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image - About Hot Blog TipsWelcome to Hot Blog Tips

We will offer quality tips to help bloggers with everything from designing their blogs to building traffic, from monetizing to branding, marketing to search engine optimization. If it will improve your blog we want to discuss it here.

What To Expect From Hot Blog Tips

All original content – There are few “original” topics about blogging any more but everything you find on this blog are either my take or a guest author’s take. We don’t use private label or borrowed online articles. I don’t promote anything that I haven’t tried personally and believe in. You won’t find endless lines of affiliate links on our blog or newsletter. I don’t pretend to be anything that I am not. We see a lot of people trying to “fake it until they make it” and that just isn’t my style. I do consider myself an expert blogger but I am not a “guru” and I’m not even one of the biggest bloggers online, not by a long shot. I’m online to make money. I don’t feel there’s anything wrong with that and I’m not going to pretend that it’s somehow immoral to blog for money. With that said, there’s a thin line that I won’t cross that turns a blog into a glorified sales page and an affiliate link infested website that looks like a blog. Hot Blog Tips offers real and valuable content and nothing less. I am sociable and big on building relationships. The term “building relationships” has almost turned into a coined phrase that virtually every blogger throws around like it’s a right of passage but I am the real deal when it comes to that. I love blogging and I want interaction with our readers and subscribers. Anyone that wants comments on their blog in order to look popular and impress other bloggers is simply missing out on the real opportunity. There is real value in interacting with other bloggers, whether they are brand new or seasoned veterans. We learn from everyone and that is what blogging is all about. I can get a little arrogant at times, I know, but I am fair and I am respectful. I allow others to have their opinion and to voice that opinion on this blog, as long as it’s not attacking someone.

Hot Blog Tips – The Back Story

I registered HotBlogTips.com back in 2008 because I knew the domain alone had value. I setup a quick blog but never planned to “work” it myself. I eventually put the site up for sale and it sold very quickly. Without getting into the boring details, I had the opportunity take the blog back over early in 2011. I did take it over but I simply deleted all of the content and parked to domain.

For six months this domain sat parked until I decided to give it a go. Parking the site was a mistake; it lost all PageRank and the Alexa was way up in the millions. I think maybe five or eight million, I can’t remember. It did, however, still have links to it, even though most were broken and that point and it still had name recognition.

In just a matter of months we had brought the PageRank to PR3, the Alexa well under a 100k. We have built a pretty significant list, The Hot Blog Tips VIP List, and all of the social media accounts we could. There’s still work to do but we’re off to a very good start. It’s important to me for Hot Blog Tips to walk the walk; other bloggers need to know that I know what I am doing. This isn’t my first blogging adventure.

I’m here to, A) Prove I can do it, and B) prove that YOU can do it too.

Who’s behind Hot Blog Tips

 About YOU!

We’re here for you and without you, nothing on this blog would mean a thing. Thank you for that and lets look at what a few readers have mentioned about Hot Blog Tips.

Kind words from Kim Castleberry
Anyone here that is a blogger or building their brand through blogging should connect with the head of the Hot Blog Tips team, Brian D. Hawkins and follow the cool stuff they're doing over there. Brian has leveraged an amazing little JV team to create a solid brand that isn't reliant on only his efforts and if you like my blog, you're going to like his as well.

Steven Hughes’ Kindnessimage - Steve Hughes Kindness

Thank you Scott Craighead

My personal life

Hot Blog Tips isn’t about me; there are thousands of people (including you) making this thing work so if you want to know more about me, visit my personal site.

Want More?

I have giving several interviews recently and each has more on both my personal life and Hot Blog tips.

  1. Interviewed by I’m Just Sharing
  2. Our interview by Ileane of Basic Blog Tips
  3. Our two part interview on Daily Blog Tools: Part 1 Part 2
  4. Interviewed by Tim’€™s Minions
  5. Our featured spotlight on LogAllot.com
  6. Featured on Monitor Backlinks Blog