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#BlogTrends – Blogging Expectations Versus Reality – 5/19/14

To the outside world, blogging seems pretty glamorous. Corporate sponsorships, fabulous events, millions of fans. But as bloggers, you and I know exactly how rare that reality is. This week, we got personal and asked our #blogtrend-ers to tell us about their expectations when they started blogging. Next, we tackled what disappointments you’ve come across, […]

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#BLOGTRENDS – Remembering Why We Blog – 5/5/14

In this #BlogTrends chat, a few of us revealed our ages when we admitted that some of us have been blogging (or at least reading them) since back in LiveJournal’s heyday! More importantly, we got to the reasons why we’ve kept going and what our plans are for the future. Read on to see what […]

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#BlogTrends – Blog Post Ideas – 4/14/14

Whether it’s travel plans, a busy schedule, or simply writer’s block, we’ve all hit tough points in our posting flow! During this #blogtrends chat we discuss blog post brainstorming tips, inspiration sources, and how to track post ideas. As always, our #blogtrend-ers brought their best ideas and tips to make this another successful and helpful […]

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#BlogTrends – Best Niche Blogging Resources – 4/7/14

We took a different approach to this discussion and asked our chatters to bring their knowledge to a free conversation about everything! See what our #blogtrend-ers covered, from hosting plans to spring trends and social media scheduling to blogging culture! [View the story "#BlogTrends - Best Online Niche Resources - 4/7/14" on Storify]

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#BlogTrends – Increasing Reader Engagement – Mar 24

Increasing reader engagement is a big priority for many bloggers. Just like any aspect of life, we need feedback to know how we’re doing and if people are listening to what we have to say at all! This #BlogTrends chat was all about the importance of reader engagement and how to increase it. We started […]

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#BlogTrends – Your Biggest Blogging Challenges – 3/17/14

Not everyone blogs for the same reason. Some blog to connect with like-minded people, others to share knowledge, some for pure hobby, career aspirations, or even a combination of all of the above! This #BlogTrends chat we wanted to touch on the common ground for all of us, and we asked what your biggest blogging […]

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#BlogTrends – Blogging Etiquette – 3/10/14

Etiquette: the customary code of polite behavior among members of a particular profession or group. Since we don’t all attend blogger finishing schools (how cool would that be!?) to show us the rules of the road, it’s important for us to talk about it as a community. As bloggers, we inevitably have to deal with a […]

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#BlogTrends – Don’t be Afraid to Ask – 3/3/14

Let’s be totally honest. We don’t have all the answers to everything. It’s one of the main reasons why we started Blog Trends in the first place, to learn, share, and grow together as a community. So why is it that sometimes we are still afraid to just ask? This chat, we shared experiences, both […]

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