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5 Marketing Blunders to Avoid in Your Next Social Shopper Marketing Campaign

Amy Callahan | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Amy Callahan

Over the past few years, shopper marketing has emerged as a key component of an integrated brand marketing strategy. In the last two years alone, the average shopper marketing budget has increased dramatically -- from 10 percent of a total marketing budget in 2012 to 15 percent in 2014.

Startup Insider: 5 Metrics 500 Startups Partner Edith Yeung Looks for in Mobile-App Startups

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.03.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

500 Startups Mobile Collective Fund Partner Edith Yeung explained 'MO-AARRR', the mobile framework she uses when evaluating mobile app startups, at the Echelon Asia Summit 2015 held last June 23 and 24.

How to Survive as a Blogger (in a Blog-Eat-Blog World)

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.26.2015 | Technology
Deborah Stachelski

Society Letters is a women's blog founded by writer Deborah Stachelski in April of this year, as an outlet for women to share their voices. She felt that there was a missing link in the blogosphere for a place where women could collaborate on a personal level, with the goal of empowering others.

Writers: Don't Get Trapped By Social Media

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

Americans love quick fixes and snake oil, they always have. It's not surprising, then, that so many writers are following what's going to be a false lead for most of them. It's really tempting to imagine yourself just a hashtag away from fortune and fame.

Blogging Basics for Businesses

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Kali Kasprzyk

Companies that blog 15 times or more each month get 5X more traffic that companies without a blog, according to the Marketing Benchmarks from 7,000-plus Businesses report. What does it take to make a blog on your business site a success?

What Quitting My Job Taught Me About Business, Blogging, and Pursuing Your Passion

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Kevin Kleitches

With just a part-time paycheck, I was forced to either go back to working full-time, or find another way to make money while I continued to build my online presence. That's when I decided to start doing freelance photography. Now, before I continue, know this: I'm not a "born entrepreneur."

Fat Girl Walking: A Conversation with Author Brittany Gibbons

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

What if you looked at your daughter and saw yourself? Not only the good parts but all of the negative self-talk you heaped upon yourself since you emerged from childhood. What would you do to stop your daughter from carrying the weight of that nonsense?

5 Strategies to Deal With Negative Comments on Your Blog Posts

Kat Gal | Posted 05.04.2015 | Small Business
Kat Gal

When was the last time you've received a negative, hurtful comment on your blog, article or even your Facebook post?

8 Ways to Reuse Old Wood Crates and Pallets

Porch.com | Posted 06.30.2015 | HuffPost Home
Porch.com

By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com From your backyard to your local home improvement store, wood crates, containers, and pallets can be...

Writers: How to Use Twitter to Build Your Brand for Your Book, Blog or Business

Sarah Cannata | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Sarah Cannata

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, SlideShare... Whew! I'm not sure about you, but I've got more social media platform options at my fingertips than I can handle.

Growing Friendships At Midlife

Judi Freedman | Posted 05.26.2015 | 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 05.23.2015 | 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 05.25.2015 | 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 05.24.2015 | 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 05.23.2015 | 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 05.17.2015 | 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 05.07.2015 | 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 05.07.2015 | 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.