Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners is now published and I will be part of a book signing at Barnes and Noble on 2/23/20. Come out for a Meet and Greet with 9 other African American Authors for the Local Author Showcase - Black Women, Words and Wisdom celebrating Black History Month in Delaware.
Head over to my blog, https://delblogger.com to read more and to purchase a copy of Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners
Blogging tips to getting a return on your investment - ROI for your published blog posts; including re purposing old content and sending out monthly newsletters. #roi #bloggingtips #bloggingbasics #delawareblogger
Read more tips in my book, "Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners" https://bit.ly/2Oiqrkt
Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners is a blueprint to not only help you get started with creating a new blog it also provides useful tips to grow an existing blog. The Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners book was written after many years of classroom instruction at various Public Libraries around the state of Delaware as well as being an Adjunct Instructor at Delaware Technical Community College and I am sharing what I have found to be most helpful.
Blogging is a wonderful way in which to not only leave your legacy but to also connect with other like-minded people. Blogging can be rewarding and exciting, however, it takes a lot of work and dedication in order to be successful.
So you have been blogging for awhile and your content calendar used to be filled with lots of creative ideas but you have since been with a "Blogger's Brain Block!"
Never fear the Delaware Blogger is here with a few ideas to get your brain drained and flowing again:
Review a book, movie or film
Run a contest or giveaway
Share outdoor pictures
Write inspirational or motivational posts
Share travel tips
Trending Topics or Latest Gossip
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Driving Traffic to Your Blog with Giveaways and Product Reviews on Amazon
In this episode of Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners I talk about how using giveaways, contests and product reviews on Amazon can help drive more traffic to your blog.
If you received gifts for the holidays and love the recipient too much to tell him or her that you hate the item, don't re-gift it, GIVE IT AWAY in a blog contest. Make sure to stipulate that the contest is open to USA Residents only, otherwise, depending on the gift, you may be spending more money in shipping then in the price of the product. Gift Cards purchased from stores or Amazon are great for monthly or quarterly contests.
Sign up for a free account with Rafflecopter so that you can gather email addresses to build your lists for newsletters.
Always review items that you have ordered from Amazon and include a link to your blog and if you can, write a blog post review for more exposure.
More tips to help you drive traffic to your blog including knowing your stats; joining an online forum group; using Pinterest and Twitter; signing up for Google Alerts and posting about local events that you have attended from the DeDivah -aka- The Delaware Blogger.
Are you looking for ways to increase readership and build a bigger audience for your blog? Check out these basic blogging tips that may help which includes eye catching graphics or banners; guest posting; content creation and simply replying to comments.
Stay tuned for my Basic Blogging Tips Book coming out in February to learn more ways in which to build and monetize your blog. Make sure to subscribe to DelBlogger.com to keep up with the De Divah -aka- The Delaware Blogger
For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Providing tips for ways in which to monetize and earn money with your blog from BlogEnergizer.com and from my own experience as a blogger on DelBlogger.com
Affiliate links and repurposing your content is a great way in which to monetize your blog and keep you tops of mind with your readers.
Happy New Year from the Delaware Blogger https://delblogger.com
If you are a new Blogger or even an experienced Blogger, one of the most frustrating things is driving traffic to your blog. On this episode of Tec Talk Tuesday I provide just a few tips to help you drive more traffic to your blog. Don't forget to subscribe to my blog @ www.delblogger.com
Just a few tips for business owners who are looking to work with bloggers. Tip #1 make sure to read their blog so that you know if your product or service would fit their niche. Tip #2 - address them by their name!
Listen to learn more about working with bloggers to promote your products and services and head over to subscribe to my blog https://delblogger.com
Not sure what to name your podcast? Try titles that are catchy and easy to remember. You can also incorporate your name into the title, but whatever you choose, try to make it memorable for you and your topics so that when people search it will show up in their feeds.
Find and follow me, the DEDivah aka The Delaware Blogger on all my social platforms https://linktr.ee/delblogger and tune in every Tuesday at 2 PM for another episode of TecTalk Tuesday.
How long is too long for a Podcast episode? Should you break up a long episode? When does my listeners Zone out? Check out today's TecTalk Tuesday for my opinion, then leave a message so I can add it to this episode, there's plenty of time!
