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Why Social Media Is Essential for Business Success

Harmel S. Rayat | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Harmel S. Rayat

I'm often surprised at how many CEOs refuse to use social media. Perhaps they feel that having a social presence could be risky. Perhaps they fear that saying the wrong thing could ignite a PR nightmare - a firestorm not easily extinguished.

Does My Voice Matter?

Deidre McMillan | Posted 04.25.2016 | Parents
Deidre McMillan

FABulites, Can we talk? I have an issue that's been weighing kind of heavy on my conscious since it happened and I'd Love the chance to share it with ...

I Left My Career to Become a Waitress, and I've Never Been Happier

Rachael Yahne | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

I had a good income, holidays off, and full health insurance. My career helped me afford a reliable car, a drink in my hand by 5:00pm, and all the stability and safety I was always told to go after. But I wasn't happy.

I Love That Bitch

Ovadya Batat | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Ovadya Batat

The dark red drops decorated the snow as a distinct, unmistakable testimony of the unfolding drama. I looked away, breathing deeply. Focus, it's only ...

Finding Community and Finding Myself in CyberSpace

Winged Victory | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Winged Victory

The thing is that people need community support if they are going to break an addiction. The guilt and shame that comes from losing control creates a sense of isolation that only a supportive community can cure.

How These 9 Women Bloggers Are Getting Big Traffic To Their Blogs

Candis Lynn Hidalgo | Posted 04.20.2016 | Women
Candis Lynn Hidalgo

Blog traffic strategies are many and varied, but wouldn't it be great if we had a magic button that would send a flood of traffic to our blog every time we hit "publish" on a new post?

6 Ways to Inspire New Ideas for Your Content

Neil Sheth | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
Neil Sheth

The best content producers still conjure new ideas and create insightful content on a regular basis. Their ideas are fresh, they present new perspectives, and they write wonderfully. So, where do they pluck this inspiration from?

10 Ideas to Engage Toddlers in the Kitchen

Anvita Bhatnagar Mistry | Posted 04.22.2016 | Parents
Anvita Bhatnagar Mistry

Picture credit : The Belly Rules The Mind It is a very well known fact that toddlers are like a sponge, they literally absorb everything they see a...

How Blogging Saved Our Mother-Daughter Relationship

Ellen Resnick and Jenna Gebel | Posted 04.18.2016 | Parents
Ellen Resnick and Jenna Gebel

Sometimes I wonder if our blog writing is a poor substitute for talking things through -- a way to say things that are too difficult in person. If we're so close, shouldn't we be able to speak our mind face-to-face? I've come to the conclusion that, in our relationship, both are critical: our writing opens a conversation on the page that is almost always continued on the phone or in person.

What I Learned in My First Year as a Young Entrepreneur

Alexis Shaak | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business
Alexis Shaak

At age 22, I quit my (not-so-awesome) design job, moved to a new town, with 3k to my name and created TwinFin Media. Which let me add, at the time was just a name, a blank website, three people, no business plan, no clients, and a huge risk! 

It's Time to Dispel the Myth That It's Easy to Start an Online Business

Amanda Abella | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Amanda Abella

I've been in the online business space in some shape of form since 2010. I started as a freelance writer and blogger and have since added training and consulting services to my company.

From Activism to Journalism

Habib Abdullayev (Muntezir) | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Habib Abdullayev (Muntezir)

Everything started with the rising tide of injustice in my country, Azerbaijan. My father's involvement in politics meant that I was exposed to these issues from a young age.

The Best Way To Start Blogging

Quora | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business

How do I start a blog and what are the best blogging platforms available? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Answer by ...

Become More Effective by Eliminating Your Options

Allison Volk | Posted 04.11.2016 | Business
Allison Volk

The truth is, you don't have to do everything. You don't have to be a master at every single marketing strategy - just one or two that feel like the best fit for your business.

The C's Of Business

Meaghan Stevenson | Posted 04.07.2016 | Business
Meaghan Stevenson

When starting a business of your own it is easy to get caught up trying multiple strategies and not having a clear mapped out plan. You'll soon realiz...

7 Tips to Help You Build a Strong Personal Brand Online

Jonathan Long | Posted 04.07.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

While your company's branding is vital to success, building your personal brand online can help you attract additional exposure, open doors to new opp...

What Happens When Writers Are Valued By the Number of People Reading Them

Lauren Marie Fleming | Posted 04.06.2016 | Books
Lauren Marie Fleming

My follower base is not large, but it is mighty. I'm tired of letting other people dictate what value I give my following and my writing. Fame and fortune lost their allure years ago. Now I want connection.

5 Easy Steps to Get Your Blogging House In Order

Carla Deter | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Carla Deter

Every time you create a blog post you're creating a new/unique page online (on the internet, across search engines). This means that you're increasing your chances of ranking in search results, having other websites link to you, and your post/blog being shared on social media. All of this results in new traffic to your site.

Why I Make My Private Life Public

Abby King | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women
Abby King

Every couple of months I get the same phone call from my mom: "I read your latest article and I just wanted to mention..." What follows is her mentio...

5 of the best blogs about blogging for non-techie creatives

Sarah Laurence | Posted 04.05.2016 | Technology
Sarah Laurence

Blogs about blogging? Obvious, right? While driving the commute into the city and listening to a podcast, I had an a-ha moment. It was one of those pr...

Blog From a Place of Service

Allison Volk | Posted 04.05.2016 | Arts
Allison Volk

Entrepreneurs -- especially female entrepreneurs -- so frequently get turned off by the idea of having to market their business. They don't want to appear "salesy," so they disconnect themselves from the opportunities and potential that opens up when you market your services or product.

Is Your Past Controlling Your Present or Propelling Your Future? 3 Tips for Moving Forward

Haley Snyder | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
Haley Snyder

I am the first to admit that I lived in a space of victim-hood for a long time - and it was necessary. It wasn't something that I could 'snap out of'...

5 Undeniable Reasons People Hate Content Marketing for Startups

Neil Patel | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business
Neil Patel

Are you fed up with content marketing? You're not alone. Content marketing can be really frustrating, and for good reason! It's not an easy nut to c...

Three Low Effort, High Impact Tips To Grow Your Blog with Email Marketing

Erik Harbison | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Erik Harbison

These days, blogging is big business. So much so, that marketers who have prioritized blogging are 13 times more likely to have a positive ROI. And if...

3 Ways to Help Your Business Grow Using a Content Strategy Marketing Plan

Dorit Sasson | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Dorit Sasson

A content strategy and content strategy marketing plan are distinctly different from each other. Basically, a content strategy marketing plan builds y...