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 […]

14 IFTTT Recipes to Automate Your Solo Business

14 IFTTT Recipes to Automate Your Solo Business

One major bonus of having a team versus running a solo business? Delegation. People have your back. When project A is taking longer than you thought and project B is due tomorrow, there’s someone else to hand off work to. Not so much with a one woman (or man) show. Unless […]

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 […]

Just Checking In: Bye Bye May, Hellooo June

Just Checking In: Bye Bye May, Hellooo June

Just Checking In is a feature on the blog where I’ll pop in to share what I’ve been working on and the progress I’m making towards my goals. Accountability, baby! WTF, where did this year go?! How is it June? It was so weird to realize last month that I’ve been at my […]

Just Checking In: Bye Bye April, Hellooo May

Just Checking In: Bye Bye April, Hellooo May

Just Checking In is a feature on the blog where I’ll pop in to share what I’ve been working on and the progress I’m making towards my goals. Accountability, baby! April was a pretty big month productivity-wise. May will be complete shit, but that’s because I’ll be busy doing other things, and those […]

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 […]

Just Checking In: Bye Bye March, Hellooo April

Just Checking In: Bye Bye March, Hellooo April

Just Checking In is a feature on the blog where I’ll pop in to share what I’ve been working on and the progress I’m making towards my goals. Accountability, baby! No “hello, April.” No, no April. Where has this year gone? One year ago today, I put in notice at my last job […]

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 […]

Blog Branding: 11 Things to Consider Besides Your Logo

Blog Branding: 11 Things to Consider Besides Your Logo

It’s a word that prompts excitement, frustration, determination, and even eye rolls. And those are all reactions from me, depending on how my blog and mood are doing that day. But it’s also a word that demands attention. Because this shit matters. You think your skills make you special? I’m […]