• What They Don't Tell You About Blogging
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    What They Don’t Tell You About Blogging

    I’ve been blogging since 2008, so that would be almost 10 years now, which is kinda crazy. I’ve had my WordPress since 2010, I’ve learned a lot of stuff over the years, but more over the last few years. It seems like these days, that everyone and their mama has a blog.  Everyone and their mama has a blog post titled, “How to Start a Blog..” “5 Easy Ways to Start a Blog…” We all have seen them, they’re everywhere. I told myself this wouldn’t turn into a rant, I promise it wont be. More of a by the way.. It’s not a lie but it’s not the full truth.…

  • How To Make A Holiday Gift Guide With 5 Easy Steps
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    How To Make A Gift Guide With 5 Easy Steps

    If you have Pinterest, you have seen a gift guide for just about everything under the sun. It’s the newest & easiest way to make a wishlist for yourself and others. Below I am going to show you a quick and easy way to making your own giftguide with these 5 easy steps. It might seem hard, but it’s really easy, I promise you. 1) Pick a theme Sounds simple right, it can be anything. A color, a sport, a team, a brand, a person, honestly it can be anything under the sun. For example, I made a Football theme one dedicated to a Washington Redskins fan for under $50. I’ve…

  • 10 Amazing Websites To Find FREE Stock Photos
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    10 Amazing Websites To Find FREE Stock Photos

    Let me save you the trouble, here are 10 websites you can get free stock photos to use for your social media platforms and your blog. Never, I repeat never go to google images and just grab whatever image you want. Because you don’t know if it’s free stock or not. If the owner of the images finds you using your images and it’s not free stock, you are in big trouble and could face a lawsuit. Many of these photographs are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication. This means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without…

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    How To Increase Blog Traffic With Link Parties

    What Are Link Parties & Why Are They Important? A link party is basically when one blogger or a group of bloggers get together to throw a “party” where other bloggers can “link up” a blog post from their site onto the blogger hosting the “link up party”. It’s simple really… It makes our post visible to everyone in the link up and every blog that link up party is posted on. Sometimes there’s a “blog feature” option the host does, which brings double the traffic you had before. It’s also a great way to find other bloggers, traffic & great finds. The bigger the blog, the more traffic you…

  • 5 Reasons Your Blog Is Failing | Utterly Amazing
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    5 Reasons Your Blog Is Failing

    I’ve been blogging for what almost three years now and I am no where near a pro by any means, I don’t even try to be. Here are 5 reason your blog is failing, not necessary bad things but mistakes you could avoid. However I can share a few things I’ve learned along the ways and maybe it can save you some time and hassle.  I hope these simple things are helpful to you. While there’s only 5 things here, I could talk about this more. I may just make another post about the topic. In the meantime.. 5 Reasons Your Blog Is Failing Plagiarism is a NO NO! This…

  • Bloggers Who Leave Crappy Comments
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    RANT: Bloggers Who Leave Crappy Comments

    Let’s face it, everyone loves getting them, who doesn’t? To have a successful blog you need followers, you need blog comments, you need people READING your stuff and leaving legit comments. Now we all have them, we all have those few people who leave random bullshit comments, that A) have nothing to do with the post itself. B) aren’t a complete sentence. C) just a bunch of words thrown together. D) All of the above. Yea, let’s face it, we don’t want crap comments on our blogs. Especially if it’s a sponsored post or a rview for a company, they’re going to read the comments, they’re going to see you have a…