In summer 2008, I signed onto Blogspot and began writing my story. I wrote almost every day, mostly sharing personal, intimate details of my family life. I wrote for no reason other than the pure joy of a new hobby and was amazed when I...

Tumblr—it’s the often overlooked microblogging platform that made headlines in 2013 after Yahoo! acquired it for approximately $1.1 billion. With 226 million blogs, 460 million monthly visitors, and a highly active and young user base creating engaging content on a daily basis, it’s no wonder...

In late December, I reached one of my proudest milestones as a blogger for Ignite Social Media: I published my 100th blog post. Here are a few tips to help you reach the century mark. 1. Train Your Brain to Find Blog Posts Time for an exercise...

You have a Problem: You write persuasive, consistent, potentially viral content but you are still getting beat by link-buying spammers. You're leveraging SEO best practices and you have a robust social presence but you’re still not driving enough web traffic or enjoying the kind of...

  If your brand is doing flips about Tumblr – we’ve got some pro tips on avoiding a face plant. Post Frequently Many brands on Tumblr have joined, but don’t frequently update. We see this with hair brand Frederic Fekkai’s Tumblr, which has only been updated five times...

With Tumblr’s acquisition by Yahoo, we’ve got one question: Will brands start taking it seriously? With 300 million unique monthly visitors, brands should be flocking to the site. In April, the blogging/social network unveiled a mobile ad unit inside a user’s mobile dashboard. While this is...

If you sell a product or service on the Internet, luring potential customers is essential. It's a challenging task given the sheer amount of stuff people are selling on the web. However, you can do yourself a huge favor by incorporating a blog into your...

There are literally millions of blogs in the world. According to Pingdom, there were 70 million blogs on WordPress and 39 million blogs on Tumblr at the end of 2011. That's not even counting self-hosted blogs and blogs on other platforms. With so many blogs...