Why Share? The Benefits of Sharing Blog Content

We all can admit that as creators we are very protective of our content. We may get offended or be reluctant to share our content or links to it with other bloggers in fear they may take advantage of our hard work. I am not going to defend blogs and other websites that steal content,…

Stay on Track with these Productivity Tips

Starting a blog is hard work, but maintaining is even harder. Curating posts and graphics on time while following up on your web development and SEO knowledge can be stressful. Keep your workflow and mental health in check with these productivity tips. Fair warning, some of these tips work better for some people and situations…

Creating, Finding and Using the Right Images for your Blog

The perfect Images can help illuminate your words to life. Blog posts without images are frankly, boring.     Researchers at Hubspot found that colored visuals increase people’s willingness to read a piece of content by 80%! Great images can also help your blog’s SEO and social shares. According to data scientist Douglas Masion, tweets…

Meet the Speaker: Chris Barrows

1.  What do you do for a living (company you work for, official title, daily responsibilities, etc.)? I currently am working at Social Media and Mobile Products Coordinator at New York University. In addition, I also am the chairperson of the Edu Web Digital Summit and run the Why I Social Podcast. My day-to-day work…

Meet the Speaker: The Food Blogger/Social Media Panel

  We’re hosting a panel of small business owners and bloggers who have succeeded in the growing food and beverage industry within NEPA. On the panel, we’ll have Matt Serniak and Matt Lynch (the guys behind the award-winning NEPA Wing Men wing review blog), Mario Bevilacqua (owner and chef of What the FORK Truck and…

Meet the Speaker: Donna Talarico

1.  What do you do for a living (company you work for, official title, daily responsibilities, etc.)? In May I became an independent writer/consultant. My most recent position was director of integrated communications at Elizabethtown College, and I was there for five years. Prior to that, I worked for eCommerce company Solid Cactus, first in…

April: Make Your Content Share-Worthy

Last month, we talked a lot about finding purpose and giving your content meaning. For April, we’ll focus on sharability. Making your content easy to share is important if you want to get more than a few pairs of eyes on it. There’s a variety of ways to accomplish this. In the collection of links…

Guest Post: How to Create Profit From Your Passions

Ever wanted to profit from what you love most? Here’s how. Today’s guest post comes from our friend, Elspeth Misiaszek! If you haven’t met her on the interwebz yet, you most definitely should! Here’s a little about her:  Elspeth Misiaszek is the innovator behind eMarketing Copywriter. As a copywriter and marketing strategist for vegans, coaches…

Yvonne's snapshot of Arches National Park.

10 Questions with Yvonne of Yvonne’s Travel

Talking with bloggers about their blogging histories (and what inspired them to start blogging!) is one of our most favorite things about NEPA BlogCon. Recently, we got the chance to ask Yvonne of Yvonne’s Travel Blog about her history in blogging, what she enjoys most about the blogging journey, and how her travel blog has…