The Gift of Comments

The greatest gift you can give a blogger isn't a new computer or a year-long membership to self-host their site. It isn't an Droid Razr or an iPhone 4S so they can blog on the go (though I certainly wouldn't turn down an iPhone... just saying). It's something simple and free that you can send out even at 11:59 pm on Christmas Eve and they'll still have it by Christmas morning. ...more
Being a a day old Blogger, I am stumbling my way through until I can get better acquainted with ...more

Broadway Bound

Paraphrasing Oscar Wilde: I never travel without my blog. One should always have something sensational to write in the train. ...more

Extra: Non-Mommy Reads Mommy Blogs

One of my favorite Mommy bloggers told me she was amazed that non-Mommies like me READ and ENJOY her blog. Got me thinking…I read all kinds of blogs, including Mommy Blogs.As a non-Mommy, why do I enjoy reading Mommy Blogs?...more
@isthisthemiddle Good thing you can't see me blush and tear... Thank you, Lady!! (Smile!)more

Focus, friend

When I rededicated my blog, I got very obsessed with my stats. I check them several times a day, and have joined several blogging communities to try to increase my visibility (well, duh, I'm here, right??).I keep thinking of ways to increase my traffic.  Should I advertise?  Should I use Twitter, Facebook, whatever, more?  How can I pimp my blog?Then I had an epiphany.  Traffic is good -- but content is better....more

Three Weeks on Twitter: @IsabelAnders

 As I come to the end of my third week of participation in the Twitter community, I’m amazed at the difference tweeting makes in feeling visible, connected, informed, and allowed to participate personally in (especially writers’) events as they unfold around the world....more
@JFbookman Joel Friedlander@IsabelAnders Off to a great start, thanks for the mention.more


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How to Really Use Google Reader

So, how do you keep up with all the great reading on the Internet? I have to admit that until last week, I was not very good at it.  I finally, FINALLY started using Google Reader.  OMG, why didn't I do it like 3 years ago?!  It is awesome!  Everything you want to read, you just add to your list and then open your Reader everyday and all new stuff is posted! Love it! ...more

Hey Bloggers! I Want More Shine

This is me, on Twitter, this afternoon, sort of losing it:"Everybody here trying to help others just needs to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Ignore the haters. cc: @dooce @mom101 @lovethatmax""IGNORE!!""Say it with me now: IGNORE! I IGNORE YOU, HATERS! Gonna keep doing what I do, & trying to help, come what may.""Maybe we could write a song called 'I Ignore You, Haters'. Who's good with lyrics?""Ignore!" I think I'm going to start a new hashtag ... drumroll please ...#ignore...more

Amen, sister. Amazing and timely as always. more

On Blogging, Popularity Contests & Why I QUIT!

Last night I received an email telling me I'm up for the Circle of Moms Top 25 Mental Wellness Blogs. You'd think that would make me happy, but it didn't really. In fact, I immediately felt sad once I understood what was involved. ...more

Integrating Social Media into Your Email Marketing Campaign

Web Success Team contributor Justin Delos Reyes discuss the best ways to incorporate social media into your email marketing campaign.  ...more