Posts by Yvonne DiVita

  • The Question is Not Why? The Question is, What?

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    Post by BlogPaws CEO, Yvonne DiVita Another rejection letter. As I squinted at it in the bright afternoon sunshine (yes, I tore it open as soon as I saw the return address because I had to read it, right then, right there), I couldn’t help thinking,… read more

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  • Why I Won’t Write for Huffington Post

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    Post by BlogPaws CEO, Yvonne DiVita Not too long ago, I participated in a conversation thread on Facebook around writing for the Huffington Post (THP). The conversation started with someone saying that writing for The Huffington Post was a good idea. In fact, it said writing for… read more

  • Oh Gosh! BlogPaws’ Conference Is Sold Out!

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    Post by BlogPaws CEO, Yvonne DiVita We just completed one of our last conference calls for the conference. You know which one I’m talking about? The one in exciting Nashville, ya’all? As BlogPaws works out final prep for its seventh social media event we find ourselves… read more

  • How to Price Your Work Online

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    Post by BlogPaws CEO Yvonne DiVita Our bloggers routinely ask us how to price their work online. “A company I like approached me and asked me to do a sponsored post,” they write to us. “They asked how much I charge…and I don’t know! Can you… read more

  • 10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Blog

    Post by Yvonne DiVita, BlogPaws’ CEO Whether you blog for fun or profit, or a little bit of both, you will be more effective and successful if you consider these 10 Questions every time you put fingers to keyboard. 1. Why am I blogging? Is what you’re… read more

  • The Answer to Every Question is Always YES!

    Post by BlogPaws CEO, Yvonne DiVita “Can you do this?” The client was giving me that squinty-eyed look, full of doubt. “Yes!” I replied, with conviction. We rose, shook hands, nodded our heads and as he gathered his briefcase and laptop, I held the door. The conference room… read more

  • Copyright and Work for Hire: What Bloggers Need to Know

    Post by BlogPaws CEO, Yvonne DiVita Is a blogger a writer? Blogs involve writing, after all. Yes, I would say bloggers are writers. Can a person who blogs be considered a professional writer? A writer that is paid for her work? Yes, in today’s world, many… read more

  • Fortune or Fame? Fame or Fortune? Can’t I Have Both?

    Post by Yvonne Divita, BlogPaws CEO No. As noted in the quote below from Men with Pens (now isn’t that an interesting name for a blog? especially one written by a woman named James), fame and fortune is not what you should be focused on, if… read more

  • On the Internet No One Knows You’re a Dog

      Post by Yvonne DiVita, BlogPaws CEO Many many many years ago, in a time of big change, before Amazon.com took over the world, the Internet was a wild and scary place. Oh yes it was! There were flying monkeys and dragons and scary zombies… ok,… read more

  • Simple, Easy and Effective Ways to Raise Money

    Chloe DiVita and Onyx strut their stuff on the Red Carpet at BlogPaws

    …to come to BlogPaws or to do anything else you want to do. At one of our earliest conferences, the indomitable Lena West spoke and told an eager audience gathered in the general session room, faces lifted to the stage, all eyes on the woman of authority… read more