Bloggers: STOP Doing These Things to Be More Efficient

Do you want to be a more effective blogger? More productive? More profitable? Of course we all do. But, oftentimes, we try to achieve efficiency by adding more to our lists: more time management techniques, more tips and tricks, more hacks. And, unfortunately, we’re inadvertently wasting a ton of time by filling our schedules with…… Continue reading Bloggers: STOP Doing These Things to Be More Efficient

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Storytelling 201: How to market and sell with stories

Who here loves to sell? While I can’t see you through my monitor, I bet nearly everyone is shaking their heads, “Nope!” Yet for those of us who run our blogs as a business, that’s essentially what we’re hired to do: Sell either the brand or a specific product that brand manufactures. Whether you participate…… Continue reading Storytelling 201: How to market and sell with stories

How to Increase Blog Traffic While Staying True to YOU!

Let’s talk blog growth: Unless you’re blogging as a hobby–which, by the way, is awesome and get on with your bad self!–you probably want to make a little money from sharing your time and talents with the internet. If you google info on growing your blog, you’re hit with dozens (hundreds? thousands?) of posts about…… Continue reading How to Increase Blog Traffic While Staying True to YOU!

How to Write Faster (Bonus: You’ll write better, too!)

Creating content takes time. If your business relies on fresh, new content (really, though, whose doesn’t?), you know how long it takes to take a piece from concept to publish. What if you could cut out a huge chunk of time, the chunk that often takes the most time, and still produce quality work? In…… Continue reading How to Write Faster (Bonus: You’ll write better, too!)

Freelance Life: The 9 Best Gifts for Writers

What do you get for the writer who could put you in her novel and have you murdered? maggiemarton.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.  Our Recommendations: The 9 Best Gifts…… Continue reading Freelance Life: The 9 Best Gifts for Writers

OK, then. So, what IS authenticity?

When I posted this post a couple weeks ago, I struck a nerve. By that I really mean the post got a handful more Twitter shares than usual, which I found interesting and warranted some digging. Here’s the thing: “Authenticity” has become a toxic word. It’s so over-used and it’s so mis-used that it’s easy to dismiss.…… Continue reading OK, then. So, what IS authenticity?