Stop Complaining When Bloggers Get Paid

Rhonda of Mrs. Greene shares some choice words about people who complain when bloggers get paid in this video: read more

Things That Don’t Apply to Blogging Anymore

How long have you been blogging? I have been blogging since 2000. Yes, you read that right! My first blog was hand-coded HTML on an Angelfire site. I started my first crafty blog in about 2005, after having spent five years writing a personal blog (back when personal blogs were this cool new thing, and before Facebook really took off). In the past thirteen years, the blogging... read more

How to Monetize Your Craft Blog with Sister Diane

Whenever I get questions from people about how to make money blogging, I give them the link to Crafterminds to get them started — let them read back over the archives for awhile to get a great overview of how to blog for money. Attending the #crafterminds chat and joining a mastermind group are also great ways to learn. But as for more in-depth information, I recommend making a... read more

Be Sticky: Keep Visitors on Your Site Longer

Do you ever look at your site’s stats and wonder why visitors come and go so quickly? Why do they read just one post and then bail out? You may have great content, but they just aren’t sticking around to read it. Here are some ideas for keeping visitors on your site longer, and for turning “visitors” into “readers”: by Randa Clay, 1.... read more

Crafterminds Chat Lives!

A few weeks ago, we announced we were going to postpone #crafterminds Twitter chat indefinitely, but today I’m happy to announce that we will be continuing on with the Monday (1pm P/4pm E) chats, with some volunteers who have stepped up to host the chats. So, thanks to our volunteers: Jamie from C.R.A.F.T, @thecraftblog Abby Glassenberg from While She Naps, @abbyglassenberg... read more

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