dotbloggers

Knock Knock WHOIS There is proud to announce these members of our dotblogger program.

    .blog Featured Site: fresheggsdaily.blog

    We love it when we come across a fun and unique blog. We’d like to introduce you to a farmer who is excelling with her blog, fresheggsdaily.blog. This is a great example of the different ways a blog can be used to optimize other business opportunities.

    Who is Fresh Eggs Daily®?

    Fresh Eggs Daily® is a business and blog run by Lisa Steele. Lisa is a 5th generation chicken farmer and has grown a following of almost a million accounts across her social media channels. She’s known as “the Queen of the Coop”.

    And if that wasn’t enough, Lisa is also an author, had her own show, and has appeared on many television programs. She also created a line of natural poultry products. It’s safe to say when it comes to chicken farming, Lisa is the guru. Her blog does a great job of sharing valuable information with other chicken farmers while also supporting her business.

    How Fresh Eggs Daily® is using their blog

    Fresh Eggs Daily® isn’t what you might expect from a chicken farming blog. Lisa has done a fantastic job of sticking to her niche market—people raising chickens—and her blog and business are excelling because of it.

    She is using her blog effectively in many different ways to grow her brand. And while there is a lot of information to consume, it’s all directly related to her specific niche.

    Here are some of the things Lisa is using her blog for:

    Keeping in touch with her audience

    A great way to help your audience to engage further with your blog and content is to get them to sign up for your email list. When you do this, you gain their permission to talk to them right in their inbox instead of waiting for them to show up at your blog.

    As soon as you get to the Fresh Eggs Daily® blog, she has a popup inviting you to sign up.

    Selling ads 

    In a recent post, we shared the different ways that you can use your blog to make money. Lisa is using several of those strategies on her blog and one of them is advertising space. As you browse her website, you’ll come across multiple ads.

    Selling products

    Not only is Lisa using her blog to make money from advertising, she’s also using it to sell products. Her shop pages link out directly to her Amazon store where she sells all kinds of products for raising chickens.

    Promoting other products

    Lisa has done a great job of putting her blog to use for her business. She had a TV show for a few years along with six books. There are links for everything right on her blog making it easy to buy her book and watch her show.

    Offering press and media links

    To make it easy for people to reach out to work with her, Lisa includes a Media page on her blog with all the necessary details that anyone would need.

    What’s your passion?

    There truly is a market out there for just about any topic that you can dream up. If there is something that you’re interested in, there’s a good chance that others are interested in it too. Starting a blog is a great way to pull that community of like-minded people together.

    .blog Featured Site: pinkispink.blog

    We’re into the second month of the New Year and if we’re all being honest, this is the time when many people start to fall away from New Year’s Resolutions. The .blog team is committed to our resolutions though and hopefully in this article we can help you with one of yours as well. 

    One of our resolutions that we shared was to spend more time highlighting members of the .blog family of bloggers, who we call dotbloggers. But we know that a lot of people make resolutions around health and wellness. That’s why we’re going to highlight a dotblogger that can help you out with your health goals – pinkispink.blog.

    All about Pink is Pink

    One of things that we love about blogs is that they give people an opportunity to share their personal stories and a part of them with the world. And we think that the Pink is Pink blog is doing an incredible job of authentic storytelling.

    The blog is run by a health coach named Karla Branco who has a focus on integrative nutrition. She shares her own personal story about how living a busy corporate life (even in the health industry) was running her down and having a negative impact on her physical and mental health. When her husband’s job caused her to move from Brazil to Barcelona, she used the opportunity to shift the direction of her health and life.

    She learned how to find balance in her life and eventually became a health coach.

    What Karla shares on the blog

    Through her extensive training and experience, she’s gained a wealth of knowledge in health and wellness, which she shares on her blog. The Pink is Pink blog is a type of holistic health and wellness blog.

    Karla has her blog divided into two main categories: recipes and welfare. Her “recipe” category is then broken down further into breakfast, salads, snack, lunch, and desserts. Her “welfare” category is split into food, self-care, sport, and relationship.

    But here’s the catch. While the recipes are available to anyone, the blog posts in the welfare section are only for subscribers of her blog. There is no cost to subscribe and it’s a great way to be able to build an email list where you can further engage with your audience.

    How Karla is monetizing her blog

    New bloggers are always interested in learning how to make money blogging, and Karla provides a great example. She uses her blog to sell her services as a health coach.

    By creating blog posts, she’s able to show the expertise that she has in the health and wellness field. And through her sharing bits of her own life and story with her audience, she is able to build trust with them. When reading through her blog, you start to feel like you know her. This can make it easier for people to take the step of reaching out for help with their own health.

    Karla even has a store set up on her blog to make it easy for people to choose what package they want to buy from her. While she is selling services, this is a great example of how you can use a store on your blog for selling products as well.

