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!)
Have you heard versions of this? September is the new January! Fall is a fresh start! It makes perfect sense to me because, let’s be honest here, January is all about intention and often no action. Sure, we have big dreams. We set big goals. But, who wants to work on their beach body when…… Continue reading Is September the New January?
Have I ever mentioned how much I love my work? I write about pets! For a living! I couldn’t love a job more! So, what have I been working on? A colleague and I are writing a book to help other pet writers. This project is a deep passion and something we’ve wanted to tackle…… Continue reading What I’m Working On…
Well, technically there is… but NOT how it’s defined by online salespeople. What is passive income? From BusinessDictonary.com: “Earnings from rent, limited partnership, or other sources of income (in which the earner does not take an active part), not including salary, wage, interest, or capital gain. Also called unearned income, passive income can be written…… Continue reading There’s No Such Thing as Passive Income
How often do you hear it lamented, “Blogging is dead”? Just yesterday someone said that to me on a call, ironically, about her business blog. I’ve said this before, and I know I’ll say it a million times more, but just because you don’t like or understand something doesn’t mean you can bury it. And…… Continue reading Blogging Is Dead… and Other Myths
Fact: Everyone online has an opinion about everything. Some of those folks are able to express their opinions in clear, constructive, kind ways. They’re able to have robust discussions with friends on social or in the comments section, and they understand that many issues have many sides so it’s easy to stay respectful of others…… Continue reading How to deal with criticism online
While you focus on creating fresh, new, engaging content for your readers, chances are a few spots on your blog are gathering dust. It happens: You want to keep your blog fresh, of course, but that makes it easy to “set it and forget it” with your blog’s static pages. Ask yourself a handful…… Continue reading 3 Things to Check on Your Blog ASAP
Can you work online and minimize your impact on the planet? Whether your job is entirely digital or not, chances are you spend a chunk of your day consuming digital media. It’s inescapable. If you do create in a digital space or if you simply consume, the reality is that your tech habits do have a significant…… Continue reading Does blogging have an environmental impact?
Can you please hand me that rag so I can dust off my soap box? Facebook. Love it, hate it, or love to hate it, Facebook pervades every part of our existence. Facebook has never been in our daily conversation more so than now. I get that folks are upset. I get it. I do.…… Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Facebook to Build Your Audience
Meaningless at its worst, trite at its best, business jargon clutters up your writing. When writing anything–whether it’s an email or a proposal–your goal is clarity. Duh, right? You want your readers to understand what you’re saying. Toss in a whole bunch of annoying business jargon, and you risk losing the clarity of your presentation.…… Continue reading Annoying Business Jargon: Avoid these 5 in your writing