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+Kim Woodbridge is sharing her knowledge in PC World. Way to go, Kim!
Whether you're an HTML whiz or you don't know a line of code, you can create a Facebook page from scratch. Here's how to establish a presence on the social network so you can start tapping into its ma...
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For those looking to monetize your blog, this is 30 minutes well spent. My favorite part is when we figure out who we are (our brand). After that, the rest "should" be downhill.
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Really excited to release this great new PDF Online Marketing MindMap which was developed by 'Web Marketing Ninja'. He's also created a free 30 minute video to walk you through it. It's all free.

Get more information and the PDF download at:

http://www.problogger.net/archives/2011/08/24/online-marketing-mindmap/
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New bloggers become upset when they find out their visitors aren't reading their posts in their entirely. As a seasoned blogger, I say it's something we have to accept as well as prepare our posts in a manner which makes it easier for skimming. Those who commented are giving other hints, as well. What say you?
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Hey Barbara. I'm always around planning and plotting hehe.

+Davina Haisell - I've noticed a few times when I've left a comment before that I thought to myself, "hey, did they say this in the post? Maybe I should go double check."
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Can blogging help our relationships? Could it be a way to communicate some of our thoughts and feelings without boring our loved ones to death? That's what we're discussing in my latest post. What say you?
You know how when you talk to your spouse/significant other or friends it's sometimes obvious they're not listening. Truth be told, a lot of people are not
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Hi +Jeremy Day, It's good to see you. :-)

I LOVE your advice. Sadly, I think in this day and age, some people are turning to online communication and are not developing new relationships or nurturing the ones which should mean the most to them.
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On the blog we're discussing if the 10,000 hour rule (from "The Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell) applies to blogging. Does a blogger need to put in their time like other professionals, or can they become successful sooner? What do your think?

My readers and I would also love to hear from probloggers +Darren Rowse , +Lorelle VanFossen and +Liz Strauss . It always helps to hear from someone who's "been there, done that".
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Thank you +Lorelle VanFossen for the +1 AND the great comment and kind words on my blog post. I love your observation of how we transition during our blogging journey, circling back to our original passion. You rock, Lorelle.
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Entrepreneur, Blogger, Digital Artist
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  • Self Employed
    Construction, 1992 - present
  • Blogger, Digital Artist
    Various Blogs, 2007 - present
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Entrepreneur, Blogger, Budding Digital Artist
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Hi There,

First and foremost, in real life, I'm an entrepreneur. Online I'm a blogger; blogging since 2007, meeting other bloggers and experiencing all that is at our fingertips, My newest endeavor is digital artistry;  I take photos, manipulate them and create digital "art". Some of my creations can be found on The Blog Boutique, and soon more will be displayed on a new endeavor which is just around the corner.

When I'm not designing digital art, I can be found interacting with bloggers in all phases on their blogging journey at Blogging Without A Blog


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