Weekend Links

Posted on Oct 7, 2012 | 0 comments

I came across a few blog posts in my work today that I thought were worth sharing. Be Happier in Business and Life: 10 Things To Stop Doing Right Now at Time Business 10 Words Every Successful Blogger Should Know at Problogger 8 Ways New Inexperienced Freelance Writers Can Get Clients at YoungPrePro (hint: one of them is to write a blog) How I Repeatedly Get High Paying Freelance Writing Clients Without Sending a Single Pitch at The Renegade Writer (hint: one of the tips is to write a blog) Small Business Checklist for Bloggers at Savvy Blogging What good posts have you read this...

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17 Must-Have Plugins for WordPress

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 | 16 comments

Whether you’re setting up a new WordPress blog, trying to move an old one to WordPress (rip off the band-aid!), or simply maximizing your existing WordPress blog, you’re going to need some plugins. A plugin is a tool that changes the way WordPress works. With the right plugin, you can make WordPress do almost anything you can imagine (and more, if you’re a concrete thinker like me). Be aware that plugins work by installing scripts on your site. A script is like a mini program, a set of instructions telling the computer to do what you want. In almost all cases, this is really awesome. In a few other cases, scripts can leave loopholes through which...

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12 Tips for Making the Most of Your BlogHer Experience

Posted on Jul 30, 2012 | 10 comments

In two days, I’ll be getting on a train to go to the biggest women’s blogging conference in the world, BlogHer. More than 4,500 women (and some men) will converge on New York City for a weekend of networking, learning, and parties. I’ve been watching the conference hashtag on and off for two weeks. I have seen scads of women lament about already feeling lost in the crowd, about packing stress, and about general anxiety related to the conference. I went to BlogHer in 2009 (in Chicago), and I skipped 2010 and 2011. I made a lot of mistakes that first time around, so let me share with you some lessons I learned: Know yourself. BlogHer will be as stressful...

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Weekend Links – Be a Better Blogger

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 | 3 comments

I was going to share these yesterday, but Father’s Day got the best of me. Here are a few posts on the business of blogging that you might enjoy. What’s the Right Kind of Blog Traffic? at Problogger This Post Will Change the Way You Read Blogs at Problogger What’s Your Exit Strategy? at Savvy Blogging 8 Incredibly Simple Ways to Get More People to Read Your Content at Copyblogger 26 Social Media Marketing Treasures You Didn’t Know Existed at HubSpot The Boring Secret to Being Everywhere at Goins, Writer What good posts have you read this...

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