Design Your Media Kit Using Microsoft Word

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I am so, SO excited to share this guest post with you today. It comes from my friend Kayla, who first came to me as a blog consulting client…but has quickly become one of my biggest inspirations. One of the tasks I gave her was to create a media kit, and I shared some of [...]

I Want to Help You Help Me Help You


I love helping people fix issues with their websites, but it often takes a while to dig into the problem. Here are four things you can include from the start to save some time.

Finding and Working With Blog Sponsors III: Paperwork


A common question I get is: “Once I book a client or campaign, how do I invoice/report/settle up?” Here are some of the key things to keep in mind to not only be a good partner on one project, but to develop a good reputation (because a lot of these projects come from agencies that oversee multiple brands!) and get more and more jobs.

To Be Rereadable

I won’t claim to have been an Elmore Leonard fan, because I never read any of his books (I did watch the first season of “Justified,” which comes from one of his short novels). But after listening to a fascinating report on his life and death, done by NPR, I’m sort of dying to try [...]

Do I Have to Disclose If…


Do you need to tell your readers when you got free product or something in a swag bag? What if you’re posting about something else and happen to mention a freebie? Here are the things you need to know about the do’s and don’ts from the FTC.

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WordPress Galleries: How to Make a Portfolio Page

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I want to marry WordPress and have fabulous .php babies with it. Seriously, I love the platform. Because every time I find myself even starting to brainstorm a feature wishlist, those darned developers come out with exactly what I needed. The most recent example is the WordPress Image Galleries feature, which is native to the [...]

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Moving From Feedburner to Feedblitz

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I’ve moved my RSS feed to FeedBlitz, and you may want to do the same. It was time for me and FeedBurner to break up. We had a pretty good run but I think the writing is on the wall. I mean, Google just announced that it’s shutting down one of its most popular services — Google Reader. Why would it keep FeedBurner?

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Learning From Your Blog Critics

How to accept feedback from critics without ending up in tears

I’m terrible at accepting criticism but it’s funny — in every job I’ve held in television, I’ve had daily, immediate and often negative feedback (even on good days!). So I urge bloggers to consider looking at their readers and critics as news directors.

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