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…

Why Your Blog is Already Wildly Successful

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What if your success as a blogger had nothing to do with your number of pageviews or subscribers, and everything to do with your confidence in your own voice and determination to succeed? Here's the thing. You CAN'T control your number…

8 Reasons You're Not Getting the Blog Traffic You Want

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If there’s one thing every blogger wants, it’s more traffic. You spend hours lovingly creating blog posts, only to put them out there on Facebook and hear…crickets. Sure, your mom and her friends might write a comment or two. Which…

How to Create Powerful Transformations and Get More Blog Fans

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Think of your favorite story. Now, tell me this. Does it include some kind of transformation? I am betting it does. There’s Harry Potter’s transformation from scared kid to powerful wizard. There’s Katniss Everdeen’s transformation…

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…

How to Become a Successful Blogger on Your Own Terms

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  Before I became a blogger, I was an elementary school teacher. I loved the kids, and I loved teaching. (Which is why I now teach blogging to women.) I left the public school system because of all of the rules. And all of the people…

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…

How to Cut Through Overwhelm and Love Blogging

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I recently posted this question in my Facebook group, Blogging on Your Own Terms: What is the ONE thing that gets in the way of achieving your blogging goals? And you know what the most common answer was? It wasn’t finding the…

How Rejection has Made Me a Better Blogger

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Today in my Mastermind group, I was explaining that I want to reach out to other bloggers and collaborate with them, but I was feeling weird about it. (For some reason, I sometimes feel like I’m in middle school again, where I was most…

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),…

Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Successful Blogger?

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When I tell people I’m a blogging coach, I get one of two reactions. They either think it’s really cool, or they scrunch up their foreheads and say, Uh, you mean like helping people write articles? You kind of have to be a blogger…