Why Blogging Makes Cents for Businesses

Why Blogging Makes Cents for Businesses

Recently a friend and I were chatting about what I do for a living: I support small businesses in managing blogs, newsletters, websites and social media accounts that tell stories about the wonderful product and services my clients offer. I am a storyteller, even if seldom I attach my name to what I write. This friend was amazed (appropriately curious, not rudely gobsmacked) that there was a market for what I do. She thought it was wonderful, but outside her impression of the usual marketing … [Continue reading...]

How Video Content Is Revolutionizing Learning Infographic

Feel free to share this infographic with your readers. Thanks for taking the time to visit http://totsbusiness.com! Presented by KZO Business Video Platform … [Continue reading...]

Sverve Scoring: How it Works and How You Can Improve Yours

Sverve Scoring: How it Works and How You Can Improve Yours

Welcome to the next installment on Sverve. Be sure to read about getting started with Sverve and getting paid through Sverve in my previous posts. So, you have signed up for Sverve and are now wondering about your Sverve Score and what it is all about? Your Sverve Score is a representation of your reach as an influencer. This includes your followers via social media, what and where you have written online, and your overall reputation. Sverve compiles this information via statistics you … [Continue reading...]

How Pictures Can Simplify (and Beautify) your Posts

simplify and beautify your posts by using pictures you make!

Do you ever find yourself typing the same information over and over?  Do you ever write a post that is informative or inspirational, but it looks boring? Some posts do not lend themselves to traditional pictures, but you can still simplify and beautify your posts by making your own pictures!  Some of you might have just said, "No, way!  I am no graphic designer or artist!"  Well, neither am I!!  I cannot draw a lick!  Yet almost anyone today can make a picture that incorporates text by using … [Continue reading...]

How to keep your family time ahead of your blog time

blog time w/ kids

Blogging with kids can be hard work.  Trust me… as a mom of four little ones, I know! Sometimes I have my posts scheduled weeks in advance and I can sit back, relax and enjoy my family time.  Other times, I feel like my work has snuck up behind me and I am looking at a blank post for tomorrow!   I want to share some ways that I keep my family time ahead of my blogging time, while still succeeding (as best I can) at both: 1- Write without distraction - I like to write in the notes section … [Continue reading...]

Customer Service: What is Acceptable

Customer Service: What is Acceptable

I am a glutton for punishment. There's no other way to explain it. Why else would I continually give my money to a multi-national fast food burger chain which always lets me down, either with poor customer service or problems with my orders? For as long as I can remember, I have heard people tell me “The customer is always right.” I believe it. I live it in the two customer-service jobs I am working too. When customer service reps argue with me about my take out orders, I wonder if … [Continue reading...]

Is a Blogger Really a Journalist?

Is a Blogger Really a Journalist

I was part of a very interesting discussion some time ago among some lifestyle bloggers. The question we batted around was "Is a blogger really a journalist?" There are important implications depending on the way you answer that question. What was my opinion? As a "mommy blogger," I do not consider myself to be a journalist. To me, that's taking upon myself a professional title that I haven't earned. Merriam-Webster defines a journalist as "A person engaged in journalism, which is the … [Continue reading...]

Birth of a Blog: Conception. Otherwise Known as: How To Start a Blog.

Birth of a Blog: Conception. Otherwise Known as: How To Start a Blog.

A discussion of the new blog has to begin with the old blog, which has now gone to the great blogosphere in the sky. The old blog died because I didn't love it and I didn't take care of it. I started it because I kept reading advice that said my business needed a blog. I turned around and wrote highly personal, sometimes controversial things on it. It wasn't that the posts were inappropriate for publication, but they weren't right for a business blog, and I knew it. Still, everyone had said, "be … [Continue reading...]