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Growing Friendships At Midlife

Judi Freedman | Posted 03.26.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

I attended my first blogger conference eight years ago. I was a newbie blogger and one of only a dozen or so bloggers in the audience who was nearly 50. I was welcomed among crowds of "mommy bloggers" with babies in tow. Despite our age difference, I was smitten with the blogosphere.

Bamidele Onibalusi: The Ultimate Nigerian Business Success Story

Anca Dumitru | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Anca Dumitru

Have you thought of the people out there for whom electricity, a computer and a reliable internet connection are still a luxury these days? Bamidele Onibalusi is one of them. Six years ago, he was a 16 year-old Nigerian kid who wanted to make money online.

A Taste of Maui

Carly Cylinder | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Carly Cylinder

Three or four nights may not be enough, but you can see a lot in a little amount of time. It was a perfect long-weekend getaway that gave us just what we needed -- a taste of Maui.

Granada, Nicaragua: Two days, One Lesser Known Town, Countless Marvels

Findery | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Findery

Nicaragua might not be as popular as Costa Rica, but it's just a hop over the border and definitely worth the short drive. Most people head to the Nicaraguan town of San Juan del Sur for the beaches, but if you've had your fill of sand and surf, you can head to the colonial town of Granada.

How About Those Internet Trolls?

Jill Robbins | Posted 03.23.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

Some of the comments on my recent writing and some of the emails I've received have been... well, mean.

Catering to an Audience

Marissa Lepor | Posted 03.17.2015 | Taste
Marissa Lepor

If restaurants continue to cater to bloggers, are they sacrificing flavor for "likes"?

The State Bar of California Intends on Silencing Its Members

Mark Baer | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

If the Bar does decide to require certain disclaimers in lawyer blogs, how does that impact previously published blogs over which the attorney does not have editorial control?

Are Newspapers on the Ropes?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

There is no question about it: most newspapers in the United States are on the ropes. They are not yet down and out, but they are close to that knockout blow. I know this, as most of you readers do, from personal experience.

Why You Should Stop Using The Word 'Slut' As An Insult

Jill Di Donato | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Jill Di Donato

When Lindin was 11, she was branded a "slut" by her classmates and was bullied at school, after school and online. During all this, she kept a regular diary. Now a Harvard graduate pursuing her Ph.D. in California, Emily started The UnSlut Project by blogging her own middle school diaries.

10 Quick Tips for Bloggers in 2015

Brian Hanley | Posted 04.11.2015 | Technology
Brian Hanley

Pay attention. Know your audience. Know which topics appeal to your audience. Know which topics don't. Develop posts that answer your audience's most pressing questions. And most importantly, demonstrate your appreciation for the people who follow your blog.

Bloggers Be Like...

Natalie Thomas | Posted 04.11.2015 | Style
Natalie Thomas

Bloggers be like mason jars, cheese boards, standing mirror selfies, latte art, pumpkin patches, striped straws, sun-streaked shots, party props. I present a Valentine to my fellow bloggers.

Most Recommended Marketing Tools By Pro Bloggers [Part 2]

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Writing great articles is just half the battle. You need the most efficient tools as well to aid in your promotion and getting your content discovered by more and more people.

The Men On Instagram With The Most Swagger

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 02.07.2015 | Style

As we all know, Instagram can be quite the rabbit hole. One minute you're scrolling through photos of your favorite blogger, and the next minute you'r...

Most Recommended Marketing Tools By Pro Bloggers

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Most successful bloggers are not only great storytellers. They know the best and most effective tools of the trade too.

Increase Business Blog Traffic With These 5 Tips

Jonathan Long | Posted 04.05.2015 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

A lot of businesses will publish blog content that rivals advertisements. Give you helpful free information on your blog and your audience will appreciate it. This helps to build a relationship based on trust. Consumers are going to return to blogs that aren't constantly jamming offers down their throat. Focus on providing value and the leads and sales will follow naturally.

Meet The Bloggers Influencing African Fashion

Chayet Chiénin | Posted 04.07.2015 | Style
Chayet Chiénin

A craving for African prints is on the rise among celebrities and stars, but don't forget the important contribution that bloggers have made and continue to make in this evolution and the industry in general.

10 Reasons Why Blogging Is Ruining My Life

Jennifer Bly | Posted 04.04.2015 | Comedy
Jennifer Bly

Blogging is ruining my life. How's this, you ask? Let me dive in and tell you all about my blog-induced woes.

How to Get Journalists to Write About Your Startup

Lee Schneider | Posted 03.09.2015 | Small Business
Lee Schneider

We call it outreach. It's the art of getting in touch, usually by email, with bloggers and journalists, and then asking them to write about your startup.

9 Tips for Making Your Blog Better in 2015

John Egan | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
John Egan

New year, new outlook. The flipping of the calendar from 2014 to 2015 gives us all a chance to reboot and rethink. So why not take a fresh look at your blog? Here are nine tips that'll put your blog on the right track in 2015 and beyond.

How I Found My Voice Through Blogging

Julia Schemmer | Posted 03.01.2015 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

Every story, earth-shattering or not, deserves to be told. Without the small stories, how would someone understand the big stories?

How to Start Your First Blog

Ashley Massis | Posted 03.01.2015 | Women
Ashley Massis

Blogging is really simple, but can be complicated if you don't build your foundation right! If you're like one of those that has questions, here are my recommendations.

Big Business: Buying Fake Instagram Followers

Shayla R. Price | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
Shayla R. Price

Did you know that you could purchase Instagram followers for just a couple of bucks? Social networks are aware of this new phenomenon, and they are clamping down on this questionable practice because some believe it deceives fans.

7 Powerful Mantras to Raise Your Self-Worth

Emily Nolan Joseph | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Nolan Joseph

Pick a powerful mantra below and for the next 40 days, take a couple minutes each day to look into the mirror as you say these transformative words into your reflection. In the beginning, repeat your mantra quickly and slow down the speed at which you speak with each couple of repetitions.

Quick Fixes for Six Common Blogging Blunders

Casey Wright | Posted 02.03.2015 | Technology
Casey Wright

Whether you're a total noob or an experienced blogger, we all fall victim to these mistakes at some point. Read on to find quick fixes for each blunder.

52 Hours in San Francisco With a Former Fashion Editor

Melissa Henderson | Posted 01.25.2015 | Style
Melissa Henderson

I spent a few days in San Francisco about a week ago, after getting word that fashion editor-turned-blogger turned So-Cal boutique owner Alicia Lund was hosting a unique pop-up shop and all her social media lovers, favorite bloggers, friends and family were invited.