Starting a Blog? 5 Things You Should Know [eBook Teaser]

On May 5th, I announced that I’m officially shutting down the Cotten Kandi blog, exactly nine years since launching the site. In that time, I’ve learned so much about digital media and marketing, even launching my career as a full-time Digital Content Marketer. Now, I’d like to share that knowledge with all of you. On […]

Do Only What You’re Passionate About

If you’re still trying to find your purpose, here’s a clue, do only that which you are passionate about. Not somewhat, but totally intrigued with, so much so, that you’d even be willing to do it for free. We’re often pressured onto going into a field or profession, we think, will guarantee a hefty salary […]

8 Tips On Maximizing Productivity


1. Wake up earlier: If you’re not a morning person, waking up earlier can totally be a hard task but just think about how much more productive you can be if you a) allocate your time more effectively and b) value your own time in order to execute better time management. 2. Exercise (typically in […]

Believing You Can Do It Is Half The Battle


I had an ah ha! moment today. Although it’s a saying I’ve heard before, I have asserted myself in always believing that, “if you already believe you can do it you will”. Whatever that it is. I haven’t always been confident and a part of that was simply because, like most people, I had to […]

My First YouTube Vlog

I told you guys it was coming and here it is, my very first video blog. Like I mentioned earlier in the year, I set a number of goals for things I’d always wanted to do but have been putting them off for one reason or another. Vlogging was one of those things. And, as […]

Ms Toni: Changing The Direction Of The Blog

So I’ve decided to take the blog in another direction. Although I initially intended on making this blog, ‘a blog about blogging’ and my tips on blogging, I want to incorporate more of me. Since the blog’s title is, Ms. Toni, why not talk more about Toni, right? I’ve also just started a new Youtube […]

New Year Not So New Me, Why I Don’t Do Resolutions

Each year when the clock strikes 12 and we ring in a new year, most people think a magic wand will appear and wipe them a clean slate. Not so much. Let me explain why I don’t do New Years resolutions. It’s pretty simple really. They are often unrealistic. “New Year, New Me?” I think […]

5 Ways To Get Back Links To Your Website

Getting back links to your weblog can be a tedious process. But, it is a process that is worthwhile. Getting back links to your site is another form of website SEO. I discussed this during a previous article, “What Is SEO?” Now let’s discuss actually getting back links. To sum it up, you can think […]

How To Get Your Website Noticed!

Getting your website noticed can be difficult. With the millions of blogs on the internet and thousands more created each day, it’s pretty hard to make your site stand out from the crowd. No one goes to a site they don’t know about, right? Here are some ways to get your site noticed. After launching […]

What Is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)?

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. This is the method in which your site gets ranked on search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing, especially Google. By using the proper keywords to optimize your website and site articles your site will have a better chance of ranking pretty highly on SERP (Search Engine Results […]