This Week’s Bloggab (12/1): A Blogging Success Story

This week’s topic was intended to happen last week, but at the last minute, we decided to postpone because of the situation in Ferguson. I’m happy to welcome Heather Solos to our chat this week instead!

From time to time, I like to invite a guest to Bloggab who has turned blogging into a true success story.

Of course, “success” is nearly always a subjective thing. What’s success to one person may not be success to another.

But when you consider that blogger Heather Solos has turned her blog into a source of income as well as enjoyment as she provides useful information her readers love, you have to call that success!

Her blog, Home-Ec101, has its own mission statement:

Home Ec 101 is a site dedicated to teaching a broad range of life skills to adults in a conversational and entertaining manner.

And on its About page, you can find out a lot more about Heather and her mission.

Heather says she started blogging as a way of keeping in touch with family and friends, and here in Charleston, she has been a tremendous proponent of blogging and celebrating local bloggers.

But her primary blog has turned into an additional income — something most of us would love to be able to say about our blogs, and she regularly produces new, original content that resonates with an audience that keeps coming back for more.

Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, we’ll talk to Heather about how she got started, what she learned along the way and how she was able to successfully create revenue while still staying true to her mission.

If you’ve never been part of a Twitter chat, it’s simple: it requires a Twitter account, which should be obvious. You can then use sites like Nurph, Twubs, Tweetchat or Tweetdeck; they’ll ask you to log in to your Twitter account, then allow them to authorize their service to post for you. You’ll then enter the name of the chat, in this case, “Bloggab,” and the services will filter in all tweets that contain that hashtag. And you can type your message and the services will automatically add the hashtag for you, so there’s one less thing for you to worry about!

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 30 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.