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 […]

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 […]

How to Set up a Sexy Short URL for Your Blog

How to Set up a Sexy Short URL for Your Blog

Let me tell you something cool (and kind of frustrating): the aspect of my social media channels that I get comments on the most? It was probably the easiest to implement. Really. It took practically no work on my part – It took like 10 minutes and $10. There are things […]

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 […]

Bloggers: Why You Should Assume Tech Problems Are Your Fault

Bloggers: Why You Should Assume Tech Problems Are Your Fault

The last time one of your biz or blog tools wasn’t working, what was your first thought? A: Why the freak can’t I figure this out? B: Why the fraggle isn’t this working? Silly curses aside, the answers seem similar. But they can tell you a lot about yourself. And being aware of […]

How to Create Super Stealthy Pinterest Images for Your Blog

How to Create Super Stealthy Pinterest Images for Your Blog

To paraphrase Mugatu, “Pinterest for business. So hot right now.” (That’s right, Hansel’s been bumped out of the spotlight!) As I’m becoming more involved in the whole creative business niche, I’ve seen a passion for Pinterest that I hadn’t felt or seen in years. It inspired me, and I logged back […]