What is the purpose of my blog?

  What is the purpose of your blog? So, you want to be a blogger.  It is a great gig if you can pull it off.  You’ll have low overhead, freedom of expression and lots of cool opportunities for travel and meeting new people if your audience reaches critical mass.  However, becoming a successful blogger… Read More

ashley coombe - social media scheduling and time management

Social Media Scheduling Process Earlier this week, I attended Think Tank – a great networking event for social media/affiliate marketers in Charlotte, North Carolina.  While there, I sat in on a presentation by Ashley Coombe of Shareist.com.  Ashley isn’t just a super-savvy social media maven, she takes piano requests and knows how to have SERIOUS… Read More

You link to your blog, and for some reason the image it pulls is not what you wanted – you’re not sure why.  Facebook uses something called Open Graph to determine the description and image it pulls based on the coding of your site.  You can check to see what each of your blog pages will display… Read More

How to Use Pinterest to Market Your Blog To use Pinterest to market your business, you can’t simply have an account and use it occasionally.  You will have to actively pin other pins, and create visually appealing pins for your own blog posts, pin and repin often, as well as engage with other Pinterest users.… Read More

Scheduling and Automating Social Media Posts Consistency is one of the keys to building your reputation as a professional blogger.  If someone visits your blog and sees it hasn’t been updated in a week or two, will they think you are a serious about your business?  Likely not.  The same goes for your social media… Read More

How to Set up a WordPress Blog If you’ve never set up a blog before, it can be intimidating.  Don’t let that discourage you from trying something new.  Actually, setting up a blog is easier than ever before.  Following these steps will help you get off to a great start.   1.  Select a name… Read More

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Food Photos In today’s visually-driven social media scene, paying attention to the quality of your food images is more important than ever.  The difference between a so-so image and one that’s been carefully staged, composed and edited can mean the difference between a few repins to the post going… Read More

Lately, there has been a growing trend on Facebook that is making bloggers very unhappy.  New recipe, craft and DIY sharing pages are being set up for the sole purpose of building their membership base quickly.  They are using (stealing) content created by bloggers and posting it on their pages, along with copyrighted content and… Read More