Category: BLOG BETTER

Intentional Blogging: How to Write with Purpose, Poise, & Passion

Intentional Blogging: How to Write with Purpose, Poise, & Passion

  Have you ever felt drawn to something without knowing why?   A ‘pull’ towards something – an object, activity, person – that you couldn’t explain?   And when you followed that “hunch”, you discovered something brilliant?   That’s how my story begins with Roy Peter Clark’s “WRITING TOOLS: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer”. On a rainy October afternoon, I passed a bookstore and felt this little tug to go inside. I followed the hunch, entered the store, and felt drawn to a specific aisle. Within minutes I was holding the book and flipping through it, then walking to the till to purchase it.   Now, not even halfway through the book, it’s completely flipped my writing style on its head. I’ve always felt like my “calling” was to […]


A 5 Step-System to Simplify & Declutter Your Blog Processes

A 5 Step-System to Simplify & Declutter Your Blog Processes

  As a blogger, I’m sure you’re no stranger to overwhelm.   Whether blogging is your part-time side hustle or full-time gig, I know it’s oh-so-easy to get wrapped up in the mentality that you have to do “all the things” in order to be successful.   In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth!   Over the past few months I’ve come to realize that bloggers are SO much better off when they focus on a few key aspects of blogging and business, and do those things really well – rather than trying to do EVERYTHING at once (and most likely, failing miserably).   Think about it:   Would you rather be known for doing 2 or 3 things REALLY well, or for doing a bunch of stuff […]


My New & Improved Daily Routine as a Full-Time Blogger

My New & Improved Daily Routine as a Full-Time Blogger

  Since back in June when I first shared a glimpse into my daily routine, things have basically done a complete 180. Here’s why…   *This post may contain affiliate links for products I love. This means I earn a commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. For my full disclaimer, click here.*   As I’ve grown as a blogger, and as my blog and business have grown, I’ve had to figure out more efficient ways of completing all my work on time, while still keeping my sanity (if you read this post, you know what mental hurdles I’m up against!)   If you blog full-time, or if you own an online business, I’m sure you can relate to some of the feelings and roadblocks I […]


4 Easy Ways to Keep Blogging FUN!

4 Easy Ways to Keep Blogging FUN!

  Ever fallen into a MAJOR rut with your blog?   The kind where you feel like the very last thing on earth you want to do is sit down and put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). The kind where you think, “If I have to schedule ONE.MORE.GODDAMN.TWEET. I am going to LOSE it!”   If that’s you right now – I feel you girl. In fact, I’ve said this exact phrase multiple times this week. Hey, I’m human too!   But here’s the thing… We all started our blogs way-back-when because we had a love and a passion for something, and we wanted to share that passion with the world. Yet sometimes we get too wrapped up in the “hows” and the “rules” of blogging, and when […]


12 Ways to Get Serious About Blogging (So You Can Turn Your Blog Into a Business!)

12 Ways to Get Serious About Blogging (So You Can Turn Your Blog Into a Business!)

  Six months ago, the idea of blogging for a living was nothing but a distant dream for me.   And let’s be honest: Isn’t that every blogger’s dream? To work from home, be your own boss, and do something you love?   If you’re new to Blog Beautifully, you might not know that I’ve actually managed to achieve that dream (wahoo!) and start earning an income through my blog. I’m living my dream life, I’ve become my own boss, and I finally have the freedom I’ve wanted for years! Someone pinch me.   But when I think back on all the roadblocks, detours, and hurdles I’ve overcome, it actually makes perfect sense. I didn’t just sit around waiting for my blog and business to become successful. I worked HARD. […]


10 Lessons Learned in My First 4 Months of Full-Time Blogging

10 Lessons Learned in My First 4 Months of Full-Time Blogging

It struck me the other day that I’m already 4 months into my blogging and business journey. How crazy is that!? I’ve blogged in the past, but never earned much from my blogs until I launched Blog Beautifully in April of this year. And now I get to work from home, and do what I love full-time!   However, don’t get me wrong – blogging full-time isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. In fact, over the past four months there have probably been more downs than there have been ups! But I’m okay with that, because I know that this whole blogging thing is a constant learning process.   I thought you babes might find it useful if I summed up 10 lessons I’ve learned since I embarked on this crazy […]