How to Bring More Joy into Your Creative Business

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When I tell people I work for myself as a creative business owner I get one of 3 reactions. The first reaction: “That is so awesome! I own my own business, too. Let’s be best friends!” The second reaction: “Um…that’s cool.”…

How to Make a Creative Breakthrough With Your Blog

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Do you remember what anyone wrote in your middle school yearbook? I do. Ms. Barton, the toughest, best teacher I had in eighth grade, wrote in my yearbook that I was the most creative student she had ever taught. I’ll never forget that. Yet…

How to Avoid the Mental Blocks That Plague Most Bloggers

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There’s one thing that all bloggers MUST do to create amazing, inspiring, fulfilling blogs: They have to keep going. It may sound simple, but it’s actually really hard to keep blogging and creating week after week, year after year. That’s…

How to Write Unforgettable Blog Posts

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Before we get started, here’s my warning: Writing powerful posts has much more to do with you than it does with anything I share here. There are no formulas you can follow to make you a powerful writer. A decent writer, sure. An engaging…

How to Find Your Big WHY for your Blog

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It’s hidden where you can’t see it. In between your heart and your feet. The thrumming in your belly, the core of purpose you can feel if you just stop and focus for a minute. The reason you’re creating. The reason you’re writing.…

How to Write Content That Both You and Your Audience Love

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Bloggers must walk a delicate tightrope. On one hand, you started blogging because you had something important to say. Your blog topics must feel relevant to you and tied in to what you care about the most. Otherwise, you won’t want to…

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Write Your Truth

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Does this sound familiar…? You carve out some precious minutes of your day to write a blog post. You make a cup of delicious coffee to sip while you’re writing it. Then you open your laptop and get ready to write a brilliant blog…

How to Fall Deliriously in Love With Writing (Again)

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Pour yourself a cup of steaming coffee (or tea) and make it strong. Pull up a chair (one of those cozy ones that you can really sink into). Take a seat. Get comfortable. It’s story time. This story is about me (and I want you to read…

43 Creators Share How to Find Your Voice Online

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Do you feel like you've found your voice online? Many say it's a lifelong task to truly find your voice as a blogger, business owner and creator. I've been writing since I was 4 years old. I would tell my mom stories as she dutifully wrote…

How to Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas

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One of the hardest parts of blogging is coming up with consistent blog post ideas. When you’re new to blogging, it’s hard to know what people want to read about. And when you’ve been doing it for a long time, you start to feel like…

An Open Letter to Myself as a Beginner Blogger

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Dear Daniela, I am so excited for you. You just started a new blog, and it’s freaking amazing that you’re putting your words out there into the world. I know it’s hard sometimes. Sometimes you feel like you aren’t reaching…

5 Hard Won Truths From My First 5 Years as a Blogger

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I’ve been a business owner and a blogger for the past 5 years. And I’ve messed up a lot. I’ve spent too much on courses because of my desperate need to get quick success. I’ve always, always thought things would take less time…