Tips to Harness the Power of Blogging As a Female Entrepreneur

As a female entrepreneur or woman in business, using a few tips when you’re blogging will enable you to easily and effectively increase the profile of your business with the search engines.

Imagine using the power of blogging to really succeed in your internet marketing strategies. Ultimately your profile increases and your online profits will soar. This can be achieved if you follow these simple tips to assist in making your blogging a success.

Are you aware that you can make your blogs stand out from the rest? If you want yours to be noticed amongst the millions of blogs on the internet today, you need to ensure that your blog is optimized.

Several factors determine how powerful your blogging can be in improving your search engine position. It is fact that the search engines love blogs and that they get picked up by search engines quickly, but this will only happen if you make sure that your blog is optimized for them.

The following simple tips will assist you, the female entrepreneur, to harness the power of blogging to increase your profile with the search engines, and in turn raise your profits from your business.

1. Ensure your blog title and URL structure is just right! Your URL must be search engine friendly and user friendly. It’s best if you keep your blog URL short and concise. It is also important for the name of your blog URL to be related to your online business niche.

2. Blog regularly and if possible, everyday! This is the most important tip as we know the search engines just love new content. The blogs that are powerful and attract large volumes of traffic and bring the great results are those that are updated regularly. Search engines will pick up the new content and this will increase your ranking on search engines.

3. Categorise the content on your blog, ensuring you use your keywords, as this will increase the search engine ranking of your blog and website. If your website blog is about starting a home business, you can have categories like ‘home business opportunities’, ‘home business tips for success’, ‘secrets for making money online’ and ‘make money online examples’. Be creative and have interesting categories for your blog. Using various keywords for your niche improves your search engine ranking for all these keywords.

4. You must tag your content. If you want your blog posts to get high visibility and exposure, it is important that you tag your content. You can do this by using pre-installed plug-ins in your blog script.

5. Ping every time you add new content to your site. Whenever you add new blog posts, ping your blog to alert search engines that you have added new content on your site.

6. Submit your blog to blog directories and niche directories. This will not only help you to get traffic directed from these directories but it will also create one way links to your site from these directories. All this increase your search engine position, and of course, your site’s visibility.

Making sure that you use the strategies in the tips outlined above will seriously boost the power of your blogging, increase your site’s visibility due to improving your position on search engines and ultimately increase your profits.

So, imagine being a successful blogger and improving your online marketing strategies.

Harness your potential as a female entrepreneur and woman in business, and get noticed by using the power of blogging today.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks – Recipes From an Accidental Country Girl

My first experience with one of Ree Drummond’s recipes came when I was surfing the internet for the ultimate apple dumpling recipe. My husband had stated that he’d never had an apple dumpling that he actually liked (and folks, this is rare. He is the easiest man to please cooking-wise.)

Because of the dearth of an adequate apple dumpling recipe, I made it my mission one day to find a recipe. I happened upon Ree Drummond’s site of The Pioneer Woman and was astounded at the blog I found there. The first thing I noticed was the gorgeous photograph of apple dumplings on a beautiful blue and white dish with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. The photograph alone had my mouth watering.

But it was the way she talked about her mom and the recipes she wanted her mom to bring when she came for a visit that made me keep reading. This is one cookbook author who isn’t afraid to be authentic. One of the first recipes Ree recreated from her mother’s binder of recipes was the apple dumpling recipe. I’m an impatient person, so I just printed off the recipe, got the ingredients and went to work. My family felt they had died and gone to heaven (even if I didn’t serve them on such a beautiful plate as she did). I made eight batches of those dumplings before they finally allowed me to stop.

That’s when I returned to her blog and marveled at the detailed way she shares her recipes. Every step has a beautiful photograph. Her marvelous sense of humor pervades the writing. It took no time for me to be completely hooked, wondering if there was enough ink and paper in the whole world to copy every one of her recipes for my very own. I felt I had stumbled upon the greatest cookbook ever.

I guess William Morrow Cookbooks felt the same way because that is when I discovered that she had a cookbook coming out. They made good use of her step-by-step process complete with photographs in the cookbook. No complaints here about not enough photographs of important steps.

