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5 Tools for Brainstorming Awesome Blog Post Ideas

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Brainstorming should be fun, after all it’s about letting the mind wander and stumble upon The Next Best Thing! But if you need to brainstorm on demand, it can get a little frustrating. That’s why it’s so essential to have an editorial calendar in place, so you’re never staring at a blank page wondering what […] Read more…

 

Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers + Free Printable

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I love WordPress. I know a lot of people are migrating over to Squarespace these days, but WordPress just has great functionality and power. Not to mention, some pretty awesome tools in the form of plugins that help make your website just plain awesome. Of course, too many can also get overwhelming, so I’ve rounded […] Read more…

 

How to Write the Perfect Blog Post + Free Blog Post Template

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Whether or not you’re new to blogging, a writing refresher is never out of place. And this one was one that I hadn’t even thought of until the other day when my hubby simply asked “How do I write a blog post? Where do I even start?” You know what…that’s a good question! Here’s your […] Read more…

 

What to Include in Your Editorial Calendar

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Last week, I wrote about the importance of having an editorial calendar for your blog and how to generate ideas for one. I use CoSchedule in WordPress to visually see where my stories are slotted, but I also have a spreadsheet to keep track of a few more details. The reason is, as your blog […] Read more…

 

How to Create an Editorial Calendar For Your Blog

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As a luxury lifestyle magazine editor, I live by my editorial calendar. As a blogger? Well, that’s a different story. I’ll freely admit that I’ve struggled with keeping an editorial calendar for my blog in the past. Blame the creative in me who thinks, “I’ll just write when I’m inspired!” Gah. Unfortunately, there’s not a […] Read more…

 

7 Easy Lifestyle Blog Post Ideas

Wouldn’t it be great if a little conveyor belt constantly churned out amazing lifestyle blog post ideas for your business? Writer’s block happens to all of us, but cooking up easy blog post ideas for your lifestyle business doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, here are 7 lifestyle blog post ideas that you can apply about […] Read more…

 

How to Boost Your Blogging with Blog Theme Days

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One of the easiest ways to consistently come up with awesome blog content is to create blog theme days. It’s an easy way to solve these two blogging problems: I have too many blog post ideas and am not sure what to focus on I don’t have enough blog post ideas and need some inspiration! […] Read more…

 

How to Spring Clean Your Blog + A Free Printable Checklist

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My allergies are killing me. It’s clear, spring is in the air! And while you’re tackling that pantry, closet or stash of old magazines, you should spring clean your blog, too. Especially if, like me, you’ve got a way-old blog under your belt with who-knows-what skeletons hiding under the closet! Blogs naturally change and evolve […] Read more…

 

One of the Biggest Blogging Mistakes People Make (And How Not to Make It)

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One of the biggest blogging mistakes people make is so simple, it’s often overlooked. The pressure to start blogging and just getting something, anything up there builds, and so you start. But with no real strategy in place. Let me tell you this: great blogs don’t happen by accident, they’re planned. And behind each one […] Read more…

 

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