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Bloggers: Stop, Breathe, and Don't Overreact To Facebook's Changes

Crystal Ponti | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
Crystal Ponti

I am making a plan to greater utilize the services that have my back. I'll still post to Facebook, but I won't obsess over likes anymore. I need to reinvest that energy into what's already working.

How I Found My Voice Through Blogging

Julia Schemmer | Posted 03.01.2015 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

Every story, earth-shattering or not, deserves to be told. Without the small stories, how would someone understand the big stories?

How to Start Your First Blog

Ashley Massis | Posted 03.01.2015 | Women
Ashley Massis

Blogging is really simple, but can be complicated if you don't build your foundation right! If you're like one of those that has questions, here are my recommendations.

The Perfect Lives of Style Bloggers

Neely Steinberg | Posted 02.08.2015 | Style
Neely Steinberg

What I've learned and what I'm sure I will continue to learn is that I'll probably never be that perfect domestic Goddess. I'll never be able to keep up with a constant schedule of hair salons and nail salons and spinning classes. And, you know what, that's OK.

Quick Fixes for Six Common Blogging Blunders

Casey Wright | Posted 02.03.2015 | Technology
Casey Wright

Whether you're a total noob or an experienced blogger, we all fall victim to these mistakes at some point. Read on to find quick fixes for each blunder.

Top 3 Reasons Authors Should Be Blogging NOW

Dorit Sasson | Posted 02.03.2015 | Books
Dorit Sasson

I'm getting a ton of email and messages through the social media channels asking me to pre-order or buy their book. Many times I don't know who these people are and I'm often annoyed by these pesky messages.

Does Social Media Foment Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Ira Israel | Posted 02.03.2015 | Technology
Ira Israel

Anyone who measures his or her self-worth by the facade he or she fabricates on the Internet -- or by his or her material possessions and status symbols -- or by the Facebook and Instagram LIKEs he or she receives for posting selfies -- is a disaster looking for a place to happen.

Do You Even Blog?

Ashley Sodosky | Posted 02.01.2015 | College
Ashley Sodosky

In my friend group in college, we have a large amount of overused sayings that we have created and quickly worn out. Lately the fad between us is to s...

5 Reasons Why Baby Boomers Blog

Janie Emaus | Posted 01.30.2015 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

Yes, believe it or not, those of us over 50 really are computer savvy. We may not have grown up with cellphones or laptops, but as the media portrays, we learn quickly. And we are quickly catching up to the Mommy Bloggers.

ABC's of Building Your Blog, and Making Money Doing It

Andre Bourque | Posted 01.28.2015 | Small Business
Andre Bourque

When people think about blogging they think about writing a great blog. Building a great blog is more than just writing, there are lots of great writers out there; you need to build an audience.

The Characters You Follow On Twitter

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 01.25.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Twitter lies. There are definitely more than 140 characters allowed in the Twittersphere. Here are some of the many idiots and characters that you follow on Twitter.

Mom Bloggers Are Brave

Grown And Flown | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Grown And Flown

Putting your parenting out in the public domain is no simple matter. It involves speaking about that which is closest to our hearts to a sometimes embracing, sometimes heartless, and sometimes even hostile public. Is it any wonder that writing about being a parent can breed insecurities where none existed before?

Journey Toward Writing Fulfillment

S. L. Young | Posted 01.13.2015 | Education
S. L. Young

If a writer writes for themselves and to also convey a viewpoint -- even if others don't agree with it -- then an article has a better opportunity to connect with readers and have greater chances to deliver powerful, purposeful or progressive pieces.

5 Ways You Can Earn a Passive Income on the Internet

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology
Alex Ivanovs

Ever since the web became a thing, one of the hottest discussion topics has been "how to make money online", a phrase that you and your friends have seen at least a couple of thousand times, if not a little more.

Here's Why It's Not Weird for Indian Men to Live at Home With Mom and Dad

Dipti Vaid Dedhia | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Dipti Vaid Dedhia

Ever wonder why it's completely normal for Indian guys to live at home with their parents well into their 20s and 30s? Or how even after marriage, they live with their parents and spouse as a "joint family?"

Why I'll Never Write About Kanye West -- Or Cats -- Ever Again

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.05.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Let's be clear, right off the bat: This is neither a post about cats nor about Kanye West. This is, however, a post about what happens once one writes a blog post that may be less-than-favorable, albeit satiric, about American icons.

5 Blog Promotion Tactics for Small Businesses

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 01.04.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

Anyone can become a blogger in literally a couple of minutes, but only those who're dedicated enough to blog on daily basis can hope to achieve some sort of success. The success, of course, translates to opportunities, money-earning capabilities, and the development of your community.

Writer's Notebook: The Waiting Game

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.23.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

I started pub­lish­ing way before email and the Inter­net, and the thing I hated most was wait­ing. Like wait­ing to hear about a story or man­u­script I'd sub­mit­ted. I'd obses­sively check my cal­en­dar and count days, weeks, months.

Blood-Curdling Mistakes on Your Enterprise Blog: Are You Guilty?

Allie Gray Freeland | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Allie Gray Freeland

The enterprise blog is the foundation of your content marketing efforts, yet it's fraught with hurdles and often ends before it has had time to flouri...

The 5 Best Free WordPress Plugins to Promote Your Blog

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology
Michael B. Fishbein

Blogging is a great marketing strategy with many additional benefits and the free Wordpress plugins below can make it easier to promote your blog.

Is This Why Indie Bookstores Are Dying Out? A Personal View

Rachel Thompson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Books
Rachel Thompson

It's no big secret that the best way to sell books is via word of mouth. You read a book, love it, become a fan of the author, buy more of their work, tell your family and friends, who then love the author and buy all their books, and so it begins.

Back to Basics

Renee Fisher | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane has been spending so much time wallowing in the TWO HUGE SCARY news items that are consuming the entire planet right now, that she has had little time to direct her attention to the normal drivel that readers have come to depend on from her.

A Day in the Life of a Female Solopreneur

Dana Sitar | Posted 12.14.2014 | Small Business
Dana Sitar

I was invited recently to carry the baton for One Woman Shop's Instagram to show "a day in the life of a female solopreneur."

Can Blogging Help You Build Your Career? 5 Questions to Consider

Melissa Llarena | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Ten years ago, the blogosphere seemed like a place for those looking to write about an interest outside of their jobs. Today, there are thousands of b...

What If the Bible Were Written Like a Blog

Cindy Brandt | Posted 12.14.2014 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

The Bible would definitely have guest posts. John, "today I'm honored to be writing over at Revelation. Would love for all my followers here at John to hop on over and read some of my thoughts there."