Why You Should Go to a Blog Conference as a New Blogger

When is a good time to start? _______ Fill it in, and I’ll answer it with one simple word. Now! Now is your time to THRIVE. Why not you and why not now? We are usually our worst critic and it is time to give ourselves the knowledge and tools to succeed in our businesses. Yes, I want you to

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3 Keys For Creating Fabulous Flatlays

Ready to start creating your own flatlays? Read along while we break down the 3 top tips for creating your own beautiful flatlays. 1) Avoid Harsh Shadows Unless you’re going for a moody or more dramatic look, you probably don’t want harsh shadows in your flatlays. While using natural light is always best, the directional light coming in through your

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How to Make a Blog Media Kit in Canva

When was the last time you updated your media kit? We know it’s not your favorite thing to do, and finding a template or making your own can be time-consuming. Now, we all know that we need to make a good first impression. We curate our Instagram stories, we edit our blog posts and pictures — but do we put

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3 Steps To Keeping Your Instagram Feed Consistent & Curated

Instagram is a beautiful space to showcase your work and build your brand. And to really get the attention you deserve from followers on Instagram, consistency, and curation are the name of the game! If you turn your own grid into a curated source of beauty for others, then you’ll see your following grow as people look to you for

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Starting a Social Media Strategy

For many, social media is a mystery, a headache or both. Struggling to find purpose in what you post, understanding the benefit or simply finding time makes any of us want to stomp our feet in frustration and inevitably ends with less than enviable feeds. Instead of approaching social media with disdain or ignoring it all together, let’s create a

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Being a Mom Blogger: What & When to Share and What Not to Share

When I started my blog back in 2008, I was not a Mom. I was a married 27-year-old who had a new communications/outreach position with the Harris County Elections Division here in Houston. I started my blog as a “place to practice my writing”. Soon after I got pregnant and had my son. During that time I discovered Mommy bloggers

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