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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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Blogging Hot Tip!: Three Simple Ways to Create Stories for Your Blog

Ever struggle with how to continuously create content for your blog? Or how to keep your blog's content fresh? Engaging?  Well check out this week's Blogging Hot Tip from Niche Mommy 2012 speaker and content king, Eric Payne of  MakesMeWannaHoller.com.  As Eric puts it, blogging really is more than just writing, but it is about story telling.   From Blogger To Storyteller To Messenger I didn't set out to be a blogger. I actually just wanted to prove that I could write to the powers that be in the publishing world. Maybe then I could get that book deal I coveted in my twenties. But something funny happened along the way: I became a blogger and nowadays I'm told I'm a messenger of sorts on the subject of marriage and family. I am thankful to the heavens above to have the ability to share … [Read more...]

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Blogging Hot Tip! Five Tips to Get More Views for Your Posts

How do you get more page views to your posts? Along with the great efficiencies the internet has created, there have been some downsides. Top among them is the information overload. Before the internet, television, newspapers, physical mail and talking to friends and family were the ways to get news and information. Now along with these channels, you have numerous sources online -  your social networking connections, blogs, and online newspapers to give you news and resources. What a mess. How do we sort and make sure we are reading what matters to us and our business? How do you help your blog readers also pay attention to your posts?  Here are some tips to consider: 1) Email is back Every blog should have a RSS feature for people to subscribe. You can use the native RSS /Atom feature … [Read more...]

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