• 5 Things To Include In A Media Kit

    If you just sat in on today’s discussion I applaud you, and I thank you for your time. 🙂 But for those of you who need a quick recap on how to create and get the most out of your media kit, this post is for you. I recently shared insights on why bloggers need a media kit, and today’s discussion was a continuation of that post. You can read that post here. The 30-minute presentation on media kit tips shared thoughts on how bloggers can benefit from creating a media kit as well as the 5 things to include, which are:

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  • #BlogRecipe: Michael Hyatt's 7 Steps To A Killer Blog Post

    Taking your blog to the next level means improving the content on your website. You hear the word, “killer” a lot in the content marketing world, but what exactly does it mean? According to Michael Hyatt, blogger at MichaelHyatt.com and author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, a killer blog post is a post that performs well based on views, comments and shares. In a recent webcast, Hyatt shares his tips to creating a killer blog post.  To help illustrate the importance of creating a killer blog post, Hyatt discussed seven steps. Below is a summary of all seven, along with tips on how

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  • Live Session: Media Tips For Bloggers

    The best advice I ever received in college was, “if you cannot do PR for yourself, then you should not be doing it for someone else.” This was from one of my favorite PR professors, and she is living proof of what it means to “sell yourself” every day of your life.  By taking on this approach with my blog, I have helped myself be more confident in myself and my abilities to stand out in the crowd. Yes, I may not have a high following, but not everyone with more than a million followers across social media is actually engaging

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  • Why are you sharing tips for other bloggers?

    I started sharing tips for bloggers based on the things I had learned along the way. When I noticed my readers were interested in these tips and were clicking through to read them, I knew there was a need for more. That was what I did. At first, I thought of a list of topics that I had been researching for my own blog and with time it became a series on its own. It has helped other bloggers not only improve their website, but also generate traffic. I am a firm believer in helping yourself and helping others, and

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  • Why Bloggers Need A Media Kit

    I may not be the first to tell you this, but bloggers should have a media kit. Whether you choose to use it all the time or not is up to you.  Although there is nothing wrong with sharing your blog stats on your About page, having a simple cheat sheet for PR reps and other press to look through builds confidence in your brand. After all, you are your own brand, and how you “sell” yourself is important. When I first signed up for Cision, I was not prepared for the amount of emails I would be receiving on

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