We are a community for bloggers in North Carolina: using collaboration, education, and support to make blogging across the state stronger & better for you. We proudly host the popular show Blogging411.


  • Blogging411: DIY Blogging Tips And Tricks With The Homes I Have Made

    28/04/2015 Duración: 33min

    DIY Blogging can be fun, lucrative, and inspirational. If you are at all interested in crafting, home decorating, sewing and more, then a blog can be a perfect fit for you. BUT, the DIY blogging world is saturated. So how to you make yourself stand out? What do you need to know about blogging for DIY and crafting? Whether you are just starting or whether you have been DIY blogging for years, you are going to learn something in this Blogging411 episode. We are beyond excited to be joined by Megan Duesterhaus of The Homes I Have Made ( This lady is an extremely talented blogger in North Carolina (at least for a little while longer) and her blog has been growing leaps and bounds. What are her tips & tricks? Megan will share her expertise with us. We'll cover things such as: - Picking a niche (do you even need to?) - Photography how-tos - How to create an editorial calendar for a hobby and crafting blog - Finding your voice - Growing your audience - Staying inspired and mot

  • Blogging411: How to Use Google+ As a Blogger

    27/04/2015 Duración: 07min

    We have all heard that Google+ is the next big thing, the current big thing. So how do we use it? Join +Randy Brown +Nikol Murphy and +allison carter as we will talk about how to get started and about the #Blogging411 new home! Have any tips or tricks for Google+ newbies? Please let us know in the comments below! Be sure to subscribe to our podcast!

  • Blogging411: Essential Blog Photography Tips

    27/04/2015 Duración: 27s

    A picture is worth a thousand words... Photos can evoke emotion in your readers that simple words sometimes cannot. Bloggers have more resources than ever to create images to tell their story in a matter of seconds. We are happy to have Tamara Bowman of Tamara Like Camera join Allison Barrett Carter, Nikol Murphy and Randy Brown as we talk about everything related to blog photography.

  • Blogging411: Pinterest for Bloggers with Cynthia Sanchez

    27/04/2015 Duración: 33min

    Pinterest is a major player in traffic referral for bloggers. The question is: Do you know how to use Pinterest effectively to promote your blog? Please join +Nikol Murphy, +Randy Brown and +allison carter as we host special guest +Cynthia Sanchez of *Oh So Pinteresting* to talk about the common mistakes most bloggers make and special tips on how to use Pinterest the _right_ way. We will also cover the very exciting messenger feature announced last week! Come right back to this event to watch live or head over to .

  • Blogging411: The Case for Social Media & Your Blog

    27/04/2015 Duración: 30min

    This week we will be taking a look at +Randy Brown's new website +Salton Sea Walk. As a previous "non-believer" in social media, how has he utilized the various platforms to drive traffic to his website and raise awareness to his cause? Join +allison carter and +Randy Brown as they discuss the case for why Facebook is still very alive and kicking as well as some other discoveries made during this process. Watch all Blogging411 sites from our website -

  • Blogging411: 5 Things You Need To Kick Your Blog Up A Notch

    17/04/2015 Duración: 29min

    You have noticed "something different" about the blogs doing well and you do not think your blog has the same "thing". Join Allison Barrett Carter, Randy Brown, and Nikol Murphy to learn about the 5 key elements that will help you kick your blog up a notch to be a true player in the blog-o-sphere. See all Blogging411 episode at

  • Blogging411: Get To Know The Hosts

    17/04/2015 Duración: 28min

    *We are celebrating our 20th episode with a little fun!* Come join us and learn a little bit about your hosts Randy Brown, Nikol Murphy and Allison Barrett Carter. Questions like: What was our first job? Worst job? What did we think we were going to be when we grew up? Have we grown up yet?! Join us on the website