• Blogging,  Business

    The Cost Of Being Cheap

    I have a confession: I am fucking cheap. Not cheap as in frugal, or coupon clipping, or even spending countless hours shopping around for the lowest possible price I can find for ugly Ugg boots because I am terrified of my first real winter. (No, I have not done that at all). I’m the worst kind of cheap. You know. The kind that will pay my bills late, wear the same bra that makes my boobs look saggy, and walk around in pants with buttons missing but always has money in the bank. And when it comes to drinking good coffee, eating good food, and drinking good wine, I have…

  • Blogging

    5 Quick Tips That Make Blogging Easier

    Blogging can be tough at times. Like nights spent wanting to claw your eyes out because you have nothing left to say and cannot muster the strength or brain power to pump out not one single word more – yeah, that kinda tough. (I know this is not just me). Quit making it so hard! Not every post will be groundbreaking. Especially if you are writing one a day. Not every post will blow the socks off of everyone who reads it. Not every post will be your greatest. Give yourself a break. Blogging is about sharing ideas, it’s about connecting, it’s about giving. So cut the crap, you are…

  • Blogging,  Copywriting

    3 Ways To Add Value To Your Blog By Creating Content That Matters

    The content rat race… The man (or woman) with the most content wins. Wrong. I know you’ve heard that quality trumps quantity in almost every aspect of blogging and life. And this is true of creating content for your blog, no exceptions. The problem is no one tells you what quality content is. Because it’s not just a well written, well thought out post with no grammatical errors. (See, that wasn’t even a real sentence).  No, quality content is content that is intentional. It serves a greater purpose. This is the content you want to be creating, because not only is it good to have fresh content, but you want…

  • Blogging,  Copywriting

    2 Questions You Really Should Ask Before Writing Blog Content

    Writing a lot of content is not a bad idea when you are trying to drum up some buzz and traffic to your blog. It’s not the only way, but it’ll do. The problem is, all content is NOT created equal. And sometimes NO content is better than BAD content. (Actually that’s all the time.) But how do you know your content is bad? The sad, sad, sad truth is, most of the time – you don’t. And that’s sad for all of us who actually have to read it. (Or the first 2 lines of it anyway). There are a few indicators though. Like if you consistently write and…

  • Blogging,  Starting A Blog

    27 Not So Obvious Truths About Blogging

    There are some fundamental truths about blogging you will need to know and except if you are going to be a contributing member to the blogosphere.  I left my filter at the door and tried to be as honest as possible, because in all honesty, all we have are those who’ve already done what we want to do. We trust what they say and hope that it will give us SOMETHING to hold on to. Mostly we just want them to say what we want to hear.. (which is that its easy, quick, rewarding, fun, etc…) And though I know some of you have already discovered some of your own…