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The Good, the Bad, and the Uncomfortable About Being a Creator in the Digital Age

Sarah Hinchliff Pearson | Posted 08.03.2015 | Arts
Sarah Hinchliff Pearson

If you believe in what you're doing, and I hope you do, then telling your story and explaining why people should care should really become part of your toolbox. And there is something pretty magical about the crowdfunding process when it works.

The Intricate Web of Care

Angelle Albright | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Angelle Albright

Who could have ever predicted that the power of the world wide web would turn out to be a delicate roadway that can connect a villager in the Swedish ...

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.

Why You Should Stop Serving Numbers

Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree

There's nothing wrong with tracking numbers so long as you don't forget who you're serving. You need the numbers to make guesses, but you need the people to make meaning.

Does a Diner Owner Yelling at a Toddler Really Deserve Blogging Rage?

Kelly Suellentrop | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
Kelly Suellentrop

The internet is exploding about someone yelling at a toddler in a diner. It is the kind of thing that makes me question what it is I do. The blogging, I mean. It makes me feel like I am part of the problem...guilty by association...or maybe just guilty.

Make Sure Your Blog Post Has These 7 Things Before You Publish

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

With big hopes and dreams, I decided to start blogging. I enjoyed it at first, but I wasn't making any money. I was spending a lot of time on valuable content, for no pay off. I was promoting my writing and at best, only getting a hundred visitors to my blog for each post.

My Three Favorite Blogging Tips

Ted Rubin | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Ted Rubin

1. Keeping your blog easy to navigate with intuitive category labels will help people find the information they seek much faster.

Masturbation or Blogturbation: Your Choice

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 07.15.2015 | Women
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

To understand the pleasure our bodies give to men, rather than just being a tool for that pleasure, a woman needs to experience the sublime herself, with herself. We were born with the capacity for it.

I'd Be a Better Blogger, But...

Melissa Roy | Posted 07.15.2015 | Parents
Melissa Roy

I know I can be a more successful blogger. I know I could make it happen. I know I should put more time into it, that it would be worth it and I would be a better blogger, BUT...my life comes first.

7 Mental Obstacles to Blogging (And Why You Should Overcome Them)

Carol Morgan | Posted 07.13.2015 | Women
Carol Morgan

According to WPVirtuoso.com there are approximately 159,000,000 blogs on the internet today. So why not jump on the band wagon and start your own? Sounds like a great idea, right?

Best of Maria's Farm Country Kitchen: Five Oldies but Goodies

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Can you believe that I've been blogging for seven years now? Since my first post in the summer of 2008, 1,600 blogs have been published on Maria's F...

This is What Happened When Millions of People Read My Article

Amy Morin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Books
Amy Morin

When my sister-in-law sent me a message that read, "I've seen your article in three different places today," the magnitude of the situation sank in. My article had gone viral.

5 Ways That Blogging Doubles Your Chances for a Career Promotion

Anne Bechard | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Anne Bechard

Showcasing your expertise as a blogger can earn you just the right extra points to tip the scales in your favor. Here are five ways to use your blogging prowess to prove that you've got what it takes to get promoted.

30 Big Ideas to Make Your Blog Pop

Melinda Emerson | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

While this list should help you come up with at least a dozen great topics for your business blog, you want to ensure that you get a strategy in place to keep the content flowing.

Peer Pressure at Camp NaNoWriMo

Jorge Newbery | Posted 06.29.2015 | Books
Jorge Newbery

Camp NaNoWriMo is the summertime version of National Novel Writing Month and provides an online gathering-place and support group for writers working on any type of writing project.

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.

6 Lessons in Community Building That Helped This Company Reach Millions of Readers

Nina Tomaro | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Nina Tomaro

In late 2011, Brit Moran launched a DIY platform called Brit + Co with the belief that everyone is creative.

Why You Should Travel Blog Your Next Trip (Even if You're Not a Blogger)

Starre Vartan | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Starre Vartan

Unless you are already a diligent journaler during trips, you are probably forgetting most of what you did on your last voyage abroad (you know it's true!).

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?

5 Ways to Turn Your Liberal Arts Education Into a Startup Internship

Penina Remler | Posted 06.16.2015 | College
Penina Remler

Aside from Meryl Streep's legacy and architecture resembling Hogwarts, Vassar College captivated me most as I heard students tell their amazing success stories. After receiving my acceptance letter, I couldn't help but wonder about the path that I would carve for myself.

5 Books That Will Improve Your Writing

Gregory Ciotti | Posted 06.10.2015 | Books
Gregory Ciotti

Remove the fanfare and most writing advice boils down to read more, write more, and get better feedback.

Get Paid for What You Know: Write it Down!

Jeb Harrison | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

If you're a boomer or on the mature side of Gen X, chances are you have developed a deep compendium of professional knowledge in a particular field. So, how can you leverage all the knowledge you've acquired over the course of your professional career in retirement?

The Most Common Fears About Publishing, and 3 Ways to Conquer Them

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Jamilah Corbitt

My name is Jamilah Corbitt, and I have publishing anxiety. Publishing anxiety is the feeling of fear that occurs before you hit the publish button on that piece of content you've poured yourself into.

8 of My Fave Sister Blogs

Brenda Keesal | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Brenda Keesal

Power, my people, is meant to be shared. Would you like to feel yours? I have been stockpiling sister bloggers for a while and am ready to start gifting. It's an embarrassment of riches, so grab a cup, click the links, and open your soul to these witchy women of the interwebs...

How You Can Gain 1000 Twitter Followers Organically in Just 6 Weeks

Sarah Cannata | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Sarah Cannata

Since I made that decision to leave the workforce and drive my own professional writing business, doors have just opened. Doors to the kind of opportunities that are helping to shape my future as a writer.