5 Major Mistakes New Bloggers Make + 5 Quick Fixes To Boost Your Brand-New Blog

5 Major Mistakes New Bloggers Make + 5 Quick Fixes To Boost Your Brand-New Blog

  Oh how I wish I had a screenshot of my first blog to include in this post. Sadly, that blog disappeared years ago. Or maybe I should say, “thankfully”. It truly was atrocious, so it’s probably best that gem has left the internet for good.   Flash forward a few years, and I’m helping other bloggers create their dream sites. Crazy, huh?   Since starting my business in April 2016, I’ve realized that pretty much every new blogger makes the same “mistakes” that I did when just starting out. It’s basically a rite of passage into the blogger-dom.   You ladies seemed to really like when I shared my “quick fixes” for 7 common Pinterest mistakes in this post, […]


7 Strategies to Get Your First 100 Email Subscribers in 30 Days or Less

7 Strategies to Get Your First 100 Email Subscribers in 30 Days or Less

    Full disclosure: it actually took me 34 days to get my first 100 email subscribers, not 30 (just being #real with you guys). But somehow, “How to Get Your First 100 Email Subscribers in 34 Days or Less” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, now does it?   When you’re brand new to blogging and trying to build up your email list, a lot of what you do will be hit-or-miss.   You’re testing out different strategies, trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t. It can be frustrating when you feel like you’ve created the “perfect” opt-in freebie, only to have zero people sign up for it. I know what that feels like, trust […]


Why BoardBooster is the Best Pinterest Tool Ever

Why BoardBooster is the Best Pinterest Tool Ever

  BoardBooster or Tailwind: which one is better?   I see this question being asked ALL THE TIME. And honestly, I don’t think there will ever be a general consensus on whether Tailwind or BoardBooster is a “better” tool or investment.   I’ve used both, and I lie firmly in the BoardBooster camp. Don’t get me wrong: Tailwind is great for somet things, like scheduling pins. But now that the Pinterest home feed isn’t chronological anymore, scheduling your pins (although a nice option) isn’t critical. On top of that, I just find the Tailwind software kind of… clunky.   So yes, BoardBooster has my heart. I have a feeling that once you read this post, you might just fall in […]


Are These 7 Pinterest Mistakes Hurting Your Business?

Are These 7 Pinterest Mistakes Hurting Your Business?

  Ah, Pinterest. The love of my life. (And I’m only half-joking when I say that).   If you follow me on social media, I’m sure you’ve heard of my love of Pinterest a time or two before. I have an archive full of Pinterest-related blog posts, that’s how much I love it.   I’ve been lucky enough to work with dozens of different ladies on their Pinterest accounts since launching my Pinterest services, and spending so much time analyzing Pinterest has brought a few things to my attention:   1. When it comes to Pinterest, a lot of business-owners are making the same few mistakes that are slowing down their growth and success.   2. By fixing these mistakes, […]


Struggles and Successes in My Second Month as a Full-Time Blogger

Struggles and Successes in My Second Month as a Full-Time Blogger

  You know how people always start off their end-of-the-month posts by saying how fast the month has flown by? And how they can’t believe it’s already June (or whatever month it happens to be)?   This is not one of those posts.   This month has been a tough one for me, filled with work, hustle, and very little play. Looking back on May, I can’t believe all of the exciting, stressful, overwhelming, and amazing things that happened this month.   But we’ll get into all that in just a bit!   At the end of last month I shared with you all of the exciting things that happened in my first month of blogging. I loved writing that […]


How to Write Blog Posts in 30 Minutes or Less: The 5 Question Method

How to Write Blog Posts in 30 Minutes or Less: The 5 Question Method

  If you’re writing a blog while working full-time, I feel you girl.   I did it for years, and I know how hard it is. You can’t quit your job to pursue blogging because of your finances, living situation, whatever it is, BUT you don’t want to give up on blogging completely (because you love it!)   So you make it work.   When I was working a 9-5 desk job, I used to wait anxiously for the minute my boss would leave our office. As soon as he was gone, I would open up my blog and start typing away as fast as I could, listening intently for the footsteps that signalled he was coming back.   Even […]