What’s The Story Behind Your Brand?

In this post I talk about the importance of conveying your story in everything you do, building relationships and connecting on a deeper level. I tell my story on exactly what led to this post and how it can help you understand the importance of storytelling. [Read more…]

Building The Hot Blog Tips Home Studio – Part One

For those that have been following this blog and follow me on many of the social media platforms, you may already know podcasting is in the very near future of Hot Blog Tips. You may also know I’ve been planning a dedicated home office/studio. Well, just yesterday I began construction and things are moving forward.

Why Post About My New Office and Studio?

This post will launch a short series sharing my Home Studio Project. The only time I have to blog, promote and interact is on the weekends. Since I need to create content, there’s been very little time for building since I am the contractor. I know very little about building a room but I do have the best rates in town. 😉 [Read more…]

Branding Opportunities With The New Generic Top Level Domains

Sexy Audio Blog by Brian:

Have you seen all of the exciting new Generic Top Level Domains that are now available? This is the perfect branding opportunity for those a little late to the game and found most of the .COMs taken. In this post, I’ll go over the two most exciting aspects of the recent gTLD additions and why they just may be the perfect solution for new bloggers or new online business ideas you come up with. [Read more…]

How To Increase Google Plus Views

In a world full of useless numbers, rankings and egos, how many of you have noticed the Google Plus Views on profiles and pages? The Hot Blog Tips G+ page used to have a very impressive (in my mind) 8.something thousand +1s. What that meant, or even how we got them… I haven’t a clue. I suspect it meant very little and I’m certain it meant even less to me.

Now there are new numbers being boasted by the masses, Google has views! A little over a month ago Google Plus switched to “views” rather the +1, neither of which should be mistaken for interaction or any type of relationship measurement. You can turn the visibility of those views off to others, if you so choose, but many plussers are feeling pretty good showing their impressive counts. [Read more…]

Simple Steps Before Starting A Blog

Whether you’re one of the thousands of people thinking about starting a blog or you just want to see if you’re on the right path, I think you’ll find value in the following tips on beginning a blog. There are a ton of beginning a blog tips out there but I want to offer some solid advice to consider before writing a single word. That’s not to say this post isn’t for you if you’ve already started, it absolutely is. With that said, veteran bloggers might find these tips to be a little too basic. If that’s you, I invite you to join us in the discussion and add your valuable advice in the comment section below. [Read more…]