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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.

Why There's an Age Gap Between Our 3 Children

Alishia Osborn | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Alishia Osborn

She is the most determined, tough little girl I know. She doesn't take crap from anyone. She loves hard, plays hard, tries new things, doesn't give up and leaves me amazed at what she can accomplish.

6 Ways to Grow Your Small Business in the Digital Age

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Ashley Wren Collins

You're confident you're offering a top-notch product or services for a great value, but how do you build a following, a clientele, in order to get both attention and revenue without breaking the bank to make bank? How do you grow your small business in the digital age? Here's how.

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.

Blogging Your Novel

Dorit Sasson | Posted 03.19.2015 | Books
Dorit Sasson

With publishers emphasizing platform to ascertain evidence of future sales, blogging your novel can be much more lucrative than you think. Blogging is still considered to be one of the greatest ways to expand your reach.

All Great Brands Start With a Stellar Name: How to Create Yours and Conquer the World

Lee Traupel | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

Every business struggles with naming their company and for good reason. For most of you, it's a process that's unfamiliar, necessitating skills that are at times one off, with not a lot of clear guidelines for finding your way home.

Blogging 101: It's Time to Start Telling Your Stories

Catriona Pollard | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Catriona Pollard

Blogs are an amazing way to demonstrate your expertise online, control your message and build reputation. The power of a blog is that when you are blogging, you are the journalist.

5 Things Blogging Taught Me About the Bible

Cindy Brandt | Posted 03.13.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

Crafting my own words has helped me ponder the process in which the Biblical writings have come to be in the following five ways. I hope it provides an alternative viewpoint through which we can study and appreciate the Bible.

4 Ways to Develop Awesome Relationships With Bloggers

Adam Greenwald | Posted 03.12.2015 | Small Business
Adam Greenwald

Looking for a way to promote your startup on a shoestring budget? Reaching out to bloggers and asking them to review your products, post your press re...

6 Ways to Deliver Your Best Blog

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 03.10.2015 | Technology
Ashley Wren Collins

It's 2015. Everything and everyone out there is competing for eyeballs. And when it comes to the Internet, consumers are certainly not lacking for material.

The Biggest Mistake People Make With Their Creative Ideas

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin Kleitches

It doesn't matter what your craft is. Whatever you want to achieve, whether it's mastering your art, finding a job, starting your business, you name it -- don't wait for inspiration to strike. Make it a habit of sitting down to do the work, and watch the results come pouring in.

Imagination, the Precursor of Creative Thinking

Silvia Damiano | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Silvia Damiano

In the end, it turns out that imagining and day dreaming are not a waste of time -- as some people still tend to think.

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?

400 Blogs, One Daughter

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 03.09.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

So, it's with delicious appreciation that I finish the 400th blog and tie it with a virtual ribbon to say "Thank you" to Emily. Without her inspiration, I'd be wallowing down by the river sucking cheap wine from a paper bag.

Can You Profit from Buying and Selling Websites?

Gina Horkey | Posted 03.04.2015 | Small Business
Gina Horkey

It's my belief that more and more people will take their career futures into their own hands - and more and more will identify themselves as being self-employed or as freelancers.

Why Do I Blog?

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 02.27.2015 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

The weekly routine of sitting down and organizing my ideas into a coherent piece of text that people of various backgrounds can enjoy became very cathartic.

Confessions of the First Travel Blogger

Richard Bangs | Posted 02.26.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

One of these claims to be "The Most Interesting Blogger in the World" I was surprised when I picked up a copy USAToday and saw an item that cited me...

Kindness Matters -- Even on the Internet

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 02.25.2015 | Technology
Jennifer Wolfe

We are all on this life journey together. We all have a voice. I use mine to communicate, to understand others, and to make the world a kinder place to live in. By spewing your commentary, it makes me wonder what else you do in life that pushes us all backwards in anger, instead of forwards in compassion.

4 New Rules to Client Engagement - An Interview with Sergio Garcia

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

The way people consume media is changing at a rapid pace. What was once magazines, newspapers, television, and radio is now streaming TV, blogs, and podcasts. The old rules for reaching customers are no longer relevant.

If We're Abandoning Handwriting, Let Schools Revive the Ancient Art of Blogging in Schools

Jimmy Leach | Posted 02.19.2015 | Education
Jimmy Leach

When the Finns decide that cursive handwriting will be scrapped from the Finnish education curriculum and replaced by lessons in keyboard typing, we ought to pay attention.

Social Commerce Moves to Land Grab Phase at Warp Speed

Lee Traupel | Posted 02.19.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

The face of sales is longer mired in the old school approach imprinted in the culture by David Mamet's culture defining "GlenGarry Glen Ross" - a tale of desperate men chasing the American dream, using outdated sales "methods."

How to Optimize Your Blogging Experience

Blogdramedy | Posted 02.17.2015 | Comedy

Welcome to your first blogging experience! Join the millions of others who have found a worthwhile outlet for their creativity and genius.

I'm One of Those Moms and This Is Why

Deborah Carberry | Posted 02.13.2015 | Parents
Deborah Carberry

You know those moms who post on Facebook all these wonderful things about their kids? Why do they do it? Well, I'm one of those moms, here's one of those posts and this is why I do it.

Pink Blogosphere: Writing As Healing

Amy Wu | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Amy Wu

Is the existence of the pink blogosphere a surprise? The Internet and a growing suite of digital tools makes communication more assessable to the average Jane and Joe. It is also a way to share, vent, and be very public or very anonymous whether one is in a big city or small rural community.

10 Quick Tips for Bloggers in 2015

Brian Hanley | Posted 02.10.2015 | 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.