3 Years of Blogging + 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started

There is a misconception that you can start a blog, post content, and be successful. If only that were true. Unfortunately being a successful blogger takes a lot more than just writing a post every week and calling it a day. The most successful bloggers are out there promoting their posts and building a brand….

2016 Blogging While Brown Conference

After several months of anticipation, I finally arrived at the 8th annual Blogging While Brown Conference held at George Washington University in D.C. This was not only my first time attending a Blogging While Brown event, but it was also my first time in D.C. When I signed up I really didn’t know what to expect….

How To Work With Brands

So you’ve been pecking away and putting out great content and now you want to reach out to brands but don’t know where to start. It may sound crazy but the truth is the brands will come to you. Big brands are starting to see the value in partnering with small bloggers. Why you ask? Because…

Blogger Business Cards

Blogging is fun, but it’s also a business, and what do businesses need? Yep, you guessed it, business cards. Before we get too creative though, let’s talk about why you need a business card, and what you should put on it. Why do bloggers need a business card? Bloggers will need a business card at conferences,…

How To Build A Blog Tribe

I was given the best blogging advice ever at the Go Blog Social Conference last spring—Build a blog tribe. I did just that, and today I’m going to pay that advice it forward. Here’s what I’ve learned so far. We must invest time and resources in 4 key areas before we begin to build a support…

Best Blogs About Blogging

There are a lot of blogs about blogging, but let’s face it. They aren’t all worth our time. Below is a list of blogs I read and recommend for those who blog and anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit. I will continue to share industry tips and tricks in a newsletter. Click here to sign up. Use the pink links…

Blogging Social In Saint Louis

Wow…What a weekend! Have you ever received something you didn’t know you needed but as soon as you got it you wondered how you ever lived with out it?  That’s exactly how I feel about the go blog social conference I attended this past weekend at the Berg Event Space. A couple of weeks ago…