Stop Pimping Your Blog For Money

Yesterday I celebrated my 4th year as a Blogger on WordPress – Yay Me!  However, in May 2010, I started DeDivahDeals on the platform so actually I have been blogging for almost 6 years.  This new blog, Blogging with Blake was created in May 2015 and my tagline is, “From a Hobby to Hollywood” … Read more

Marketing Campaigns and Influencers

I have previously written about engaging bloggers/influencers in marketing campaigns so I found this article from Everywhere Agency to be very timely.  I am currently working with a client on this strategy and find it accurate and on point. Read through the article and let me know what you think and if your company or … Read more

11 Reasons You Should Start A Blog

I am sharing this post 11 Reasons You Should Start a Blog by Mike Wallagher over at  I also presented it on a Periscope Sunday night, unfortunately, I didn’t get any viewers so it’s being reposted here.   I know you didn’t tune it because it was SuperBowl Sunday, so if you want to … Read more

Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses – 5 Steps

Social Media Marketing is not a quick fix, it takes time, commitment and consistency. As a small business owner it is important to listen to your potential customers and clients, learn about what they want and then build relationships with them. Laura Lake, a Social Media Expert wrote a great article 5 Steps To a … Read more

R E S P E C T … tell me what it means to me?

R E S P E C T…tell me what it means to me? To most of you reading this post right now, you know that these are the lyrics to an Aretha Franklin song, but it should also be your daily blog mantra.  R E S P E C T yourself and your blog R … Read more

6 Tips for Bloggers Working With Brands

6 Tips for Bloggers working with Brands Last week, I wrote about the Best Practices for Brands working with Bloggers, this week I am writing about the Best Practices for Bloggers working with Brands. When I first started blogging I had no intentions of earning money with my blog, truth be told, I didn’t even … Read more