All posts by Jeni B.

How to Feature Your Most Pinterest-Worthy Posts in Your Sidebar

How to Feature Pinterest Worthy Content in Sidebar | The Blog Maven

If your blog has ever had a red-letter day on Pinterest with tons of people clicking over to see one of your posts, you were probably surprised at how finicky those visitors can be. (can I get an Amen?) It seems like people who visit from Pinterest just want to pop in to see what they […]

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How to Verify Your Blog (or Website) on Pinterest

Earlier in my series on Growing Your Blog with Pinterest, I recommended that in order to get more incoming traffic to your blog from Pinterest, you should optimize your Pinterest profile. Remember: the point of that was to provide an interesting blurb about you that makes new readers want to check out your blog. At […]

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12 Best Time Management Tips for Bloggers

Have you ever looked at the pile of dishes in the sink, the paw prints on the floor, and your ever-growing mountain of laundry and thought to yourself, “How will I ever find the time to blog?!” Sure, there are people who are professional bloggers, who lock themselves away all day and do nothing but […]

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The Importance of Blog Backups

Or, Avoiding Your Worst Nightmare This afternoon I got a phone call from my good friend and colleague Emily White.  It went something like this: [Me] Hey, how’s it going? [Emily] Um…my site is gone. [Me] Like, it’s not loading?  Sometimes that happens.  Just wait a couple of hours and check back. [Emily] No, as […]

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(What to Do) When Another Blogger Steals Your Photos

What to do when someone steals your photos | A Post by The Blog Maven

Last Thursday I got an email from a blogging client and friend.  It read, “I have a situation where somebody has already stolen a photo from my web store. What should I do about it? There is no question it’s my photo.” Cathy had followed a pin on Pinterest that featured her photo…but ended up […]

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Finding Your Blogging Voice

To truly connect with your readers and build a community around your blog, you’ll need to do it with your own voice, your own style, in your own way…and with your readers in mind. If you’ve been blogging for awhile, chances are, your writing has taken lots of twists and turns.  But now is the […]

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How to Make a Media Kit that ROCKS

Make a Media Kit in 10 Easy Steps | The Blog Maven

What is the #1 thing that will make you stand out to potential blog sponsors and convince them that your blog is the right investment for their advertising dollars? Two words: Media Kit. Whether you’re new to blog sponsorships or a seasoned veteran, having a polished and professional media kit will give your sponsorship program […]

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6 Great Pinterest Plugins for WordPress

7 awesome pinterest plugins for wordpress | theblogmaven.com

I have to say a big thank you for all the Pinterest love I got on my 9 ways to get Pinterest users to your blog post. Y’all blew it up. So thanks. 😉 You already know I’m a huge fan of WordPress – and if you’re a self-hosted WordPress blogger, you have lots of […]

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Creating Content Pinterest Users will LOVE

Pinterest tips for bloggers | theblogmaven.com

It’s no secret that Pinterest is an amazing source for generating new readers for your site.  And if you’re a seasoned DIY or food blogger, chances are, you’ve already seen this at work on your blog.  But Pinterest isn’t just for the big people; it’s a tool that ANY blogger can harness to increase their […]

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Gravatar: Get More Blog Traffic from your Comments

Gravatar: The Commenter's Key to More Blog Traffic | theblogmaven.com

If you’ve been reading blogs for awhile, you’ve probably noticed that some people have their picture next to the comments they leave.  How do they get those snazzy photos up there?  They have a Gravatar. Gravatar is a free service that will automatically add your profile picture to comments, discussion forums, and other places around […]

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