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The art of sharing

I let this space gather dust because I forgot that I started a blog simply because I had something to say. I forgot that I still have things to say.

That was the short story I wrote when I made a quiet return to this space.

This is the long story.

Let’s go back to the beginning. The very beginning. September 2010, when I first hit that big blue publish button on my very first blog post on this very site.

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How to optimize your blog for Pinterest

I remember when I first joined Pinterest — it was still in beta, and I had to wait a month for my invitation to come through. All the top lifestyle bloggers were early adopters, using it to pin inspiration for home decor, fashion, DIY projects, and other gorgeous photos. No one would dream of pinning an image with text on it!

Fast-forward almost seven (!!!) years, and my Pinterest feed is covered with inspiration for every area of life — not just outfits and recipes, but tips for blogging, social media, business, and more.

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How to create a blog post checklist in WordPress

Let’s be honest: Creating a blog post isn’t as simple as writing and publishing. You put a lot of time into creating your content, and you want to make the most of it. That means adding a pin-worthy graphic, optimizing your content for search engines, scheduling social media, and more. In short, publishing a blog post is a to-do list in and of itself! How do you keep track of it all? In this post, I’ll show you an easy solution to create a blog post checklist in WordPress, so you can check your list off in your post editor as you work on your blog post — and never miss an important blogging task again.

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