How Important is Commenting on Other Blogs?

January 31, 2009 by Kelly · 12 Comments 

It is VERY important!

As I just told my blogging intern in a recent email:

“Commenting on other blogs is very important when you’re building up a blog. It shows other bloggers that you’re interested in them and that you are willing to be part of the community. It builds links to your blog which is important for search engine ranking down the road. It also introduces new people to you.”

How much emphasis do you put on commenting on other blogs?  Do you make it a priority?

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Join Kelly Tonight: Another Resourceful Mommy Site Warming Party

January 30, 2009 by Kelly · Leave a Comment 

Tonight I’m one of three Panelists that will be answering your questions about monetizing your blog.  The event is a Site Warming party being put on by Amy Lupold Bair for the new Me Time Affiliate Program.

You can learn more about the event from Amy’s  blog and you can learn about the other Panelists here.

To participate you’ll need a Twitter account.  You’ll want to be following me, Amy, the Me Time Affiliate Program representative and the other panelists so here are the account links :)

  • Me!
  • Amy Lupold Bair
  • Amy Spainhower
  • Katja Presnal
  • Tina Williams

I’ve been told it’s easiest to follow the conversation by using TweetChat.com.   Just login with your Twitter account info. Then enter the room ‘metime’ for the room name.  It will automatically show you all of the relevant tweets.

To ask any of us a question, just tweet it and add ‘#metime’ to the post and we’ll see it.

Hope to see you there!

Monetizing My Mom Blog

January 29, 2009 by Gina Badalaty · Leave a Comment 

It’s been a crazy few months, and I apologize for not blogging here in so long! Some situations have arisen that have encouraged me to once again refocus my time and effort into monetizing my mom blog, so I’d like to share with you what I’ve done, and what I’m planning on doing.

Redesign
My blog needed an upgrade, and the template I had customized last time was not compatible with the required WordPress upgrade, so I tried a new template and customized that. If you look at my blog, you’ll notice the layout is different. That’s intentional. I’m hoping that this layout will allow me to place more space for advertising. Read more

Profitable Mommy Blogging Episode #11

January 28, 2009 by Kelly · 1 Comment 

Join me as I recap what’s been happening on the blog since last weeks show and then we’ll enjoy a great guest interview!

Alaina Frederick, host of the soon to launch Giggle Talk Radio, had a interesting conversation with Jen Matuska of Mommy Instincts. Jen has been a blogger since first wanting to share her joy of a new baby in early 2007.

After starting Mommy Instincts she has found a joy of sharing her opinion on products for children and their parents. So she started a new blog to focus just on these product reviews as she saw that her main focus of Mommy Instincts was going to be muddied by the product reviews. It’s a great reminder to stick to your focus and finding new avenues for things you may enjoy.

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Posting More Than Once A Day?

January 28, 2009 by Kelly · 6 Comments 

This week I upped my blogging intern’s posting rate to two per day.  She soon asked me why since she looked around at other mom bloggers and didn’t see anyone else doing it.  (I know that some are - she just hasn’t been around long enough to see a wide range of blogging styles.)

I’m glad she asked.  Remember, the goal in this internship is for her to understand all the reasons why.

The ‘how often to post’ questions has been around for a long time and there are a lot of different opinions on it.  It really boils down to the purpose of your blog and the type of content you want to share.  Liz Strauss has written a great post about this. Read more

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