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Guess what? Bloggers – You and Me – Are Publishers, and We Should Act Like It. (So Let’s Not Be Jerks when Someone Sends Us A Guest Post!)
8th of August 2010 kellydiels 61

Guess what? Bloggers – You and Me – Are Publishers, and We Should Act Like It. (So Let’s Not Be Jerks when Someone Sends Us A Guest Post!)

by Kelly Diels and Dave Doolin In the ancient world of print publications – for example, in any academic or professional journal – when you send an article to the editor, you receive an acknowledgment of receipt. Scratch that. In any time – past, present, future – professional publications (print and ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Dear Blogger: Do You Hate Your Customer?
25th of March 2010 kellydiels 93

Dear Blogger: Do You Hate Your Customer?

Dearest Darlingest Blogger, Who is your audience? Your ideal potential customer? Who do you need to work with? And do you love her? I’ve noticed a little virus going around the blog-o-sphere. I’m calling it contempt. Nobody wants contempt, and very few people will buy it. Let’s use an example: ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Blog Security: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Scares Me Into Taking It Seriously.
11th of March 2010 kellydiels 62

Blog Security: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Scares Me Into Taking It Seriously.

guest post by Kelly Diels warning: there are lessons and even actionable advice in here, but it is buried inside a story. I write stories because I love you and don’t want to bore you and because if you laugh then chances are that you’ll remember the educational bit, too. There’s ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Rock Hard Thighs and Cold Hard Cash: Robb Sutton Spills His Tawdry Review Site Secrets
26th of February 2010 kellydiels 41

Rock Hard Thighs and Cold Hard Cash: Robb Sutton Spills His Tawdry Review Site Secrets

guest post by Kelly Diels When I was wondering how to create an effective, money-making review site, I thought of Robb Sutton. Robb Sutton’s review site, Mountain Biking by 198 “pulls in thousands in review product every month” and in the last 15 months has received over $100,000 dollars worth ...more
General
How ProBlogger Changed My Life and I’m Not Saying That Just To Suck Up.
13th of February 2010 kellydiels 88

How ProBlogger Changed My Life and I’m Not Saying That Just To Suck Up.

guest post by Kelly Diels I have been blogging for almost ten months. I quit my job – a really, really good job – last week. Today, I made $10,600. In one day. (Okay, not really in one day, but today I collected two cheques for writing projects that I ...more
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I Fight Authority and Authority Always Wins. (And What IS Online Authority Anyway?)
2nd of February 2010 kellydiels 57

I Fight Authority and Authority Always Wins. (And What IS Online Authority Anyway?)

guest post by Kelly Diels I have a problem with authority. Step inside my echo chamber. I’m a blogger, and apparently now a ProBlogger (just quit my job and I’m making money!) so I’m keenly interested in bloggers who blog about blogging. Especially bloggers who blog about blogging for money. ‘Cuz, like, I ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Guest Posts. How To, Why To, Where-Not-To, AND NARY A LIST IN SIGHT.
20th of January 2010 kellydiels 73

Guest Posts. How To, Why To, Where-Not-To, AND NARY A LIST IN SIGHT.

guest post by Kelly Diels I’m not a huge fan of arguments based on evolutionary psychology. They tend to justify the status quo, much of which is “status unacceptable” to me. They tend to explain social injustices and systemic discrimination as, oh that’s just the way we are. That’s evolution. That’s ...more
Blog Promotion
How to Boost Your Alexa Ranking (by a MILLION Places!) in Two Months and One Day
14th of January 2010 kellydiels 150

How to Boost Your Alexa Ranking (by a MILLION Places!) in Two Months and One Day

guest post by Kelly Diels In November, I rebranded and relaunched my blog. I screwed up, I suffered, I sniffled, I refuted the advances of a pervy tech wizard. And I thought: I’d better track my results to see if this was worth it. This better have been worth it. ...more
General
The Blah Blah Blah Blogging Rules. F It.
4th of January 2010 kellydiels 111

The Blah Blah Blah Blogging Rules. F It.

I’m having a rule-following problem. As in, don’t want to follow them. Which rules? These ones: Use snappy titles containing a question, the words “How To” and jarring adjectives. Do not be cute, arty, or poetic. Copy-write. Read the titles on the cover of The Enquirer or Cosmo and do ...more
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