Rebuilding yourself (and your blog) after going viral

It’s not that this blog is “all that”, necessarily. But, I have spent some time in the spotlight as my story has circulated around the Internet. It’s wonderful when it happens. Stats soar. People offer words of encouragement (or hate). Then, what? Here’s the thing about going viral: It’s not always good. But still, the … Continue reading Rebuilding yourself (and your blog) after going viral

What to do if someone steals your blog posts?

When it comes to blogging, there is not much that gets my blood boiling more than someone who shamelessly rips entire blog posts (or, for that matter, blogs themselves) and republishes them on another site. Content duplication has serious consequences. Not only is copyright infringement against the law, but Google and other search engines (“other … Continue reading What to do if someone steals your blog posts?

After 1,000,000 blog hits, here’s what I learned about running a blog

Think Save Retire recently crested the 1,000,000 pageview mark since my lame first post that had something to do with Starbucks. In the time it took me to build up a respectable audience, I learned a thing or two about this whole “blogging business”. Blogging is about more than just typing a bunch of shit … Continue reading After 1,000,000 blog hits, here’s what I learned about running a blog