BizChickBlogs’ 100th Post!

in Editor's Corner

Happy 100th Post Day here at BizChickBlogs. Today is also 10/01/2010 (or 01/10/2010). This marks a very special day in the history of this blog.

For post #100, I thought I’d reflect on how the vision has changed. I also wanted to mention some of the great bloggers who are part of this community, and the awesome resources that have crossed my path since late February when BizChickBlogs was launched.

Follow Friday is hidden here, in the various links. THANK YOU to everyone who’s become part of the community here. You make it worth it.

Also, a big thank you also to the great guest bloggers who have contributed to the 100 posts here. You’re fabulous. If anyone reading this is wanting to guest post here, please do!

An Evolved Vision

BizChickBlogs was launched on a total whim. I had just left the LAST cubicle job I will ever hold and was working freelance, and finding that people had some very simple questions about blogging, and the people I was working with at the time and my friends who had questions are primarily women.

I decided to start blogging about blogging because there was an obvious need for it, despite the scores of blogs about blogging that already exist. That’s the thing about content – who publishes the content really matters. If you know something, don’t be afraid to write about it, because your circle of influence wants to hear it from you – not whoever else talks about it, too. That’s the edge in Blog Eat Blog and crowded niche’s. It doesn’t matter how crowded it is, because there are pockets of people (your tribe) who will insist that you tell them.

I was very good at training in my previous jobs, but as I started blogging, I realized that style of writing didn’t suit me. People can always feel free to contact me and ask me specific questions, but writing how-to tutorial after tutorial is not my thing. It’s better left to the Ileane‘s and DragonBloggers of this world, who are fabulous at writing reviews and getting into the nitty-gritty details which are crucial to success.

I am better at setting direction and providing guidance. In a horse race, all of the technique in the world won’t help if the horse is headed in the wrong direction. BizChickBlogs is about mindset, strategy, execution, follow-through, and finishing touches. And the occasional “What’s Up With That?” type of post, too.

Well over half of BizChickBlogs’ readers are men. That’s a surprise!

People Who Rock

I’m saying “people” intentionally, rather than the label “bloggers.” At the end of the day, we’re just people who have lives and visions and dreams and plans.

So many people in the blogosphere are incredible, intelligent, hit the mark consistently or just have a way of making an impact. I’m not able to list everyone; it would take the entire post and then some, but ones that stick out in my mind are:

Like I said, it’s difficult to list everyone, and there are some newer friends that I’ve made and listing everyone would make the page way too long. 🙂 I’m grateful for all of the connections and the readership and visits. The people above are just over and above in that we’ve had conversations outside of the blog – emails, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Connections that go beyond scratching each other’s backs. I’m looking forward to growing this list!

Stuff that Rocks

So what keeps BizChickBlogs running? Lots.

  • Publishing Platform: WordPress
  • Theme Framework: Thesis Theme for WordPress
  • BCB’s Second Homes: Twitter and Facebook
  • Social Media Dashboard: HootSuite… but is now being replaced by SproutSocial
  • Monetization: MaxBlogPress Ninja Affiliate
  • Social Sharing and Other Stuff Like It: Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, and Technorati
  • Statistics: Google Analytics & WordPress Popular Posts Stats
  • RSS Feed Management: FeedBurner
  • Community Builders: CommentLuv, Comment Redirect, Thank Me Later, Top Commentator
  • Hosting: Soon to be HostGator. Am letting go of BlueHost. Bittersweet!

… and Readers

Every now and then I’ll get a new comment or an email from someone who says something like, “I’ve been reading for awhile and just want to say that I like your blog.” Those kinds of (real, not spam) comments and emails or tweets provide incentive to keep going. So thank you. I’m glad you like it here.

To the next 100.



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Sandy March 28, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Congrats, Tia! That’s a really amazing accomplishment in a short amount of time. Like you I hope to never have to set foot in another cube and am using my blog as my platform to educate & help others.
To the next 100!

redkathy October 9, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Hi Tia, Congrats on your 100 and looking forward the next 100.
Been lurking for quite some time not having anything to contribute, but learning more with each visit. Thank you! BTW- Found you via “The Gera”!

Sourish @ Jailbreak Iphone 4 October 5, 2010 at 5:45 am

wow , 88 comments already , this post is flooding my inbox with so many replies … looks like i have to unsubscribe from this thread ….


Tia Peterson October 5, 2010 at 5:46 am

LOL Oh, yes! I would if I were you! On other blogs, I usually subscribe just long enough to see a reply to my own comment and then immediately unsubscribe. 🙂

Milind Bawankar October 4, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work!

