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How Do You Drive Traffic?

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 [...]


To Backlink or Not to Backlink

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 [...]


Confessions of a Non Twitterer

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 [...]


Social Networking – When is Enough Enough?

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.


The Ornithology of Twitter

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?

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Tweet Later with Tweet Later

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 [...]


Hitting the Wall – TwitWall

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 [...]


What a Twittering Time

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 [...]