Blogging Tips


How to Start a Christian Blog That Pleases Jesus

Write like you have a message from the King – because you do! Here’s how to start a successful Christian blog and even make money as a faith-based blogger.  These eight blogging tips will help you find your voice as a blogger and share the good news of the gospel. My inspiration for this article […]

How to Start a Christian Blog

7 Signs Your Blog Will Be Popular and You’ll Make Money With It

7 Signs Your Blog Will Be Popular and You’ll Make Money With It

One of the most important questions for bloggers who want to make money online, with their blogs: “Will my blog be popular, and can I actually earn money blogging?” Yes — if you treat your blog like a business, and actually learn how to make money blogging as a professional writer. Here, I share several […]


The 5 Most Helpful Blogging Workshops at Writers’ Workshops

Should writers’ workshops and conferences offer classes or seminars on starting a blog for writers? Yes! Here are the best blogging workshops for writers who want to use their blog to reach a wider audience. Truth be told, I often leave writers’ workshops and writing conferences feeling a bit deflated. Disappointed, because the road to […]

Blogging Classes for Writers' Workshops

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How to Stay Motivated When You’re Starting a Blog

Starting a blog can be daunting for even the most experienced writers – and staying motivated to keep blogging is even harder! These tips on how to start and sustain your blog are inspired by a reader. “I’ve been told I’m a good writer by several people, judging by my lengthy Facebook posts,” says Jerry on […]


How I Became a Blogger – Laurie’s Story

The second best way to learn how to become a blogger is to discover other bloggers got started. The first best way to be a blogger is to simply start blogging! Here’s how I became a blogger, plus tips to get you started on your blog. This post is actually the first in my “This […]

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Editorial Calendars for Writers

How to Make an Editorial Calendar for Writers

How about increasing your writing productivity by 150%? Here’s how to make an editorial calendar for writers who want to write but get distracted by other tasks. If your writing is hit-or-miss, read A Writer’s Guide To Persistence: How to Create a Lasting and Productive Writing Practice by Jordan Rosenfeld. You’ll learn how to balance writing […]


SEO Tips for WordPress Blogs

Search engine optimization (SEO) is challenging for bloggers who want to rank high in search results. These SEO tips for WordPress blogs are inspired by a WordPress MeetUp I’ll be attending tonight. Search Engine Optimization All-in-One For Dummies offers comprehensive SEO tips for all blogs, including WordPress. I find print books easier to learn from because […]

SEO Tips for WordPress Blogs

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How to Write Relationship Articles for Websites

These tips on how to write relationship articles will improve your website traffic and your blogging skills. I’ve been writing articles about love and relationships since the dinosaurs roamed the internet, and have learned a thing or two about web writing. Ann Handley’s Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content is full of awesome […]


Blogging Tips From the Most Popular Blogs

What makes the most popular blogs sizzle? These blogging tips aren’t the secret sauce; they’re the meat and potatoes of how bloggers attract traffic and keep readers. Search engine optimization is the prime rib of the most popular blogs that make money. Read SEO 2016: Learn Search Engine Optimization by RL Adams to learn how Google […]

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How to Know What to Blog About

On my article about increasing blog traffic, a reader asked about reviving her blog. These tips will help you know what to blog about – especially if you want to take your blog in a new direction. When I was struggling with what to blog about, I read The War of Art: Break Through the […]


How to Earn Extra Money Blogging

Five years ago, I shared my favorite affiliate programs for writers who want to learn how to earn extra money blogging. Now that I’ve more than doubled my income as a blogger, I thought I’d update my bloggy quips and tips. Sarah Morgan’s The Badass Blog Planner: Your Guide to Defining Your Purpose, Creating Clarity, […]

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How to Know What to Write About

How to Know What to Write About

It’s the bane of every writer or blogger’s existence: what do I write about? These four tips for finding inspiration as a writer are inspired by a parable about salt and light. It’s a Jesus parable, but you don’t have to be a believer to be encouraged. If you want to make writing part of […]