Digging Deep into Your Demographics with Quantcast »

You know your blog’s page views, your bounce rate and your unique visitor stats*, so why do you need to know your blog’s demographics? Well, there is the curiosity factor of wanting to know what type of reader your blog is attracting, of course. However, what is more is important is what the demographic data tells you about your readers and how can you use it to improve your blog.

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How PR Reps and Brand Managers Measure Your Social Media Influence »

The Mind of Moms Summit was offered as a partner program at the recent BlogWorld Expo. I attended Rules of Engagement with Barbara Jones of One2One Network, Renee Ross of Cutie Booty Cakes, and Amy Lupold Bair of Resourceful Mommy. (Amy gave Amy Clark of Mom Advice’s presentation since she couldn’t make it due to a death in the family.)

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Choosing a Domain Name for Your Blog »

A recent discussion at the Mom Bloggers Club pointed out one of the first things you should do when trying to get noticed as a serious blogger: buy a domain name for your blog.

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Domain Name Mapping »

Each blogging platform has different ways to set up domain mapping, so you’ll need to refer to the domain help files for the blog platform you use. Self-hosted Wordpress.org blogs have domain mapping set up by their hosts during install.

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Guest Blogging Can Help Increase Your Traffic »

We all want to get paid what we’re worth, especially when our blogging evolves into a paying career. However, there are times when giving away your content is a good thing. When you guest blog, your host’s readers will be exposed to your work, maybe for the first time. If they like what you wrote, hopefully they will follow the link back to your blog, like what they see, and become regular readers. This way you increase your traffic and recruit new readers.

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Is It Time to Give Your Blog a Makeover? How to Pick a Blog Designer »

There’s a time in every blogger's life where using the standard blogging platform template isn’t enough. Sure many of us can tweak column sizes and colors with relative ease, and we may be able to add a homemade banner, too. Still, when you want to take your blogging to the next level, maybe you should consider calling in a professional to give your blog a makeover. So, how do you find a blog designer?

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Say It Better with Pictures: Sourcing Images »

Notice how a magazine or newspaper article is usually accompanied by a picture? Well, you should be doing the same thing on your blog. Using a photograph or illustration in a post looks more professional, and gives the eye a break from reading blocks of copy. So where can you get pictures and how do you use them properly? Part 1 of this series will cover sourcing images. Part 2 will cover how to use them properly – both from a design and a legal standpoint.

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My Whirlwind Social Media Tour: Lessons Learned So Far »

I’m off to BlogWorld Expo in Vegas this week after having recently attended BlogHer Food, IZEAFest and Kashi’s Mom Blogger Event as part of my “5 trips in 35 Days” whirlwind social media tour. (My tour ends in November at the FoodBuzz Blogger Festival.) Call it serendipity, but the same themes kept popping everywhere I went:

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How Moms Can Squeeze Blogging into Their Hectic Lives »

People ask me how I manage to write for so many blogs. I tell them I write fast and keep a big supply of 5-hour Energy bottles in my desk. In reality, keeping up one blog or several is all about organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling your time – and using the right tools.

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On a Budget? How to Cut Blogging Conference Costs »

As busy Moms, we have to pick which conference(s) will meet our goals to become better bloggers. (Maybe you want to go just to hang out with friends in real life. That’s A-OK, too.) Whatever the reason for wanting to attend a conference, the biggest hurdle most bloggers have to overcome is the matter of money. How can you afford to go?

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Getting bookie with it: books about blogging »

We've covered online problogging classes in the form of mentoring programs and downloadable ebooks which are also categorized within our 'Training' category. Your local library and bookstore are also great resources on learning how to blog better. Here are a handful of great publications (and Kindle books) to help you get started:

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