9 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Started Blogging


Re-blog from Sue Anne at Successful Blogging

This is a useful tool for “newbies” like me and great reminders for experienced bloggers as they take their craft to the next level.

I don’t care what your background is, there is going to be something about blogging that frightens you, and that’s okay. It’s not the fear that’s relevant, it’s moving PAST your fear to achieve your goals.

The thing I had to learn over and over is that as soon as you move past your fear and do the thing that worried you so much, you realize there was no reason to worry at all.

9 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Started Blogging

Take a look, then come back and share your comments. Are these things you’re challenged with as a new blogger? What suggestions do you have that can help me take my blogging up a notch?

The Perfect Pitch Email to Get Your Guest Post Accepted


Re-blogged from Dana Sitar at Beafreelanceblogger.com

Check this post out! I just used the tips Dana recommended and just received two new writing jobs! Thanks for the help. You can do this too. Read and share.

The Perfect Pitch Email to Get Your Guest Post Accepted

Come back and let me know how you made out with your “perfect pitch.”

Tips to make a blog popular!!

Great tips for new and experienced bloggers alike. Networking is definitely a key to growing your followers. Always remember that you don’t have to “recreate the wheel.” There are plenty of people who have done this before, use their experience to help you move forward.

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Newbies to the blogging world have this question in their mind: How to make my blog popular? Everyone likes it when their blog starts getting huge traffic! It is such a feel good moment to know that there are people out there who like to read our ramblings!

I have been blogging for more than 3 years now. I also had a chance to speak to few bloggers whose blogs get more than 1000 hits a day! So I guess I have enough XP to advise the novice bloggers. But let me confess something before I start, my blog happens to be one of the dullest blogs in terms of popularity and traffic! On a good day, I get 10 views and on a bad day, I get none!!

Without any further delay, here are the 5 tips to create a smashing blog:

1. Networking: The most important step to…

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How To Get Inside Their Heads


Re-blogged from Amandaberlin.com.

Amanda offers great insight into how to connect with your audience and how to pitch the concept so your message actually gets heard.

The more you know about the people you’re pitching, the less intimidating they become. Remember, they need you as much as you need them. They need your excellent content. So don’t get in your own way. Follow these tips to avoid getting sent to the slush pile. Find out what they really want.

How To Get Inside Their Heads

What do you think? Do you only write for your niche audience or do you alter your writing to fit your pitch?

8 Effective Ways to End a Blog Post


This is for all those bloggers who never know how to wrap up a great post. Really great tips.

Re-posted from ProBlogger’s Darren Rowse.

8 Effective Ways to End a BlogPost

I’d love to hear about the things you always include in your closing statements.

Do you ever start at the end when creating a post? Sometimes it feels like I need to know the “punch line” before I can write the “joke.”

If Hard Work Doesn’t Guarantee Success, What Does?


This is a must read for anyone that’s struggled at work. I know I have.

For decades we heard that hard work was the number-one factor in a person’s success or failure, in business or in any other arena.

We worked hard in school and were rewarded with good grades and approval from the grown-ups, so we brought our hard-work mindset into the workplace.

Hard work is important. I subscribe to the old adage that anything worth doing is worth doing well. Still, I learned long ago that hard work is not the key to success — not by itself.  I hope you got that memo, also!

Re-posted from Liz Ryan, CEO & Founder, Human Workplace


Take a look at this post and then come back and tell me your thoughts. Do you agree?  What are some other things you’ve done to ensure your own work success?