Category: BLOGGING TIPS

My Big Secret Revealed… I’m Starting a New Business!

My Big Secret Revealed… I’m Starting a New Business!

  This blog post has been a loooong time coming, and I’m SO excited to spill the secret I’ve been keeping for literally months now. If you’ve wondered why Blog Beautifully has been quieter than normal as of late, I’m about to explain why (and what I’ve been up to over the past six months!)   As you can probably guess from the title…   I’m starting a new business!!   I’ve been pouring myself into this project since last December and the day has FINALLY come when I share it with you. In this post, I’ll tell you all about my new business, the inspiration behind starting it, how you can get involved, and what’s happening to Blog Beautifully […]


How to Start a Blog: The Ultimate Beginners Guide for 2018

How to Start a Blog: The Ultimate Beginners Guide for 2018

  You’ve made the exciting decision to start a blog in 2018. Go you!   You’ve landed in exactly the right place because today’s post is about how to start a blog in 6 simple steps. Because amidst the excitement and butterflies, I’m guessing the tech side of starting your blog maaaaybe has you a bit hung up. Am I close? There are probably a zillion questions rattlin’ around in your pretty little head right now. Things like…   + What exactly should I write about on my blog? (and will anyone actually read it?) + What should I name my blog? + Which blogging platform should I choose? WordPress, Blogger, Squarespace… And why are there so many freakin’ choices?! […]


The Ultimate Blogging Toolkit: The Best Tech, Courses, & Discoveries of 2017

The Ultimate Blogging Toolkit: The Best Tech, Courses, & Discoveries of 2017

  In 2017, I discovered some fantastic tech and software, took some incredible courses, and used some awesome tools to stay organized and on track in my business. And today, I’m rounding them all up for you!   To make this as easy as possible to digest, and so that you can immediately find the recommendations you’re looking for, I’ve divided this guide up into five sections:   1. Social Media Tools 2. Email List Tools 3. Planning and Organization 4. Courses I Took This Year 5. My Favorite Things of 2017   I’ve kept the descriptions relatively brief, but where possible I’ve linked to extra resources where you can learn more about that tool or course. I’ve also added […]


Skimpy Blog Post? Here are 10 Ways to Make It More Robust & Shareable

Skimpy Blog Post? Here are 10 Ways to Make It More Robust & Shareable

  Long-form content is all the rage these days.   People are starting to realize that creating fewer articles per week while having a quality word count is the best way to go. But what if you’re at a loss for how to make your content more valuable?   My friend Amanda Cross is spotlighting today to help you make your blog post more robust by beefing it up with some extras. Over to you, Amanda!       10 Ways to Make Your Blog Post More Robust Today I’m going to walk you through ten things that you can add to any blog post that will make it more valuable, shareable, and comment-worthy.   1. Video Tutorials Video tutorials […]


My Top 3 Automation Tools for Bloggers That Will Save You HOURS Every Single Week

My Top 3 Automation Tools for Bloggers That Will Save You HOURS Every Single Week

  I thought about titling this post, “How I Work 15-20 Hours/Week While Travelling Full-Time”, but I decided that it sounded a little too douchey (you’re welcome).   The reality is that it doesn’t matter if you’re travelling full-time, part-time, or not at all: We’re all on some sort of time crunch. Whether you’re a digital nomad like me, blogging on the “side” of your day job, or just a living-breathing person in today’s day-and-age – you’re BUSY.   One of my biggest suggestions for growing a successful blog while a time crunch is to automate, automate, automate. You should be automating as many things in your blog and biz as possible, so that when you do have time to […]


How to Become a Kickass Blogger by Infusing Brand Personality Into Your Writing

How to Become a Kickass Blogger by Infusing Brand Personality Into Your Writing

I’m super honored to introduce my lovely guest poster, Judy from heyjudess.com. She’s written a phenomenal post that I know you’re going to love! Let’s jump in.   You often hear bloggers and creative entrepreneurs talking about personal branding, finding your superpowers, and writing with purpose. Did you know that all this fun stuff can make your writing so much more juicy, compelling, and engaging?   Everyone and their grandma have a blog now. But what is it that separates a blog that’s readable from one that’s engaging and compelling?   How do you differentiate yourself with brand personality?     You can make your writer’s personality more compelling by infusing it with inspiration outside of blogging, writing, or what […]