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'Saratoga Mama' presents Blogging 101

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— Conquering the learning curve can be as simple as reading other people’s blogs.

“I get a lot of inspiration from seeing what other people are doing,” said Pierre.

Another key to finding blog fame (or whatever you consider success) is to post regular, fresh content.

“Really sticking to a schedule and committing to putting out regular content,” said Pierre. “I’d say minimum of once a week and most people want more. … Always give people a reason to come back.”

Blogging was never about making money, said Pierre, but it is a possibility.

“When you have a decent enough traffic you can solicit advertising and I have been fortunate to make some money with my websites through advertising and sponsorship,” said Pierre.

She’s relied on social media like Facebook and Twitter to promote the blogs and attracted both readers and “business partners” that way.

“A lot of times I’ll do reviews and giveaways. People will give me products and services to try and I can give that away to readers,” said Pierre.

Perhaps the most important thing to do when fulfilling a blogging dream is to know your purpose and convey it.

“I think everybody has something they’re passionate about that they’re able to express to others. It can just be fun and therapeutic hobby,” said Pierre. “Some people knit, some people blog.”

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