BlissFire Media Opens for Business


I’m pleased to announce that my business, BlissFire Media, officially opened today. For the record, I’ll maintain my post here at Examiner and will continue on with current clients. Here’s the official press release. BlissFire Media, LLC
St. Louis, MO–BlissFire Media, based in St. Continue Reading →

How to Delete All Spam Comments in WordPress Instantly (Even When They're Already Approved)

After having my sites attacked by spam bots, I had a problem. Google thought my sites were malicious and had blacklisted me. I got together with my web host/tech guru, who helped me by essentially gutting the sites and allowing me to start over from the bottom up, but since I didn’t want to lose my content, there was an additional concern. It seemed that, at least on some of the sites, I had thousands of already-approved spam comments, and they were causing issues with my hosting service. If you have WordPress, you know that the standard issue CMS doesn’t allow for bulk deletion of already-approved comments. Continue Reading →

30 Ways to Increase Online Exposure and Convert More Visitors to Customers

Include the reprint/reproduction rights with your digital giveaway product (e-book, tipsheet, etc.) This increases the perceived value because people can start a business and make money. You can also include some of your advertisements in or on the product. The more it gets resold, the more your ad will be seen. Get the word out about your product and brand it. This increases the perceived value because people believe brand name products are better quality. Continue Reading →

Spend Less, Get More: 100 Different Types of Freelancers in Today’s Marketplace

Are you looking for a way to save money and get the job done right? Then you might consider hiring a freelancer or a contractor. What’s in it for you? All kinds of good stuff–but mostly, dedicated, focused professionals who believe that your business is as important as their own–and they stake their reputations on each job they accept. Read more: 9 Reasons to Hire a Freelancer

Better yet, there are a large number of types of freelancers out there you can hire at a reasonable price (and without having to pay benefits or other typical employee costs). Continue Reading →

Schooled by Anderson Cooper, Attacked by Haters, Still Smiling

What an interesting week it has been. As I may have mentioned, after my contracts with Patch and Scrubs & Suits ended, I’m happy to be back on the freelance road. In addition to picking up some new clients, I’ve resumed my post as the St. Louis Family & Parenting Examiner and picked up a couple of new titles, including St. Louis Celebrity Headlines Examiner and National Crime Examiner. Continue Reading →

Updates: Goodbyes, Hellos and What I'm Doing Next

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” ~Gail Sheehy

Change is, once again, in the air. I said farewell to my friends at Scrubs & Suits late last year when my contract ended. And more recently, I said farewell to my friends at Patch when that one ended. Continue Reading →

Do You Need a Newsletter?

Do you need a newsletter? A newsletter is different from a standard advertisement email or mailer in that it offers up-to-the-minute content which is of interest to your target demographic. But what do you need to include in a newsletter? What should you be thinking about? Offer Value, Make Your Customers More Loyal

While your company’s newsletter can (and should) promote your product or services, it should also contain related articles and resources that will keep your customers reading. Continue Reading →

9 Reasons to Hire a Freelance Writer

Dear Potential Client,

Do you have a project you’re working on that’s just lacking that special something? Are you in need of some help with your company’s online image and social media presence? Need some copy edited or written? If you answered yes to any of these questions (or if you are in need of any of my freelance writing, editing and social media services), you’ve come to the right place. In case you don’t already have enough reasons to hire a freelance writer, editor and social media expert, I’ve put together a quick list to help you make your decision. Continue Reading →

Getting Back to the Creative Groove

So, as I move back into the freelance world from the payroll world, I’m remembering some of the good things about it. The variety of the work–the ability to focus on my own projects a little more often–the creative muscles I get to flex. All very exciting and satisfying stuff! So here’s what I’m up to this week. Patch–My role is once again changing over at Patch. Continue Reading →