52 Classic Books I Probably Should Have Read Already

52 Classic Books I Probably Should Have Read Already

As an English major and daughter of a (now retired) college English professor, I’m almost ashamed to admit I haven’t read any of the titles on this list of 52 classic books. Some of them might have been required reading for a literature class (oopsy!), or...
Time Management for Bloggers: Tips from Dara Fairman

Time Management for Bloggers: Tips from Dara Fairman

Time management strategist Dara Fairman spends her days teaching others how to manage their time, be more productive, and achieve success in their own way. At the September Cincinnati Blogging Meetup, we had the opportunity to soak up some of Dara’s wisdom....
Mastering Pinterest: Expert Advice from Anna Luther

Mastering Pinterest: Expert Advice from Anna Luther

Anna Luther, creator of the blog My Life and Kids, knows a thing or two about Pinterest. Based on learnings from her own blog as well as brands she’s partnered with, Anna teaches the online course Pinning Perfect with Blog Clarity founder Melissa Culbertson. At...
Essential WordPress Plugins for Your Blog

Essential WordPress Plugins for Your Blog

I attended my first WordCamp this past weekend, which means I was surrounded by all things (and people) WordPress. I decided to take this opportunity to really dig into my WordPress sites and do some much-needed cleanup, site maintenance, and updates. At one of the...
Creating Video Content for Your Blog: May Meetup

Creating Video Content for Your Blog: May Meetup

If you haven’t heard, video is the future of content. Heck, for many people, video is the present, particularly when they’re on YouTube or Facebook. Video garners more engagement than any other form of content and 135% greater organic reach than photos. So...
Public Speaking Tips for Bloggers: April Meetup

Public Speaking Tips for Bloggers: April Meetup

If you blog about a specific subject or passion area, chances are, many people would consider you an expert on that topic. Why do you think traditional media outlets often turn to bloggers for commentary and analysis? It’s only natural to consider speaking...
Using InDesign to Grow Your Email List: March Meetup

Using InDesign to Grow Your Email List: March Meetup

Everyone talks about how important it is to grow your email list, whether you run a blog or a small business. But how do you do that without being spammy? One easy way is through content upgrades. When you design worksheets, ebooks, and printables in Adobe InDesign,...
Starting a Meetup Group for Bloggers

Starting a Meetup Group for Bloggers

If you’ve ever been to a blogging conference, you know bloggers like nothing better than getting together,in person, with other bloggers to talk shop. They just seem to come alive—laughing, comparing notes, teaching each other little tricks of the trade, asking...
Stop Dating Yourself: The Case for Keeping Your Content Date-Free

Stop Dating Yourself: The Case for Keeping Your Content Date-Free

In the early days of blogs, dates mattered—a lot. That’s because most blogs were some form of an online journal, where the writer expressed experiences and observations of the day. Or the blogger commented on news items, links found elsewhere on the web, the...