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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Often Should You Update Your Blog

Now that you’ve chosen your niche and the blogging platform of your liking let’s discuss how often you should be posting on your blog. So you’ve made your first post. Congratulations! Now, let’s discuss how often you should be updating your site’s content? Well, that all depends. Although most blogging experts suggest you should update […]

Why You Should Keep Your Domain Host Separate From Your Web Hosting?

Now that you’ve decided on your domain name and your niche. Here’s another tip. If you decide to move your site from a free hosting platform, such as Blogger and WordPress, keep your domain hosting site separate from that of your web host. Until you decide on a web host you can simply set up […]

Why Do You Want To Blog?


Now that I’ve shared with you a bit about why I blog, why do you blog? Or why do you want to blog rather? This is an important question you should ask yourself. It’s not enough to want to have a blog but to know what you want to blog about. At the early stage […]

Naming Your Blog

When I think about naming a blog, the acronym K.I.S.S comes to mind. In other words, “Keep.It.Simple.Stupid.” The name you choose for your blog should resonate that of your domain name. It shouldn’t be long or hard to remember. If this blog had been “Ms Toni Teaches You Blogging Tips” with the domain name, […]

Why I Started Blogging

In 2008 when I started blogging I had no idea what I was doing. At the time, I was on the brink of earning a BA in Media/Marketing & Communications and working in the “real world”. I became fascinated with how online media had influenced the entertainment industry during my time as an intern for […]


Welcome to In the four years that I’ve been blogging I’ve learned so much and have seen how much social media has changed the way we communicate. This site was created to share with you, just that. My experiences, my knowledge and my growth.  A lot of what I’ve learned was through trial and […]