Blogging

Get Back To the Basics When It Comes To SEO

Jeff Quipp | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

If you're in the process of building out content to bolster your SEO efforts, start with the content on your website. Are visitors able to discern what you do? Do you describe your services or products adequately? Is your copy informative and helpful based on what potential customers are searching for? Next, you should create a blog, if you don't already have one.

Great Content Can Help You Beat Your Competition

Andrea Lekushoff | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Business
Andrea Lekushoff

You would be better off examining your competition's communications weaknesses so you can stand head and shoulders above them. Here are four great places to start.

Ten Awesome Things To Do With Your Published Blog

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 04.27.2014 | Canada
Nikki Fotheringham

Regularly visit sites similar to your own and engage with their readers who ask questions or share posts. These active readers are exactly the kinds of people you want on your site too and you already share an interest. You should also engage people who share your posts on their social media platforms by asking questions or liking their content too.

Seven Blogging Blunders Your Business Should Avoid in 2014

Jeff Quipp | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

By now, most businesses have bought into the idea that blogging is an important piece of their marketing communications strategy. But the ability to reach an audience through blogging can work both ways. Here are seven frequent blogging blunders that should be avoided.

This Mommy Blogger Is Aiming Low for 2014

Kerry Sauriol | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Kerry Sauriol

The background chatter is filled with bloggers concerned about taking professional shots of their food or composters or safe non-plastic toys and the right camera to do so. Gone are stories of parenting imperfection like why their 11-year-old still can't tie his shoes, but yet can have a girlfriend (I haven't blogged that one yet).

What Content Marketing Can Do for You in 2014

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Business
Lisa Ostrikoff

There are various methods in which content marketing can work for businesses in virtually any industry, with the information provided in a variety of formats. You can either do this in-house, or hire professional content creators in a variety of mediums to do this for you. Here are some ideas that could work for you.

Just Because I Can Live My Whole Life Online Doesn't Mean I Should

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I stopped journalling because I got online. I don't think that's a bad thing, but I am realizing that reconnecting, thinking how to package myself and my experiences in a palatable way, and "making memories" is getting in the way of actually living them. That is the one thing that today's technology has taught me. I may be able to get information and companionship instantly, but it doesn't mean that I should.

The Writer's Writing Place

Vicki Murphy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Vicki Murphy

Apparently most writers have a special place to, you know, write. George Bernard Shaw had a hut that he could rotate so he was always in the sun. Roal...

This is the End of Civil Discussion

Jeff Paterson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Jeff Paterson

I'm no John Ivison, Christie Blatchford, Chantal Hebert, Ezra Levant, Christopher Hume, Andrew Coyne or Margaret Wente. Heck, you could find bloggers...

Why Websites Should Kill Their Comments

Mitch Joel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

Whether we like it or not, the great discourse and online conversations are being clouded and polluted with spammy comments. If you have ever blogged, you will note how difficult it can sometimes be to sort the wheat from the chaff.

Miley Cyrus, White Feminism, and the Dance of Oppression

Darlena Cunha | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Music
Darlena Cunha

This is not about Miley. It's not about back-up dancers. It's not about one entertainment show that happened one night in August 2013. It's about an institutionalized thought process that is subtly reinforced at every given opportunity. And if we stop writing about the institution, aren't we doing society a disservice?

The Shelf Life of a Mom Blogger

Kerry Sauriol | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kerry Sauriol

Even if you call your blog a hobby, the brands and mainstream media are watching you these days. It is far easier to connect with brands now than it was when I started out on this journey. While I still dream of Crunchy Carpets turning into my sole bread and butter, I have (wisely, I think) regarded it more as a jumping off point and have worked hard at spreading the word about my LEARNED expertise gained through blogging and social media. I love my blog and the amazing opportunities it has brought me, but I can only imagine what it would like if I was ten years younger and so was my blog.

SavvyMom Roundup: the Jolie Gene, the Busy Trap and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It was another busy week. We announced our top 75 Most Influential Canadian Mom Blogs, parents were fighting on the sidelines and everyone's talking a...

SavvyMom Roundup: Kids and Porn, Moms and Minivans

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Remember the days when we were worried about our kids catching a glimpse of the Swimsuit Edition of Sports Illustrated? Apparently, if your kids are over the age of 6 and use the internet, it's likely they have seen much worse.

