Choosing a Blogging Platform for New Bloggers

The following post is from Jo-Lynne of Musings of a Housewife and DCR Design: Often when a newbie blogger approaches me about blog design, her first question is, What platform do you recommend? It sounds like a simple question, doesn't it?  I wish the answer were cut and dried, but unfortunately it is not.  There…

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Using Advertising as a Revenue Stream on Your Blog

Yesterday we talked about affiliate marketing as a way to earn money on your blog, and today I want to share what I know about advertising. First, a little about my background. I majored in business administration with a minor in marketing. Then, at the height of the housing bubble, I worked as the office…

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Affiliate Marketing & Disclosures on Your Blog

As part of my blogging series this week, I want to take some time to tackle the elephant in the room -- earning an income from your blog. We've all heard people say that you can't earn money blogging, but we also know that people like Dooce and Problogger make significant incomes from their blogs.…

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9 WordPress Plugins That Increase My Productivity

As I mentioned on my setting up a new blog post, one of the reasons I use WordPress.org as my blog platform is because of the ability to choose from thousands of available plugins to improve the function and design of your site. Today, I'm sharing nine WordPress plugins that I use to save time…

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Tutorial: Set Up a New WordPress.com Blog

This week we're going to continue last year's post-Blissdom blogging series with more tips for taking your blog to the next level based on my own experiences and lessons I learned at BlissDom. But before we jump in, I wanted to write a basic post for those readers who want to start blogging but have…

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Question of the Day: Do You Have a Blog?

This morning, Organizing Your Way's subscriber count passed 4,000, and I thought it was a good excuse to throw a blog party! So for today's question of the day, I want to know: Do you have a blog? If so, tell us about it in the comments! Be sure to leave the URL so we…

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Printable Blissdom Conference Planner

In less than two weeks I'll be traveling to Blissdom '10 in Nashville to network with some of my favorite bloggers and spend time focusing on ways to take Organizing Your Way to the next level. In preparation for the conference, Tara from Deal Seeking Mom and I have been hard at work creating a…

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More Than Resolutions: Take Your Blog to the Next Level

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! Do you have a blog? Is it just a fun way to stay in touch with friends and family, or do you have high hopes for your blog? Today we're looking at how you can get organized to meet your blogging goals…

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The Importance of Having an Organized Media Kit

At BlissDom '09, the popular blogging conference hosted by Blissfully Domestic and held in Nashville earlier this month, several panels emphasized the importance of having a professional media kit for interacting with marketers, companies and PR representatives. For bloggers who are focused on earning income from advertising revenue or product reviews, having an organized and…

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Quick Tip: Maximize Your Blogging

Almost anyone who blogs will tell you that blogging is a time-consuming commitment. Because I maintain several blogs and don't want to sacrifice more time than I have to with my family, I look for every time-saving tip I can find. Here are a few quick tips that work for me: Write Quickly Professional writers…

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