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    3 Ways to Make Your Online Presence Eco-Friendly

    Earlier this summer, I covered the environmental impact of working online. But what if you don’t run your career on the internet and simply use it like normal people everyone else. Here are three ways to make your time online more eco-friendly: Shop online. IF you have to drive to stores to do your shopping (as in, you can’t walk or bike), then it’s probably more eco-friendly. There’s a sneaky, underlying benefit to shopping online, too. We talk all the time about the importance of consuming less. Well, when you shop online, you’re far less likely to pick up those impulse buys enticingly stacked at every end cap and cash…

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    My Current TBR Pile

    My TBR (to be read) pile towers over the reading lamp on my bedside table. I always want to read more than there is time in the day. That said, I keep growing the pile, while reading a bit before bed every single night. What’s on my current TBR pile? Well, here goes, and I’m breaking it into categories because I’m reading “for” a variety of different things: For The Great American Read Wuthering Heights I loved this in high school and am excited to reread it for this challenge. (And, OMG, it’s so cheap for an incredible read!) 1984 This one’s on my Kindle, and I’m honestly not excited…

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    How to Be a Better Blogger in 3 Simple Steps

    Do you want to grow your influence and command bigger marketing campaigns? That seems to be driving many bloggers these days. Bigger audience = bigger influencer = bigger payday. Of course, the difficult piece of that equation is the bigger audience one, but it somehow gets overlooked for quick tips and tricks on monetization. I think that’s a mistake. A big one. It’s time to go back to the basics. As bloggers, the only way–I repeat, the only way–to grow your audience is by creating authentic content consistently. You can learn every fancy trick in the HTML book, but unless you’re creating quality content that is genuine to you, you’ll never…