers motivates me. Pushing Lovely is a group of bloggers I co-founded with Brandi Riley of Mama Knows it All and Arelis Dias of My Pocketful of Thoughts. The group was founded to push women writers, one story at a time. Over the past two plus years, this group of women has helped me grow, develop and thrive as a blogger. They have encouraged me as an entrepreneur. They have been there through my best of times and my worst of times. Through it all, I have felt their love, support, positive energy and pushes.
In this article I am going to give you some great articles on better blogging and better business that I have found interesting during the past week. Be sure to check both sets of articles, there is often relevant overlap. For Bloggers 1. One of the first things a blogger must do is decide on what her blog is going to look like. This article from Custom Fit Online gives ideas on web designers, themes and templates. http://www.customfitonline.com/news/2014/8/27/invest-in-a-structure-not-a-look/
It is no secret that bloggers often work together and refer products, services and software to one another. Recently my friend Michelle from Diva’s With a Purpose introduced me to a product called WP Auto Affiliate Links. Michelle told me, that “many bloggers and social media influencers utilize affiliate links to monetize their blog. For most of us, we utilize a sponsored post, banner or text links for our readers to find products we promote and recommend. Typically, that’s done on one single post.” She said, “WP Auto Affiliate Links is a WordPress plugin that will automatically add affiliate links into your content. It can work with links that you add manually or you upload through a data feed, but it can also extract and display links from Amazon, Clickbank and Share-A-Sale.” According to Michelle, the program is great because it allowed her to add affiliate links for her own products … Continue reading →
In this article I am going to give you some great articles on better blogging and better business that I have found interesting during the past week. Be sure to check both sets of articles, there is often relevant overlap. For Bloggers 1. Bloggers must learn how to promote their content if they want to be successful. This article on promoting content from the Social Media Examiner gives guidance on that matter. http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/promote-your-content-social-media-content-plan
In this article I am going to give you some great articles on better blogging and better business that I have found interesting during the past week. Be sure to check both sets of articles, there is often relevant overlap. For Bloggers 1. Bloggers, even those who hire design professionals should be sure to get a working knowledge of some HTML basics. This HTML cheat sheet from The Blog Stylist helps in that effort. http://theblogstylist.com/cheat/html/ 2. Many bloggers blog in part to earn income. This post from Shaping Up to Be A Mom gives a nice roundup of blogger network companies. http://www.shapinguptobeamom.com/ultimate-list-blogger-networks/
For many people, Sunday is a day of rest, for review, a day to catch up on the reading missed over the course of the week. If you are one of those people, this is the place for you! Here are the things we covered on Janeane’s World this week. 1. The week started with a fun story about my trip the Harlem Globetrotters game in Philadelphia, Pa. It is magnificent to see one of your children smile with pure joy at an event and that is why going to see the Harlem Globetrotters is one of my favorite events ever. Last year I took my three youngest children to the Liacouras Center to see the Harlem Globetrotters for the first time. We had a spectacular time. Yesterday we went back again. The game was incredible! 2. Next came the idea that we need to take action on … Continue reading →