How to Create Really Cool Images for Your Blog Using Double Exposure in PicMonkey

how to make cool double exposure images using picmonkey

Images are a really important element of blogs. I’ll be honest. I’m not the best when it comes to graphic design. I’m overwhelmed by the thought of learning a program like Photoshop. Canva is a great alternative, but my hands down favorite image creation and editing program is PicMonkey. When you watch the video below,…

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How a Messy Work Environment Hampers Blogging Creativity and Productivity

why bloggers should clean up their work environment

Look around your blogging space. What do you see? Do you have a place for everything and everything in its place? A messy, disorganized workspace robs you of creative energy and is distracting. An organized work environment will open you mind and calm your spirit and allow you be more productive.

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Blog More Consistently by Writing the Same Time Every Day

set a time to blog

I’ve long been a fan of writing rituals and routines. In the same way that rituals and routines can help you blog more consistently and productively, writing the same time every day can help with that as well. This is true because any time you do something consistently, it becomes more automatic, and you don’t have…

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The Best WordPress Editorial Calendar, Ever (CoSchedule Review)

coschedule editorial calendar review

If you have a blog (and I believe you should!), having an editorial calendar is a must. There are multiple types of editorial calendars. You can use everything from a spreadsheet to a Google calendar, or even a Word doc. There are even some free WordPress editorial calendar plugins. Those options work fine if you’re…

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Jumpstart Your Blogging Productivity by Getting Away from Your Office

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If you’ve fallen into a rut with your blogging and you just can’t seem to get into the groove with it, a great way to jumpstart your blogging productivity is to change your scenery.   For example, I usually write blog posts at my desk in my office, and while that works for me, sometimes…

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The Best Online Businesses for Introverts

The best online businesses for introverts

As an introvert, I thrive on alone time. Sure, over the years, I learned how to “function” in an extroverted world, but it wore me out. Almost four years ago, I made the decision to quit my job and making a living in the quiet and privacy of my own home. While I can’t say…

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WordPress.org Vs. WordPress.com

wordpress.org vs. wordpress.com

You may be thinking about starting a blog. Or perhaps you have already started one, but aren’t sure that you’re using the best platform. Regardless of your specific situation, one thing you’ll need to figure out is whether to use WordPress.com or WordPress.org. WordPress.com and WordPress.org look very similar, but are actually very different.

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Understanding the Difference Between Hosted and Self-Hosted Blogs

understanding the difference between hosted and self hosted blogs

When setting up your first blog, one of the decisions you’ll need to make right away is whether or not to go with a hosted or a self-hosted blog. Understanding the pros and cons of each one is important. This post will help you understand the difference between hosted and self-hosted blogs, and from there…

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How to Blog Consistently the Easy Way

how to blog consistently the easy way

Blogging can be hard. It’s even harder to blog consistently. The good news is, there ARE ways to make it easier! In this post, I’ll share my tips and tricks for blogging consistently the easy way!

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5 Blogging Rules You Should Break

5 blogging rules you should break

I’ve come across many bloggers who seldom publish blog posts. The worst part about this is that this isn’t because they’re lazy and don’t have anything to say. Instead, the problem is that they get hung up on the “rules” of blogging to the point that it shuts them down. You’ve probably heard the saying…

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