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The Challenge with Time Famish and 3 Ways to Cope

Allison Volk | Posted 09.28.2016 | Arts
Allison Volk

In Arianna Huffington's book, Thrive, she talks about the concept of "time famish": essentially, it's the sense that you're starving for time. Not eno...

Are Business Blogs Worth the Time?

Brian Hughes | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Brian Hughes

For busy small businesses, however, the time and resources needed to maintain a business blog can seem to outweigh the benefits. When you're jumping from one demanding client to the next, even finding a few minutes in your day for lunch can feel like an impossibility, much less writing, publishing and sharing the perfect blog post.

Keep On Keeping On ...

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.27.2016 | Women
Galina Nemirovsky

I spent all day painting (it was actually priming) my 1,500 square foot apartment. I have souvenir calluses on three fingers on one hand and my hands ...

The ONE Stat Your Online Business Should Pay Attention to in 2017

Sarah Peterson | Posted 09.27.2016 | Business
Sarah Peterson

Unfortunate fact of the day: your blog's homepage is getting in the way of people reading your articles.

Why Neil Patel is My Mentor (Even Though He Doesn't Know Me)

Sherry Gray | Posted 09.26.2016 | Business
Sherry Gray

Today I received the single most brilliant marketing email ever. It's from Neil Patel.

6 Reasons Why Web Designing is Not a Dying Profession

William Morrow | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
William Morrow

There has been a tremendous evolution in the practice of web design over the last two decades. Even some of the critics prophesying about the dead of ...

Securing an Early Retirement: The Blogosphere's 7 Best Lessons

Michael Ruderman | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Michael Ruderman

At a time when many struggle to save enough for a comfortable retirement, there are a few people who can not only retire comfortably but can do so earlier than the expected 65 years old. As part of my job at Personal Capital, I have been lucky to get to know today's top personal finance bloggers.

Why I'll Never Respond to Nasty Comments Again

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.15.2016 | Technology
Galina Nemirovsky

I knew I'd finally "made it" as an Internet writer when I encountered my first barrage of negative comments in response to one of my articles. When I ...

The Confessional: Why I Gave Up Being A Freelance Content Strategist

Harold Stark | Posted 09.13.2016 | Technology
Harold Stark

As a marketer, I always knew that it was a better option to build a brand of your own, creating quality content for a reliable publication on a particular niche and becoming an authority in it.

How Can You Tell if You're Making an Impact with Your Blog?

Allison Volk | Posted 09.07.2016 | Arts
Allison Volk

Do you ever get the feeling that social media - including blogging - is just one big shouting match where everyone is trying to one-up each other? I'...

Interview with the founder of Hackers Den a Young Blogger Named Abishiekh Jain

Zak Mustapha | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Zak Mustapha

Today I interviewed a young blogger who's making a living out of blogging while he's still in school. He's been blogging since 6th grade and continue...

4 Things I Learned Since I Started Blogging

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

In the year and a half I have been blogging about random thoughts, recipes, and parenting lessons I have learned, I have gained a steady stream of good traffic, and I am proud of that. It has been a slow road, full of ups and downs, but I have learned quite a bit from my first semi-successful beginner blog.

Call The Midwife! I'm Birthing A Blog

Tammy Letherer | Posted 08.16.2016 | Arts
Tammy Letherer

The creative process can be painful, exhilarating, rewarding; it can feel beyond my abilities and like the most natural thing in the world.

So You Want To Be A Successful Blogger? Get In Line

Liz Stephenson | Posted 08.16.2016 | Media
Liz Stephenson

Let me guess you are sick and tired of going on Facebook only to be bombarded by repeat shared posts from that girl from High School who is suddenly an avid DIY-er/blogger. I feel you. So you switch to Instagram and find something far worse.

Mommy Blogger to Mompreneur: 10 Inspiring Women Prove To The Doubters That It Can Be Done

Candis Lynn Hidalgo | Posted 08.08.2016 | Women
Candis Lynn Hidalgo

Mommy bloggers often get a bad rap among entrepreneurs and other professionals. They're not taken seriously as business women, and are mostly seen as women who sit around blogging about crafts and kids and their daily lives. Sure, they may earn a few bucks on the side doing it, but blogging isn't a "real job" and mom bloggers aren't "real" business women.

Bloggers: Turn Off The Pop-Ups -- Respect Your Readers

Carl Phillips | Posted 08.03.2016 | Media
Carl Phillips

80 percent of blogs and websites (it seems that much at times) are hitting readers over the head with pop-ups. Getting you to the site is not enough. No, let's get you on the email list or sell you something before you've even had a chance to look around.

Does Your Business Website Have A Blog? Here's Why It Should

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 08.02.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

What started out as a way to give people a new way to share their stories and feelings, has become a lead source of information available to the world at the click of a button.

Power of Education: Why Plastic Surgeons Should Start a Blog

Yatin Khulbe | Posted 08.02.2016 | Business
Yatin Khulbe

Blogs not only helps in building a strong relationship, but also expand your research skills because you seek out the best resources for the readers.

Digital Entrepreneurs: Here's How to Make Your First $1,000 in Product Sales

Lauren Bowling | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Lauren Bowling

I've been blogging for over four years now, but I always hesitated on building out a digital product.Part of it was not wanting to put the time in on ...

3 Great Ways to Integrate Your Blog into Your Sales Funnel

Lucinda Watrous | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
Lucinda Watrous

A recent study shows companies that blog are 13 times more likely to generate a positive marking return on investment (ROI) compared to those that don...

Will Write for What? Challenges of Writing for the Web

David M Kirby | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business
David M Kirby

Making a living as a writer is hard. Not because writing itself is difficult, although that fact is debateable, but because getting paid a living wage for your words is challenging in today's market, especially when writing for the web.

Not Blogging Yet? You're Getting Left Behind

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

I know that blogging feels like an overwhelming task, especially if you're a small business owner with a limited staff, but the enormous opportunity you're missing out on by not having a regular blog is staggering. There is no better way to create customer loyalty AND bring in new clients that is so cheap and efficient.

10 Important Reasons Entrepreneurs Need to Take Blogging Seriously

Jeff Charles | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Jeff Charles

How the heck do they do it? You know who I'm talking about. I'm talking about those successful entrepreneurs who get tons of business and engagement...

The Social Game: 10 Steps To Becoming An Individual

Daphne C Spyropoulos | Posted 07.08.2016 | Style
Daphne C Spyropoulos

From fashion blogs to creative writing classes, from audition rooms to high school cafeterias I notice a distinction -- famine. Yes, some trends have ...

What Inspires You? Some Musings On Finding The Muse.

Tammy Letherer | Posted 07.07.2016 | Arts
Tammy Letherer

This week I went to a Meet-up event for writers -- something that's been on my to-do list for ages. There were seven of us at the Village Tap in Chicago's Roscoe Village neighborhood.