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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 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…

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?…

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…

You Need These 5 Creative Writing Techniques in Your Blog (Especially #3)

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I've heard many people say that the best writers aren't necessarily the best bloggers. Blogging is supposed to be conversational. And all of the tools and tricks we learned in our high school English classes don't apply here. Well,…

The One Resource You Need to Claim Your Writer's Voice

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Listen to me read this 3 minute post. When I was 20, I shaved my head. I was in India, and I didn't tell anyone back home about it. My parents only realized what I had done when they were walking toward me in the airport. From afar,…

An easy 5 minute exercise to help you tackle blogger's block

So you've created your blogging plan. You have a good idea to write about. You sit down, open your blogging platform, create a new post...and then what? You can read lots of articles about the perfect blog post (like this one from Buffer,…

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…