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Goals for 2017

Happy Monday and Happy 2017! It’s the first official day of the New Year in many people’s book (though I did get started on some of my goals yesterday!) and the first workday (for me) of 2017. Last year, I made someΒ resolutions, but I failed miserably at sticking with them. Β I also hadΒ a word of the year. And if I had to choose a word for this year, it would be GROWTH. I don’t want to be in the same spot this time next year. I want to grow as a person, grow my  ...

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The Best of 2016

What a year. We got engaged, built and moved into our first house, planned a wedding, got married and I still found time to blog. As with every year, looking back on lessons learned and trials endured is truly the ultimate teacher. I’ve said it before, but if it weren’t for this blog, I honestly wouldn’t know what I was doing or feeling during certain seasons of my life. With 2017, my immediate goal is to keep speaking my mind (what’s on it and in my heart) in this  ...

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Blog Specific Hashtags

Recently, I’ve been inspired by other bloggers when it comes to blog-specific hashtags.  Hashtags are the perfect tool to help with further branding your blog/brand and organizing posts on all social media. For example, Hillary from Salsa the Blog uses #salsaarchives (on Twitter) to let you know whenever she’s posting an old post.  Whitney, from Whitney Blake uses #whitblaketravels (on Instagram) to tag all of her grand adventures and vacations.  And Corbin,  ...

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Blog Business Cards

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll know that I finally made the leap and got “blog business cards.” Here’s why you should get them: -If you go to blog conferences (still trying to figure out how to get to one) -To make people aware of your blog–I’m passing them out to my whole family AND you never know who you’ll end up talking to at a party! -To make people aware of your writing/communication skills/freelance  ...

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