Author: Blog Sexier

Original Images are Sexy (and So is More Reader Engagement)

(Guest post by Stephanie Halligan from The Empowered Dollar) Quick poll: If you were browsing around on Facebook, which would you rather click on: This: “Check out today’s post on Blog Sexier and learn how to Facebook fan engagement strategies.” Or This: Answer me honestly 🙂 I stumbled across the power of a hand-drawn unicorn a few months ago, and my blogging life has never been the same. When I started adding more doodles and images with funny text written over them to my blog, my readers came alive literally overnight: comments on my blog posts started doublingjust after...

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How to Vlog Like a Boss

[Welcome to a kick-ass guest post video post by my girl Kathryn at Makin’ Sense Babe!] If you’re not at work, shut down your twitter/facebook/emails, close your door, then turn up the volume and hit play! For the next 10 minutes you’ll learn exactly how to pump out quality vids that’ll grab your attention and get your sexy readers (watchers?) coming back. It’s long, yes (that’s what she said!), but it’s totally worth it, believe me. If, that is, you want to be a video king. Close your door and do it now! (Here’s the direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjighOUPFX4 And...

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You Are All Your Blog’s Got (So Be Freakin’ Awesome)

(Guest Post by Kelly Gurnett of Cordelia Calls It Quits) Bullet-pointed Top 10 lists… SEO-maximized keyword usage… Cultivating your e-mail list… Mmmm… Hubbah, hubbah, right? Not quite. If you’ve been studying the big blogging gurus for a while, you know all the stock tricks to build a “better” blog. And this is stuff worth knowing. It’s the foundation that make your blog professional, effective, and ready to potentially grab some attention in this crowded space known as the blogosphere. But none of these expert tricks will mean squat if your content puts people to sleep when they actually start...

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How I Became a Full-Time Blogger in 17 Months (And 9 Ways You Can Do it Too)

(This is a guest post by Crystal Stemberger) Hi everybody! My name is Crystal, and I am a blog addict. I started Budgeting in the Fun Stuff (BFS) in February 2010 and my story sort of goes crazy from there… My Online Story – The Cliff Notes Version Really long story made very short – I went from starting a blog to blogging full-time in under a year and a half. I started BFS in February 2010 after 3-4 months of just being a crazy personal finance blog follower and commenter. I then grew BFS pretty quickly and started...

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Freewriting: Writing for Crappy Writers

(Our first Guest Post of this blog!  ‘em out… Thanks, Trevor!) The Onion Newspaper is the yardstick that all other satire is measured against. And I’m going to share with you secret of their genius. Quantity. Those fantastic titles they use? Each writer has a quota to produce 16 a day. All together, that’s 3000 titles per weekly issue, the vast majority never used. Here are a few examples of the 1% of 1% of Onion headlines that made it to print: Drugs Win Drug War World’s Largest Metaphor Hits Iceberg KFC No Longer Permitted To Use Word ‘Eat’...

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