We are huge proponents of slow and steady wins the race. While garnering a high Google ranking is important for organic search, don’t worry about backlinks too much. Instead, concentrate on creating the most compelling, interesting, and sharable content you can when starting out.
For those of you who may be looking for exact rates to simply plug into your media kit, this post won’t help you only because there are so many factors to weigh first before coming up with precise ad rates such as your monthly page views, unique visitors, reader loyalty, your popularity in…Continue
Leveraging your blog space to earn advertising dollars is a real possibility for mom bloggers, especially those who have cultivated a loyal audience and have a considerable amount of readers each day. As great as the prospect of advertising is, though, there are basic rules to follow in order to properly attract…
We have attended many blogging conferences over the years and inevitably these lessons come up time and time again. Here are the ten lessons we think will serve you well when attending conferences.
1. Pay your own way. Many brands work with bloggers especially during conferences. If you want to enjoy the conference without the pressure of having to work on behalf of a brand, pay your own way. You can cut some of the costs by sharing a hotel room…
Sometimes when we log onto Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ we want to close them down forever and never look back. Like most people social media can be overwhelming and at times nearly annoying when people use it all wrong.
Yes, we do know that social media means different things to different…Continue
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We know many of you here are brand-new to relatively new bloggers and the option of attending a blogging conference may not be on your radar just yet. However, you may begin to want to start planning to attend a local or national blogging conference next year or perhaps the year after that.
We all know there are umpteen tricks to create a successful blog. We can post consistently, comment on other blogs, attend conferences and network, pen compelling content, write well, be creative, trick it out with SEO, become an expert, cross-post on social media and the list goes on and on.
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We are great believers in this notion: If you are incessantly preoccupied with your blogging stats you will fall further and further behind.
If you are completely engrossed with numbers from your blogging readership to your social media followings it takes away from the time and energy you need to spend…Continue
From time to time we go through our membership rolls. Sadly many mom blogs have been abandoned. We noticed that posts trailed off as if the moms had every intention of coming back to write, but life got in the way.
For us, seeing these neglected blogs is sad because we don’t know what happened to these…Continue
There is a consistent theme that runs through a lot of conversations about money in the mom blogosphere. Typically moms want other bloggers to reveal what they earn in order to get an idea of how to price various partnerships they have with brands. But, is this the right thing to do?
It can be…Continue
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We have heard time and again that those who create quality content and entertainment will be the ones who succeed in blogging and in all other media and content businesses, for that matter. That’s why all bloggers who rise rise to the top are - for the most part - thoughtful, creative, great…Continue
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The end of the year is quickly approaching which means there are going to be a lot of campaigns flowing in and through the mom blogging community especially as the holidays gear up. That’s all to say: Brace yourself! The final months of the year are going to be interesting!
As a mom blogger you know…Continue
One of the most important things you can do before typing your very first blog post is create a great blog title. A blog title can literally make or break your blog. It says everything about who you are and what you are all about. And it tells your readers what they can expect from your writings.
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There’s no way around it: All of the influencer mom and dad bloggers work with public relations firms in one way or the other, from receiving products to review and securing advertising for their blogs to getting invited to mom blogger events and becoming spokespeople or ambassadors for companies.
We read a lot of mom blogs. It's inevitable. Most mom bloggers, we've noticed, really aren't blogging for the cold hard cash. Rather, they are newer bloggers with small children who might review products on occasion, but who mainly tell stories about their everyday lives. Many of these blogs remind us of how the mom…Continue
Content is key to your entire blog. It’s the foundation. If there is no content then your blog is really useless, right? It’s just sitting there, honestly. You have to bust your writing chops to be taken seriously in the blogging world. Your writing is what will set you apart and will put you in high demand. So,…Continue
There is nothing like a little self-reflection that improves your writing and the way you communicate with your readers. Self-reflection allows us to see where we’re making mistakes and where we are excelling. It allows us to ask ourselves tough questions that require honesty and forthrightness.
Below are five questions you should routinely ask yourself to ensure you’re creating the best blog you can for your readers
1. Would I Read My Own…Continue