December 29, 2008
Helpful Blog Posts.
Blog: “I Can Do It Myself” Videos
Post: Adding an AWeber Opt In Form to a WordPress Blog
Comments: This is a great video for learning about adding a newsletter opt in form to your blog. This is an essential component for any blogger who wishes to create a following. Read here.
Post: How to Display Facebook Statuses on Your WordPress Blog
Comments: As we all know, Facebook is awesome. If you’re a blogger, Facebook is even more awesome from a marketing perspective. Keep your readers in the loop about your Facebook activity by following these instructions. Read here.
The Blog Empress
December 12, 2008
Helpful Posts for Fellow Bloggers
Post: 10 Things You Forgot Gmail Can Do
Comments: This is great! All of my blogging accounts are gmail accounts. Gmail is so great because of all its wonderful features and interconnectivity with other google apps. This blogger states that many people choose gmail because of what I just said. They highlight other great google features that you might find handy. Read here.
Blog: Daily Blog Tips
Post: 101 Blog Tips I Learned in 2006
Comments: This is a really great post. The blogger simply lists the lessons learned. My favorite lesson would have to be consider podcasting. This a great piece of advice that I’ll be implementing on my blogs in the near future. Read here.
Post: The Amazing Spider-Man Guide to
Responsible Word Power
Comments: This is a post that will help you write high quality content. What’s the point of having a blog if your writing isn’t clear or polished? We all make mistakes sometimes but for the most part bloggers should make sure that their content is written well and easy for everyone to understand. Writing from the heart is great advice. Don’t just give information. Let your readers truly get to know you. Read here.
Until Next Time,
The Blog Empress
P.S. This is a weekly series that’s intended to provide helpful information. If you have any blog related questions let me know because I can always do a BlogLove series or answer your question in a post. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 8, 2008
Don't zone out. Stay connected to the outside world.
I have an addiction, it is called blogging. Oh I love it, I love it, I love it. I love it so much that it’s 4:30 a.m. my time and guess what? I’m blogging! That being said, I urge you to step away from the computer. I sit here shocked and amazed because yesterday, I didn’t blog anything. I always say I’m not going to do it but then I end up doing it anyways and that’s okay because I truly love and enjoy what I do. But there are other things that are important to me too. I said I wasn’t going to blog yesterday and I didn’t. I went to church, I worked out, I drank tea, I took an amazing shower and then I went to dinner with my sister and had a fabulous time.
Did you see that episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” last week? Yeah. There was this blogger who couldn’t speak. Not only could she not speak, she chose not to communicate with her husband. She cut herself off and threw herself into her blog. Yeah she was “famous in some internet circles,” but her marriage was falling apart and honestly, so was her life. Once again, I understand, I really do but step away from the computer.
I’ve had to create boundaries for myself so that I remain balanced and am taking care of all the important things in my life including blogging. If you are a new blogger, I urge you to create restraints for yourself early on so that you don’t get sucked into blogging.
I have a timer. Some days I can only work on the blog for so long because I need to study or I have to be at work or whatever so I set the timer for 45 minutes and then I get up and take a break. If my day allows another 45 minutes then I take it. Do it but don’t over do it.
Unitl Next Time,
The Blog Empress
P.S. I’m up blogging at 4:30 because I was supposed to start another series yesterday but didn’t. It’s also important to deliver content in a timely fashion (but don’t beat yourself up if you don’t-just get it done) ☺.
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