How to Make People Fall in Love With Your Blog

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  At its core, blogging is about wanting to be loved. Before you roll your eyes, hear me out. When you blog, you put yourself and your ideas out there for the world, and that means you want to be seen and heard. You want people to read…

This post breaks all the rules of blogging

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This post breaks all of my blogging rules. I didn’t start my headline with “How to” or a number. I didn’t use the Coschedule Headline Analyzer to find a headline that rates a 70 or above. It’s not a list of useful tips or…

It’s not the size of your email list that matters. It’s how you use it.

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Who else is tired of hearing about the size of people’s email lists? Maybe it’s just me, but it almost feels like being told the size of someone’s…ahem…you know what. It’s just TMI. And it’s also TLI (too little information),…

How to Write for Your Audience Without Losing Your Voice

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How do you stay authentic, but also write for your audience? How do you write what really matters to you, but also stick to a specific focus with your blog? How do you tell your stories, while still making your blog useful to your readers? Blogging…

How to Banish Imposter Syndrome as a Blogger

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Imposter Syndrome (noun): The feeling that you are a fraud, not good enough, and why should anyone listen to you? This week, I gave my very first live workshop (aka webinar, but I prefer “live workshop” because so many webinars are super…

5 Blogging Concerns You Can Stop Worrying About Now

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I started 5 other failed blogs before I built this successful one. The main difference between my old blogs and this one isn’t that I chose a better topic. It isn’t that I suddenly got lucky. The huge, life (and blog)-altering difference…

60 Ways to Grow Your Blog in an Hour or Less

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If I’ve learned one thing about blogging, it’s this: Blogging is a longterm game. It’s thousands of tiny actions that, when put together, make a huge difference. It’s not just about writing blog posts and hoping that people will…

How to Refuel Your Creative Spark for Blogging

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You start a blog and it's fresh and new and exciting. But it doesn't stay that way forever. Sooner or later,  your creativity starts to wane. Here's what to do when you feel blah about blogging. In the beginning, you have so many ideas…

Stop Listening to Blogging Advice and Do This Instead

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If you have read a million and one blog posts on how to have a successful blog, but you still feel like you’re spinning your wheels, you might want to stop looking for advice, and do these things instead. But first, a story… I don’t…

6 Things to Do That are Better Than Checking Facebook

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In my weekly writing group, one of my friends shared that she has “quit Facebook.” She recently broke up with someone, and she saw that he posted a picture with a girl in the background. It was just too much for her. So she decided she’s…

How to Get the Blogging Support you Need

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Do you ever feel like a lonely blogger lost in the dark woods of the Internet? That’s how I felt when I first started out - alone and scared. Every time I pushed “Publish” on a new post, I hoped that at least one of my Facebook friends…

How to Blog with Courage, Compassion, and Connection

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Have you ever read a book that felt like a perfect road map for a more fulfilling life? I have. This week. It’s called Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. After reading the first few chapters, I decided I had to buy it for everyone…