Welcome 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.
New – Audio Clips: One thing worth noting is I have recently recorded a short audio clip for newer posts. This isn’t “reading it too you” but more of a supplemental message about what the post is about.
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
- My name is Brian D. Hawkins, the admin and owner of Hot Blog Tips. I have well over twelve years of online experience, as well as earning a steady online income for over ten years.
- Sheryl Loch is a member of The Hot Blog Tips Hangout Crew. Sheryl is also a regular contributor to this blog, she helps admin our Google Plus Page, our Facebook page and YouTube Channel. In other words, without Sheryl, this blog would fall apart.
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
Steven Hughes’ Kindness
Thank you Scott Craighead
@HotBlogTips Your honesty and integrity got my vote ASAP…Your more than just a brand or some BS blog tip site. Your the best thing you got
— CraigheadPro (@CraigheadPro) April 20, 2014
Hey, Check out this unsolicited video Scott made about Hot Blog Tips.
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.
I have giving several interviews recently and each has more on both my personal life and Hot Blog tips.