Category: Blogging

The Use of White Space in Blogging

Posted July 4, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Blogging
The Use of White Space in Blogging

White space is both a blogger’s best friend and worst enemy. But this isn’t the time to worry about enemies. It’s time to talk about white space being your best friend. Because it is. White space and, by extension, short paragraphs are the keys to readability. Readability on a visual level, anyway. Here are four […]

4 Answers to Why Blog?

Posted June 20, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Blogging
4 Answers to Why Blog?

The first #blogbiz chat last week brought up a very valid question: why blog? As a service-based business, it’s a relatively easy answer: establish your expertise. But as the chat showed, not everyone is a service-based business. Not everyone is blogging for business. I also blog about books. People blog about food, exercise, fashion, and […]

Community: You Want It.

Posted February 1, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Blogging
Community: You Want It.

Community is a word that seems to be on everyone’s fingers lately, and there’s a very good reason why. Establishing community is your key to success. It has worked for me as a teacher, a blogger, and a read-a-thon host. Belonging to a group satisfies the desire within us to connect with other like-minded, caring individuals. […]