Blogging

5 Myths About Writing an Award-Winning Blog

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Still reeling a bit from last month’s news: I was named one of the top 100 websites for writers by The Write Life. Hugely honored…humbled…all of those kinda big words. Here’s what I thought when I started Googling this subject. I…have no idea. As much as I’d like to share a step-by-step plan to get […]

Blogging

WordPress Blogging (and Panel Moderating!) Tips

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Saturday was WordCamp Birmingham, where we all got together to learn about and show some love to WordPress. This year, I moderated a great panel on blogging. While we have a presentation with resources, I wanted to share some extra tips in case you missed the panel, and because I was moderating and didn’t answer questions […]

Business Advice

How To Lose 50 Email Subscribers in One Day

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Every time I hit the back button, I just sighed and rubbed my eyes. How long had I been at this? An hour at least. One subscriber hadn’t opened an email in 6 months…another in 8 months…. With each deletion, I felt a little more and more sick to my stomach. When you’ve got a […]

Business Advice

2 Easy-Peasy Ways to Beef Up Facebook Fan Reach

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The secret to authentic Facebook fan reach and engagement is revealing your personality and speaking to followers like they are friends, not sales clients. After all, they expect more than just promotions, customer service and product photos. Bottom line: Your followers expect you to be human, especially if you are a solopreneur or small business […]