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Tips For Using Images In A Blog Post

Tips For Using Images In A Blog Post

I cannot stress enough how important it is to include an image in your blog posts. You know the saying – an image is worth 1000 words. Well…sometimes an image is the only thing people are going to look at, or remember, when they are reading your blog. Your image – or lack thereof – […]

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Worth As A Blogger

Know Your Truth Worth As A Blogger

’ll be the first to admit that I have an analytics problem. I check WAY too often and have even had to cut myself off before because it just wasn’t healthy. But they’re super addictive…and you tend to hang your self esteem on the number you see. If it’s high, then so are you and if it’s […]

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What Is Content Marketing?

What Is Content Marketing?

One of the newest buzzwords that I’ve been hearing lately is “content marketing.” So I figured that if I’m wondering what the exact definition is..you might be too. I went to one of the best sources for all things blog and internet related, CopyBlogger, and found this definition… Content marketing means creating and sharing valuable free content […]

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A CALL TO ACTION

A CALL TO ACTION

Have you ever written a post that you thought was amazing and you ended up with nothing but the sound of crickets?  No comments.  No shares.  Nothing.  It is a terrible feeling, but you can take heart in knowing that we’ve all been there, and likely will all go there again.  The problem likely doesn’t […]

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Solve A Problem With Your Blog Post

Solve A Problem With Your Blog Post

In a black and white world there are two types of blogs.  Personal ones and ones intended to help others.  Now we don’t live in a black and white, cookie cutter world, but there are still blog distinctions.  I personally love to write personal posts now and again.  It’s freeing and I enjoy sharing our […]

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Engage Readers By Asking Questions

Can You Engage Readers By Asking Questions?

One of the things most bloggers struggle with is reader engagement. We write, and we put ourselves out there, and create awesome content, and then…it feels like our posts just get swallowed up by a black hole. We want our readers to feel important, and to know that we value their opinions…they are, after all, […]

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How To Properly Cite A Blog

How To Properly Cite A Blog Post/Photo/Recipe

If you blog, there is probably going to be a time when you want to share content from other sites on your own blog. Citing a blog post (or photo, or recipe) properly is important, and probably something you’ll need to know at one time or another. Maybe you want to do a Pinterest round-up, […]

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How To Add A Printable To Your Blog Post

How To Add A Printable To Your Blog Post

The other day one of my blogging buddies, Amanda at 2 Pixies 1 Elf, emailed me and asked me how she could upload a PDF printable to her blog so that people could print right from her blog. I thought this was a great question and one that has a few different answers. It also is […]

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What Do Your Readers Really Want?

What Do Your Readers Really Want?

Hi! It’s me Sarah…remember me? Sorry I’ve been a bit off the map this month, but it’s been a busy one for me! I spent 17 days in China to complete our adoption of a little girl. It was a long hard road, but we made it home and are working through the difficult task […]

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Popular Blog Topics To Boost Your Creativity

We all hit that wall when working on our blogs…we sit down to write and nothing comes. My suggestion to new bloggers is usually to write down all your blog categories on a piece of paper. Then list at least 10 ideas under each category heading. That way when you’re stuck, you can always refer back […]

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