More than 70 million Americans listen to podcasts monthly, why not make one of them yours? It doesn't take expensive equipment or techie knowledge to begin, just time and a topic. Learn more by listening to today's episode #5 of TecTalk Tuesday with the DeDivah -aka- The Delaware Blogger at https://delblogger.com
#podcast #podcasting #podcasthost #delawareblogger #delawarepodcaster
Tips on being consistent when promoting your Podcasts including running a contest or giveaway to collect email addresses.
Write out your show notes to share on your blog
Create a contest or giveaway
Post highlights on your social media platforms
Add images, memes or gifs to promote your podcast
Promote Podcast art work on social media platforms
Power of Podcasting - Part 1
Smart money is moving towards podcasting
AI & WiFi technology makes it easier
Normalized and mainstream
Not a fad nor the future
Demographics has changed
More big brands, like Bank of America are using podcasts to get their message directly to customers
It's not too late to start a podcast
Push -vs- Pull Marketing
Intimate and involved
Record anywhere on a large, free stage
Listen anywhere - complete control
100% open rate -vs- email/newsletters
Connect with clients on their commute or cleaning
multitask and binge consume
Revenue expected to increase to $1B by 2021
Listen to learn more about the power of podcasting as presented at BloggerWeek in Washington, DC on the blog at https://delblogger.com
I recently read an article entitled "Why Every Podcaster Should Consider Live Shows" and I have to agree! Here is what the author, Robin Kinnie had to say:
Live Shows are a great way to connect with your audience.
In the age of social media, we are able to connect with anyone worldwide. However, there’s nothing like meeting face-to-face. This gives loyal listeners the opportunity to meet you and gives you the opportunity to learn more about your listeners.
Live shows can help monetize your podcast.
Besides being able to meet your audience in person, live shows can generate money to support the production of your podcast. You can charge a nominal fee to cover overhead like event space. Ideally, remaining funds can go towards items such as equipment upgrades and monthly RSS feed fees.
Live shows can promote shopping local.
Events such as Small Business Saturday (presented by American Express) and the resurgence of entrepreneurship have made it cool to support small businesses in our communities. This is ideal for podcasters looking for a space to host a live event. That coffee shop that you frequent may be the perfect location to host your event. More importantly, the coffee shop owner will probably welcome the traffic and publicity. You can take it one step further by offering a small discount to your listeners (with permission from the owner, of course). It’s a win-win for you and the small business.
Opportunity to share podcast on YouTube
Since traditional podcasts are audio-based, live shows can be recorded and shared as “special edition” videos for YouTube. By recording the live show, you extend the shelf life of the event. You can also use the recording as a tool for prospective advertisers and sponsors. Bonus: edit the video into short clips and use on social media for promo.
What do you think, would you promote your podcast via live video? Please send an email to email@example.com
Brandi Johnson, a newly published author, The P.O.W.E.R That Sets Burn Victims Free is a burn survivor, infant mortality expert, motivational speaker and President of Bea'u Culture. At 18 months old, Johnson suffered third degree burns after a hot water accident inside her Pittsburgh home. She barely survived. The traumatic incident led to years of depression, sleeping disorders, anxiety and PTSD. As a young woman, Johnson began a self-awareness journey which led to a path of empowerment and confidence.
Today, she uses her voice as well as Bea'u Culture to inspire other burn survivors to rise up through the healing process. Her Pittsburgh-based company offers inspirational t-shirts that represent, "being who you are is your first culture." As an infant mortality expert with Healthy Start, Inc., Johnson also offers this encouragement and support to new mothers who face mental health challenges. Her mission is to help reduce the rising infant mortality rate by providing women with safety education and mental health assessments during the pregnancy process.
