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.
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 my 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 socialable and big on building relationships. The term “building relationships” has almost turned into a coined phrase that virtually every blogger throws around 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.
A 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 have brought the PageRank to PR3, the Alexa well under a 100k and have over 1,500 comments (including mine) on just the first 45 blog posts. We have built a pretty significant list, a fantastic Newsletter, 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 personal life
I’ve been online for years in a number of online business ventures including blogging and internet marketing. I’ve had hundreds of domains, dozens of websites and a couple of popular blogs. I have been earning a consistent and substantial online income for at least five years. That income is generated with blogging, internet marketing, affiliate marketing, AdSense and a membership site.
A couple of years ago I, for the most part, left blogging to chase money (internet marketing). I realized two things with that move:
- I’m a better blogger than internet marketer.
- Blogging is my passion and I truly missed it.
I live in Belleville Michigan, USA. I’m 48 years old, hopefully I’ll remember to update this each year. I have been married to the same lovely lady for over 30 years – that’s right, I got married at eighteen years old and it worked. We have four grown children and four Grandchildren (so far).
I’m a proud veteran from the US Army and I’ve been a truck driver for most of my adult life. Even today I put in between 55 and 60 hours a week driving locally. I know how hard it is to wake up with 4 or 5 hours of sleep, go to work for 10 or 12 hours and try to write a blog post, email a newsletter, comment on other blogs, social media, and on and on and on… So when you are so tired you can’t think straight but have hours of blogging work ahead of you – you aren’t alone; I’m right there with you. With that said, I wouldn’t trade it in for the world, blogging that is. The truck driving job will not be missed after I pull those brakes for the last time. I will let you know as soon as that happens; it will be a big celebration.
I have giving several interviews recently and each has more on both my personal life and Hot Blog tips.
- Our interview by Ileane of Basic Blog Tips
- Our two part interview on Daily Blog Tools: Part 1 Part 2
- Interviewed by Tim’s Minions
- Our featured spotlight on LogAllot.com