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 […]

3 Colorful 2016 Planners for Creative Entrepreneurs

3 Colorful 2016 Planners for Creative Entrepreneurs

If the blog name didn’t give it away, I love color. I love brightness. I love neon and rainbow and stripes and hearts and polka dots. But above it all, I love planners. (Pssst – scroll down for a free day planner printable!) A Long-Time Love Affair I’ve used a planner […]

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 […]

On 25 and a Blog Identity Crisis

On 25 and a Blog Identity Crisis

On October 10, I did two things: I turned 25, and I bingewatched I Love Lucy while redesigning this website. Now, around 25, most people would be talking about a quarter-life crisis. And don’t get me wrong, I am. But I’m more concerned about a blog identity crisis. Take a look […]

My 7 Favorite Productivity Newsletters to Rock Your Day

My 7 Favorite Productivity Newsletters to Rock Your Day

Email newsletters are kind of having a renaissance, aren’t they? A few years ago, we were trying to find any excuse to get rid of email, and app after app claimed it was the “email killer.” Now, newsletters are hot, hot, hot. I’m glad. I’ve always loved them – both […]