Visit Brandi at her website www.bucllc.wordpress.com and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/beauculture/
Andre’ Boggerty, author of The Danger of the Safe Place is also a Detroit, Michigan native, who served in the United States Air Force at Dover AFB
from 1991-1998. A graduate of Wilmington University, receiving both his Bachelor and Master’s degrees, Andre uses his education and experience
to reach people from various walks of life. Andre’ is known for his humor and easy to get along with personality, it is evident that God has called
Andre' to serve. He leads in so many different areas: businesses, the faith community, entrepreneurial endeavors, and in the fraternal community. He aspires to teach faith to those who never had it, and to restore faith of those who have lost it, ultimately accomplishing things that God has
called them to do. Andre' continues to glean from his father in the faith, Pastor Anthony Wallace, learning one of his most valuable lessons: "You
just have to have faith to start". Andre’s “Books You Can Finish” series is aimed for busy individuals who love to read but find themselves too busy and also individuals who would like to start their reading journey and not feel overwhelmed. The first book in the series is entitled, Danger of the Safe Place
Find and follow Andre on his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheDangerOfTheSafePlace/ Email - amboggerty @gmail.com
Are you starting a new podcast or are a seasoned pro - if so, check out these 5 Podcasting Pointers to promote your podcast, then leave a few of your own:
Find and Follow Your Audience - find your audience and then promote your podcast on the platform in which they hang out. Younger audience are commonly found on Instagram and Snapchat, Boomers and Beyond are on LinkedIn and Facebook
Use Hashtags - yes, even on Facebook. Hashtags help in organic searches and helps other find podcasts and podcast topics. Use hashtags such as #podcast #podcasthost #podcastguest and of course, #podcastlife
Use images - humans have the attention span less than that of a goldfish - approximately 7 seconds so make sure you have pretty pictures or images to stop people from strolling
Turn audio into video - convert your audio into a video using animation apps. Tools such as AudioGram will transform audio into video with images.
Promote Old Episodes - Create a schedule to promote your podcasts and be consistent - never just one and done. Use Buffer, Hootsuite, PromoRepublic to repurpose old episodes especially if the topic is evergreen.
Find and follow my podcast, "Out and About with Antionette on the Delaware Blogger Podcast" https://anchor.fm/delawareblogger and subscribe to my blog https://delblogger.com
AudioGram - https://getaudiogram.com/register/f2bfa8
Joetta Clark Diggs, is an Olympic athlete who has made an indelible impact in sports and business. In her legendary 24-year elite career as a half-mile runner, she represented the United States of America at the 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. The USA Track & Field Hall of Fame inductee also is an inspiring motivational speaker, respected businesswoman, critically acclaimed author, noted television /radio personality and an advocate for health and fitness.lowing up!
The New Jersey native is the founder of the Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation which promotes physical activities for children in grades K-12 and has engaged over 70,000 children since 2002. Joetta is also the President of Joetta Sports & Beyond, LLC www.joettasportsandbeyond.com where she delivers messages of health, fitness and empowerment to corporations, colleges, medical programs and civic organizations. In 2009, she authored her first book Joetta’s “P” Principles for Success: Life Lessons Learned from Track & Field. listen to the podcast interview and to learn more about how this "Jersey girl" encouraged by her father to run track in school is now running the Phenomenal Fit & Focused 2019 Women's Empowerment Summit coming to New Brunswick on November 15th.
To learn more about Joetta, head over to her website www.joettasportsandbeyond.com or visit her Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Joetta-Clark-Diggs-4x-OlympianPublic-Speaker-48809531310/
If you're considering whether or not you want to use podcasts in the classroom consider these benefits for students.
Reading along with a podcast builds confidence and literacy
Word recognition and decoding is the most crucial skill for very young students and reading podcast transcripts can assist
Podcasts allow students to practice their listening comprehension skills
In addition, students learning English as a second language report that they like how they can read the words and promptly "hear how they're supposed to sound." Pronunciation and prosody -- the patterns of stress and intonation used when people are speaking -- aid in understanding, especially for English-language learners.
Podcasts present a broad array of narrative types and subject matter.
With podcasts, you can choose the content and form that fits your particular lesson, and the possibilities are endless: fictional stories, educational and inspirational TED talks, current events/world news, history, sports, pop culture/entertainment, and investigative journalism. Using an array of forms keeps your class fresh and engaging, and podcasts expose students to a wide variety of methods of communication, including narration, casual dialogue, scripted dialogue, and interviews.
Podcasts are FREE, accessible, and always contemporary.