Tia Peterson October 4, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Thanks, Milind. I really agree with you there. Thanks for adding your comment and feel free to do anytime!

Richard October 4, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Hi Tia,
Congrats on getting to your 100th post. I’m still working my way up to that milestone, but understand how hard it can be.
I just found your blog, but wanted to say that you have a good writing style.

Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog October 4, 2010 at 11:52 am

Big big congratulations Tia, for hundreds of interesting posts coming!! So many thanks for mentioning as people that rocks 🙂
Just trying to start the week slowly and ending my last antibiotics’ doses.



Tia Peterson October 4, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Hi Gera,

I’m glad you’re feeling well enough to make your way around again. I’m sorry you were ill! You truly are one of my favorite blogger friends. I appreciate you!


Suresh Khanal@SEO MMO Tips October 4, 2010 at 3:31 am

Congratulations Tia for the milestone. Wish you best of luck and quick prosper.

Tia Peterson October 4, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Thanks, Suresh! That’s very sweet. I appreciate the best wishes!

Alex Dumitru October 4, 2010 at 3:01 am

Congrats Tia and I hope to see more posts from you !

Tia Peterson October 4, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Thanks, Alex!

1skyliner October 3, 2010 at 9:21 am

A big congratulations, Tia on the 100th post!

Tia Peterson October 3, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Thank you!

Julius October 3, 2010 at 8:57 am

Hey Tia,

thank you for mentioning me. I am glad I have had an impact on you in some way. And it’s always a pleasure to work with you. I just wish I had more time to spend to talk with you and other bloggers. I think that’s the most important part of blogging, connecting with other people.
I am still trying to find my way in life and I guess it will take a long time for me to find it. Anyway if you ever need help or someone to talk to then just write me 😉

Tia Peterson October 3, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Hi Julius, I will. It won’t take a long time to find your way in life. Keep searching; it will find you. 🙂

Pankaj Gupta October 3, 2010 at 8:40 am

Congratulations for achieving this milestone. Keep it Up 🙂

Tia Peterson October 3, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Thank you Pankaj!

Imran Yousaf October 3, 2010 at 4:23 am

Congrats Tia, you have attained mile stone of 100 posts with great success. You have developed a great community which shows your every post gone rocking. And thanks for linking me here in your post. Do you set some milestone for your comments? What about sharing number of comments, average number of comment per post? If you like to.

Sherry Goncharsky October 3, 2010 at 12:50 am

Just wanted to add my congratulations! I’m glad I found your blog. I’m just getting started and hope it won’t be too long before I too can say “It’s Post 100”.

Ajinkya @BLOG404 October 2, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Congratulations Tia !
100 posts – thats a milestone and your blog is cool one and i have been regular reader ! You have started wonderful community of people having brilliant interactions 😀
Wish you all the best for this blog’s success

Evelyn October 2, 2010 at 6:39 am


Congratulations on reaching post 100! Your blog is awesome and you have created a fabulous community of people here. I learn something every time I visit. I wish you hundreds and hundreds more! 😉

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 8:43 am

Hi Evelyn! I’m glad you like what’s here and thank you for your best wishes!


caren gittleman October 2, 2010 at 5:47 am

Congrats on your 100th post! May there be 100s (forget that) make that read 1000s more!!!

I don’t always comment but I so enjoy reading your blog!
Thanks for being born! 🙂

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 8:44 am

Ha! Thanks, Caren. To the next 1000!


lawmacs October 2, 2010 at 1:54 am

First i must say congratulation to you on reaching your 100th post i remember what it was like when i did mine any best wishes to bcb and i am happy to know that i am one of those male followers.

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:23 am

Me, too! lol 🙂 Thanks for all of your comments here on the blog. They are not taken for granted.

Have a great weekend!


Dan Lew October 1, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Congratulations on the 100th post, that is worth celebrating for!

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:22 am

Thanks, Dan! It was a great day. 🙂

JamestheJust on Elance October 1, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Thesis’ default settings on that note are on the money – otherwise you should be using canonical URLs to avoid the dupe content issue.

Sounds like they did their thing – so if you have 100 posts, 130+ indexed pages would be what you’d want. At least, that’s the whole issue with using a robots file anyhow – though Google has recently said they prefer the use of canonical URLs to deal with dupe content on your site versus a robots file that denies their crawler access.

Anyhow – Jo – have you tried Fivver? For your graphics needs? Carrie at WorkFromHome has a good resource from Fivver.

I’ll have to double check minisite graphics in the meantime – if Tia’s recommending folks, doubtless they’re good peeps.

Tia Peterson October 1, 2010 at 5:35 pm

ooh for sure, but they are NOT $5 lol. If you can get it for $5, go for it!!

Matthew DC October 1, 2010 at 5:37 pm

@Tia – James is 100% on the money as well. Thesis is set to avoid duplicate content issues out of the box. If you enable tags indexing etc, Google gets angry.. I highly recommend you leave it the way it is from an SEO standpoint..

Tia Peterson October 1, 2010 at 5:37 pm

And yes, I have canonical URLs turned on, too. So, yep. I’m ok with 132 indexed pages. As long as the main content pages are indexed, that’s great.

Joseph Archibald October 1, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Yup, I just go with what the Thesis Theme production team have set up as default. So James and Mathew are quite right to have their say regards this.

Thanks for the info regards banners etc. Tia. Fiverr – I’d be afraid to have to go through about ten folks to get someone who is really hot tho. If the other folks you suggested are way out of my league regards to costs then I’ll check out Fiverr.

Tia Peterson October 1, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Sounds good, Jo!

Nath @ Ipod Touch 4G October 1, 2010 at 1:03 pm

congrats on your 100th post … keep writing good stuff 🙂

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:29 am

Thank you! I appreciate all of your great comments and advice. Glad to have you as a regular contributor to the community.


William October 1, 2010 at 3:45 pm

I am very glad that you decided to start sharing your knowledge with others. It has made my life better and I can say that you have helped me to make more money. I had a basic understanding when I first started reading your post but, I did not know it all. You have a way of making it look easy and therefore, making me want to try harder. I know that you are thanking us but, I thank you!

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:22 am

Wow! That’s an awesome testimonial and I appreciate it very much. Thank you!

Joseph Archibald October 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Hey Tia, congrats on reaching the 100 and on a super Alexa too! Odd how you’ve got 100 posts but Google is only showing 132 indexing.

Will catch up with you again soon, Mia!


Tia Peterson October 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Thanks, Jo! How many do you think should be showing indexing?

Joseph Archibald October 1, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Well, if you consider that Google index posts, pages, categories and also tags you would be expecting to see at the very least twice the indexing I can see for your site Tia. And what’s more surprising about the low indexing is that you get a lot of visitors here, which should have a positive effect on level of indexing. Nothing to worry about though, really.

Tia Peterson October 1, 2010 at 5:12 pm

I’ll have to check the Thesis settings but it may be that I’ve turned off indexing for tags. Plus I don’t really use them so there aren’t many.

Joseph Archibald October 1, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Can you recommend someone who is hot at graphic design Tia? I need a couple of banners and an eBook cover desgin. I’m getting involved with a new affiliate program – selling an eBook, but even though the folks who have written the eBook are making a ton of money, their affiliate images are really poor. So best to get one designed as this can only but help to improve sales don’t you think.

Tia Peterson October 1, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Right. I have turned off indexing for sub-pages, tag pages, day, month, and year pages. Hmm. Guess I better turn those on. Bad Thesis Theme, Bad!!! 🙂

However, Thesis is supposed to be great for SEO, so if they are turned off by default, what do you make of that?

The explanation Thesis provides is:

Adding the noindex robot meta tag is a great way to fine-tune your site’s SEO by streamlining the amount of pages that get indexed by the search engines. The options below will help you prevent the indexing of “bloat” pages that do nothing but dilute your search results and keep you from ranking as well as you should.

Tia Peterson October 1, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Hey Jo – Yes, try or Actually, try FIRST. They do great work. 🙂 Minisitestudio does awesome work, too – and UK I believe – but I don’t know if they’re accepting new clients or not right now.

Ileane Smith October 1, 2010 at 10:00 am

Tia, you hit the 100 post mark in grand style! Congratulations and I look forward to reading the next 100 posts too.

I don’t use Twitterfeed but if I did, I would certainly have your feed at the top of the list. I’m saying that because when I got here I was torn between hitting the Tweet button or reading the article first. Then I saw my name mentioned and I was like OMG!
Tia you’re an awesome person! And a great Mom and an incredible blogger. You’re my go-to gal when it comes to learning the right way to do things and the best way to communicate them. I can’t tell you how proud I am to be mentioned in this post.

I have to admit, I miss that cute little caricature that used to appear up at the top, have you ditched her for good?

I checked and I think I’m following you everywhere but I’m really glad that we are both enjoying Amplify.

Don’t mean to be so long winded but since this is a milestone post, I thought I would leave a milestone comment. Now I can hit the Tweet button (hmmm better still, maybe the Amplify button is in order so I can blast this out all over the net).

On that note, I’ll end with this – You go girl!

Tia Peterson October 1, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Thanks, Ileane! I miss the girl picture, too. I didn’t want to keep it because another blogger used the exact same one. So I just decided to start fresh.

I love the long comments! Gives me something more to reply to! 🙂

Have a great weekend. Thanks for the kudos and for sharing the post on Amplify!

Jean Sarauer October 1, 2010 at 8:59 am

Congratulations on your 100th post, Tia. You’re doing a great job over here, and I appreciate the value you provide!

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:21 am

Thank you, Jean!! The appreciation is mutual and I’m learning a lot from you. Thanks for bringing some personality to the blogosphere. We need it!


John Soares @ Freelance Writing Niche October 1, 2010 at 8:44 am

Tia, congrats on making it to 100. Many, many people start blogs, but very few actually accomplish what you have.

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:19 am

Hi John,

Thank you! It’s difficult to imagine that, but I know with certainty that you are right. Blogging is no easy task!

Thanks again and I’m glad we’ve connected.


Evelyn October 1, 2010 at 8:25 am

Hi Tia,

Congratulations! Keep on doing what you’re doing. You, ROCK! 😉
Enjoy your weekend!


Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:18 am

Thanks, Evelyn! You rock as well. Keep doing what you’re doing, also!


Sherryl Perry October 1, 2010 at 8:20 am

Congratulations on your 100th post! For a blog targeted to “Chicks” to have so many men following you is testament to what a great blog you have. I still remember the first time I contacted you. You impressed me so much be your willingness to help. I continue to learn so much from you! Thanks for the share and here’s to many more milestones!

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:17 am

Hi Sherryl! Thank you! Yes, here’s to many more!

And here’s to the great “people” connections that make this 10 times easier!


Phil October 1, 2010 at 11:18 am

Congrats on the 100th Post Tia! Look forward to reading more posts from you soon. Keep it up!

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:28 am

Thanks, Phil! Many more to come. 🙂

Steve@Lifestyle Design October 1, 2010 at 10:40 am


Congratulations on your 100th post. A nifty accomplishment. It is a nice list you have of “people who rock” I will be checking out those sites I have not been to.

Thanks for the great 100 posts so far and hopefully many 100’s more to come.

Tia Peterson October 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Thanks, Steve! You should definitely check out a few of those folks. 🙂

Michelle @ Italian Mama Chef October 1, 2010 at 10:33 am

I am so excited for you Tia and congratulations on your 100th post! I know that I have learned so much from you and it’s meant a lot to me. I have connected with some other great people as a result and that helps me too. I wish I had more time to devote to building my blog but for now I am content with where its at. I know that one of my goals with homeschooling will be to teach the boys how to create and manage a blog and believe me, we will be using all the tips and tricks and knowledge you have to share. Keep up the great work and thank you so much for the shout-out today!

Tia Peterson October 1, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Hi Michelle,

I understand about time. I don’t have as much time as I would like, either. Thanks for your readership and continued support!

Marlee October 1, 2010 at 7:00 am

Congrats Tia!
I’m so impressed at what you have created here at Biz Chicks in 100 posts. This is definitely cause for a little online celebration. I’ve become an overnight fan of your blog because you always provide valuable, useful, and practical advice and info (like the RSS post and the ping issue everytime you click update). I’m so excited for all that is in store for you and this awesome community.
Go Tia! Go!

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:14 am

Hey Marlee! Thanks for the kudos! Today was a very good day. And I’m really looking forward to the next 100; to see how much things change and grow around here.

Thanks for contributing to the blog’s community and for connecting with me!

Hesham October 1, 2010 at 9:48 am

Congratulations on your 100th post Tia, I will come back on the 1000 🙂 I hope it won’t take long time haha

Tia Peterson October 1, 2010 at 5:16 pm

I estimate that will happen by this time 2011! Stick around LOL Thanks for your support, Hesham. 🙂

Andrew @ Blogging Guide October 1, 2010 at 5:51 am

Congratulations on your 100th post! Keep on doing what you’re doing ’cause this is a really nice blog and that’s from the heart 🙂 All the Best!

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:13 am

Awww, thanks, Andrew! It means a lot to me you said that. It’s an honor! Thank you for joining the conversations over here. Much appreciated.

Patricia@lavenderuses October 1, 2010 at 8:19 am

Congrats Tia
I’m glad I found your blog as I love your writing style and the content you post. Enjoying the journey and meeting bloggers who yes I am getting to know as people not just bloggers.
Looking forward to the next 100 🙂
Patricia Perth Australia

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:16 am

Hi Patricia!

