3 Affiliate Marketing Experiments I’ve Had Fun Playing With

3 Affiliate Marketing Experiments I’ve Had Fun Playing With

Note: this post obviously has affiliate links because this whole post is about how I’m trying harder at affiliate marketing. 😉 Regular readers know how obsessed I am with doing more with less. Whether it’s doing more work in less time, using less tools for the same tasks, or making more […]

10 Advanced MailChimp Features You Probably Forgot About

10 Advanced MailChimp Features You Probably Forgot About

(This post contains affiliate links 💰 – because I’m really good at buying chocolate, and really bad at not buying chocolate.) You know I’ve seen getting a really bad rep lately? MailChimp. And I don’t really get it. Suddenly, it’s become the “newbie tool” and “you can’t use it if you’re […]

6 Sadly Forgotten Blog Maintenance To-Dos

6 Sadly Forgotten Blog Maintenance To-Dos

(Note – this post was originally published in December 2015 and has been updated with fresh tips for you!) I’ve been reading pretty much every “how to clean up your blog for the new year” post I can find, and can’t help but feel like they’re incomplete. Blog maintenance posts in […]

The Best Email Marketing Providers for Newbie Bloggers

The Best Email Marketing Providers for Newbie Bloggers

Note: this was originally published in July 2014 and has been updated as best practices change, software companies adjust, and I gain new firsthand experience. 🙂 It also contains affiliate links. RSS and Bloglovin’ are great. They’ll always be some people’s preferred method of reading content. It also makes a lot […]

Trick Yourself into Saving More Money With Automation

Trick Yourself into Saving More Money With Automation

For the past year, my monthly expenses have been inconsistent, precarious, terrifying. The cost of diagnosing a chronic illness (that did not want to be diagnosed), managing the flare-ups with medications not covered by insurance, and maintaining ongoing treatment? Not a cheap process, as it turns out. And did I […]

How to Grow Your Email List with 2-Step Opt-ins

How to Grow Your Email List with 2-Step Opt-ins

Move over, confirmation emails. People care more about a different type of 2-step opt-in now. (By the way, who else finds this homonym unnecessarily confusing?) More bloggers are getting smart to the fact that growing your email list is the best thing you can do for your blog. And since […]

7 Steps I Took to Make a Blog Post “Go Viral”

7 Steps I Took to Make a Blog Post “Go Viral”

I felt famous. And I’m not gonna lie, it felt fucking fantastic. My post – my nerdy little ode to planners and notebooks – had gone viral. (I know…I hate that word. It sounds like your blog post needs an antibiotic or something. But stay with me here.) Over 1,000 […]

2015 by the Numbers

2015 by the Numbers

I’ve been trying to come up with a thoughtful, well-written way to talk about the past year. Even though around this time last year, I was writing my #GetGutsy essay about learning to accept that I wasn’t a person who went out and did things, I did a lot of […]

4 Cheap & Easy Ways to Deliver Content Upgrades

4 Cheap & Easy Ways to Deliver Content Upgrades

I see it all the time. Someone posts in Slack. In a Facebook group. On Twitter. “I want to start growing my email list with content upgrades. How do I deliver them?” one blogger asks. And every other blogger currently online shouts, “LeadPages!” But why? I mean, yeah. LeadPages can deliver […]