Nyemade Boiwu - aka- That African Butterfly is an award-winning speaker, writer and digital content strategist. As a plus-size, female, African immigrant who grew up in conservative upstate New York she’s passionate about using her voice to help bridge the gap between various groups of people. Nyemade has a YouTube channel where she provides recaps about community events and also vlogs about her weight loss journey. She’s been published in the Delaware News Journal. She's the host of "Let's Talk Live" - a weekly live series on her Instagram channel where she interviewed various people about topics that will help others live their best life.
She's also the host of the new monthly "Community Conversations" events. She's the other half of the "Alter Egos Podcast" that will be coming out soon. Her personal blog, "My Two Cents", will be launching soon as well.
Follow Nyemade on Instagram at That African Butterfly
Authoress Rashad is a best selling author, editor and publisher. Her first novel, "My First Loves" is currently blowing up on the charts and she recently published "What We Gon Do?" a follow up. This author from Delaware has always loved to read and write and learned a lot from her grandmother, who recently passed at the age of 92. Listen in to the interview with Authoress Rashad and for the tips on getting started as an author. Facebook @RashadParker and Authoress Rashad @Instagram
Listen and share with your circle of family, friends and followers.
Stacey Johnson is a mother of two, an educator, a photographer, and the owner of SS Johnson Photography. A native Delawarean, Ms. Johnson received an AFA from Delaware College of Art and Design, a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from the University of Delaware. She currently works as an art teacher for Gateway Lab Charter School and is active in local, community groups such as the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League Fellows Program and the local non-profit, Action For Delaware’s Children.
Website: http://www.ssjohnsonphotography.com Blog: http://www.ssjohnsonphotography.com/blog FB: @ssjohnsonphotography2017 IG: @ssjohnsonphotography TW: @ssjohnson_photo Pinterest: @ssjohnsonphotography
Deborah Olatunji is an accomplished writer, poet, activist, friend, and high school student. As the Founder and president of her own social venture, the Student Leadership Initiative Program, she and her peers help students in her school to navigate their interests and passions through a mentorship-fueled organization. Based in Delaware, SLIP has other branches in the state and the continental United States such as Georgia and more to come. She is intensely passionate about being a disrupter and catalytic force in the education system. Deborah is also one of nine board members nationwide for a youth-driven, New York-based non-profit organization called GripTape.
Their mission is to give youth decision-making control over what and how they learn with small grants to pursue a topic they’re passionate about and a Champion to encourage them along the way. She has been serving since June 2018. Deborah wrote this book because of her strong desire for students to realize and actualize their power. By power, she is referring to the beauty of autonomy and accessibility of resources to propel students’ futures forward *faster*. Her interest in reforming education kicked off in the spring of 2018 when she noticed that many of her classmates, herself included, had a misleading view of what it meant to genuinely enjoy learning and personally invest in our futures. While her goal to form activist groups to protest the current state of education in America has been shelved for the time being, Deborah felt it extremely necessary to write a book that spoke directly to high school students because the makers of the school laws rarely reach out and consider their input.
Learn more: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/unleashing-your-innovative-genius-by-deb-olatunji/x/22138181#/; https://twitter.com/Deb_Olatunji; https://www.facebook.com/deboraholatunji2020; https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborah-olatunji/; https://www.instagram.com/deb_olatunji/?hl=en; https://deboraholatunji.wordpress.com/
Nicolle D. Surratte, the Chief Inspiration Officer of NspireD, is an inspirational speaker, breast cancer thriver and health advocate with a holistic approach to health and well-being. She helps women navigate their wellness journey and reduce their risk of breast cancer and other chronic health conditions through stress management and lifestyle changes. A diagnosis should not be the wake up call that forces women to pay more attention to their health practices. She created and hosts two annual events in Delaware - The Cocktails & Comedy Cancer Fundraiser and the KALEIDOSCOPE Survivors Ball: Celebrating the Beauty of Broken Pieces. Nicolle recently released her memoir - The Voice of Victory in the Valley: Diary of a Breast Cancer Thriver. Listen and share with your circle of family, friends and followers and make sure to subscribe to my blog.
