The Importance of Having an Awesome Online Presence

This post was inspired and sponsored by Domain.ME, the provider of the personal domains that end in .ME. As a company, they aim to promote thought leadership to the tech world. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Importance of Having An Awesome Online Presnece

If you’re reading this, chances are, you’re way ahead of the game and have a blog of your own. But if you don’t, don’t worry. Lucky for you, it’s so much easier than you think to set one up.

It’s funny because there are actually some people who think having website is silly. There are people who think that if you have a blog or a site of your own, you must be pretty self-absorbed.

But you know what? Let them think that, because the very best thing you can do these days to take control of your online presence is to have a blog of your own.

Our friends at Domain.ME recently conducted a survey of 1,000 adults who frequently use social media and the Internet, and the results were kind of scary.

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13 Things That Happen When You Date A Blogger

13 Tips For Dating A Blogger

  1. Most of us have a routine first thing in the morning. Check blog stats, check Pinterest, check Twitter, check our Facebook pages… okay, now we’re ready to start the day.
  2. We’re GOING to take a million pictures. Sometimes, yes, of delicious food. Whining about it isn’t going to make us take any less. You’re just gunna annoy us.
  3. A planner isn’t just a planner. It’s a way of life. Please don’t disturb us when its pages are open and we’re writing stuff down.
  4. Notebooks WILL be found all over the house. Often, stacks of them. Yes, we need that many.
  5. We easily become obsessed with weird random stuff like flamingos, pineapples, pineapples with sunglasses, watermelons, etc. Get used to our crazy.
  6. We take this stuff seriously. For some of us, it’s a business, so don’t dismiss our blogging as a simple little hobby. We sign contracts, pay taxes, and have clients, we’re not just aimlessly surfing the internet.
  7. Want  to impress us? Learn about PhotoShop or develop some professional photography skills. Bloggers like guys with skills. We’ll definitely keep you around if you can help us with our work.
  8. We talk to ourselves. Sometimes, a lot. Especially when writing a blog post. Nothing wrong with that.
  9. We’ll be having a great time, a great conversation, and mid-sentence we’ll run into the other room searching for a pen and paper like a crazy lunatic. When an idea comes up for a blog post, we can’t risk forgetting it!
  10. If we’re taking a long road trip, chances are we’re listening to a blog podcast instead of music, so you better be okay with that.
  11. A high traffic blog day puts us in an instant good mood! Celebrations are always in order on those days!
  12. Yes, we have tons of online friends we’ve never met. And you know what? They’re a whole lot nicer than most people we interact with face to face, so no, it’s not weird.
  13. Don’t know what to give us for our birthdays/V-day/anniversaries? Lucky for your, gift giving is no longer difficult. Just scroll through our blogs and you’ll likely find a whole bunch of wish list posts. You’re welcome.

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11 Must-Have Blogging Tools For Successful Lifestyle Bloggers

11 Must-Have Blogging Tools

Back in 2012 when I first started blogging, I thought it’d be just a silly hobby of mine, a way to vent about issues that were important to me. I figured I’d do it for a little while, and eventually, I’d stop. But here we are, four years later, and my blog has become a part of me. Heck, it’s even become a way of bringing in some extra income, and it’s also helped me land a book deal! How crazy is that?

I’m a lifestyle blogger, a successful one, by my standards, and over the years, I’ve learned that there are several essential tools that all lifestyle bloggers need if they want to be successful.

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My Blog Media Kit (and how it’s helped me so far)

Blog Media Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In last month’s blog income report, I told you guys that I was hoping to finally put together           my blog  media kit.

Actually, I said that back in June too, so I’ve been slacking.

But you know what???

IT’S FINALLY DONE!

Wooohoooo, go me!

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My Hustle: A Day In The Life of A Blogger

A Day In The Life of A Blogger

This post was sponsored by vitaminwater. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

If you follow my blog regularly, you know that I’m all about empowering young people to do awesome things.

I think as a generation, Millennials and Gen Y want to make things happen.

We want to make BIG THINGS happen.

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Blogging Advice For Newbie Bloggers

Blogging Advice For Newbie Bloggers

I’ve been blogging for over three years now, but I gotta tell ya, I’m learning new things every single day.

There is absolutely no way that I already know everything I need to know about blogging.

But what I DO know is that it’s awesome, and it’s something that brings a tremendous amount of purpose to my life.

Could I say that three years ago?? Heck, no!

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How To Use Periscope As A Blogger

How To Use Periscope As A Blogger

Okay, guys.

The past few weeks I’ve heard a bit about some new social media platform called Periscope (and no, in case you’re wondering, this isn’t a sponsored post).

My initial thought process was along the lines of… “oh, great. another site to keep up with.”

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