    Thinking outside of the box with your .blog domain

    You can turn your blog into a business or build a blog for your business. As you’ll notice through our Meet the Bloggers series this year, there are many diverse ways that blogs are being used. We’ve already seen it through the blogs we’ve already highlighted. iHeart.blog shares music and media to further connect with their audience. Lilyotron.blog shares her expertise in the tech world while showcasing her freelance writing abilities. And cutcardstock.blog uses their blog to highlight creative ways that people can use their products while making it easy for them to buy.

    If you’re ready to put your creative ideas to use, get your .blog domain and get started today. And maybe next year, we will see you as one of our featured bloggers! 

    .blog Featured Site: cutcardstock.blog

    Valentine’s Day has a way of bringing out the crafty side in people. Kids get to work crafting and creating hand-cut heart cards for friends and family. And crafters carefully design the perfect cards to make their loved ones feel appreciated. And on this Valentine’s Day, we want to show some love to one of our dotbloggers.

    One of the things that we love about blogging is the way that blogs allow people to tell their stories and share their interests and passion with the world. And that’s also what we love about cutcardstock.blog! In this Meet the Bloggers post, we want to introduce you to the inspiring story of how one woman saw a gap in a hobby she enjoyed and grew it into a prospering business.

    Meet cutcardstock.blog

    Darrell and Cindy Crots are the couple behind the blog and business cutcardstock. The story of how they started their business is one that we’re excited to share with other bloggers.

    Cindy was a stay-at-home mom looking to make a little extra money. She noticed that paper suppliers didn’t give the option of buying cardstock in sizes smaller than 8.5×11. So she got to work from her dining room table cutting cardstock. She would make special cuts for people and then deliver them to a local paper company who would ship the product to their own customers.

    The demand continued to grow so Cindy and Darrell continued to grow the business along with it. Eventually, Darrell quit his job and the two of them took their business from a part-time side hustle to full-time careers.

    The small business that started at their dining room table is now running out of a 5,500 square foot warehouse, employing a small team of people, and serving tens of thousands of customers!

    How cutcardstock uses their blog

    Not only do we love the story of how cutcardstock has grown, we also love the way they’re putting the .blog domain to work for them.

    Their shop is located at cutcardstock.com but they blog at cutcardstock.blog. The two sites work together seamlessly allowing customers to easily move from one to the other.

    Their creative blog is full of craft ideas! Each post shares pictures of the craft design and the steps that anyone can follow to create the same project. And the best part is that they specifically share what cardstock you’ll use to complete the project, complete with links back to the shop so you can purchase everything you need.

    They have a team of designers that are writing these blog posts. You can see the pictures of the designer along with a little snippet about each of them. It really helps to personalize their brand which makes it easier for customers to engage.

    A great example for new bloggers

    Cutcardstock.blog shows how a business can effectively add a .blog domain to benefit their existing website. They use their blog to show they are the experts in the field and build trust with their customers. They connect with a niche audience and then provide them with both the ideas and products they need to enjoy the hobby they love.

    They are also a great example of how you can make money blogging. On the blog next week, we’ll be sharing some more examples of how you can do the same.

    To continue spreading the love on Valentine’s Day, here are some of the other blogs that we’ve highlighted recently:

    Next up on the Meet the Bloggers Series we’ll be jumping into the world of food and health blogging. But until then, we encourage you to check out the projects on cutcardstock.blog!

    .blog Featured Site: lilyotron.blog

    We’re excited to have Lilyotron as part of the dotblog family! This is a fun blog written by Lily, a Tech Enthusiast, Writer, and Speaker. She does a great job of showcasing a few of the many ways that a blog can be used.

    What is Lilyotron?

    Lilyotron is a blog that started back in 2017. It’s a great place to find tips and resources on everything from working from home, career advice, and almost all things tech.

    The person behind Lilyotron is Lily Snyder. On her blog, she describes herself as a “software technology consultant with the soul of a writer.” Her blog is a combination of her two passions and a way to grow her business as a tech consultant and writer. While she highlights the services that she offers, the blog posts themselves provide a way for her to share her knowledge and showcase her expertise.

    Lily is an expert in the tech world and has a long list of accomplishments to show she’s an industry leader in her field including:

    • Co-founding a virtual reality company
    • Being recognized as one of the top women in the VR industry
    • Getting featured in App Development Magazine
    • Speaking at multiple industry events

    How Lilyotron is put to great use

    As mentioned above, Lily uses her blog to support her business as a consultant, writer and speaker. She does an effective job of using her blog to highlight her expertise and build authority within the tech industry. Some of her blog posts cover the latest news and reviews from the tech industry.

    As you’ll see on her blog, Lily is also a huge advocate of remote work. She does a fantastic job of sharing tips and tricks for other remote workers. And she shares information in a way that is often lighthearted and entertaining. She takes a refreshing approach to writing about the latest trends in the tech world.

    But the great part about blogging is you can make your blog exactly what you want it to be.

    .blog is for everyone

    Blogs are diverse. If you’ve been thinking about starting a blog, jump in! Whether you want to share your thoughts and opinions, gain traction for your business, or get your expertise out there, a blog can help you do it.

    We love seeing the individual personalities of people show through in their blogs! There is such diversity between .blogs from large companies like iHeart Radio to professionals with a passion for writing.

