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Do you want a link on

It has been a long time since I have updated the links on I just got finished cleaning out the links tonight. Some were old and no longer exist, others were in the wrong place. I have come up with a simple way of rewarding those sites that link back to

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FDIC is a Success for this Guy!


I went into the class with the thought that if I can learn what the attendees want/need to know I will be better suited for teaching the class in the future. I found that while I spoke about the basics of the utilization of social media, some of the questions were for the more advanced. That is ok....however, in reviewing the evaluations on the class I found that some thought it was too basic and others thought it was not basic enough. Hopefully the majority found it useful!

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Getting your Blog To Work For You, Making the Most of it, Creating a Network, and Gaining Readers

These tips can be useful for any bloggers, although some of the tips might be catered to the crowd on the network. I have been blogging in some form or another for the past 6 years. I have not learned it all, and I realize that best practices can be altered, discovered, or modified daily.I will follow up with many more "blog tips" in the future. This is a beginner "blog tip" to get new bloggers rolling and some extra tips for others who are looking for that extra boost.

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Blog Tip – Monetizing your Fire/EMS Blog Part II


There are many ways of making money on your blog. I have detailed several below. You should note that there are plenty of other sources of making money on your blog other than listed here. These are the ones that I have found to be worth the time. Feel free to let me know in the comments of ways you make money and share with everyone!

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Blog Tip – Monetizing your Fire/EMS Blog Part I

Some people are very finicky about making money, posting ads, and asking for donations on their blogs. Some love it and others hate it. I am referring to the actual bloggers here, the readers are another thing. Whether you decide to monetize your blog is an important decision and one that should not be made without proper research on best practices. That is where I come in. I hope to help you along in making the best of your blog and doing it right if/when you decide to monetize it.

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Blog Tip – Tagging Youtube Videos

Actually, this is about tagging any videos. Having Youtube in the title is more of a SEO bonus! Here is a pet peeve of mine…coming across a video accidentally that is named “video S-84394″. No information, no tags, 14 views ...

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Blog Tip – A Measure of Success

When it comes to blogs, it is kinda hard to measure success. I have been surprised by the perceived success of The Fire Critic Blog, but I am partial to the experience. How exactly to you measure success of a ...

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Are any of You Guys Overwhelmed?

First of all, I apologize for using the term “guys”. That is what I learned growing up in Ohio. “Guys”, or “You Guys” is the same with “Y’ALL” where I live currently. I think I was called out on a ...

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