I bought one of the first copies. I was very anxious to find out if the cookbook was as good as her blog. I’m here to tell you that my only disappointment in the book is that it is far too short. Now don’t get me wrong…her cookbook is a standard-sized cookbook. I just know that there were a few of my favorites from her blog that didn’t make the cut. (Do I hear a sequel in her future? I hope so…)

I read a review of her cookbook by Publishers Weekly. They commented that her constant references to her husband, The Marlboro Man, made the book distracting and juvenile. I’m guessing that a man wrote that review. As for this woman, I was enchanted by her serialized story of her romance with a cowboy that took her from the sushi-eating vegetarian beaches of California to the heart of cattle country. The main story is on her blog. Anyone who has read that understands the references in the book. In fact, to me, that was a big part of the charm of her book.

If you’re just looking for a good cookbook without any of the down-home stories about life on a ranch, buy a Betty Crocker or Joy of Cooking cookbook.

If you’re looking for entertainment, combined with the most detailed recipes with step-by-step full color photographs that are sure to guarantee your success, check out The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl. It’s my new favorite cookbook, and I’ve given them as gifts to my favorite cooks.

Why Can’t My Husband Let The Other Woman Go Once And For All?

I sometimes hear from wives who very much want to save their marriage but who don’t know how much longer they are going to be able to tolerate feeling as if they need to compete with the other woman. Often, the husband has promised that the relationship is over. And yet, for whatever reason, their husband breaks his promises and goes back to the other woman more than once. This can leave the wife asking why this keeps happening when the intentions seem to be good.

I heard from a wife who said: “my husband had an affair with one of his old clients last year. When I found out, he asked me to give him two weeks to make a decision. I wasn’t happy about this, but I figured my choice was to either give him the time or to walk out on my marriage, which I didn’t want to do. So after a few weeks, he came and told me that he would end it and work on our marriage. However, it was very obvious that he was sad to be ending it. He did what I asked him to do, but it was clear that his participation wasn’t completely enthusiastic. About three months later, I picked up his phone and saw a text from her. It turns out that he went back to her about a month after we tried to reconcile. And, this has happened two additional times. He will promise that he is done with her and then a few months down the road, I will find out that he isn’t. At this point, I feel like I am almost done with this whole process. I just can’t deal with this anymore. But when I told my husband this, he begged for me to give him one last chance. I told him that to even consider that, I needed to understand why he keeps going back to her. I needed to understand what she has that is so desirable and impossible to get over. His response to me was that he had no idea why he couldn’t seem to let her go. Obviously, this isn’t the truth. Why does he keep going back to her? She’s not particularly beautiful or even interesting in my view. I just don’t get it.”

It’s possible that this husband wasn’t being completely deceptive. He may well have not understood his behavior himself. Men often comment on my blog and say that they don’t know why they keep bouncing back and forth between the other woman and the wife. They have every intention of moving on and then they find themselves going back. Why? Well, there are various reasons that he might have trouble breaking away. I will discuss them below.

He May Perceive That He Needs What She Has To Offer: I probably sound like a broken record when I say once again that the attraction often isn’t to the woman herself. It is to what he thinks the other woman offers. For example, if she makes him feel young and then he breaks it off and starts to feel old and stagnant again, that attraction to wanting to feel young doesn’t just miraculously go away. And if he doesn’t do anything to address this need, then he begins to feel like the only way that he will get some relief is to go back to her.

Yes, he may hate himself for it. And he may tell you that he never intended to make that mistake twice. But, whether he realizes it or not, whatever need she filled in the beginning has not yet been addressed, so he needs to keep repeating the relationship in order to continue to get that pay off.

They May Have Gotten Into A Destructive Cycle: We’ve all known couples who break up and get back together multiple times. And this happens not because they have some great chemistry or some awesome relationship. It happens because over time, it has become a habit. It’s almost a script that both people are playing over and over again because neither person is strong enough to be the one to stand up and break the cycle.

He May Not Think Your Marriage Has Been Healed Enough: Many men confess that they had good intentions of going back to their wife but when they do so, they find that healing the marriage is either taking too much work or isn’t working out very well. So, he will follow the path of the least resistance and figure that it’s just easier to go back to the other woman because she’s so desperate to get him back that she’s trying to present it as if there are no strings attached. Of course, we all know that this isn’t really true, but that is often the way that she will try to present it.

In all of the above scenarios, you can hopefully see that self work is needed in order to move past these things. Healing your marriage and breaking a destructive cycle are not things that happen easily or quickly. They take work. They take commitment. And sometimes, they take your being very clear on the fact that if it doesn’t end, you’re no longer going to take him back so easily each and every time. He has to know that being indecisive and pulling every one is opposing directions isn’t healthy for any of you.