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How many times per week do you actually need to blog?

I’ve been thinking about blogging frequency lately, as I often do any time I change up my blogging schedule (I recently started posting once a week instead of twice). I think we often feel like we’re locked into whatever posting schedule we commit to, and that we’ve failed in some way if we post less…

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Why I believe blogs are for rough drafts

As bloggers, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to release perfect content. We stick to a certain schedule because someone else told us our blogs would never grow without it. We think that if we just keep pushing, surely it will pay off eventually, right? Now, I’m not saying that it won’t pay…

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How to have more fun with blogging

We started our blogs and businesses because we love what we do, right? But it seems the longer my to-do list gets, the more my head moves into that “gotta get done” space and out of that “hey, this is fun!” space. It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind, and, let’s be…

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Why Facebook groups are a great place to practice blogging

I’ve shared a few unexpected places to look for blog post inspiration before, but one of my favorite unexpected places for blog post inspiration is Facebook groups. If you’re not into Facebook (I’m not, except for groups), let me explain: Facebook groups have become a popular way for creatives to connect with their community on…

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4 ways to beat writer’s block

Writer’s block is inevitable when you have a blog, and it makes it super hard to commit to blogging on a regular schedule. The problem is that our minds get stuck in an endless loop of negative self-talk. Let’s talk about how to break that cycle and get your brain moving in the right direction.

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How I plan my blog posts

You don’t have to spend much time on this site to figure out that I’m a total nerd for editorial planning, writing, and blog post inspiration. In one of my weekly emails, I talked about a small change I made to my blog planning process that made a huge difference: Moving my planning time from the…

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3 unexpected places to look for blog post inspiration

As much as I love planning out my editorial calendar, brainstorming ideas, and even challenging myself to write as much as I can within a time limit, some days I am truly at a loss for words. I have no more ideas to add to the calendar, and I need a little jumpstart to my…

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How to create an editorial calendar you’ll actually follow

You’ve heard of editorial calendars. Everyone talks about them as an important tool for blogging. But it just seems like a lot of work, right? After all, you’re too busy winging it to plan ahead. And what if you don’t feel like writing the post you planned when the time comes? Wouldn’t that make planning…

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