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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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What an Editorial Calendar Can Do for Bloggers

What an Editorial Calendar Can Do for Bloggers

The way that lifestyle blogs, magazines and the style section of newspapers manage their editorial calendar is not that different after all. It’s true that blogs tend to view their editorial calendar on a short time basis versus the yearly scope of traditional media. It is probably due to the fact that bloggers talks about what […]

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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, Blogging TIPS

March 24, 2010

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Why You Need to Preserve Your Blog History

Why You Need to Preserve Your Blog History

I started to blog in January 28, 2005 with a blog that was called Flair et Style. My first post was about Dwell, the modern architecture and design magazine. I wrote exclusively in French at the time. In fact, I produced two blogs before I switched to the language of Shakespeare. It is not for […]

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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING

March 12, 2010

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The New Blogger Template Designer

The New Blogger Template Designer

Since I run a WordPress blog, I rarely talk about the Blogger platform. It is mainly because I never used it. A new developement on the Blogger platform enables me to share a good news for all of you who are on the Blogger platform. The news is a response to the lack of flexibility […]

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Blogging TIPS

March 12, 2010

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Why I Refuse To Support IE6

Why I Refuse To Support IE6

Internet Explorer 6 is a very old (it was released in 2001) and buggy browser that caused and is still causing many headaches to Web developers. I took the decision to not support Explorer 6 when I started my At Home blog in 2007. I did it before You Tube, Google and many other mass […]

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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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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

February 23, 2010

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Bloggers Need a clear Editorial and Advertising Policies

Bloggers Need a clear Editorial and Advertising Policies

March 8th, 2010 Update:  “Bloggers are not slaves of brands” was the original post title. If you run a blog, you probably notice a surge on the number of brands that wish to either buy coverage on your site, ask to write a guest post for free or for money, or my “favorite”, the ones […]

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Blog PROMOTION, BLOGGING

February 21, 2010

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My Interview on Blog Out Loud

My Interview on Blog Out Loud

Rebecca Orlov interviewed me for Blog Out Loud. I thought she asked very good questions about blogging and how to use social media for small business. When I read her introduction, I blushed. I feel really honored to have earned her respect. Giving interview and interviewing other bloggers are effective ways to get word around […]

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BLOGGING, MONETIZING

November 27, 2009

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Blog Advertising 101

Blog Advertising 101

With the time it takes to run a blog, it is normal than more and more bloggers are looking at ways to make a living with their blog. I often meet people who asked me for advices on blog advertising at parties and conferences. To keep things simple, I will just review the basics of ad […]

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