Mommy Bloggers Are Working Women, Too

Kerry Sauriol | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kerry Sauriol

As part of her attempts to win the womens' vote for this election, Christy Clark and her various women and mom-focused ministers have been inviting moms and working women to small round table discussions to raise awareness about what the Liberal government can do to help mothers and working mothers in particular. The biggest issue that was brought up over and over was childcare. Due to love of career or by pure financial necessity, more women are working AND raising families and AFFORDABLE childcare has to be part of this juggling act. However what was emphasized also was FLEXIBLE childcare. Why? Because working mothers are not settling back into traditional 9-to-5 positions or even the few remaining shift work employment available out there. What are working mothers doing now? We are creating our OWN work.

When It Comes to SEO, Content is King

Jeff Quipp | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada
Jeff Quipp

Companies that once saw blogging as something they couldn't afford due to lack of time, resources, or interest must now rethink their position and start seeing it as something they can't afford not to do if they want to survive the new economy.

This Man Is Running The Toronto Marathon With No Legs

Alana Hurov | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Impact
Alana Hurov

Imagine going to bed with flu-like symptoms and waking up three weeks later with no legs and only one arm. Bryan Cuerrier doesn't have to imagine. He lived it. He was diagnosed with Flesh Eating Disease. But his love and passion for life hasn't changed. To mark the third anniversary of the incident, he and his incredibly devoted wife have signed up for the Toronto Marathon on May 5.

What I've Learned in My Blogging Career

Anne Day | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada Business
Anne Day

When I started blogging over seven years ago, I was doing it purely because I liked to write. Obviously my attitude changed. One of the first inklings I had that I was on the wrong path with this blog business was when I hired a social media intern. She was reviewing all that we did, and was quick to point out that my blog looked "shitty." Her words, not mine.

Do I Have a Right to Tell My Kids' Stories?

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

Lately I've been struggling with writing about my boys. When I first started blogging they were young, a toddler and baby. Now they are older, boys with opinions and experiences all their own and those stories no longer belong to me -- they belong to them. I wonder if by writing those stories, I'm taking something I have no right to.

Have Baby, Will Blog

Natalia Yanchak | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Living
Natalia Yanchak

Three months ago we welcomed a baby boy into this world. Our second child. I feel that as a blogger I'm obligated to tap into these days of infancy, that I should be mommy-blogging to the extreme, documenting the experience for all to share. Where is this pressure coming from?

The Best HuffPost Canada Blogs Of 2012

Devon Murphy | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada
Devon Murphy

Our blog rail often feels like an eclectic dinner party where celebrities, politicians, students and any Canadian with an intelligent opinion gather around the same table. Almost every day this year we have read about how different people view government, public figures, other cultures and their own lives. Taken on their own, each blog might seem underwhelming. After all, it is just one person's opinion, and your crazy Aunt Edna has no shortage of those. But when we publish these insights, arguments and confessions on our platform, often something special happens. Often these blogs become fire crackers, igniting a national conversation.

Confessions Of A Fashion Hoarder

Hallae Khosravi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Style
Hallae Khosravi

Like any addict I started small, working my way up from shoes to sequins to vintage novelty anything. Then it began as a means to keep up with the competition: if a blogger was talking about it, I wanted it, or if I thought it would be an upcoming trend, I had to have it. It was at a point where I felt this compulsive need to constantly be checking what was new, and "in", and on the backs of my fashion icons.

I Blog, Therefore I Am

Shannon McKarney | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Living
Shannon McKarney

I was web geeky for sure -- I think I had about 5 Geocities sites by that point, including one about my cat. and this intrigued me. Do you mean to tell me that there's a platform just for writing? I could write somewhere where other people could read it? My very own column on the Internet?

Is Podcasting Poised For a Comeback?

Mitch Joel | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

In short, everything that you thought the Internet wasn't about in a world of 140 character tweets, Facebook status updates and YouTube viral video sensations. These deep and rich treasure troves of content are also gaining mainstream attention, and it all seems to be drawing more and more energy towards podcasting: a medium that many have already written off.

What New Media Has Taught Us About Truth

Mitch Joel | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

Where do we go for the truth... the whole truth and nothing but the truth? In essence, new media is most amazing because people are beginning to doubt what they read, hear and see. There's nothing wrong with that. In fact, it's probably one of the best thing that has happened to the news since it was created.