Using Images to Enhance Your Blog Posts
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Using Images to Enhance Your Blog Posts

The following post is from James of Brooks Web Services: Images are am important part of blogging. Many people do not use them when blogging, but they should. Here's why: It's appealing visually. - Images can help add to a post, attract attention to the copy, and encourage them to stay and read the entire…

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Blogging Basics for Beginners {Upcoming Series}

I'm excited to announce a new 12-week series that will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. I've partnered with James -- who contributes regularly to Life Your Way on all things blogging -- to bring you Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a Wordpress.org Blog.…

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Get Inspired Again

The following post is from James of Brooks Web Services: Writing can often be hard. Those who don't write always assume those who do have ideas flowing from their minds like an endless stream and everything comes so easily. If only that were the case. So, what is there to do? What happens when we…

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Are You an Influencer?

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As a blogger, one of my goals is to be an influencer...to share the things I'm learning with others in a way that makes them take a second look and want to dig deeper themselves as well as to introduce my readers to new brands and build conversations around hot topics. There are a few…

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5 Essential WordPress Plugins
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5 Essential WordPress Plugins

The following post is from James of Brooks Web Services: So, you're blogging now! You have your Wordpress blog up and running, and you are ready to start writing and publishing. But, before you take the plunge, there are some plugins you should install first. You don't need Wordpress plugins to operate your blog, and…

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5 Reasons That Self Hosted WordPress is My Favorite Blogging Platform
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5 Reasons That Self Hosted WordPress is My Favorite Blogging Platform

The following post is from James of Brooks Web Services: Wordpress, one of the most popular self-hosted blogging platforms in the world, is surprisingly easy to manage and get to grips with and it can be useful for people with many different goals and skills. WordPress self hosted websites are an easy and affordable way…

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Editing: When to Do It

The following post is from James of Brooks Web Services: You are writing an important article that needs to be absolutely perfect. You know it needs to be edited and proofread until it is totally free of mistakes, but how exactly would you go about doing it? There are two basic styles of editing - you…

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Monetizing Your Blog with Products

The following post is from James of Brooks Web Services: Having a blog is not just a really fun and easy way to start telling your story to friends and family that you might not have physically close to you or share your interests while you connect with a community that is into the same…

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Managing Your Time on Social Media

The following guest post is from Nicole, author of Blog Boost E-book: For me, time I spend blogging and on blogging related activities like social media is sometimes time I could be spending with my family.  Therefore, I am quite careful about how I spend my blogging time.  Part of this is being able to measure the…

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Today’s the 2nd Annual Ultimate Blog Swap!
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Today’s the 2nd Annual Ultimate Blog Swap!

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Today is the second Ultimate Blog Swap, and I'm so excited by the quantity and quality of the blogs who are participating! With more than 100 blogs signed up for today's swap, you're sure to discover some new favorites along the way, so grab a cup of coffee, pick a random blog from the list…

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