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Forum: Writing: Blogging 07-07-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 633
Posted By dlandry
Sponsored Post Opportunity

I've worked with this person a few times in the past for his various clients. Feel free to mention my name if you contact him.



Hi Dee

Thank you for your help with the article you recently...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 06-26-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By dlandry
I may be able to help you. Send me an email at...

I may be able to help you. Send me an email at [email protected] as I have a few questions and if it works I'd be happy to put up an ad on my blog.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 05-14-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By dlandry
I'd say if it were your blog, you paid for the...

I'd say if it were your blog, you paid for the domain and hosting then you'd keep the revenue. If you wanted you could give them a % or when I had a group doing reviews for me I allowed them to use...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 05-13-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By dlandry
Being hosted on Blogger doesn't help with Google...

Being hosted on Blogger doesn't help with Google PR, it's how well you SEO your site and posts. How many backlinks you have and however they change algorhythm for that round. When I moved from...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 05-04-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By dlandry
A domain is one of the first things you should...

A domain is one of the first things you should get, even before hosting.

A domain is who you are and where people can find you. When you start out with a free one from Blogger or Wordpress that...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-30-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By dlandry
I think the frugal/crafts would be a great niche.

I think the frugal/crafts would be a great niche.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-30-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,548
Posted By dlandry
I've used Akismet from day one and still get...

I've used Akismet from day one and still get 100's of spam a day. Right now I've got over 1,000 comments in my spam folder.

I liked that plug-in that makes you check a box if you're a person...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-30-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By dlandry
I have post-it's all over the place

I have post-it's all over the place
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-25-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By dlandry
A blogging friend has set up several group boards...

A blogging friend has set up several group boards and she said that her experience was to pin to her personal board first then a day or so later repin to the group board. She found this to be a good...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-25-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,548
Posted By dlandry
I moved from Blogger to WP in November and the...

I moved from Blogger to WP in November and the spam since the move has been unreal. I use Akismet which is putting them all in the spam folder but I still get several hundred a day. Someone...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-24-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By dlandry
How did you find the comments board?

How did you find the comments board?
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-23-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By dlandry
The link you posted isn't working. I think it's...

The link you posted isn't working. I think it's only part of the link so it's showing up as broken for me.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-19-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By dlandry
True, the bloggers I know that make decent money...

True, the bloggers I know that make decent money will tell you how hard they work on social networks, visiting and commenting on other blogs, keeping up on what Google now wants, the FTC as far as...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-19-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By dlandry
What does your husband blog about? I belong...

What does your husband blog about?

I belong to the MomDot forum and we have several men there as well. There's a board that focuse strictly on monetization and they talk about ad networks,...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-15-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By dlandry
To answer your question about whether you can...

To answer your question about whether you can have multiple sites, the answer is "depends"

As mentioned above you need to go through Wordpress.org and get your own hosting. A domain is about $10...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-13-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By dlandry
I sent you an email

I sent you an email
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-11-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By dlandry
Not sure I'm understanding what you're asking. ...

Not sure I'm understanding what you're asking.

Alexa is a ranking system and the only way to get the number to go down is to get visitors that have the toolbar installed. That's one reason...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-09-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By dlandry
I'm guessing it's a copy/paste of your post. ...

I'm guessing it's a copy/paste of your post. It's wrong and is actually duplicate content which Google frowns upon. It won't hurt you as far as Google is concerned since they can tell who put it up...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-08-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By dlandry
It's against the terms to post a link to your...

It's against the terms to post a link to your site anywhere except your signature so you might be able to get away with changing your signature (temporarily) to link to the giveaway then mention it...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-05-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By dlandry
I belong to the MomDot forum and the people there...

I belong to the MomDot forum and the people there are so helpful in getting started and monetizing your blog. We have people on different formats though most do use self hosted WP. There are many...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-30-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,207
Posted By dlandry
Anything that's on my mind at the time but my...

Anything that's on my mind at the time but my puppies are my favorite topic
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-28-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By dlandry
If you're still looking for people and have a...

If you're still looking for people and have a budget send me an email at [email protected] or PM me and we can talk.

I not only do sponsored posts and reviews but also have access to a network of...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-27-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By dlandry
Sponsored Post Opportunity

A friend asked me to post this for her. She does outreach for different PR reps and has worked with this guy before.



Seeking bloggers for a sponsored post campaign. Must have a .com site. hey...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-19-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By dlandry
This is a personal preference but if I go to a...

This is a personal preference but if I go to a site and I'm hit with a pop-up asking me to sign up before anything else I leave the site. I don't want to have ti sign up for anything before looking...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-13-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By dlandry
When I moved from Blogger to Wordpress I had my...

When I moved from Blogger to Wordpress I had my host help me set it all up then I did the transfer myself. Once that was done I had to set up a 301 redirect on blogger so links to my old domain...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-12-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By dlandry
If you're on free Wordpress which is...

If you're on free Wordpress which is Wordpress.com then you won't be able to make money since it's against their terms. If you're on Wordpress.org where you bought your own domain and pay for...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-12-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,490
Posted By dlandry
No matter where you decide to blog I'd suggest...

