How to Ask Your Boss to Send You to a Conference

One of the best investments you can make for yourself is attending conferences that are relevant to your industry, and of course, your goals. You must have these two things in place before you decide which conferences would best benefit you. Having your goals align with your career and passion is highly important if you are trying to be successful

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5 Tips On Picking A Blog Name

I get my best ideas in the shower. I don’t know what it is but that steam gets going and so do my wheels! When I came up with the name for my blog I already had an idea of what I wanted my blog to be about, who my target audience was, and a POV that I knew would

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How to Blog Consistently with a Full-Time Job

One of the questions I get asked most often is; How do you manage to work a full-time job outside the home in a non-social media related position and still manage to blog and create content for social media consistently? Oh yeah, not to mention, I’m married with two kids and love napping and downtime. Truth is that for the

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Do You Need Self-Hosted WordPress?

Whether you’ve been blogging for awhile or you’re just starting to explore blogging, the question of which blogging platform is the best is bound to come up. As a web designer, I am constantly asked questions like: “Should I use the free WordPress.com or do I need to pay for self-hosted WordPress?” “Should I use SquareSpace or WordPress?” “Is it

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10 Ways to Create a Positive, Engaging Social Media Tribe

As someone who has been in the social media/blogging industry for almost 10 years, I’ve seen many groups come and go. I’ve had many relationships come and go. I’ve learned a lot from every experience and instance. And, like with life, you cannot allow these experiences to define who you are and what your goals should be. Maintaining a positive

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