Blogging

4 Tips for Cultivating and Building Strong Relationships with Bloggers and Influencers

In this day and age, you cannot deny the power bloggers and influencers have in our world driven by consumerism. Their ability to market to their readers and followers has proven to be successful marketing technique. Whether that’s posting articles on a bloggers site to help drive customers to you or an Instagram influencer capturing the perfect picture for a ... Read More »

What I’ve Learned In 10 Years of Youth Sports Blogging

As it happens, New Year’s Eve 2018 is the 10th anniversary of the premiere of this blog, which I called Your Kid’s Not Going Pro when I started it as an independent site. So here is how I started: The title of this blog (“Your Kid’s Not Going Pro,” in case you hadn’t figured that out) sounds bitter and dream-killing, but ... Read More »

BLOGGING THE VIEW: Stretching those cents in January

MY very fleeting relationship with money becomes even more fleeting as the days of January roll on, and it’s time to get into Super Saver mode. Despite all my best efforts at budgeting, and promises to make that early December payment last until mid-July, the New Year always kicks off in the red. But I know I’m not alone here, ... Read More »

“The Linux of social media”—How LiveJournal pioneered (then lost) blogging

Last April, famed writer and hero-murderer George R.R. Martin announced that he was hoisting his ancient blog from his moldering LiveJournal onto his personal website. For casual Game of Thrones fans, it was a minor hiccup at best—most clicked the new link and never looked back. For a certain strata of enthusiasts, however, this was a far more momentous move. Described as ... Read More »

Is Blogging Social Media’s Savior?

A lot of the efforts to reshape social media, or to walk away from it in favor of RSS feeds or something else, are really attempts to recapture those utopian elements that were active in the zeitgeist ten, fifteen, and twenty years ago. They still exercise a powerful hold over our collective imagination about what the internet is, and could ... Read More »

How to start a blog and make money in 2019

So you’ve decided 2019 will be the year you start a blog and make money from it, but you don’t know where to begin. In this guide, we’ll look at the basics of getting a blog up and running, and some methods you can use to monetize it. We’ll start with the basics of choosing a blog platform. Choosing the ... Read More »

Online Lives: Meet Emma Ratcliffe, the Dublin woman blogging from Spain

Emma Ratcliffe tells Denise O’Donoghue about blogging from sunny Spain Dubliner Emma Ratcliffe treats her blog and social media accounts as ‘digital scrapbooks’ of her experiences. Emma, who is living in Granada, Spain, works full time and uses her blog, Travelstylefood.com, to share her passions. “I’m fortunate enough to be able to work from home so I figured, what better place to call your home ... Read More »

Why All Freelance Mums Should Be Blogging

Annie Ridout, at her computerPenny Wincer Firstly, let’s be clear: this isn’t about ‘mummy blogging’, it’s about the reason your freelance business will thrive if you blog. It’s about the benefits of blogging, in terms of SEO. The community that can be built around a blog. But, like with ‘chick lit’, ‘mumpreneur’ and other patronising, gendered labels for work created ... Read More »

Tanzania’s Ridiculous Social Media & Blogging Regulations Have Gone Into Effect

On Monday, Tanzania‘s very backwards and super regressive social media and blogging licenseregulations went into effect, and it’s already claimed a lot of victims, most notably, popular East African whistleblower website, JamiiForums, which has now been shut down. In April, the Tanzanian government signed a new regulation that will govern not just social media, but also blogging! The law mandates that bloggers, podcasters, online radio personalities, and even ... Read More »

Best blogging platforms of 2018

The popularity of blogging (which originally derives from ‘personal web log’) continues, whether for profit, or just to have a voice on the web, since over a decade ago when it first captured the internet as the ‘next big thing’. Some blogs are standalone sites, but others are a more personal section that fits into a larger, corporate web site. ... Read More »