The recipe post. It seems simple enough, right? List some ingredients, some instructions, shoot off a few pictures and you’re done! Not so much. In order to create a recipe post that keeps your readers coming back for seconds, it requires an eye for detail, meticulous methodology and great…Continue
What can be said about writer’s block that hasn’t already been said? Writer’s block isn’t just a condition; it’s also a feeling. It’s heavy on the shoulders. It makes the back ache, the fingers paralyzed and the mind numb. And it happens for a reason. It happens because you’re bored.
The challenge of writer’s block is…Continue
Creating a blog with a robust readership to attract sponsors is a daunting task for a new blogger—it requires perseverance, a sharp eye for detail and understanding what sponsors want. Sponsors are looking to gain access to your audience, but are also seeking a return on their investment, which is why it’s important to treat these relationships…Continue
We talked a little about the importance of SEO in our last blog—10 Quick Ways to Improve Your Blog Traffic, but many people don’t understand the depths of SEO and why it matters to their blog. All well-known search…Continue
Twitter is one of the top promotional resources for brands, bloggers, the president and even the pope to share news, pictures, videos, links and anything else that can fit into 140 characters or less. Twitter’s driving force is its ability to share news and information in real time, which is why even first responders and the police use Twitter to share up-to-the-minute…Continue
Added by Mom Bloggers Club on April 30, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
Do you know who’s reading your blog? If your answer is simply “women” or “moms,” then your blog can benefit from a user persona. If your answer is “I don’t know” then you definitely need a user persona!
At Mom Blogger’s Club, we’re always researching the best tips and tricks to help you create better content in less time. This week’s article and Thursday’s…Continue
Added by Mom Bloggers Club on April 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
With over 1 billion viewers worldwide, a well-crafted YouTube channel can extend your blog’s reach, gain it more exposure, increase traffic and generate backlinks, all without you ever getting behind or in front of a camera. This post and Thursday’s live chat uncover simple steps to integrate YouTube into your blogging…Continue
Added by Mom Bloggers Club on April 16, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Adding images to your blog posts that you can also push to your social media channels makes you more visible and it can help to extend your blog’s reach and increase readership. Last week in Part 1 of improving your image and creating better graphics for your blog we found some alternatives to the traditional stock photo sites and discussed how to use both stock…Continue
Added by Mom Bloggers Club on April 10, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
Creating an image that is unique, stylish and that resonates is not easy. It takes time, research, dedication and a lot of decision-making. But mostly, it takes time. And time, for many of us, is not exactly easy to come by.
Writing unique, compelling content that is interesting also takes a lot of time, and when you decided to start a blog you probably thought more about what you would write rather than what images you would choose to visually express your content.…Continue
Added by Mom Bloggers Club on April 2, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
But first, you have to understand what makes a pin, well, pinnable.
This post breaks down Pinterest to teach you how to…Continue
If you are looking to take your blog from a hobby to something more professional, enduring and profitable, then you need sponsors. But, to hook sponsors, you’ll need a media kit that tells your blog’s story. Creating a media kit is a proactive way to reach out to sponsors instead of waiting for sponsors to find you. This blog post is going to cover the media kit basics: what a media kit is, why a media kit is important for growing your blog’s brand and what you need to get…Continue
Added by Mom Bloggers Club on March 19, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
A lot of rules and regulations protect bloggers and their content, but it can be confusing to navigate the waters if you’re new to blogging. This article breaks down online etiquette and laws so you know what you can and can’t do online.
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government whose mission is to protect consumers and promote competition.
In 2006, the FTC noticed…Continue
Your logo is what sets your blog apart from competitors in your niche; it’s everything from your stamp of approval to your calling card for your blog. With all that pressure, it can be hard to know where to start in condensing your blog into one mark that represents all you do. Many bloggers have little to no graphic design training, so often, we have to explore other avenues for creating the perfect logo to represent our blogs.
What Makes a Standout…Continue
Twitter is one of the best social media platforms for bloggers. In less than 140 characters per tweet, Twitter helps you get and stay connected to your readers, and allows you to join conversations and keep up with the latest trends and topics. Check out our list of the best Twitter programs to help you make the most of your profile.
TweetDeck by Twitter is a great tool for…Continue
An editorial calendar is your first step in mapping out an exciting and multi-faceted blog. Think of it as your road map for your blogging journey— because to get where you want to go, it’s helpful to have directions. And once your calendar is built, it’ll be easier to adjust for any detours or changes you want to make to your posting plan along the way. An editorial calendar can be as simple or robust as you desire: as long as you have the basic tools you need to build it,…Continue
Added by Mom Bloggers Club on February 5, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Blogging doesn’t have to be a single-player game. There is a whole army of mom bloggers out there that can be the perfect resource to tap into to help you launch, build or inspire your blog. Today, we’re sharing some tips to help you make the most of collaborating with other mom bloggers—how to find…Continue
Added by Mom Bloggers Club on January 29, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
New Years resolutions are great, but it’s the tasks we do daily, weekly or monthly that lead to the fulfillment of a yearly goal. If one of your resolutions for 2015 is to be more social media savvy, then we’ve got you covered with a list of goals to get you there. In this article, we’re breaking…Continue
Added by Mom Bloggers Club on January 23, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
We all know grammar can be tricky. Whether it’s the slip of a key, or a rule you don’t know, we’ve all made embarrassing mistakes in our blogs. Although spell check and grammar check are nice, they don’t catch every mistake. On your blog, appearance counts for a lot, so making sure your posts are…Continue
Mason Jar recipes are the gift that keeps giving! With countless delicious recipes to try (from decadent to healthy), they are personal and creative. Plus, as a bonus, they come with an adorable jar that can be reused for other fun crafts. In the holiday spirit, we are sharing our favorite Mason jar recipes. Grab…Continue
Added by Mom Bloggers Club on December 12, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
We’ve discussed the importance of creating an email blast in 10 Quick Ways to Improve Your Blog Traffic. Sending emails to announce new posts, contests and news is a great way to drive readers to your blog, so today we are helping make your emails count by giving you the dos and don’ts of subject…Continue
Added by Mom Bloggers Club on December 4, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments