It just needs to be said: Mediavine publishers are some talented folks. Our Publisher Interview series gives us the opportunity to not only hear how MVPs have made their businesses successful but gives us the chance to take a closer look at all the various art forms they’ve perfected. From photographers that capture the world like Laurence from Finding The Universe to culinary artists who make every day delicious like Melanie from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe and Dennis from Ask Chef Dennis, we’ve got them here. Today, we’re sitting down for an interview with Becky Jorgensen of Patchwork Posse, whose site is gorgeous and feels like a huge hug. She’s a queen quilter of the interwebs and as you’ll see from the featured pictures in this post, her creations are incredible. Hi Becky, we’re so glad you’re with us! Tell us a little bit about yourself, your family, […]

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We’re big fans of motivation around these parts. It takes a motivated individual to start their own business and work from home. It also takes commitment to see that business venture through the lean days and build it to success. Mediavine publishers have these 2 qualities in spades, and our interviewee today is certainly no exception.  Jeff Proctor and his business partner own and operate two financial websites, DollarSprout.com and Breaking The One Percent, both of which are with Mediavine for full-service ad management.  We asked Jeff to sit down with us and talk about his relatively short road to success as well as his goals for the future.  Welcome to the blog, Jeff! Tell us a little bit about yourself, your family, and your everyday life. First off, thanks for having me on the blog today! My name is Jeff Proctor and I run […]

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In our publisher interview series we’ve had the opportunity to speak with bloggers in every niche across the lifestyle spectrum. From world travelers like Dave and Deb of The Planet D and Kristin of Be My Travel Muse to expert budget balancers like Latasha of Arts and Budgets and Alexis of Fitnancials, we’ve covered a lot of ground. BUT, we couldn’t have an interview series here at Mediavine without having a chat with Chef D. Chef Dennis Littley is not only a respected and well known publisher in the food blogging world, he also has a place in the hearts of all the Mediavine team as one of our most vocal supporters.  If you’re on the hunt for restaurant quality recipes made accessible for every home cook and tips and tricks from a culinary professional, look no further than Ask Chef Dennis.  We’re so glad you made […]

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We loved the opportunity to talk with Deb and Dave of the super fun adventure travel site The Planet D. Hearing the story of how they made their travel dreams a reality through a leap of faith and quitting their jobs in the film industry is inspirational, as is the way they see the world and do life together! And, of course, we LOVE the ‘task’ of going through their pictures to choose which ones to feature in this post. It’s always a struggle when we interview travel bloggers like Deb and Dave, Finding The Universe and Be My Travel Muse. Welcome to the Mediavine blog, Deb and Dave! Tell us a little bit about yourself, your family, and your everyday life. Hi everyone, we’re Dave and Deb. A married couple of 21 years that decided to leave our careers in the lm industry in […]

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Mediavine publisher Laurence Norah of Finding The Universe actually came to blogging from the computer tech side, which is more unusual than one might think. His technical know-how has combined with his passion for travel and photography to create an exciting and beautiful site that’s no slouch in the SEO department. We persuaded Laurence to stay grounded long enough to share his story and expertise with us. Tell us a little bit about yourself, your family, and your everyday life. Hi! I’m a half British, half Seychellois professional photographer and blogger who loves to travel – especially to experience the great outdoors. My wife Jessica and I run our two blogs together full time. Right now we travel about six – eight months of the year, and spend the rest of our time working from home in Edinburgh, Scotland. How did you get started blogging? […]

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Today on the blog, we’re spotlighting Mediavine publisher Alexis Schroeder of Fitnancials, where she covers all things fitness and finance, with some travel and health thrown in. She may still be in college, but she’s an experienced publisher from a blogging family, as you’ll read more about below. Welcome, Alexis! Thank you for talking with me. Tell us a little bit about yourself, your family, and your everyday life. Hello everyone! My name’s Alexis and I am a senior in college studying Psychology. Besides school, I spend a lot of my time blogging. When I’m not blogging, I’m mountain biking, reading, or traveling. I’ve been an au pair in Italy, volunteer in Peru, and travel often with my mom all around the world. How did you get started blogging? I originally started because my sister, Michelle, from Making Sense of Cents inspired me to start […]

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2017 Session Refresh on Page Speed Optimization Eric Hochberger, Mediavine Co-Founder and CEO, still wants you to think like a robot.   In his knowledge-packed session at our 2017 conference in Charleston, he broke down the nuts and bolts of page speed in a language all us non-developers can understand: PLAIN ENGLISH. There aren’t many people involved in the digital space who will tell you that page speed doesn’t matter. Anyone who’s ever yelled “just LOAD!” in frustration at a glowing screen or pressed the back button 50 times while trying to read the news on their phone KNOWS that site speed is an important thing. But many of us non-techies don’t know exactly WHY it matters so much to the people we want to work with (like Google and big brands) or HOW to fix the issues that are making our site slow. At our […]

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Any home inspector worth their salt knows that a cracked foundation means a full-stop in the home buying process. Well, for digital content creators, your host is your site’s foundation. Is it well-constructed and built soundly enough to withstand a battering from the digital elements? How can you tell? What should your host be doing for you? What questions should you be asking a potential host? For all the answers to our hosting questions, we went to Peter Green. Peter is the Owner and CTO of Agathon, a company that specializes in building and hosting web applications. Let’s start at the very beginning (a very good place to start?): What is a host? Starting at the beginning, when you sing you begin with “do – re – mi”… sorry, slipped into ‘The Sound of Music’ there for a second! What I meant to say was that a […]

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“You need a lawyer.” Whether it’s your one call after a wild night or a frantic cry for help after your most popular post has been copied and your images stolen, the need for legal representation typically elicits the same feelings as the need for a root canal. But what if it didn’t? What if you knew you had everything for your digital business put in place and you were covered before anything went wrong? Enter Jamie Lieberman, Esq. She’s a tattooed, purple-haired genius lawyer, with a firm and several businesses that specialize in legal concerns for digital content creators. Jamie will be breaking through the legal stigma in her session at the Mediavine Conference, “Lawyering Up: Blogger Legal Tips”, and she was kind enough to give us an interview preview. Hi Jamie! Thank you for taking the time to gab with us and do […]

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2017 Session Refresh Nicole Johnson is organized. It goes without saying that the Director of Publisher Support for Mediavine’s 2400+ publishers needs some serious prioritization skills. Add to the mix creating content for her own awesome blog Or Whatever You Do, and then toss in her seven adorable children? (Not a typo. SEVEN.) Organized is an understatement: Her time-saving strategies are next-level ninja. They’ve got to be for her to work full-time, put 7 kids to bed, and have any hope of time for fun things like eating food or staying sane. In her session at the Mediavine Publishers Conference 2017 in Charleston, “Mastering & Streamlining Work Flow”, she revealed her favorite tools to automate many of her blog tasks and her ‘set and forget’ social media strategy. From establishing a realistic blogging schedule you can stick with, to a CoSchedule tutorial from her unique […]

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