Top 5 Reasons NOT to Start a Blog

This might be a little counter-intuitive given the nature of the site, but what kind of blogger would I be if I only reported one side of the story? Okay, you got me; I’d be just like every other blogger out there. But, it’s time to face facts with the top five reasons NOT to … Read more

To Blog or Not to Blog, Is That the Question?

I started my blog on March 19, 2007. Seems like forever ago. And today I posted my 202nd post on Sabrina’s Money Matters. I will be the first to tell you – I was shocked to find out what blogging was really like. It looks so easy! And maybe for some people it is easy … Read more

Study the Competition

One of the biggest mistakes many new bloggers make is the failure to find out what’s already on the market for their idea. There are claims that a new blog is born every half-second. This means there are over 175,000 blogs created every day. Technorati, the world’s largest blog directory, is currently tracking over 50 … Read more

Come Up With a Name

If you thought coming up with an idea for your blog was hard, well, get ready to experience the second most challenging part of blogging: coming up with a name. That phrase should actually be restated to read: coming up with a name that isn’t already taken. After all, picking a name is easy, but … Read more

It All Starts With an Idea.

Before you can dive into the blogging software and start writing to your heart’s content, you need to establish the scope of your blog. This can be the most challenging part of starting a blog if you don’t already have an idea defined. If you already blog, than you know what I’m talking about. Due … Read more

What is a Blog and Why Start One?

I’m going to be as honest as I can with this blog, starting from the very beginning. So to kick off this vow of honesty, I have something to say. If you don’t know what a blog is, we have a lot of work to do. Blogs are online software programs, formally known as content … Read more