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BLOGGING, MONETIZING | August 14, 2012

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Case Studies: Four Great Ways to Do Sponsored Posts

Case Studies: Four Great Ways to Do Sponsored Posts

Sponsored posts are gaining in popularity. In my book, product reviews and advertorials are different than sponsored posts. Instead of explaining the theoretical differences between them, let’s examine different types of sponsored posts that reflect my philosophy. As I will show you how three lifestyle blogs — that I respect and follow — handle sponsored posts for their respective blogs, […]

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Blogging TIPS | July 2, 2012

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It’s OK to Take a Break from Social Media and Blogging

It’s OK to Take a Break from Social Media and Blogging

With summer vacation being in full bloom for most, it seems natural to talk about work life balance. My advice is as appropriate whether you are a blogger or an entrepreneur. Schedule your time off. This way you could plan ahead of time what will happen in your absence. I recall when I started blogging […]

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BLOGGING, MONETIZING | June 1, 2012

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Monetizing a Blog in Canada: It is Not Like in the USA!

Monetizing a Blog in Canada: It is Not Like in the USA!

I will start with a little background about why I decided to talk about this. Last week , I went to Toronto to attend BlogPodium where the topic was “The Business of Blogging”. We heard the keynote speaker Nicole Balch of Making It Lovely talking about how she makes money from her blog. Nicole is an established design blogger […]

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Facebook as an Efficient Support Group

Facebook as an Efficient Support Group

Even though my husband and I are very active on social media, we always take steps to preserve our private life. Having said that, they are some happy moments that we wish to share online. One was my pregnancy. I made no secret that I was pregnant on my blog, Facebook or Twitter. We discovered […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS | April 6, 2010

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Why I am going back to reading RSS

Why I am going back to reading RSS

It used to be that the first thing I did every morning was to visit Google Reader. It has not been the case for a long time. With Twitter and Facebook, it seems that I, as many people, relied less and less on my RSS subscriptions. I think it is a mistake because we are […]

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BLOGGING, MONETIZING | March 8, 2010

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Time is Money, even for Bloggers

Time is Money, even for Bloggers

Over the last year, a switch happened in the blogosphere. People with influence have stopped working for nothing. I think this is only fair. Looking at the signs, I initially thought this was a trend occurring within the design and women blogosphere. This way until I read two posts written by social media consultants that […]

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My New Year’s Resolution: Balanced and Organized

My New Year’s Resolution: Balanced and Organized

Jill Fehrenbacher of Inhabitat told us that her New Year’s Resolution is to spend less time in front of her laptop in order to spend more time with her family and friends. It is easy for a blogger who writes about his or her passion to be carried away. After all, it does not feel […]

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BUSINESS, ORGANIZE your work | November 17, 2009

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When Blogging Becomes a Job

When Blogging Becomes a Job

I was proud to read what Genevieve wrote on O.xide Design’s blog about my coverage of working with them for my husband’s birthday party. Gen wrote: “Bloggers like Kim are more like editors of magazines”. Even if Genevieve only met me once, she understood what I do for living. Her comment brings the question of defining […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS | October 3, 2009

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Food for Thought on Blog Content

Food for Thought on Blog Content

It is the time of the year where I re-evaluate what I am doing on my At Home with Kim Vallee blog. Remember that I told you that you should review what you are doing 3 to 4 times a year. I am thinking about what I will do next to improve the content. Like […]

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BUSINESS, ORGANIZE your work | September 28, 2009

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Best Way to Keep an Empty Inbox

Best Way to Keep an Empty Inbox

Like many of you, I lost control of my inbox over the last months. I received too many emails every day. Once in a while, I would try to sort everything but I often gave up after an hour due to this immense task. Not anymore! My inbox is empty and it will stay that […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS | September 20, 2009

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My Blogging Tips Sessions at PodCamp Montreal 2009

My Blogging Tips Sessions at PodCamp Montreal 2009

I had a great time at the second edition of PodCamp Montreal. I am happy with all the sessions I went to. The exchanges provide great food for thought both from the presenters and the participants. People discussed several ways to stay authentic and transparent in CT Moore‘s talk about transparency and personal brand. It […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS | September 15, 2009

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Sharing My Top Blogging Tips at PodCamp Montreal 2009

Sharing My Top Blogging Tips at PodCamp Montreal 2009

I will be a speaker at PodCamp Montreal that will happen this weekend. In fact, I will be in two sessions. Top Tips for Better Blogging First, I will share my Top Tips for Better Blogging at 10 am Saturday, September 19th in room DE-3230. The blog universe has evolved and we have to adapt […]

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