Writing Your First Pages: About, FTC Blogger Disclosure, Privacy Page

This is part eleven of the One Week Blog Challenge series. By now you should have your blog all setup and ready to launch. The first post I would recommend writing is the About Me page/post. Worpress automatically includes an about page with some dummy text. Personally, I like deleting that page and writing a […]

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Enable Your Fans – Top Community Building and Social Sharing Tools for Your Blog

One of the most important aspects of blogging is to build your community and make it easy for people to share your content. You want to give your fans the tools to do it easily and intuitively – without cluttering your site with distractions. Here are some of the best tools available for your blog.

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15 Incredibly Useful WordPress Plugins to Make Your Life Easier

One of the nice things about Wordpress is that there are a ton of plugins out there that will make your life easier by letting you integrate anything you want into your blog without having to touch any code. Over the years I’ve run and tested tons of plugins across dozens of sites and some plugins have proven indispensable. Here I will share the ones that fit this category.

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Add Feedburner, Mailchimp & Google Analytics

Every professional blog should have RSS tracking for feed subscribers, an email list signup form, and an analytics package. I recommend Feedburner, Mailchimp, and Google Analytics along with a few helpful related plugins.

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How to Get a Good Logo

Your logo is often the first thing that people will see when they visit your website. While it’s possible to just use a text header when starting out, I’d highly recommend getting a really good logo from the beginning (bad logo design can actually cost you). Logos help establish your brand and credibility.

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