Fireside Chat on Blogging With Mitch Mitchell – Almost ;)

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of discussing blogging with Mitch Mitchell . It was a nice change of pace to just have a casual discussion about something I’m so passionate about without the pressures of teaching and actual content creation. Even though the overall point in the video wasn’t to provide “blogging content”, I believe a ton of value came from the talk and I thought it fitting to share it with you. This is about as close to a fireside chat that I’ve come. [Read more…]

E-Commerce and Digital Download Solutions For Bloggers

We’re proud to talk E-Commerce with Yvonne Heimann in a Google HOA (Hangout on Air). The live conversation aired Sunday, March 30th, 2014 with Yvonne Heimann, Sheryl Loch and myself. We addressed e-commerce solutions and the benefit of offering digital downloads. Is blogging for profit a concern for you? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Be sure to watch the video (embedded below) for the complete conversation. [Read more…]

Image Optimization For Faster Loading Posts And Pages

Image optimization is one of the first steps you can take to help insure a fast loading blog while giving your readership a great experience. In this post, we’ll explain why we need to optimize images, list a few free online image optimization tools, image editing tools and help you get started toward a fast loading website. We explain the most popular image file formats and what they are best used for as well as a few helpful tips. Be sure to check out the embedded video if you have time. [Read more…]

New And Improved YouTube Comment System

Google has made yet another improvement for YouTube and this one involves the broken commenting system. Now you can see your video comments right on YouTube in the left column when you’re in the “Video Manager” section. Hopefully this will move to the Channel page as well some day. Below you will find a tutorial as well as an entertaining conversation with the Hot blog Tips’ Hangout Crew (video). [Read more…]

The New Universal Blogging Symbol Is Here!

Back in June of 2013, I asked the blogging community to help create An International Blogging Image for anyone to use. Now, half a year later, I’m totally stoked to announce the launch of, where we give the community it’s new Universal Blogging Symbol – The New International Blog Image. [Read more…]