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Stop Hating HuffPo & Focus On Your Work

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*deep breaths* I am a Huffington Post blogger. And I am proud of it. *pauses to check MailChimp for unsubscribes* Recently, Huffington Post brass said they’re proud to have unpaid writers, because they know their work is authentic. I don’t agree with the reasoning behind this. A company leader should never use the words “proud” […]

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Three Steps To Becoming a Forgettable Blogger

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On your to-do list: Nominate my blog as one of your favorites in the Positive Writer’s best blogs of 2016! (Update 2/4/16: Even with three nods, I didn’t win. So this makes this post even more important.) Here’s why I’m (finally!) asking: For the past few days, I’ve been anxiously checking my email, awaiting the […]

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13 Lessons on Business & Blogging After 3 Years

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This was a rough year (so be prepared for an extra dose of sarcasm in this post). I made less money freelancing because I took a crummy full time job, had less web traffic and even had an email blast with an affiliate link that NO ONE clicked on. But, on a positive note, hooray! It’s my third […]

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Reviving Your Inner Writer

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This is my entry for Positive Writer’s “How Writing Has Positively Influenced My Life” essay contest. Aka: My blog is dead! Long live the blog. Fellow writers: Without the written word, we’d feel dead, right? A shell of a person filled with strange or wonderful ideas that couldn’t be adequately expressed. And yet, when we are at […]

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5 Myths About Writing an Award-Winning Blog

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Still reeling a bit from last month’s news: I was named one of the top 100 websites for writers by The Write Life. Hugely honored…humbled…all of those kinda big words. Here’s what I thought when I started Googling this subject. I…have no idea. As much as I’d like to share a step-by-step plan to get […]