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Why shutting down comments was one of the best things I did for my blog

In June, I made the decision to shut down comments on my blog. It wasn’t a decision I made lightly, and I had my concerns. I worried that readers wouldn’t like it and that I would miss out on the interaction I was used to seeing. Well, it has now been two months, and I …

My writing process

My friend Katie asked me to participate in the “My Writing Process” blog tour because she wanted to read more about what went into my ebook. What she didn’t know is she timed her request pretty perfectly since I just attended a writing workshop! 1. What are you working on right now? I just wrote …

3 things I’m no longer doing for my website

Isn’t it funny how the simplest of tasks can take the energy right out of you? This weekend I went to Alex Franzen’s Write Yourself Into Motion workshop. And if I could pass on one tiny bit of wisdom and clarity, it’s this: creative energy is not an endless resource. Those things that steal your …

The Basics of SEO for Blogging

Today I’m excited to share a guest post from Kim Herrington, who helps bloggers & creatives improve their SEO at Bear & Beagle Creative. Everyone talks about the importance of SEO, but it can be very technical and difficult to understand. I recently worked with Kim on an SEO audit of my site and appreciated how …

How to know your target audience

I’m not sure what my readers are interested in and what they want to know about. How do I know what to write when I don’t know who I’m writing for? Yes, it’s difficult to know your target audience when it feels like you’re sending your posts out to crickets! Honestly, I’m not sure you …


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