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Six Effective LinkedIn Strategies for Bloggers in 2014

This is the time of year when bloggers are laying out their strategy for getting new paid opportunities and growing their professional network.  What part of that strategy should include LinkedIn?  If you're a blogger looking to get in front of, or  form new relationships with brand or agency reps in decision making positions then LinkedIn should be at the forefront of  your plans to make 2014 a profitable one. LinkedIn was one of the fastest growing social networks in 2013 with  someone new joining LinkedIn every two seconds. If you're only passively involved on the network, it's time you step up your game.  Personally, I have landed two clients through LinkedIn. One that has been a repeat client. Angela Bickford, a blogger and Communications Specialist, used LinkedIn to get hired … [Read more...]

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2013 Best Moments in Social Media: Parent Blogger Edition!

This was a big year in social media especially in the parent blogger space. So many buzz worthy moments that got mom and dad bloggers posting, pinning, and tweeting on topics covering everything from being a working mom to Twerking. We laughed, we cried, cheered, got angry, and commented. Share your reactions or favorites in the comments below and let us know your favorite moments.   Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer and former Google Vice President shocked and angered many working moms, work from home moms, and mompreneurs for discontinuing social giant Yahoo's policy to allow employees to telecommute. Later she did extend the maternity leave policy to a whopping 16 weeks for new moms and 8 weeks for dads. Miley Cyrus shocked moms and dads (and just about everyone) … [Read more...]

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Six Tips To Get More Pinterest Traffic & Repins in 2014

Many bloggers have seen an increase in traffic to their sites from Pinterest referrals.  Some have a strategy for getting the traffic, others are still trying to figure it out. If you feel like you have great Pins but no one is repining them or you aren't sure how to use Pinterest to get you traffic to your website, read on.  I will share a few tips to implement before the year ends that will help you start 2014 strong.  Then, take a look at your Pinterest boards and how you can approach them in 2014. Use these tips to make a plan of action to build more traffic in 2014. Keep current information pinned at the top. Take a peek at your current Pinterest Boards, do they reflect where you are right now with your website?  Can a viewer easily find the evergreen content you’ve created for … [Read more...]

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The Ultimate Gift Guide Resource!

Our Niche Parent Community members have been really busy these last few weeks testing, researching, and crowd sourcing ideas in preparation for  the best gift ideas for children, parents, techies, and more. We've collected guides  from our network to help those of us (myself included!) wanting to gift the best in toys, technology, electronics, beauty and more.  We're also featuring gift guides for some of our hard to shop for family friends like tweens and teens. Let's not forget the niche guides as well! Have a runner or a traveler in your family? There's a guide for them too! Grab some coffee, kick up your heals! Stop by there blogs and finish off your holiday shopping! A Collection of Gift Guides From Around the Blogging Community Holiday Gift Guide for Teens & … [Read more...]

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