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2022 Blogging Trends: What to Actually Write About to Get Your Blog Posts Read

Do this if you want people to WANT to read your blog posts (consistently).

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Career and Freelancing, Creativity

February 24, 2022

How I Stay Motivated Working from Home

I am probably the world’s most inconsistent person. Does it freak you out for me to admit that? It is a little strange… Some days I love having a morning routine, other days I ditch it to just make my coffee and sit down at my desk first thing (ahem, that was today). Sometimes I […]

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Career and Freelancing, Creativity, Self Employed

September 24, 2019

Attract Perfect Clients by Changing this 1 Thing

When I started freelance writing, I took whatever I could get. I began by freelancing part-time when we lived in Nashville, and most of my work came from friends who work in marketing with clients in every field imaginable. I was writing email content for healthcare, regulatory compliance, and event businesses and blog posts for […]

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Career and Freelancing, Creativity, Self Employed

May 20, 2019

The 1 Thing Missing from My Business

If you know me personally or follow me on social media, you know I jumped into freelancing full-time about a year ago almost to this week. Last May, my now-husband John graduated from grad school with his MBA, and we packed up our stuff into a POD before driving from Nashville down to Austin for […]

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Career and Freelancing, Creativity, Self Employed

May 13, 2019

Easy Time Management Hacks Anyone Can Do

I went to Sprouts the other day for groceries, and after paying, I started pushing the plastic-bag handles onto my wrists, stacked like several very heavy bracelets on each arm. I’d already gotten my car keys out of my purse and was at the ready to put the shopping cart in its inside lineup before […]

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Career and Freelancing, Creativity, Self Employed

September 21, 2018

Self-Care is NOT Selfish

The other week, I drove to this field of wild sunflowers outside of my neighborhood with a pair of scissors and snipped about a dozen of those golden beauties to take home with me. I had just bought a new vase and couldn’t wait to set up these freshly picked flowers on a bookshelf to […]

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Career and Freelancing, Creativity, Personal

September 13, 2018

5 Podcasts You Need To Subscribe To

I fell in love with podcasts like a lot of people did. Serial. Season 1. I never knew I was a true crime fan until I uncontrollably devoured episodes of Serial at a time and finished the season within one week. I also didn’t know my phone had its own built-in Podcast app until after […]

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Creativity, Personal

August 9, 2018