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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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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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How to Get Ready for a Blogger Conference

Blogging conferences are the perfect place to connect with people and keep up to date on what's new in your industry.  It's an excellent opportunity to ask questions and share information with like minded individuals in a learning environment that's actually fun.  It's the face time that builds both social and professional relationships.  The following are a few tips to help you show up to your next conference well prepared. Set Your Goals To get yourself ready for a conference the first thing to do is find out what your goals are.  Begin by determining exactly what you would like to get from the conference. Do you want to learn a skill? Are you there strictly to network? Will specific brands or sponsors be there? Plan Ahead Checkout the conference website and search … [Read more...]

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Spring Activity Post Round Up

Here at Niche Mommy we love to share and support our awesome members. In the spirit of warmer weather and spring slowly but surely finding it's way across the country we wanted to spotlight some of the Spring Activities/Craft post that our members have recently published. … [Read more...]

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