How Google Is Helping Me Mine For Gold

Awhile back my daughter was assigned to draw a picture of her parents at work. She drew a picture of my husband in front of a chalkboard with the words, “My dad teaches chemistry at a college.” For my picture, she drew me sitting behind my desk working on my computer with the words: “My…
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What Makes A Popular Blog Post?

I get asked this question occasionally while doing presentations. There’s obviously no secret formula. But in deciding what to write about and how to write it, I tell bloggers to ask themselves one simple question, “Would I be interested in reading this if I weren’t writing it?” Would you take the time out of your…
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Bloggers React To Minot Flood Crisis

As the news continues to worsen out of flood-ravaged Minot, North Dakota thousands of people around the world are logging in and tuning in for updates. Hollywood star and Minot native Josh Duhamel called Minot TV station KXMC today from Moscow where he says he’s been glued to live stream coverage. He says he’s staying…
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Coming Soon To A TV Near You…

A few days ago, I told you about our newest testimonials from happy Areavoices bloggers. Seeing as though we can’t let words of praised heaped upon us go unnoticed, we decided to put them into a TV commercial for all to enjoy. Actually we have six commercials from bloggers Scott Brusven of the Fargo-Moorhead Community…
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Areavoices Digest #34 – How To Keep Facebook Friends From Cringing

You know those Facebook posts – the ones that make you scream “Ewwww! TMI!” Too much information. They share intimate details of their lives, whether it’s potty habits of their children or a fight they’re having with their ex-husband. Makes me cringe. That’s why I’m especially excited to welcome a new blogger to Areavoices who…
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