How to Create Your Own Blogging Style

how to create your own blogging style

If you’ve been reading blogging advice for any length of time, you’ve no doubt noticed that there is a lot of conflicting advice out there. Some will tell you to post multiple times per week, and others will tell you to post only one piece of epic content per week. Some advise long posts, and…

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First Steps in Writing a Book (with Chad R. Allen)

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In this episode of The Professional Content Creation Podcast, I’m delighted to have Chad R. Allen as my guest. Chad is a writer, editor, speaker, and creativity coach. He’s also the editorial director for Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, one of the largest trade publishers in the U.S. Chad is in my…

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I AM a Writer

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When I left my job to start a business a couple of years back, I made certain decisions based on the “fact” that I didn’t want to write all day every day. I felt that way because I had never tried writing all day every day and I thought I would get bored, so instead…

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Monday Motivation: How to Overcome Your Blogging Fears

How to overcome your blogging fears

I wanted to share an extra bit of motivation with you as you start your week. One thing I’ve noticed is that many bloggers struggle with fear. I understand that, more than you can imagine. In fact, it’s something that I’ve struggled with a lot on my own. Here are some of the common blogging…

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What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Blog About

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Blog About

We all face times when we simply don’t know what to blog about. Sure, there are ways to keep track of ideas so that the problem of not knowing what to blog about (supposedly) never happens. But the reality is that even if you have an elaborate system of keeping track of blog post ideas,…

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How to Protect the Blog Posts You Write

How to protect your blog posts

I have a fellow writer friend who confided in me about how distraught she was about some of the sites that she writes for closing their doors. One site was Helium, and the other was Yahoo! Voices. This friend has a chronic illness that makes it impossible for her to hold down a job, so…

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How to Use Freewriting to Beat Writer’s Block

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I first started freewriting in the form of what Judith Cameron, of The Artist’s Way calls, “Morning Pages.” Up until that point, I had never really written random things intentionally.   I’ll always appreciate Cameron for introducing me to the concept of Morning Pages, but now I do them any time of the day, and…

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100 Posts in 100 Days: Are you Crazy?

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In today’s post I revisit a short portion of a podcast from long ago, because to date, it is one of the most inspiring interviews I’ve ever conducted. My guest was Ryan Hanley, an insurance agent turned content marketer, who, in spite of the people in his agency thinking he was crazy, embarked on a…

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Taking the Month of June Off

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Hey everyone! I hope your summer is off to a fantastic start! Mine has been busy, busy, busy and will continue to be for a bit. I’ve been in the middle of a very intense time (in a good way!) with one of my clients, and, much bigger news than that is that my daughter…

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The Top Low-Cost Email Autoresponder Services

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If you’ve spent any time whatsoever around anyone with an online business, or anyone with an offline business that is social media and Internet savvy, you’ve likely heard people say that they wish they had started building their email list sooner.   Whether you’ve heard that or not, you may be wondering what an email…

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