The Blue Kite Blog

How to Build a Content Plan For Your Blog

By | January 04, 2012

If you have a blog, chances are good that you’ve been knocked off your blogging schedule a time or two. After all, it’s just too easy to let your business, family and other commitments get in the way. But, you want 2012 to be different, right? If so, then it’s... Read More »

Blog Post Quality vs. Quantity: the Debate Rages On

By | November 22, 2011

I’ve blogged before about the importance of posting regularly on your blog. In fact, it’s so important that stale blogs are the first to go when I clean up my blog subscriptions. If it’s been a month (or several) since you’re last post, why should I tune in? That said,... Read More »

Top 10 Excuses that Keep You from Starting a Blog

By | September 01, 2011

Earlier this week, I was thrilled to be a guest on Tony Hasting’s wonderful blog, The Top 10 Blog. Tony is my super-nice friend from across the pond and it’s likely you’ve seen him over here in the comments section of my blog. I really hope you’ll connect with Tony.... Read More »

How to Write a Successful eBook – Interview with Jeff Goins

By | August 30, 2011

I’m a big fan of Jeff Goins. He writes a really smart blog and he’s a super nice guy. It’s been truly a pleasure to get to know him during the past several months. I was thrilled when Jeff launched his eBook, The Writer’s Manifesto, a couple of months ago.... Read More »

Reading Roundup: Mind control, Psychology & Special Sauce

By | August 26, 2011

You may have noticed that I decided not to post a Reading Roundup last week. I thought that I didn’t want every second or third post on the blog to be a roundup of links. So, I thought about doing this every other week. But now, I have so much... Read More »

How to Spice Up a Boring Blog

By | August 17, 2011

We are creatures of habit. We like routine because it’s easy (and it means we don’t have to think too hard about things). However, that gets awfully dangerous when you try that with your blog. After awhile, you might just bore your readers to tears. I know what you’re thinking.... Read More »

7 Annoying Blogging Personality Disorders

By | August 15, 2011

Last week, I was honored to be a guest on Stanford Smith’s blog, Pushing Social. This post was my follow-up to the 7 Annoying Social Media Personality Disorders I wrote a few months ago. And, just like that post, this one was also picked up on Guy Kawasaki’s blog, Holy... Read More »

How to Build a Blog Community

By | August 09, 2011

Today, I’m excited to bring you an awesome guest post from the talented Jayme Soulati! I had the pleasure of meeting Jayme this spring at SoSlam in Knoxville and we have become fast friends. She’s smart, fun and I guarantee you’ll learn a lot from her. Enjoy! * * *... Read More »

Website Design Strategy Tips for Non-Profits

By | July 28, 2011

Earlier this week, I was honored to be interviewed by William Griggs, founder of GiveYear, for his NonProfit Notables series. In this video, William and I talk about how non-profits can make the most of their websites and how to use it to connect with their donors and supporters. William... Read More »

6 Irrefutable Reasons Your Business Needs a Blog

By | July 14, 2011

If you’ve been sitting on the fence about blogging, now is the time to take the leap. Even though blogs are old news, it doesn’t mean their power has diminished. In fact, as the web becomes more focused on ways to share content and filter through all the noise online,... Read More »