When Blogging Hurts

pain from office work

Blogging seems like it would be a pretty cushy gig. Stay home, make your own hours and write. The thing is the hours can actually be quite long, and many times deadlines are often short and frequently bunched together. One week I have a clean house (well relatively clean), I’m on schedule and even manage to get a couple projects done… the next I feel like I am chained to my computer from morning until bedtime, writing, editing, doing social promotions and fixing some code that broke or what not…

Bloggers Grab Your Carpet Bags and Optimize Like a Marketer

vintage donald duck

Many bloggers see optimization as far too daunting a task to tackle, but we can take some lessons from online marketers and streamline the process.  Marketers often use specialized pages called landing pages to capture visitors attention and direct them to purchase or at least investigate their product more.  Now think about it wouldn’t a […]

How to Get Traffic from Stumble Upon

how to get more traffic with Stumble Upon

I’ve dabbled in Stumble Upon for some time now.  Until recently, I rarely got much blog traffic from it, other than an occasional small burst of visits.  I was a StumbleUpon amateur. I decided to put in a bit more effort, toward generating some Stumble traffic a few weeks ago, and learn how to use […]

Hosting Giveaways on your Blog

hosting a giveaway

So you started a blog a little while back, and you were contacted by a company to host a giveaway.  It seems like it would be fun, and your readers might like it.  How do you go about running the actual giveaway? How to Host a Blog Giveaway Setting Up the Giveaway Don’t reinvent the […]