Thank you! Isn’t it nice getting to connect beyond just the one-way conversation of the blog? When you start to really connect on a people level, it makes it all easier, I think!

I appreciate your comments and being part of the community here.


John Garrett October 1, 2010 at 5:12 am

Congrats! You’ve worked hard and are reaping the benefits of that. I’m gonna be stepping out of my cubicle farm job and hope to replicate your success. All the best in future and I’m glad we “met”!

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:11 am

Same here! I’m glad we met, also, and good luck on transitioning out of the job, however long it takes. Don’t rush it. Make sure it’s the right time!


Jimi Jones October 1, 2010 at 4:58 am

CONGRATS on post # 100!
That’s a great milestone and reason to celebrate. It also shows your commitment and dedication to the community, which is a huge benefit for your readers.

Keep rockin it!

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:09 am

Thanks, Jimi! As long as there’s room for me here, I’ll be here! 😉

Ryan Biddulph October 1, 2010 at 3:54 am

Hi Tia,

Congratulations on your 100th post!

Thanks for sharing my Impact post too. You have been one of my strongest supporters and I appreciate each mention on social networks, comment on my blog and the valued real estate you’ve kindly offered me more than once on bizchicksblog.

Have a wonderful weekend 🙂


Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:04 am

Thanks for that great reply, Ryan! You’re truly one of the kindest people I’ve connected with. Thanks for being part of this community. 🙂

Gloson October 1, 2010 at 3:10 am

A big congratulations, Tia on the 100th post! I love reading your blog and will continue to support you!

Have a great weekend!

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:03 am

Thanks, Gloson! So glad we connected!

Computer IT Support Miami October 1, 2010 at 4:32 am

Many many Congratulations on your 100th post! Thanks for the share.

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:08 am

You’re welcome! Thank you for your comment!

Kathy October 1, 2010 at 4:31 am

Happy Friday Tia!

This is a great milestone. Your ability to build up the community reflects your talent and persistence at providing good content. I hope the next 100 brings you as much success as the first hundred did.

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:08 am

Thanks so much, Kathy. I am hoping for the same thing!

Matthew DC October 1, 2010 at 4:06 am

Congrats Tia! Thanks for the link in there, I could not be happier to be a part of this community. Your content is awesome and your insights are very helpful. I always focused on SEO and traditional marketing in the past. Honestly, most of what I am learning about being a “blogger”, rather than a “marketer” I am learning from you. The majority of those 100 posts have actually taught me something about being successful in this business, and I have turned your advice into 1,000 uniques (as of yesterday) for this month (which I only really started promoting SEOSage sometime this month). I think that says more than anything. I’ve been in the SEO / IM business for 5 years and i’m still learning every day!

So.. Thanks! Hopefully we will all still be here to celebrate the 500th post!

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:07 am

Matthew, that is awesome to hear! I really am stunned by all of the support and the fact that people come back and sustain this blog. It’s an honor for me! I wouldn’t do it unless there were people like you who say that you can use the content. It’s priceless, knowing that.

Thank you!


Michael October 1, 2010 at 2:28 am

Nooooooooooo! You can’t leave Blue host.

Congrats. on the 100th post. You have a great blog, writing style and I love your upbeat, kick ass, rock the socks off ’em attitude. Goodbye cubicle, hello location independence 🙂

Have an awesome weekend.


Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:02 am

Yes, good bye cubicle!

So do you love Blue Host? What’s up with that? You must be on a great server there. My site’s been going down about once per week for the last 3 weeks or so. Lots of people talking about it on Twitter (when it happens). It’s been kinda nuts.

JamestheJust on Elance@Tia's Fanclub October 1, 2010 at 12:26 am

I just re-read what I wrote and thought – wow! Missed the point entirely – CONGRATS on the 100th post on 10/1/10.

It’s a binary anniversary – what does it mean?

Let me decode:

“on off, on, on off”

Which translated means:

“You’re an awesome blogger, Tia.” Here’s to many more!

JamestheJust on Elance October 1, 2010 at 12:22 am

Tia – no you didn’t.

Uh…yeah. You made my night – day? I’m losing track. I’m changing the title from “The Average Genius” to “what time is it again?” because I seem to be losing that sense of time – it is Friday, innit?

I still don’t know your PayPal ID to send the payment to – but I do want to say: I don’t have any business on that list. You flatter me – thanks!

Great. I feel a post comin’ on. See? Now you inspired me, even. You’re good, Tia.

Tia Peterson October 2, 2010 at 2:01 am

No flattering at all. You’re the real deal. 🙂

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