Archive for the ‘Better Blogger’ Category

How to: Add Twit This to your Feedburner FeedFlare

Posted 23 Feb 2009 — by Ellie
Category Better Blogger

TwitThis is not one of the default options for Feedburner Feed Flares, but it is easy to add TwitThis to your blog’s RSS footer.

Screenshot of TwitThis! in Action

Screenshot of TwitThis! in Action

  1. Go to and navigate to Optimize > FeedFlare on the blog you want to modify.
  2. Copy this link (right click with your mouse and press COPY) and paste it into the “add new Flare” box.
  3. Choose if you want the new FeedFlare to appear only on your RSS feed and/or your website.
  4. Press “Save” to save your changes.

101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger E-Book Released!

Posted 13 Oct 2008 — by Ellie
Category Announcements, Better Blogger, Featured

betterbloggercoverThe ultimate geek girl has released her first e-book, inspired by the series 101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger, and you can download this FREE e-book today!

Updated to reflect changes in today’s blogging climate, this e-book is full of tips and tricks to help even the most experienced blogger learn more about blogging!

Read about how to personalize your WordPress blog with plugins and code!

Get inspiration on blogging topics, staying focused on blogging and getting publicity for your site.

Take advantage of the geek girl’s research, and avoid the pitfalls of blogging.

Do you Digg and Stumble on Request?

Posted 09 Jul 2008 — by Ellie
Category Better Blogger

DefeatedEveryone wants internet fame, myself included. Perhaps one of the most popular ways to get internet fame today is to hit the front page on Digg, get a billion and twenty five Stumbles (thumbs up) on StumbleUpon.

There are many ways to get internet popularity – but I’ll focus on the two that I think conflict and complement each other the most. Digging and Stumbling upon request from the author (or a friend), or only Digging and Stumbling articles that you genuinely enjoy.

19 Final Tips to Becoming a Better Blogger

Posted 06 Jul 2008 — by Ellie
Category Better Blogger

This is the final installment of the “Better Blogger” series. I hope you enjoyed this 101 step journey with me. Scroll to the bottom of this post for links to all of the previous articles in this series. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

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Is your page Stumbled?

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Posted 15 May 2008 — by Ellie
Category Better Blogger

StumbleUponI am a huge fan of StumbleUpon – the social networking site that lets you set preferences and find site that you might be interested in – and share them with friends!

But as a blogger, I am always interested in how often my pages are Stumbled (added to StumbleUpon’s databases).

I found a simple JavaScript bookmarklet for Firefox at The Internet Entrepreneur Diary that can let me know with one click whether or not a page has been Stumbled.


Simply drag and drop the “Stumbled?” link to your “Bookmarks Toolbar Folder”. Now, you will have a shortcut on your Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar.

11 Ways to Monetize Your Blog

Posted 08 May 2008 — by Ellie
Category Better Blogger, WordPress

WordPress WednesdaysMost people want to make money from their blogs. With WordPress, it is easy to monetize (turn into money) your blog!

Here are 11 tried and true methods to monetize your blog, according to research and personal experience.

Some bloggers have had success with selling links on their blogs – however, be aware the the Great Google does not condone selling links that pass PageRank.

Top sites for getting listed and selling your links or linking to products for sale include:

  1. Kontera ContentLink
  2. Text Link Ads
  3. BlogAds
  4. Ad Brite

Keep Working at Becoming a Better Blogger!

Posted 23 Apr 2008 — by Ellie
Category Better Blogger

WordPress WednesdaysBecoming a better blogger takes some patience and a bit of elbow grease – but it is worth it when you start seeing the results you have been looking for. It doesn’t matter if your goals are more traffic, making money online or interacting with others.

You can become a successful blogger! It doesn’t matter if you are young, old, educated or not. Patience, a little bit of work and experimenting with various products, programs and advice will have you accomplishing your blogging goals in no time at all!

Follow these 12 Steps and Get MORE Readers!

Posted 02 Mar 2008 — by Ellie
Category Better Blogger

There are lots of ways to get more readers, but here are 12 really good tips, for novice to experienced bloggers.Entertainment

  1. Turn your articles into videos using PowerPoint to create an entertaining slideshow. Submit your video to all of the popular video sites, including Google Video, YouTube, and others. Video is increasingly popular with internet users, especially teenagers and young adults. What better way to capture their readership by posting a great viral video on YouTube?

Turn your blog posts into podcasts!

Posted 30 Jan 2008 — by Ellie
Category Better Blogger, WordPress

WordPress WednesdaysGive your readers another way to catch up with your latest posts. Turn your blog posts into podcasts!

The process is actually pretty simple if you follow these steps. Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean you have to record your posts or pay an actor to do it for you!

Odiogo is FREE and the quality is actually pretty good! After signing up, Odiogo will contact you to confirm your enrollment within hours. The computerized voice is easy to understand and very professional.