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 Make Affiliate Marketing Less Icky

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(Or “How I Haven’t Made a Dime Off This Site and Look, I’m A Published Author!”) God, I hate affiliate marketing. It hearkens back to the early internet days, when scammers roamed about. There were miles-long sales pages filled with bold type, stock photos and lots and lots of hype. “I love this product so […]