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 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…

My 4 Biggest Blogging Blunders (and Why I'm Glad I Made Them)

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I've been blogging for about 4 years. And in that time, I've started 5 other blogs and bought another dozen URLs that I never used. This blog is the first one that I am really excited to share, and grow, and build a community around. Sometimes…

9 Fears that are Keeping You from a Blogging Breakthrough

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Have you ever read a blog that just crackles with authenticity and awesomeness? A blog that you immediately love, and follow, and want to come back to again and again? And then, after finding that blog, you think, I wish my blog was this…

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…

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…