• Martyna! How sweet of you to stop by — thanks.

    This post was an opportunity for me to highlight some of the members of a blogging campaign I’m hosting. We have some super excited and very motivated bloggers.

    Ahh … John Carlton. Know what I like most about him? His advice to write down things you like to do and things you don’t like to do … and only do the things you like. 🙂

    See you in the blogosphere!

  • hey Melanie

    how are you doing?
    I like such lists- that is a long list of topics to talk about, a great great brainstorming session!

    what are your personal tips?
    I found some thoughts that resonate with me. Amberly Mauszycki- be yourself, write long or short, honest!
    but…it is not enough. Somehow all people are themselves, even if they are not original enough, they are shy or talk business, or something else…

    the key would be to mix it with … knowing why and what, for whom.

    Most of us write blogs to build personal brands, find new friends, earn money
    show what you want, and give what you have – if it is what your readers need.

    again – John Carlton comes to my . the master writer and a salesman

    thank you for the post

  • You’re quite welcome, Hajra, and we’re excited to have you on board. 🙂

    Dennis — Thanks for your comment and the title of your “Ahole” post looks pretty interesting. You’ve got my attention! 🙂

  • What great tips. Thanks, Melanie.

  • You have made me feel so special and important as a part of the group. I am truly honored and so lucky to be a part of this great community!

  • Sweepy (Adriene) and Cindy — you’re welcome!

    An important (and big!) goal I want to accomplish with our group of TLC-ers is to help everyone understand the “possibilities” with blogging and the value in “shared knowledge”.

    This post is just hitting the tip of the proverbial iceberg. 🙂

  • Hi Melanie,

    Thank you so much for putting this list together. Everyone had great tips and it’s is so awesome to be in that list myself. So greatful to be part of this awesome group and to know you as well.

    Have a wonderful rest of your day.


  • Thank you for putting together the summary of our discussion, Melanie! I was happy to share my tip and since I am still learning, I enjoyed hearing the tips from other club members.

  • Martha — thank you for saying it’s an honor to be associated with this group. And, by the same token, your input as a seasoned and successful blogger is welcomed and much appreciated.

    Your posts always rock!

  • Hey TLC-ers! Be sure to set aside a little time to get to know Paula Lee Bright: http://almost60really.com/

    She’s keeping it ‘real’ on her blog and she’s got a tremendous sense of humor!

  • Good one! It’s an honor to be associated with all the bloggers in this group. Smart cookies, every one!

  • You’ve said a mouthful with that one little word, Alyssa — “Fresh”! The biggest blogging faux pas is to allow your blog to become stale and stagnant or to regurgitate the “same old stuff” everyone else is writing about.

    Great tip! And we’re blessed to have you with us in the T.L.C. Club. 🙂

  • Blogging is so much fun, but admittedly it can become a chore sometimes. Keep it fresh!

  • What can I possibly say, Paula?! Brilliant (blogging) minds think alike. 🙂

    I had a feeling (after reading some of your fantastic posts) we might end up being two peas in a pod. And I love your phrase, “Just rolls off the keys”!

    I can’t stress this point enough and it’s truer than true. By golly, if I’m not in a “writing” mood … the page will remain blank until the right “write” mood strikes! Bet ya can’t say that ten times real fast. 🙂

    Really happy to find you here today. See you in the blogosphere soon.

  • Yvonne — I’ll second that motion — very valuable tips from Gwen! (I might be a little biased cause I happen to love her and I’m very acquainted with her work and the top notch expert she is in her niche). Same goes for YOU, by the way!

    In reference to Gwen’s tips …

    I just put up a “contact” form on my blog this past week. She must have been signaling me through mental telepathy. 🙂 But I think it’s absolutely essential. I figured the task of getting it accomplished had sat on my to-do list long enough and I’m pleased my readers now have an easy way to reach me directly.

    SO thrilled to have you as a member of the T.L.C. Club!

  • To all the diligent, wonderful, and motivated bloggers in the T.L.C. Club — thank you for completing your Monday Virtual Meet Up agenda last week. 🙂 YOU are the authors of this post!

    As I read through all your “best” blogging tips on our group page, I could quickly see a “common thread”. Along with all the other awesome tips, I sense the value you place on writing authentically, from the heart, passionately, and in any way that speaks directly and genuinely to your target audience. Kudos!

    You’re the gatekeepers of the secret to successful blogging!

  • You have accomplished the goal of supporting fellow bloggers…again, with this post. Thank you for inspiring and allowing the words of wisdom to flow! What a thrill too to be included on an actual “list”, it gave value to my opinion and maybe joy knowing that others can learn from my blogging experience.

  • Melanie…you are simply wonderful! Thank you for putting this all together! Love love LOVE it!

  • Wouldn’t you know it? I got to the final tip before finding my favorite. It happened to be yours. And wouldn’t you know it? It’s mine too!

    When I want to write, when I’m in the mood—man, I can talk on any topic under the sun, it feels like…It’s as if somebody is sitting there saying, “Uh huh, yeah. I know what you mean. Really? Me too!”

    It just rolls off the keys. (That doesn’t mean it’s all GOOD, but that can all be sorted out later.) And lo and behold, there’s a week of work that just 24 hours earlier seemed nigh on impossible. I GRAB those moments and write ’til the sun don’t shine! Sounds like you do too. I like that. 😀

  • There is so much value in the above tips that everyone of us who needs a boost in blogging can take something away. There are several that resonate with me and I really like Gwen’s tips because these are good ways to show the readers who come to our blog how much we appreciate them and this allows us to build a relationship with them and the know,like, and trust factor to grow.

    Thanks for sharing these tips, Melanie.

  • Melanie, brilliant! I love how you’ve brought this group of bloggers from all walks of life together! What a smart bunch 🙂

  • Thanks for creating this awesome post of great tips, Melanie!

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  • WOW, there is a wealth of information here. I am very happy to be part of this wonderful group. Thank you for organizing the TLC Club, Melanie.

  • Hey, that’s my name up there! 😉 Great post and tons of wonderful advice from some very supportive people!

  • Hi Melanie! Cool article!!! 🙂 Everyone has such great tips! Glad to be a part of such an awesome group!

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