10 Blog Designs That Will Make You Drool

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Have you ever had a blog crush? Not to weird you out or anything, but I kind of have crushes on all 10 of these blogs. They are so beautiful, they kind of make me drool. But they’re not just gorgeous - they are packed with style and…

Why You're Not Making Money From Your Blog (and How to Change That)

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I didn’t really want to write this post. In my loving, creative, writer’s heart, I believe that blogging is about being true to yourself, about telling your story, about connecting with others. So I was reluctant to write a post about…

My First Delicious Year as a Full Time Blogger

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2015 was my first full year of blogging. In December of 2014, I decided to start yet another blog. (It was my 6th blog since 2011.) I was afraid to start yet another failed blog, but my need to write overrode my fear. In the beginning,…

How to Plan for Your Blog So You Actually Make Money

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If you’re like me, you decided to blog because you loved writing, and you felt that you had something important to say. And maybe at the back of your mind (okay, let’s be honest, the front of your mind) you had an idea that you wanted…

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 Nourish Your Blog During the Holidays

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I have always been a big fan of the holidays. I love seeing the Christmas lights, eating and drinking things with pumpkin in them, and the idea of a warm fireplace when it’s snowing outside. (Although, living in Miami, it’s more of an…

How I Lost My Blogging Voice and Found it Again

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I’ve been a writer ever since I was a toddler. My mom had me tell her stories, and then she would write them down. But when I was 12 years old, I fell completely in love with writing. I would sit at my parents’ old Macintosh and write…

100 Bloggers Share Their Best Advice About Blogging (Part 4 of 4)

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Be true to who you are. Get a mentor. Trust your instincts. These are just a few of the pearls of wisdom given by the amazing bloggers in this post. This is the 4th and final installment of a roundup of 100 bloggers best advice on blogging. Read…

100 Bloggers Share their Best Advice About Blogging (Part 3 of 4)

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  Do you ever feel like the non-bloggers in your life just don't "get" blogging? I feel that way all the time. Which is why I think it's SO important to talk to other bloggers and learn from them. This post is part 3 of a 4 part series…

100 Bloggers Share Their Best Advice About Blogging (Part 2 of 4)

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A few weeks ago, I asked the bloggers in my Facebook group, Blogging on Your Own Terms, to share their best advice for bloggers. (Join Blogging on Your Own Terms here.) I got the most amazing responses from all sorts of bloggers. Whether…

The 5 Best Investments I've Made in My Blog

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  I am a big believer in investing in my blog. When I put money into my blog, I am telling the universe that I believe in what I am doing. And spending money on a few key things has helped me stand out in the blogging world, save…

100 Bloggers Share their Best Advice About Blogging (Part 1 of 4)

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This blogging journey is long, and everyone has their own path to success. That's why I asked the bloggers in my Facebook group, Blogging on Your Own Terms, to share their best advice for bloggers. Over the next 4 weeks, I will be publishing…