Posts by Yvonne DiVita

  • 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

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  • 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

  • How To Get Sponsored To Attend BlogPaws! #sponsoredbloggers

    Post by BlogPaws CEO, Yvonne DiVita   “Look at this, Tom!” I couldn’t keep the excitement out of my voice. We were into year two of our new publishing business, using the blog we’d created to help us market ourselves, and here was a clear indication… read more

  • The Art Of Storytelling For Bloggers

    What's your story

    Post by BlogPaws CEO, Yvonne DiVita I met a woman at a book signing. The author appearing was a popular novelist who read a chapter of his book out loud, while the audience, rapt and silent, sat on stiff-backed chairs set close together, in the back… read more

  • Blogger Burn Out! It Happens! Embrace It!

    frustrated blogger

    Post by BlogPaws CEO Yvonne DiVita “I’m quitting my blog,” the blog post said. “It’s not giving me the fulfillment it used to. I’m frustrated and annoyed and it just seems like the whole blogosphere isn’t worthwhile anymore.” I felt the sigh that went with that… read more

  • Work Life Balance: What Is It?

    Dogs at Play BlogPaws

    We visited chilly Rochester, NY, last week, to visit family and participate in the wedding of Tom’s youngest child. As former residents of the area, the cold and snow were annoying, but not surprising. Lake effect snow and brutally cold temperatures are just memories at this… read more

  • Being An Entrepreneur: Simple, But Not Easy

    Miah Be the Change

    Post by BlogPaws CEO, Yvonne DiVita Deciding to set up a blog isn’t hard. You choose your platform, WordPress, Typepad, Blogger, Tumblr, or another platform and follow the step by step instructions. It’s simple. But, it’s not easy. Becoming popular on Facebook or Twitter isn’t hard,… read more

  • No One I Work With Uses Facebook

    Booger ready for a fight

    Post by BlogPaws CEO, Yvonne DiVita Booger ready for a fight He laughed. The sound hit my ears like a shockwave. It was loud, harsh, and conveyed a “this is not funny” message. The accompanying look was not kind. We sat facing each other across an… read more