Rules for Attending Press Trips

If you cover travel, you might get invited on a press trip. A press trip might sound like a free vacation, but it is actually a lot of work (but it is the most fun type of work). Bloggers are invited on press trips to create content for their site, and it is important to […]

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What PR Agencies Get Wrong

Being a blogger means working PR agencies. Over the years I have developed close working relationships with several agencies in Chicago and beyond. I have also had some less than ideal experiences. If you are in PR, here are some mistakes that you want to avoid. A few little changes to your email style might […]

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The Most Important Investment for Bloggers – Your Website Host

Please don’t be frugal when it comes to choosing the host for your website. This is the most important investment that a blogger makes. I hear horror stories of times when bloggers got lucky and had a post go viral only to have their site crash for days. Lost blog traffic translates to lost readers […]

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The Difference Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org

Wondering what the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org is? Let me explain. WordPress is a website platform that helps you build a website with templates and tools. There are over 75 MILLION sites using WordPress. It’s an amazing platform that lets you build a unique website. The Difference Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org There are two […]

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Home Office Essentials for Bloggers

Do you have a home office? Setting up a home office was my #1 priority when I was getting ready to quit my job to become a full time blogger. I love having a dedicated space for work. It keeps me organized, and having a specific place to work helps to put me in a mindset […]

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6 Mistakes Bloggers Make

The tough thing about blogging is that we are all learning from scratch. I didn’t take classes on blogging when I was in college (I don’t even think there were professional bloggers back then). Instead, you need to actively learn new skills and research new developments. Today I am sharing a few mistakes that bloggers […]

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