I thought I’d write this post because every so often I receive comments about driving traffic to a blog or site. I’m not so crazy about the term driving traffic, because when you’re stuck in traffic, the only vehicle you can control is your own. On the internet super highway, your blog is your vehicle [...]
In reviewing my stats the other day, the question of backlinking came to mind. You see, back in mid September, 2010 I registered 5 new domain names. It took me from September, 2010 to December, 2010 to finally set up the WordPress template and add content to the blogs. I didn’t add much content to [...]
I recently received an email from a reader on the topic of networking and advertising. In essence, she wanted to know the best method for networking with other freelance writers and getting the word out about her new blog. I prefaced my response by saying that I’m probably not the best person to ask about [...]
I had resisted signing up for a Twitter account when I first heard about Twitter. I couldn’t see a reason for Twittering. Over time, I acquiesced and signed up. I checked out a few Twitter services and set up Tweet Later, automated my RSS feed through Twitter and maybe a couple of other things. I [...]
Most of us who have been around the internet for any period of time understand the need for social networking. Social networking is an online community of folks with similar interests. The purpose of each network varies, but in the freelance writing community, the more popular social networking sites are usually used as a way of promoting articles and gaining a loyal following.
Do you ever notice that no matter how many Twitter accounts you read, follow or even remove from your following that the tweets and tweeters generally fall into one of several ornithological groups?
I started playing around with a service called Tweet Later. Tweet later is a cool service that I use to compliment my Twitter account. I’m still new to the Twitter world and am experimenting, but I’ve found Tweet Later to be a helpful and useful utility. Post Dated/Timed Tweets With tweet later I can post [...]
It’s amazing. There seems to be a whole other world going on behind my computer screen and I chose not to be a part of it. Well, two days ago I stepped into that world and my life hasn’t been the same. I’m talking about the world of Twitter. Twitter World Check out my past [...]
Whew, I spent an untold amount of time on Twitter yesterday. I was fiddling around with my background image, reading other Tweets, learning about how to add RSS Feeds and trying to understand how to respond to folks. With all of the Twittering, I didn’t get as much writing done as I wanted to. What [...]
Well, I finally took the plunge. I joined Twitter (twitter.com/nojobformom). Don’t expect too much initially. I’m still peddling with my training wheels on. As a matter of fact, I’m not even using my own pedal strength. I’m coasting along and reading other tweets. Not being one to tweet just for the tweet of it, I’ll [...]
Since I joined Bukisa and have been lucky enough to have a couple of people sign up as a result, I found that Bukisa does one more thing that eHow doesn’t do. Wait let me see if I can phrase this without sounding extremely self-centered. Helping Others eHow has a great online community. The forums [...]
I’ve come across the mention of Twitter on several blogs. Several well-respected blogs, I might add. I haven’t joined and am wondering what the fascination with it is. Yesterday was the first time that I even “used” Twitter. Well, I didn’t really use it, I followed Bukisa’s Twitter link because it had the most updated [...]
Prior to beginning this blog and my other online ventures, I dabbled in a bunch of different work at home businesses. One of my side businesses (which I still do now, but only for friends and family) is making greeting cards, invitations, business cards, flyers, etc. It’s not tough to do and I find it [...]
There is no need to state the obvious, but I will. If you’re looking to earn money with your blog must get traffic. There are all types of ways to generate traffic to your blog. You can spend your time, your money or both trying to get traffic. You can spend time submitting your pages [...]
Social networking sites can drive traffic to your blog if you know how to use them properly and develop a great network of followers. Unfortunately, the submission process takes time and there is no guarantee that you will generate a lot of traffic by submitting to certain sites. I’ve always been amazed by the response, [...]