Blogging Tips and Support For Those Whose Blog IS Their Business

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Planning a New Blog? Use This Blog Planner

Download a New Blog Planner at

Whether you are looking for help starting your first blog or you already have one or more and are planning another, it pays to put some thought into you blog before you actually make it. Especially if gaining a large readership and/or monetizing your blog is important to you. Knowledge and planning will lessen the chance of you needed to re-brand in the future because the name or URL you picked for your blog doesn’t really fit.

I have 4 currently running blogs but I’ve started over 20 throughout the past 10 years. Some I stopped using because my interest wasn’t strong enough, some were meant to be temporary and others I had created because I wanted to read a blog with that topic but then I realized I wasn’t the best person to run that blog so I passed it on to someone else.

The blogs that I started and have run successfully are for the most part, the ones that I put some thought into before jumping into buying a domain or writing posts. I decided to create a specific planner sheet to use when I create a new blog (because I’m a compulsive blog starter) so I wouldn’t forget anything. That’s when I decided I wanted to share it with other bloggers who might be starting a blog as well. New Blog Planner

You can access this new blog planner through my Resources tab above or directly through that link. You don’t have to pay any money to access the printable, you just have to pay with a tweet, Facebook post, LinkedIn Post or Google+ post to help spread the word about the resource.  Check out the page for more.

What is Domain Authority?

What is Domain Authority?

Have you heard of Domain Authority? If you don't know what it is or if it applies to you, this post should help. Domain Authority (DA) is a website metric which was developed by Moz. It takes many different measurements into consideration and … [Continue reading]

10 Facebook Features You Might Not Know About

10 Facebook Features You Might Not Know About

1. Favourites List Your favourites list is what shows up on the left in Facebook under News Feed, Messages, Events and Browse. Use the favourites list to keep the pages, groups and interest lists that matter to you most on the sidebar in the order … [Continue reading]

June 2014 Blogathon Winners

The winners have been picked! We had a great blogathon, it was tons of fun! Thanks for joining in. I will be emailing you if you want, but if you see your name and don’t want to wait, you can send me an email first. If you see your name, it’s you! … [Continue reading]

Announcing Dates for the Winter 2015 Blogathon

Winter 2015 Blogathon Dates

The Winter 2015 Blogathon will be… January 23-26, 2015 We’ve planned some changes to the blogathon come 2015, but don’t worry, it’s for the better! In fact, the little guy above probably won’t be the mascot anymore (not that he’s done a good … [Continue reading]

Day 3 Update (June 2014)

Summer Blogathon

It’s Day Three – the last day! Oh no! You have 24 more hours to officially partake of the blogathon although it usually either gives bloggers the motivation to keep going for days/weeks OR if you really put your all into it, you might need a few days … [Continue reading]

June 2014 Day Two Update

Summer Blogathon

It’s Day Two! How has it been going? The team has some great ideas to improve the blogathon that we will implement in time for the Winter 2015 blogathon (Yikes! 2015!) For now though, we wanted to remind you that while the main focus of the … [Continue reading]