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Behind Every Successful Blog is a Successful Blogger

In Why Some People Almost Always Are Successful by The Positivity Blog, the author explores what makes some people more successful than others. Successful people might be intelligent. Or have had a socially well connected upbringings. Or be naturally energetic and open and positive. But a lot of the factors that make some people more […]

Liz Strauss: The Secret to Writing a Successful and Outstanding Blog Ebook

When Liz Strauss stood before WordCamp Dallas and said she had 60,317 comments on her blog, the audience was staggered. Even Matt Mullenweg was impressed. Everyone was impressed and wanted to know her secret. Now you can get the secret behind online community building from Liz Strauss. After several years of research and writing, Liz […]

Blog Struggles: Why is Your Blog Unsuccessful?

Vandelay Design offers “Common Reasons a Website is Unsuccessful”, ten basic bits of advice for websites and blogs to determine their success or failure. The list includes: Lack of a Purpose Lack of Focus on the User Little or No Significant Content Poor Marketing Strategy Bad Choice of Niche or Industry Infrequent Updates Lack of […]

Blog Challenge: Blog About Being Big – aka Successful

I have a friend in Israel who wants to be “big”. No, it doesn’t mean she wants to gain weight. She wants to be the most important person in her field of expertise and industry. She wants to be “famous” and well-known for her work. She wants success. She wants to be “big!” Your blog […]

Lorelle in Chicago at Successful and Outstanding Blog Conference

I’ve arrived in Chicago and have already met some of the exciting speakers and sponsors who will be part of the SOBCon07 – Successful and Outstanding Bloggers Conference which begins tomorrow night, Friday, May 11, and continues all day Saturday at the Sofitel O’Hare Hotel. There is still room for last minute registrations so come […]

Lorelle in Chicago Next Week at the Successful and Outstanding Bloggers Conference

I will be at the SOBCon07 – Successful and Outstanding Bloggers Conference in Chicago next week. Will you be there? If you are, we’ll be in good company. SOBCon07 Successful and Outstanding Blogger Conference 2007 Theme: Developing Your Blog Relationships May 11-12, 2007 Chicago O’Hare Sofitel Hotel Registration before April 1 – USD $350. After, […]

The Successful and Outstanding Blogger Conference – Will You Be There?

The SOBCon07, the Successful and Outstanding Blogger Conference, will be May 11-12, 2007, in Chicago. If you want a closer relationship with your readers, and the increased traffic and benefits thereof, make a point of attending. SOBCon07 Successful and Outstanding Blogger Conference 2007 Theme: Developing Your Blog Relationships May 11-12, 2007 Chicago O’Hare Sofitel Hotel […]

Looking for Outstanding and Successful – and Unique – Blogs

Liz Strauss of Successful and Outstanding Bloggers is asking “How Many Truly Unique Blogs Can We Find?” I’m looking for truly unique and wonderful blogs. The blogs I am thinking of are one-of-a kind, stand-out, nothing-like-it, wow-will-you-look-at-that. only-one, wish-I-had-that-idea blogs. Every blog in the bunch will be outstanding in its own way. She’s looking for […]

What Makes a Blog Successful?

Asterisk wrote about what makes a successful blog summing it up quite nicely. A successful blog (or blogger) is…Well written…Frequently updated…Consistent…Open…Responsive…Well designed…Aware of its audience…Varied in topic…Personal…Thick skinned…Honest…Accountable…Funny The comments from readers are even more exciting, helping to fill in the blanks of what makes a successful blog. Here are a few highlights I really […]

Blog Exercises: Define Your Community

In this Blog Exercise, it is time to start building a community around your blog. If you have one, it’s time to re-evaluate it to ensure you keep it. We will start with defining your community. Your blog topic should give you a clear indication about demographics of your online community, but it might not […]

Presentation: Blog Your Passion

The following are the presentations notes for my workshop called “Blogging Your Passion” at Making it in Changing Times in 2015. In 2010 I was in Chicago for SOBCon, the Successful Online Business Conference, and I had an amazing encounter with a woman on the crowded downtown streets: …I was storming away from the last […]

Speed Blogging Tips and Techniques

The following are the workshop notes for my popular workshop on “Speed Blogging.” The workshop is designed to teach how to take charge of your website and keep the content flowing with enthusiasm over the long term by learning the shortcuts, tips, and techniques to speed up the process of blogging, allowing your blog to […]

Your Blog is Your Business Card

The following are the notes for my popular workshop “Your Blog is Your Business Card”. The premise is that today’s business card can’t hold all the contact information necessary to connect adequately with potential clients, but the blog can. It is the holder of your contact information and online identity. The workshop covers the philosophy […]

Blog Exercises: Emulator, Original, or Teacher?

In a candid interview on The Culture Show, Lady Gaga described the artistry of her work. I don’t know if any of it is any good, and I’m not sure it matters…it is a life force on its own. I’m still very young, in the duration of my life’s work. If you look at the […]

Blog Exercises: Intentional Blogging

One of the things I work with in teaching writing for the web and blogging is to blog intentionally. I call it “content with intent.” Content with Intent From the very first of these Blog Exercises I’ve preached content with intent, blogging with every intention filled with purpose, goals, and incentive. Specifically self-incentive, a self-motivated […]