10.5 REASONS YOU’VE GOT TO JOIN THE EXTREME TRAFFIC ADVENTURE

Do you want more readers and traffic to your blog? A TRAFFIC JAM, maybe? Let’s make it happen and kick 2017 off strong! Beginning January 1, 2017 the Extreme Traffic Adventure group will be taking one simple action daily to get more traffic – and you can join over 1,000 bloggers already signed up, free, at Extreme Traffic Adventure. Not sure? Here are 10.5 reasons you’ve got to join the Extreme Traffic Adventure… 10. BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE! IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS Investing in your own skills and knowledge builds your value – and your confidence. When you know you understand how to achieve a result, and prove to yourself that you can do what you’ve set as a goal, your confidence skyrockets. Don’t try to figure it out on your own. Take one action a day, following a proven plan with tested strategies and tactics. 9. INSPIRE OTHERS! SET AN EXAMPLE Do you teach others to market themselves online? Let’s walk the talk! 😉 The more “in action” you are, and the more you understand about attracting the traffic, the more you can help your clients or team. 8. CREATE A CONSISTENT HABIT Every day – do something to attract traffic to your blog and turn it into a community of fans, readers, clients or whatever your specific blogging goal is. What you focus on expands. So let’s focus on smart traffic actions every single day. 7. TRANSFORM THE WAY YOU THINK 99% of the time when we don't see the traffic we want to our blogs… The real problem is our mindset, approach, and the way we’re thinking about traffic....

My Challenge – 30 Day Blogging

Wow! 30-Day Blog Challenge. It's a challenge that I am looking  forward to. Posting to my blog has been sporadic, but I understand that it takes 21 days to change a habit. I am going to use this opportunity to get in the habit of posting daily. I see this challenge as a way to network and meet others as we travel the blogging road for the next 30 days. My goals are to share my marketing knowledge. This will be in the form of posts on: Mobile Marketing Blogging Social Media Social Networking Sites Who knows –  I may share some of my passions when it comes to internet marketing. But, I don't want it to be only about me. I want to hear from you. What questions or comments do you have on the subjects that I've listed above? As a Certified Social Media and Internet eMarketing Specialist, I work with my clients to create credible reputations and build visibility online.  Contact me for a 45-minute complimentary...

An Overview of the History of Blogging

Do you know what blogging is? Well, if you still don’t know yet, blogging has played a very important role in politics. And this is true to almost every country around the world. If you're looking for news and information, blogs are just the right source. If you want to know more about blogging, you should look into its history. Before blogs became popular online, digital communities had many forms such as Usenet, commercial online services like BiX, Genie, CompuServe, BBS, and email lists. By the 1990's, WebEx was able to create running conversations. They used ‘threads' which serve as topical connections. Some say that blogging is just like the 20th century's project on Mass Observation. Brian Redman managed mod.ber and it was created in 1983. He and some of his associates posted interesting summaries of threads and postings that took place somewhere on the internet. It was strongly likened to blogs because of the style in journal publishing being used. The posted summaries also contained links to cool places and other interesting places chosen by a certain blogger. However, mod.ber no longer operated after about eight months. Blogs are like online diaries because it tells about the personal lives of the bloggers. The writers often call themselves journalers, journalists, or diarists, and escribitionists. Journal communities are already present online especially nowadays. One of the early bloggers known in history was Brad Fitzpatrick. Jerry Pournelle and Justin Hall were also early bloggers. Way back in 1994, there was an early blog which combines text, pictures, and video and it was transmitted live using an EyeTap device and wearable computer....

Tips for Business Bloggers: How to Connect with Readers and Develop Your Blog

A blog is your chance to connect with a specific audience, so building up a relationship of trust with them is critical.  Therefore, do not ever lie or exaggerate your income, popularity, stats, readers, subscriptions, etc on your blog.   That being said, there is such a thing as being too honest about your lack of experience as a blog writer, or the fact that your site is new and therefore does not yet have a big following.  This can happen by either having a lack of professionalism in the way your blog website is presented, or by your own posts telling your readers that no one ever visits.  Keep any frustrations about low visitor counts to yourself, and treat every blog post like a sales presentation.  (This doesn't mean use sales-speak.  That puts readers off immediately.  This means always put your best face forward.)  Never, ever comment on low blog reader turnout on the blog itself.  No one wants to hang out someplace that tells them up front that it is unpopular!  Instead, find out why no one is visiting, and fix it! Take a look at other websites and blogs in your niche, and note particularly ones you find professional.  Compare this to your site, focusing on the differences in graphics, presentation, layout, and how they handle advertising.  Also notice if they have a professional (pay) theme for their blog, if they've created their own in-house, or if they're using a free theme.  There are many wonderful, professional-looking free themes out there, but you will need to dig around and choose carefully. When you find a site you...