No matter where you decide to blog I'd suggest getting a domain right from the start. It's around $10-$11 a year and well worth it.

If you want to host for free without the monthly fees then go...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-11-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By dlandry
Getting visitors to your site takes time but it...

Getting visitors to your site takes time but it starts with content that people will want to read.

Comment on other like blogs or blogs that you have an interest in but don't be spammy. Make...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-11-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,490
Posted By dlandry
I second this. Cooking blogs with recipes and...

I second this. Cooking blogs with recipes and photos (you need good photos) do well. Think The Pioneer Woman who has her own TV show. The Pioneer Woman | Ree Drummond (http://thepioneerwoman.com) ...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-09-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By dlandry
Don't know if there's a limit but at one time I...

Don't know if there's a limit but at one time I had 10 blogspot blogs and 1 wordpress.com.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-08-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By dlandry
Blogger = Yes Wordpress.com (free hosting) =...

Blogger = Yes
Wordpress.com (free hosting) = No
Wordpress.org (own domain and paid hosting) = Yes
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-07-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,877
Posted By dlandry
Most hosting sites have one button WP install. I...

Most hosting sites have one button WP install. I use InMotion and found a code on CNET for 6 months free. I paid for a full year at once at half price. Their customer service and tech support is...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-06-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,865
Posted By dlandry
I started blogging for me to get things off my...

I started blogging for me to get things off my chest and release stress. Now I enjoy writing and the creative aspect of blogging. Taking the right picture, editing and reading comments from my...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-05-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,877
Posted By dlandry
While GoDaddy is great for purchasing a domain...

While GoDaddy is great for purchasing a domain I'd steer clear of their hosting, I've heard too many complaints.

Our town is trying to set up a website and they purchased a years hosting through...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 02-28-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By dlandry
When you did the transfer did you keep your post...

When you did the transfer did you keep your post URL's the same, by that I mean the same format. In WP you can choose how you want them to show up and it needs to be the same as it was in Blogger or...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 02-28-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By dlandry
Blogger Linkup http://www.bloggerlinkup.com/ is...

Blogger Linkup http://www.bloggerlinkup.com/ is a daily email you can get where you can post if you're looking for a guest blogger or if you want to blog on someone else's blog.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 02-28-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By dlandry
Blogger Linkup at http://www.bloggerlinkup.com/...

Blogger Linkup at http://www.bloggerlinkup.com/ is newsletter you can subscribe to. You can put in a request that you'd like a guest blogger or that you are looking to guest post on someone else's...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 02-26-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By dlandry
I had a blog on blogger since 1996 and just...

I had a blog on blogger since 1996 and just switched over to WP last November. I had my own domain but the reason I finally made the switch was the things WP can do with a simple plug-in I had to do...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 02-22-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By dlandry
Is there a reason you don't want wordpress? ...

Is there a reason you don't want wordpress?

As far as I know there's no way to use wordpress.com on your own hosting site. Wordpress.org is free to use, you only have to pay for your domain and...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 02-22-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By dlandry
While both Blogger and Blogspot are the same...

While both Blogger and Blogspot are the same thing there is a difference. A blog hosted on blogger with their free domain would be a blogspot blog and have the .blogspot extension in the URL such as...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 02-17-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By dlandry
Several bloggers have told me the rule of thumb...

Several bloggers have told me the rule of thumb (but not set in stone) is $10 per month per PR point for a text link ad. So if you're a PR 2 it would be $20 a month for a text link ad or $120 for...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 02-13-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By dlandry
Look at blogs in a niche you're interested in and...

Look at blogs in a niche you're interested in and see the who's advertsing with them or what they post about. If it's a paid/sponsored post it has to be disclosed so see what they write about and...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 02-09-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By dlandry
Having the social media buttons don't send the...

Having the social media buttons don't send the posts to your FB, Twitter, etc...You'll have to manually post them there or use another service like Networked Blogs to auto-post. I personally prefer...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 02-07-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By dlandry
I've been doing product reviews since 2008 and...

I've been doing product reviews since 2008 and from the past few years can tell you that traffic goes up and down with the holidays and Christmas and Valentine's Day are usually the higest traffic...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 02-06-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By dlandry
Most make their money from ads though you do need...

Most make their money from ads though you do need to have a following that the advertisers feel would get them exposure.

If you know photography and can do tutorials those go over well as review...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 02-06-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By dlandry
To be successful you need to write about...

To be successful you need to write about something you know or are interested in. Just picking a topic that you think might be popular that you know nothing about will lead to you losing your spark...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 01-25-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By dlandry
I've heard a lot say they lost PR temporarily...

I've heard a lot say they lost PR temporarily when moving their blog but it came back up within a few weeks or months.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 01-22-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By dlandry
I'm not a member of Top Mom Blogger but do know...

I'm not a member of Top Mom Blogger but do know the owners. Trisha owns MomDot which is a blog and forum. The forum is private but free and there's a paid section where we share review and...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 01-20-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By dlandry
I sent you a PM

I sent you a PM
Forum: Writing: Blogging 01-06-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By dlandry
You can't monetize the free Wordpress blogs.

You can't monetize the free Wordpress blogs.
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