The Blue Kite Blog

Mark Schaefer Discusses Blogging, Social Media & Online Influence

By | February 08, 2012

We’re on day three of my “Freedom Week” expert interview series and I’m super excited to have Mark Schaefer on the blog today! Mark and I have known each other almost two years. And, as we mention in the video, we met through Twitter. I’m glad to call him a... Read More »

Jeff Goins Shares How to Build a Powerful Blogging Platform

By | February 07, 2012

As part of my “Freedom Week” series, I’m excited to bring you another expert interview today. This time, I’m talking to Jeff Goins from In a little more than a year, Jeff has built a wildly successful blog for writers. He’s been featured on Copyblogger, ProBlogger, Zen Habits and... Read More »

Practical Blogging Tips from Stanford Smith of Pushing Social

By | February 06, 2012

Last week, I announced that I am taking my marketing business full time (and I’m super excited)! To celebrate my move to full-time entrepreneurship, I wanted to offer up something special to you guys. This week, in what I’m calling “Freedom Week”, I’m serving up interviews with awesome thought-leaders who have... Read More »

Reading Roundup: Habits, Readiness and Failure

By | January 06, 2012

There’s been a lot of optimism on the web this week. After all, since we’re just days into the New Year there has been a lot of talk about resolutions, goals and fresh starts. Feels nice, doesn’t it? There’s so much good stuff out there, it’s enough to make your head... Read More »

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 »