Starting a blog these days is pretty intimidating. People talk about the importance of having a brand, a point of view, a great design — it’s enough to make your head spin. No wonder so many of you email me and say you’re still stuck in the beginning stages! Today I’d like to break it […]
To prepare for my site redesign, I deleted almost 500 posts from my site. Yes, you read the correctly. I deleted more posts than I kept on my site. (Before you freak out on my behalf, don’t worry — they aren’t gone forever. I copied them over to a private archive.) It wasn’t an easy […]
A year ago, I would have told you that I prefer writing a series. But lately I’ve been working to create longer-form guides as blog posts on the things I need to be able to share easily. How do you know what’s right for you?
Some days creating a blog post seems like a big production, right? When you’re committed to publishing on a schedule, there will always be days when you absolutely can’t imagine completing a blog post in time. Truthfully, getting started is half the battle. This is your push to get there!
It happens to all of us at one point or another. You’ve blocked off an entire Sunday afternoon to get your blog posts ready for the week, and you’re so excited. You turn on your favorite writing music, get comfortable in your favorite chair, open up your laptop, create a new blank document, and… nothing. […]
I ask every single person who signs up for my email list to tell me one thing they want to do for their website right now. About half of the responses I get are some variation of “write a blog post already.” We’re all busy. Whether you’re running a business and blogging in between client […]
Last June I turned comments off on my blog. Eight months later, I’ve turned them back on (in fact, I’m back to doing everything I said I was no longer doing for my website — told you nothing has to be permanent!). I still stand by my decision to turn comments off. It was exactly […]
As a follow up to last week’s guide to set up your email list, I wanted to specifically address delivering blog posts via email for your blog. People ask me about this a lot, particularly those making the move from Blogger to WordPress. Blogger has a built in function for posts by email, and WordPress […]