Work More Efficiently with these 5 Apps for Bloggers

Work More Efficiently with these 5 Apps for Bloggers

I love sharing my favorite apps with you. Here are my current favorites to help me stay on top of work!  As bloggers, we sometimes work (and live) in chunks. 70 minutes to write a post. Add products to gift guide spreadsheet. Write note to remind me to answer that email. 20 minutes to respond to comments. Document payment received for ads that ran three months ago. 15 minutes to send invoices. 25 minute drive to Target to purchase supplies. Log payment in…

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blogging rules you should be breaking

Rules Were Made To Be Broken: Blogging For Renegades

My dear friend Corie is here today! I met Corie in one of Jon Acuff’s groups last year and we hit it off like old friends. What I love most about Corie is that she is genuine–no surprises, just kindness. She recently wrote a book called The Simplicity Project and blogs over at Corie Clark.com–you’ll want to check both of those out :) Remember the day you got the idea of starting a blog? The day you felt a fire deep…

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How to edit a MailChimp campaign

How to: Edit a MailChimp Campaign

After setting up blogger’s RSS to email campaigns for them, the most common question I’m asked is, “how do I make changes to my newsletter?” To edit a MailChimp Campaign (RSS to email newsletter) login and: 1. On the left sidebar, click Campaign 2. All the way on the right side of the campaign you’d like to edit is a drop down arrrow. Choose it and click Pause. 3. Click the section of the campaign you’d like to edit – for…

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What I Wish I Knew Before That Post Went Viral

What I Wish I Knew Before That Post Went Viral

 Looking for more blogging tips? Everything But the Posts, my new book, gives tips about setting up a blog, connecting with your community, and monetizing. It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. ___________ A little over a month ago, one of my blog posts went viral. It was my post Apple iOS7 Tips & Tricks, published 6 days before the operating system was released to the public. It was based on my experiences as a beta tester. My previous definition of a viral…

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How to embed a video into a blog post

Your smile for the day (and how to embed a video in a blog post)

Have you ever seen those hilarious YouTube videos, like this one, and wanted to share it with everyone you know? I love this video–they’re adorable! In order to share this video with you, I have embedded it into this post. That means that instead of giving you a link to it, I’ve made it so you can view it right from my blog, and the views count towards the total YouTube views on their page! Here’s how you embed a…

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Add a subscribe button for MailChimp to your sidebar

How To Add A Subscribe Button For MailChimp To Your Sidebar

The subscribe button on the sidebar of my blog right now was created by my blog designer. I’m giving you directions to create a signup form through MailChimp, so it won’t look exactly like the one in my sidebar now. It’ll look like this:  Once you set up your MailChimp RSS to email campaign so your readers will get your blog updates in their inboxes, you’ll need to give your readers a place to sign up! Adding a personalized subscribe…

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Rock your Facebook Page with these three tips

Rock Your Facebook Page With These Three Tips

With Facebook always changing, there are a few things you can do to make the most out of your business page. Here are instructions for making three quick changes that will give you an edge on the competition, whatever your field may be! 1. Add link to your website in About section: Always have a link in your About section! This makes it easy for people to find your website right from your Facebook page.   a. Edit page >…

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Round Up of Blog Resources

Blog Resources And My Virtual Book Tour

I have been on my virtual book tour this week–stopping by a handful of my favorite blogs and sharing tips, tricks, and blog resources. Here’s a round up of these posts for you to refer to! How to Become a Craft Blogger on Today’s Creative Blog How to make Your Pins go Viral on Desert Chica Ramblings Make Your Previous Content Work for You on 7 On A Shoestring How to Create a Media Kit in PicMonkey on Learn Like…

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How to set up MailChimp like a Boss.

How to set up MailChimp like a Boss.

Looking for more blogging tips? Everything But the Posts, my new book, gives tips about setting up a blog, connecting with your community, and monetizing. It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. ___________ There are two ways to subscribe to someone’s blog–RSS and email (which is through RSS). When dealing with RSS feeds, it can get very confusing very quickly. I’m going to try and help make it all clear for you! Every website that’s routinely updated has a feed. It’s usually found…

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Sample chapter from Everything But the Posts: Tips, Advice, and Templates from a Blogger Who Has Been in Your Shoes, including a list of Blogger Referral Networks!

Everything But the Posts Sample Chapter And List Of Blogger Referral Networks

Looking for more blogging tips? Everything But the Posts, my new book, gives tips about setting up a blog, connecting with your community, and monetizing. It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. ___________ Table of Contents? Check. Beautiful cover design? Check. Index? (grumble, grumble, grumble) Check. Everything But the Posts should be hitting shelves (both ebook and real ones) within a month or so, and I’m pretty darn excited. Though the book is aimed at bloggers who are just starting, I’ve been told…

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Ten things to try in your first six months of blogging

Ten Things To Try In Your First Six Months Of Blogging

Looking for more blogging tips? Everything But the Posts, my new book, gives tips about setting up a blog, connecting with your community, and monetizing. It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. _______________ I am so excited to introduce you to Anna from Learn Like A Mom. Anna is a client and friend, and she even contributed a chapter in my book! When Anna started her blog, she had so many questions. She was always thinking ahead to the next step, and had…

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How To NoFollow A Link And Why You Should Be Doing It.

How To NoFollow A Link {Blogging Tips}

Looking for more blogging tips? Everything But the Posts, my new book, gives tips about setting up a blog, connecting with your community, and monetizing. It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. ___________ I’ve seen a lot of talk lately about adding “nofollow” to blog posts. I thought I’d try to break it down and give you a quick explanation of how to do it and why. The “nofollow” value was originally created to try and stop the amount of spam in websites….

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How to create a group Pinterest board (and why you need to!)

How To Create A Group Pinterest Board (and why you need to!)

Looking for more blogging tips? Everything But the Posts, my new book, shares tips, advice, and templates for setting up a blog, connecting with your community, and monetizing. It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. _________ Group Pinterest board are a great way to put your best pins in front of an audience and gain new followers! If you’re looking to create a group board, it can be a little tricky. Here are some tips to make sure you don’t waste time or…

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Pinterest Tips and Tricks For Bloggers

Pinterest Tips And Tricks For Bloggers

Looking for more blogging tips? Everything But the Posts, my new book, shares tips, advice, and templates for setting up a blog, connecting with your community, and monetizing. It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks.  __________ This is part two of my Pinterest Basics for Bloggers series. Find part one here. As I’ve mentioned before, Pinterest is the place to be for bloggers who have content to share. I have some more tips for you today! In my post about making your blog…

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Pinterest For Bloggers: Creating Boards, Content & Images That People Want To Share

Pinterest For Bloggers: Create Boards, Content And Images That People Want To Share

Looking for more blogging tips? Everything But the Posts, my new book, shares tips, advice, and templates for setting up a blog, connecting with your community, and monetizing. It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks.  _______ This is part one of a series about using Pinterest for blogging. Find part two here.  Pinterest is a social media site that acts as a virtual cork board. If you can imagine having several cork boards hung up in your home, with articles ripped from magazines about…

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Best tips and tricks for bloggers: a roundup of posts

Roundup Of Tips and Tricks For Bloggers

Looking for more blogging tips? Everything But the Posts, my new book, shares tips, advice, and templates for setting up a blog, connecting with your community, and monetizing. It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks.  ______________ If you’re a blogger looking for some ways to make your blog better, you have come to the right place! I’m gathering up all of my best tips and tricks for bloggers and sharing them with you! Social Media Tips Are you on twitter? It’s a great…

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