Category: Blogging

Should You Be Updating on Social Media or Your Blog?

Posted September 12, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Blogging
Should You Be Updating on Social Media or Your Blog?

Imagine this: You’re sitting in front of your computer with something you just have to share. It’s information gold. You’ve got tabs open: your blog and your favorite social networks. But you just stare at your screen indecisively. Where do you update? And why? And yeah, you know blog posts and social media updates aren’t […]

3 Smart Ways to Grow Your Blog with Social Media

Posted August 29, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Blogging
3 Smart Ways to Grow Your Blog with Social Media

Together, your blog and social media profiles make your Internet presence go ‘round. Rather than viewing them as completely separate, think of your blog and social media as two complementary tools to grow your online presence. Here are three areas where social media can extend the reach of your blog: 1. Sharing Sharing your posts […]

What Are Editorial Calendars and Why Do I Need One?

Posted August 15, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Blogging
What Are Editorial Calendars and Why Do I Need One?

Awesome and because I said so! Okay, but seriously: having an editorial calendar keeps you on your blog schedule and organized. It’s how I became a more efficient blogger when I went from bi-weekly posts to weekly posts. Starting an editorial calendar helped me visual when my posts were and what they covered. And when […]

How to Find a Rockin’ Blog Schedule that Works

Posted August 1, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Blogging
How to Find a Rockin’ Blog Schedule that Works

I love blog schedules. And yes, I’m totally one of those people—the ones who thrive on routine. But you can do this too, and I’m going to break this down and show you how to find a rockin’ blog schedule that works for you. But first, remember that blog schedules are never set in stone. […]

My Road to Conversational Blogging

Posted July 18, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Blogging
My Road to Conversational Blogging

I have a confession: my blog posts used to be boring. I was stuffy, formal, and not worth listening to. It’s not that what I wrote was crap–it’s that how I presented my material was crap. And how you present information is just as important as what you write. When you go to school, the […]