10 Questions That Will Help You Unearth Your Unique Voice

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How do you know if your writing is moving you toward unearthing your unique writer's voice? It isn't easy. I don't have a microwave-ready solution. But I can provide a few questions for you to ask yourself when you struggle with how…

How to find your writer's voice: 20 writers weigh in (+ an awesome infographic)

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Your writer's voice can sometimes feel like this elusive, nebulous thing. Many writers say that  you don't know when you'll find it, but when you do, it's like love at first sight - you just just know. I believe you can cultivate your…

Why You Shouldn't Just Write Like You Talk

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Do you have a dog voice? No, seriously, do you? I do. It's pretty bad. I call my dog pooneetchk baby and other ridiculous things I am embarrassed to share. And my dog voice is only one of the many ways that I talk. When I used to…

Do you struggle with blogging consistently? Time for a plan.

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It's easy to write a single blog post, but not so easy to continue writing on a regular basis. It's much easier, however, when you create a blogging plan before you start. If you already have a blog but are struggling to stay consistent,…

6 Things You Need to Do When You Get Overwhelmed by Other Blogs in Your Niche

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Do you ever wonder, Why am I even blogging when there are SO MANY other people out there already doing it? I do. All the time. Sometimes, I'm hanging out in one of my Facebook groups, and I start clicking on people's blogs, and I'm like,…

4 ideas for when you feel like no one is reading your blog

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The other night, my sister asked me something that I can't get out of my head. She said, "How does your blog benefit society as a whole?" I said something about being there for people trying to carve their own path through life. Being a…

Try this writing hack on your website content. Your readers will thank you.

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There's a simple technique you can do today to make your writing better. It doesn't take much time, and doesn't require much work on your part. What is it? Being more specific. Here's what I mean: Nouns and verbs can be vague and…

How do Jews REALLY feel about Christmas?

I set out to answer a simple question: How do Jews feel about being Jewish on Christmas? For my very legit research study, I reached out to friends by calling them up, texting them, and messaging them on Facebook. Some answered with one sentence,…

12 Lessons I Learned From Interviewing 30 People

Last March, I attended Pioneer Nation, Chris Guillebeau's new conference for small business owners. It was my first conference, and I could barely sleep the night before. On the first night, I was wearing a nice white dress and felt totally…

4 Things Blogging and Shaving Your Head Have in Common

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Let me take you on a little journey, back to an ashram in India, when I was 20 years old. I had been in India for about a month and a half, and I was seriously thinking about shaving my head. About 8 months before, I had done something…

What's your hero's journey?

You may have heard of The Hero's Journey - a story structure first identified by Joseph Campbell in which the hero leaves home, faces many challenges, receives help from unexpected friends, reaches a point of deep darkness, and then returns…

5 Gmail tools guaranteed to delight solopreneurs

My email inbox used to be a place of horror. This past summer, I had over 5,000 UNREAD messages attacking me every time I opened Gmail. But all that has changed thanks to these incredibly awesome tools.           Mailbox Get…