083: Is Your Website Guest Friendly?

Where do I go from here?

Having a website is a wonderful thing, but the problem a lot of first-time guests have, they don’t enjoy the experience. In today’s episode, I tackle this idea that guests come first and that we should be giving them a quality user experience.

When we take the time to care how a guest feels on our website, we’ll make fast friends and they’ll want to come around again and again. I’ve seen so many websites where I simply click away because of a bad about page or lack of a contact page. If we want to take things to the next level, we must put that user experience first.

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4 Steps to Crafting an Organized Blog Post.

Taking your blog from average to awesome!

As a writer, I have to be conscious about my thoughts before I begin to write. If you don’t have a clear idea of what you’re going to write, your post will sink without a ripple. Some writers I’ve talked to think you don’t need to, just write and it will be okay.

For some bloggers, it’s difficult to categorize, or even tag. I know this is something that I’ve struggled with over the years. Maybe you’re saying with each post,  I don’t know what tag or category to place this post in. 

056: Is Social Media Important?

3 rational reasons every blogger should be utilizing social networks.

There is no doubt that social media is here to stay. It’s mainstream. It’s everywhere and if you’re not on board, your business is dead in the water.

In today’s episode I talk about the importance of utilizing social media and why you should be posting daily to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I’ll also peel back the curtain of Snapchat and why you should get on-board today!

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5 things that will guarantee your blog more traffic this year.

Learn to take your blog to the next level.

Do you find blogging difficult, or worse, not knowing where to begin? Maybe you find traffic lingering and you need a boost. There are great blogs, good blogs and ones not worth talking about.

When I began this adventure of blogging on a regular basis, I really didn’t know what I was doing. There has been a lot of trial and error. I’ve seen success and failure. But, at the end of the day one thing remains, I keep pressing forward.

Why I Love Snapchat!

4 Reasons I Believe Snapchat will become the New Twitter.

My 2016 Reader Survey is here! If you would like to let me know how I’m doing; what you like and what you want me to make for you, fill out the survey here

I know I’ve talked about social media a lot as of late. Don’t worry, I won’t linger much longer on this topic. However, I wanted to share with you my thoughts on Snapchat and why I believe it’s the next Twitter.

For a couple of years my sisters have tried to get me to join Snapchat. “It’s great!” they said, “You can send an image or a short video to somebody for 10 seconds and it doesn’t eat up storage on your phone.” My first thoughts were, “this is really stupid why would anybody want to use this?”

Why You Need to Use Social Media Daily!

4 Social Media Accounts You Must Have to Grow Your Audience!

What do Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat have in common? They are necessary tools to help spread your message to your audience. But should we use them because everyone tells us to, or should we use them because it’s smart business?

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When I began using social media I was hesitant. It all started with a popular social media account in 2005 called MySpace. (And no, I’m not giving you my outdated and abandoned MySpace account.) It was all the rave. Everyone was on it. Kids loved it, parents hated it and the church did everything to condemn it. 

Why social media is the most important tool at your disposal.

Discover 5 Things you can Do to boost your social engagement.

Remember when MySpace was the biggest thing since sliced bread? As time moved on, social media evolved and new kids moved into the block. But how do we utilize these platforms to our advantage?

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Facebook and Twitter are the largest and biggest social media platforms in the world and if you want to be successful in business, just existing on these platforms will only get you so far. We dabble with it. We play in the sandbox and then when we realize we don’t know what we’re doing, we vacate. 

FACEBOOK GROUPS VS PAGES: WHICH IS BETTER?

There is a war happening between Facebook users. Should one have a Fan page or a Group page for their business? It seems a silly question, however the debate is ever real.

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I have been a part of several group pages and have liked even more fan pages. The groups I’m a part of and the connections I’ve made have made the experience of social media all the more fun. But personally I prefer using fan pages for business.

Gain More Readers: 4 Things You Must Do

When I started this journey of blogging 7 years ago, I didn’t realize how much fun this will be. But, most begin their blogging with no focus or idea of where they want to take their message.

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flickr.com / Kris Olin

I used to think blogging was about writing about what ever I wanted, how often I wanted with no focus and no idea on my audience or the audience I wanted to build.

To Comment or Not to Comment: Why I May Bring Back Comments.

Everyone likes to connect. Everyone likes communication. But for a blogger, connection and communication are essential to building a platform. This is where I need you.

Image courtesy Getty Images/Ezra Bailey

Image courtesy Getty Images/Ezra Bailey

A couple months ago I wrote a post that I was terminating all comments on my blog. The reasoning at the time seemed the right thing to do. Now, a few months later, I’m not sure if that decision was the best for my platform and for you the reader.