    Blogs can be used for a wide range of purposes. Companies can use them to connect with their customers on a more personal level. Professionals can use blogs to teach and educate. People can use them to share their stories and entertain. Or, they can be used to accomplish a mix of purposes as Lilyotron.blog shows us.

    More blogs are on the way

    This year, we’re excited to showcase the diversity of those who blog with .blog. We’re going to highlight a wide range of blogs. There will be new blogs to long running veteran bloggers. Corporations blogging for their customers to individuals with a story to tell. We want to help you explore the vast world of blogging in a fun way.

    If you’re interested in seeing more examples of the different types of blogs that are out there, check out our post The Diversity of .blog Domains. And, next month we’ll highlight a couple more dotbloggers and continue exploring all the ways you can share with .blog. 

    .blog Featured Site: The iHeart Radio Blog

    We’re excited to showcase one of our bigger dotbloggers — iHeart. This is the blog of the popular radio streaming platform iHeart Radio, which, at last count, has over 120 million users

    iHeart Radio originally began running a blog as part of their business and website back in 2015. They’re the perfect example of an existing blog purchasing a .blog domain and migrating their content over to the new domain.

    How iHeart “blogs”

    When blogs originally began, they were simple text. They were people writing to share their opinions, thoughts, and stories with the world. The iHeart blog does a great example of showcasing the transition and growth that blogging has experienced over the years.

    The iHeart blog uses a variety of content types to entertain and engage its readers. For example, they have a recent post to share the Artist of the Week that is formatted exactly like people expect from a blog. It’s simple text sharing the information they wanted to communicate.

    But that’s not all they do!

    iHeart Radio is all about streaming music and podcasts. They provide things for you to listen to, so it wouldn’t make sense for their blog to ignore this fact. They do a great job of using a variety of posts to incorporate the aspects of their business.

    On the iHeart blog, you’ll find things to read, videos to watch, and music and podcasts to listen to. They have fully embraced all the different types of content that a blog can provide.

    Continue reading “.blog Featured Site: The iHeart Radio Blog”

    new dotblogger: seths.blog

    Looking for a daily dose of thought-provoking inspiration? Look no further than seths.blog. The daily blog, written by prolific author Seth Godin, is full of life-changing insights on leadership, marketing, entrepreneurship, and life lessons.

    Seth is the author of 18 best-selling books, including the world’s most popular ebook — “Unleashing the Ideavirus“— and the best-selling marketing book, “Purple Cow.” He continues to share his knowledge through courses he offers via Udemy and his altMBA seminar, created to develop online leadership and management skills.

    Of course, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him into the dotblogger family.

    To learn more about Seth, check out one of his many TED Talks, his weekly podcast, Akimbo, or any one of his posts from his prolific blog. His approach to work, productivity, and writing will inspire you and shift the way you think.

    new dotblogger: omg.blog

    An online entertainment blog with a twist, !! omg blog !! has been in the blogging game since 2003. Geared towards the 18 and up crowd, !! omg blog !! offers celebrity news, daily laughs, and an original Q&A series, all from an LGBT perspective.

    They recently made the switch over to omg.blog and we’re excited to welcome them into the dotblogger family. We had an opportunity to chat with their founder to hear his perspective on blogging and why they made the switch to .blog. Continue reading “new dotblogger: omg.blog”

    new dotblogger: emilypolar.blog

    Emily Polar is a professional photographer and adventurer who has worked with the likes of Patagonia, Reebok, and National Geographic. Her work seeks to explore the connections between people through her global explorations that reveal just how simultaneously big and little the world can be.

    Her photo and travel blog, emilypolar.blog, is filled with her visually stunning adventures all over the globe. From Chiapas to Nepal, India to Arizona, Polar shares captivating galleries of the landscapes, people, and customs she encounters throughout her journeys.

    new dotblogger: shinola.blog

    Shinola Detroit does more than just make watches, bicycles, and leather goods. It’s a company with a mission: creating American manufacturing jobs. That’s why they chose to set up their headquarters in the historical heart of American industry: Detroit, MI. Seeing an opportunity to bring more jobs to the area, they’ve built their brand on scalable and skilled craftsmanship through American-made goods.

    That philosophy trickles down into shinola.blog, a blog that focuses on company news and new products, as well as the local community. Here, they share interviews with various entrepreneurs in Detroit as part of their #RollUpOurSleeves campaign. We think it truly embodies the spirit of blogging: building a community, both online and in real life.

    new dotblogger: kirstenalana.blog

    Kirsten Alana is a photographer who travels, and a traveler who takes photographs. Originally a wedding photographer, she made the courageous decision to quit her job and focus on a new career that would combine her passions for travel and photography. As she’s made her way across the globe – quite literally, she was the first photographer to travel around the world on the Four Seasons private jet – she’s built an impressive portfolio through her sincerity and eye for an amazing picture.

    kirstenalana.blog is Alana’s photoblog-style Tumblr. Here, you can find snapshots from many of her trips, along with a glimpse into the life of the Traveling Photographer.

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