June 28, 2016

How to Create and Share your Blog Badge

How to make a blog badge

Blog badges that provide a friendly and quick code for your visitors to grab (and embed elsewhere) are a great way for you to gain exposure across the internets. From time to time Outdoor Bloggers have asked me how I created/coded the OBN sharing badge that is located down in the footer of this page, […]

Another (free) Picture Editor


I’m always on the hunt for (free) programs on the Internet that make my time maintaining websites…easier. Last year I wrote a post called Graphics, Icons, Banners and Photo Generators and mentioned several websites I use to help my image processing. In the comment section The Sportsman’s Wife mentioned she used the site Picmonkey.com to edit photos […]

Alert: Google Reader is being Retired


If you’ve signed into your Google RSS Reader in the last week, you were greeted with a box that said Google Reader will be shut down on July 1st. As part of a”Spring cleaning” announcement, listed are changes Google is making, one is in regards to the widely used Google Reader: “We launched Google Reader in 2005 in […]

Graphics, Icons, Banners and Photo Generators

fishing for photos

Recently one of my clients asked if I knew a simple (free) way to create some unique buttons and graphics for their site. Since I usually leave graphics and such to the pro’s, I went strolling the Internet Streets to see what I could find. Since it’s fun to enhance a photo, create an unique […]

What to do when your Content is Stolen Online

when someone steals your content

Hi! If you are reading this post, but you aren’t on the Outdoorbloggernetwork.com website or a legit RSS Feed reader, than you should know it’s stolen content from the Outdoor Blogger Network. That’s right, the website you are currently on is stealing content because they aren’t smart enough to write their own! For the real deal, […]

Online Calling Card: About Me


I really appreciate it when fellow Outdoor Bloggers share handy online tips and tricks with me and recently Cameron Mortenson of the blog The Fiberglass Manifesto shared with me a way to condense ALL our social locations into one simple online calling card. The site is aptly named: About Me It’s Free. It’s quick (and easy) […]

Blogging Tips: A Word On Comments


BrookfieldAngler.com recently wrote a great post about the importance of receiving and leaving comments in the Outdoor Blogging world. I wanted to share his post because he hits on some really good points/pointers in his post and here at the OBN we get a lot of emails asking for advice about how to get more […]

SEO For Bloggers Part II: SEO Tips And Tricks


In my last post, I covered SEO and why it is important to you as a blogger. In case you missed it, you can check it out here. Now that we have covered WHY SEO is important, I want to offer up a few tips on HOW to optimize your blog. There are a million […]

Making Your Outdoor Blog Work for You (Part 2 of 2)

outdoor blogging

What does your blog do? And what do you need it to do? The average lifespan of a blog is about 30 months.  Many of the casualties (including some great blogs featured on the OBN) had the best of intentions.  Good writing.  Good photography.  Good readership.  And yet, they’re gone. If you happened to catch […]

What SEO Is All About And Why It’s Important To Bloggers


Remember when people use to use phone books to find contact information for services, people, and retailers? Wait, what’s a phone book? Anyways, these days when most people hear about a new product or service, they turn straight to The Mighty Google. After all, it is way easier and more comprehensive than a phone book. […]