Social Media and the Power of Influencer Marketing and Blogging
Bloggers, vloggers, Instagram Stars and Twitter personalities are great at creating a buzz around your brand and getting thousands of eyes on your product or service. But do you know exactly how brands can benefit from Influencer Marketing or Blogging?
Listen in as I chat with my special guest La'Shonda Woodard, blogger extraordinaire of FashionPlateKC.com as we discuss the benefits of influencer marketing for small businesses.
Denise Wortham, is a beauty consultant and founder of DMarie Beauty Essentials. After re entering the single world after 15 years Denise notice how much the dating world has changed and notice there was a disconnect between men and women and expressing what they want and need.
Our House Culture Center has partnered with Denise to host the Pursuit of Happiness Singles Summit on August 16, 2019 Our House Culture Center is located at 6380 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144 Tickets are available on Eventbrite - The Pursuit of Happiness Singles Summit - $15.00
Okay, so now you have your small business up and running but you you haven’t set up any social media platforms...you are still waiting quietly on the sidelines...Guess what ladies and gents? Silence is no longer an option. People are online talking about your company your product or your service and whether you like or not, if you don’t join in and engage in the conversation, you risk losing those customers.
Listen and learn how to use social media to promote your small business.
Do you know how to brand your business On this Podcast I interviewed Travis Rothstein, owner of ConnecTheDots, a marketing agency in Middletown, Delaware for tips on branding a new business.
Pre-recorded and uploaded Podcast from 2017 on Blog Talk Radio as a host for AAU Global Productions Media Group
Le'Verne Cecere is the President of the Black Gold Business Club Delaware. The mission of the Black Gold Business Club is to serve as a forum to promote, support and increase the wealth potential of minority female owned businesses. Our goal is to ultimately help members achieve their professional objectives by providing access to business networks, resources and tools. BGBC will patronize a member’s business on a select month in a show of support. BGBC will take measures to help increase member’s customer/client base and showcase businesses.
This episode of Tech Talk Tuesday are Tips on ways to use Instagram to drive traffic to your blog.
Put blog url in bio
Upload images related to your blog niche
Tell a story with your pictures
Share and have fun
Use relevant hashtags
Find and follow other Instagrammers in the same nich
Out About with Antionette interview with Joyce Dungee Proctor, CEO of Seminars by Joyce and the promotion of A Captivating Career One Day Intensive and Power Networking Dinner Celebration on 8.23.19.
To purchase tickets or to learn more, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website https://CaptivatingCareerIntensive2019.eventbrite.com
Interview with Mrs. Delaware America 2019, Dr. Aisha Lord Ryan who is preparing to head to Las Vegas vying for the title of Mrs. America 2019.
Dr. Aisha Lord Ryan, MSPT, DPT, CMTPT is also the founder and owner of ALL Therapy. ALL Therapy is a physical therapy company with a practice in Middletown, DE, specializing in the care of dancers, athletes and general orthopedic populations. Learn more about Dr. Ryan and wish her well as she travels to Vegas in August.
Listen to a few tips on ways to use Twitter to drive traffic to your blog. @ https://delblogger.com
Tweet or Retweet at least 5-10 articles or posts per day
Follow at least 10 new people per day
Tweet out your blog posts 2-3 times on published day
Use appropriate hashtags
Promote FREE items and Giveaways
Include images, videos, gifs or memes
Leave at least 20 character spaces free for comments and retweets
20 KEYS TO A HAPPY LIFE
Compliment 3 people every day
Watch a sunrise
Be the first to say, “hello”
Live beneath your means
Treat everyone as you want to be treated
Never give up on anybody, miracles happen
Forget the Joneses
Pray not for things but for wisdom and courage
Be tough-minded but tender hearted
Remember someone’s name
Be kinder than you have to be
Don’t forget that a person’s greatest emotional need is to be appreciated
Keep your promises
Learn to show cheerfulness even when you don’t feel it
Remember overnight success usually takes 15 years
Leave everything better than you found it
Remember that winners do what losers don’t want to do
When you arrive at your job in the morning, let the first thing you say brighten someone’s day
Don’t rain on other people’s parades
Don’t waste an opportunity to tell someone that you love them