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…

The One Thing You Need to Make Money from Your Blog

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Bloggers often ask me how to make money from their blogs. “I started my blog last week,” they write. “Is it too early to put Google Adsense into my sidebars?” I’ll admit it: This makes me cringe. Putting ads up before you…

How to Set and Achieve Audacious Blogging Goals

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  In the past, I would get super excited about an idea for a blog. And then I would work on it with passion. For about 1 month. After that one month mark, I would stop. Why? Because I didn’t have any other specific goals for my…

Why it's So Hard to Find a Focus for Your Blog (and How to Do it Anyway)

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Are you writing in circles trying to find a great focus for your blog? I get emails everyday from bloggers who struggle to find their focus. That’s because it’s not easy to choose a focus for your blog that you really care about, and…

5 Totally Unexpected Ways Blogging Has Improved My Life

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In December of 2014, I decided to start this blog. I had already started and abandoned 5 other blogs, and when I thought about starting this one, I felt excitement, but also, a little bit of fear. Will this one actually make it off the ground?…

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…

How to Set Up a Blog in Under 10 Minutes

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You’ve been wanting to start a blog for a long time, thinking of amazing post ideas and how awesome it will be to have an audience eager to read your stuff. There’s just one problem. You need to set it up, and you’re not sure how. Well,…

How to Make Blogging as Delicious as Eating Cupcakes

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Imagine eating a really delicious cupcake from your favorite local bakery. You lick the chocolate frosting slowly, wanting to savor every bite. As you nibble at the cake, you stop to enjoy the sweet flavor on your tongue. This cupcake is…

The One Thing You Need to Get Right When You Start Your Blog

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A few days ago, I got an email from a new blogger who said she wanted to start her blog off right. Here’s what she wrote: “Hi Daniela,  I am just building my blog and investing the time to research now and “get it right” from the…

How to Promote Your Blog Challenge and Get 300+ Participants

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We are on day 3 of the 15 Day Blog Makeover Challenge, and it’s been quite an adventure so far. I’ve connected with so many amazing bloggers who are working on improving their blogs. The community in my Facebook group is very supportive…

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…