‘Mommy Weirdest’ Blogger Tells It Like It Is: Depressing

(NEWSER) – The latest irreverent star of cyberspace is a former Mormon mommy blogger who isn’t afraid to write that motherhood can be “awful.” Heather Armstrong of Salt Lake City loves her 4-year-old daughter, but she complains that “sometimes it’s really unpleasant and you turn around and you’re like, ‘What did I do to my life?”’ Armstrong has been upfront ... Read More »

Bitter Breakup? Time for a Blog

(NEWSER) – Call it therapeutic or call it revenge, but more ex-spouses are airing their dirty laundry on the Internet—and courts are supporting them even if their former partners are not. Personal blogs have quadrupled since 2003, theNew York Times notes in a look at the trend, with many using them to dish about everything from marital affairs, divorce proceedings, ... Read More »

3 Ways Real-Time Live Blogging Can Triple Your Traffic

What if I told you that you could triple your traffic, without coming up with any of your own ideas, just by getting faster at publishing your content? Is that something you might be interested in? Well, you can! And the process is incredibly easy and useful to your content strategy. Consistent idea generation for website content can be challenging. ... Read More »

The Six Biggest Mistakes In Corporate Blogging

Columnist John Lincoln walks you through some common errors in corporate blogging so that you can avoid the pitfalls and build your brand online. Content marketing, like any other business initiative, is a learned skill. It’s not as simple as sitting down at your keyboard and typing out a few bits of advice relevant to your niche. (It actually used ... Read More »

Social Media Portal (SMP) interview with SACO Apartments Hollie Swain

Hollie Swain (HS): My name is Hollie Swain and I’m the  online digital marketing executive for SACO The Serviced Apartment Company. I’m responsible for looking after all online and digital activities and making sure everyone has the online support they need to engage with their customers. I am also responsible for growing audiences across all social media platforms, creating email ... Read More »

Rising costs lead to lower-than-expected Yahoo forecast

Yahoo has forecast lower-than-expected revenue for the current quarter as it struggles to revive its core online advertising business and spends more to attract users to its websites. Shares of Yahoo were marginally down at $39.34 in after-market trading. Yahoo has been developing content for its mobile platform to drive user engagement and ad sales as its core online advertising ... Read More »

Apple Shares Fall Hard on Earnings Report

Last week’s tech surge already seems a long time ago. Apple shares are down in late trading after the kids from Cupertino reported profit rose 38%, to $10.7 billion, or $1.85 a share, in the fiscal third-quarter, on sales of $49.6 billion. The bottom line beat consensus comfortably, if not spectacularly. Apple was expected to earn about $1.80 a share, ... Read More »

Does Latest Quarterback Ranking Say More About Tony Romo Or The People Voting?

You know what it’s like. Some things are just impossible to turn away from. The classic example is when there is a car accident and you are driving by. You know that it is tacky and even dangerous to gawk, but there you go, staring at the wreckage as you go by. You gain nothing from it, and might see ... Read More »

Geeking out: empty-nester spending and retirement

  Whew — I haven’t spent much time on retirement and related issues lately, but I’m getting tired of all the social issues, especially from a Serenity Prayer perspective (that is, recognizing that any amount of blogging I do isn’t going to make a difference). Andrew Biggs, of the American Enterprise Institute, writes in Fortune, among other spots, with the perspective ... Read More »

Chris Christie Still Likes Donald Trump, Despite Comments on Immigrants

At a time when many Republicans are racing to distance themselves from Donald J. Trump, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is forging an unusual path: He’s taking pains to emphasize that, although he found Mr. Trump’s comments on illegal immigrants “inappropriate,” the real estate baron is a “friend,” the two are “close” and Mr. Trump is “a good guy.” ... Read More »