For most work at home parents, the end of school signals anxiety and panic. Why? Most work at home parents use the time that kids are in school as time to get the stuff done for business. However, when school ends, parents now have to figure out how they are going to get their work done with the kids in the house ALL DAY long. Don’t panic. You don’t have to put your business on hold for three months. Here are some tips to help you stay on top of things this summer.
Okay for some reason the comment box shows up black if you use Firefox and Internet Explorer to view this blog. I’m still trying to find a solution to that problem. A temporary fix is to just type the comment in a text file and then copy and paste it into the comment box.
With pinterest gaining in popularity, I’ll bet you’re thinking of adding more images to your blog. Great! That’s a great idea. More people will pin your posts when you have more interesting photos to pin. So where do you get images? Of course you can take some photos yourself. If you’re artsy, you could even draw some images for your blog. If you don’t have time for either consider purchasing some royalty free stock photos. Would you like a source? I thought you would. Just click on the link that says Stock Photos, Search and Download Now! Yes that’s an affiliate link. Happy shopping!
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So you’ve taken the plunge and finally started that self hosted blog. Wonderful! You’re already ahead of most of your competition. They are still trying to decide if they should start a blog. There are some things you need to know in order for your blog to be the success you want it to be. Learn these tips now as it will save you headaches later on. The rest of this article will give you tips on how you can be successful at blogging.
Okay so they say you know you’ve arrived when other bloggers start saying nice things about you. Well during January my good friend Mitch Mitchell started a series he calls Black Web Friday where he highlights Blacks that are active on the web. Well guess who got featured last week? Yup, yours truly! You can read about it here-Black Web Friday 03/02/2012. Do you want your blog to be included in a Black Web Friday post? Well here’s the intro to the series – http://www.imjustsharing.com/black-web-friday-12012/. You’d have to ask Mitch about what the requirements are to be listed. I’m not really sure if he has any hard and fast rules. Of course I’m sure interacting with him could help…Anywho I just wanted to brag a little bit! Back to your regularly scheduled programming with the next post.
Last month I participated in a challenge to blog everyday. Now I am pondering if DAILY blogging is actually necessary. I don’t think so. I noticed that when I didn’t feel forced to write, I came up with better posts. Now I do think regular blogging is important. How often should you blog? That’s really up to you. I would say at least twice a week. Pick a schedule that you can live with and stick to. I believe daily blogging is not a requirement, however it is helpful if you are trying to increase your blog’s visibility and readership.
So this is the last day of the challenge to post to my blog everyday. I will admit that I missed a few days here and there, but this was a great way to start the new year and get back to posting regularly in my blog. So what did I learn? I learned that blogging everyday is hard work. I learned that I must do my blog post first, otherwise I get distracted by other tasks that come up. Will I continue to blog everyday? No. I will however go back to blogging three times a week like I originally set out to do. Thanks Dr. Mani for issuing this challenge.
One good way to establish your expertise is by answering other people’s questions about your area of expertise. Question sites are great places for you to show of your expertise. Just find a question about your area of expertise and answer it. Ideally you’ll write the answer on your blog so you can link back to your blog. One good question and answer site is exposix. They have questions about every topic imaginable so no matter what niche you are in, you will find something you can answer. Check them out by clicking on the words question and answer.