Monthly Archives: March 2011

Enter the Blogging Bookshelf Free Stuff Contest (24 Prizes!)

Some of you are aware that for the last few months I’ve been trying to get rid of my unwanted and unnecessary stuff. And what better way to get rid of stuff than give it to my loyal Blogging Bookshelf readers?

That’s where the first Blogging Bookshelf Free Stuff Contest comes in. I have 12 domain names and 12 business and blogging books that I don’t want anymore.

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March 31st, 2011|

Your Comments Suck and I Don’t Want Them: A Manifesto

Tristan’s Note: This is a guest post by Tito Philips Jr. (see his info at the end of the post). I do not agree with everything he wrote, but I loved the passion that the he wrote it with. It’s something I’d never write, but I do think he makes some great points. That’s why I wanted to publish this piece. To read my thoughts on the issue, see my comment (it’s the first one). Take it away Tito…

My first contact with blogging was way back in 2003. Back then blogging was just a hobby and a medium for expression. It was beautiful. Then in July of 2010 I stepped into the professional realm of blogging. In those seven years, my eyes have seen a lot happen in the blogosphere and recently, I haven’t liked what I’ve seen.

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March 28th, 2011|

How a Better YOU Equals a Better Blog

Over the past several months, I’ve been working hard to grow and improve this blog through things like guest posting, networking, and providing great content. But I’ve also been working hard on improving myself. Below are 5 things I’ve been doing that not only have led to a better me but to a better blog.

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March 24th, 2011|

How to Accept a GoDaddy Domain Transfer

This is a B-List blog post designed to address a very specific need. Click here for the most recent (and more awesome!) A-List blog posts from Blogging Bookshelf.

Here’s how to accept a GoDaddy domain transfer:

Step 1

First off, you need a GoDaddy account. They’re free and easy to create. If you already have one, skip […]

March 21st, 2011|

7 Lessons Learned from Attending and Speaking at My First Conference

I just realized that I haven’t been receiving any emails to my tristan at bloggingbookshelf dot com email address (including the contact form) for the past week and a half. So if you’ve sent me something and I haven’t gotten back to you, that’s why. Sorry!! I just fixed it and it should be working now.

I’m not a very social person. I work well alone and I enjoy it, so I’ve long been avoiding Meetups, conferences, seminars, and the like. I knew they were great ways to meet and connect with like-minded people, but I didn’t care. They’re just not my scene.

I decided to abandon my solitary ways this past weekend when I attended and spoke at Podcamp SLC.

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March 21st, 2011|

Are You Forgetting This SUPER Simple Traffic Generation Technique?

TrafficThere’s a traffic generation technique that’s been around since the dawn of time (read: early-1990s) that most bloggers aren’t using. And it’s a shame, because it’s free and requires nearly zero extra effort on the part of the blogger.

What is it?

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March 17th, 2011|

How to Never Run Out Of Things to Blog About

This is a guest post by Paul from One Spoon at a Time. Click here for information on how to guest post for Blogging Bookshelf.

The process of writing can be frustrating, baffling, mysterious and awe inspiring in equal measures.  Sometimes in the same writing session.  Hell, sometimes in the same sentence!

But if you write regularly – in my opinion ‘regularly’ should be defined as EVERY – SINGLE – FREAKING –DAY btw – then there’s another habit that you need to cultivate to make sure that one day the well doesn’t run dry.

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March 14th, 2011|

How to Become the First Billionaire Blogger

Forbes just came out with its annual list of the richest people in the world. According to the list, there are 937 billionaires in the world. None of them are bloggers.

Yet.

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March 10th, 2011|

How to Dramatically Increase Your Blog’s Chance of Survival

Every day thousands of blogs shrivel up and die in the vast, parched expanse that is the blogosphere. I know the corpses of many of my own blogs litter the field. Sometimes I sit and watch the death happen with a grim determination, and other times I keep my head down and keep pressing onward.

Either way, it’s usually not too much fun to think about all that time spent blogging and not having much to show for it after the blog is dead. But there’s a secret to keep your blog living – a fountain of youth for your blog, if you will – that will help ensure it stays happy and healthy for a long time to come.

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March 7th, 2011|

A New Blogging Challenge for Me

This is a Blogging Diary post and therefore does not appear on the front page of the blog.

The past two days have been intense. Replied to TONS of comments on the blog.

All of that aside… I am on a mission. I want to prove that it’s possible to have a successful blog about something that’s […]

March 3rd, 2011|