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Top 5 Ways To Increase Comments On Your Blog

Most people want comments on their blog. There is the odd person who does not see the benefit of the engagement that comments show on a blog. On our blog, we largely do products reviews, brand ambassadorships and sponsored posts. Our partners want to see engagement with readers when we're talking about their brand. Thus, comments are a GREAT thing. Now that I have convinced you that you need them, how can you get them? These 5 steps will help: Make it easy. Am I the only one out there that can NEVER get the CAPTCHA lettering correct? It is also frustrating to have to take the time and sign up for an account on the page, just to make a comment. To be frank, I won’t do it. My time is precious and unless it is something that I am VERY passionate about, I will not take the time to do … [Read more...]

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Martha Stewart is not an Expert on Blogging

Just yesterday Martha Stewart stated during an on camera interview with Bloomberg News that she has "a minor gripe with [social media]" and that  "bloggers are not the experts."  Bloomberg: Is there an argument that social media is in poor taste?   Martha Stewart: Oh I do have a minor gripe about that too because who are these bloggers? They’re not trained editors at Vogue Magazine. I mean there are bloggers writing recipes that aren’t tested, that aren’t necessarily very good, or are copies of everything that really good editors have created and done. So bloggers uh.. create a kind of um.. um... popularity, but they are not the experts. And we have to understand that." In the same interview she says "Twitter is a good business tool" and she uses it for "departing instant news, … [Read more...]

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Keeping it Real in Social Media

This entry was submitted by one of our community members, Laura Carbonell. If you are interested in submitting a social media/blogging related article, email assistant [at] thenichemommy{dot}com with subject line "Guest Author Submission." I’ve learned a lot in my two years in the blogosphere, not only from attending conferences and listening to social media gurus, PRs and other bloggers, but especially from observing and interacting with people both online and offline. Here are the tips I’ve gathered for being authentic, that I feel will help you build a solid and real network of bloggers and social media junkies. Be genuine. If others are attracted to who you really are, you will be in good company. If they are not, don’t mind them, they are not supposed to be in your world. I’ve … [Read more...]

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Five Mistakes to Avoid for Successful Blogging

Whether you have created a blog to share your personal story or support your small business you are in good company. According to Media Bistro, Americans spend 32 hours a month on the Internet. With such a huge number of potential readers, it's important to make sure you avoid these critical mistakes and generate stellar content. Five Mistakes to Avoid for Successful Blogging Boring Content Unless you are already a celebrity, chances are most people are not going to be interested in the mundane day-to-day events in your life. Rather than writing about what you had for breakfast, offering readers content that is useful, engaging and informative will keep them coming back and sharing your blog. Marketing Land notes that Facebook users alone "Like," comment, and share more than 3.2 million … [Read more...]

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