HTB #31 – The Art and Power of Taking Action – with Laura Smith

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Today, I’m talking with blogger and business owner Laura Smith about how we can develop the habit of taking action.

The truth is, most of know have a good idea about WHAT we need to do, we just have a hard time actually doing it. I’ve been incredibly impressed by how she consistently learns and then does. It’s a simple, but powerful tool for any successful blogger.

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HTB #30 – The Fundamentals of Becoming a Better Writer – with Denise Hughes

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Did you know there are writing techniques that can help you connect more deeply with your blog readers? Did you know blog writing is different than the writing you learned in school? Yep, it’s true. Listen and learn from today’s show with Denise Hughes.

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HTB #29 – What In The World Should I Put In My Email Newsletter?

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Not sure what kind of content goes on your blog and what should go in your email newsletter? Never fear. Kat is here.

In this episode of the podcast, Lauren Hlushak asks that very question and I share the 5 kinds of content you can use in your newsletter that range from “set it and forget it” content to content that requires a bit more work but can yield huge results.

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HTB #28 – How To Create An Email Gift New Subscribers Will Love

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In this Q & A session of the podcast Tim Aton asks how to dream up and create an email giveaway that subscribers will actually want. I’ll share how I’ve created my giveaways and give you a tip on how to create a surefire winner that your subscribers will love.

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HTB #27 – How Conferences Can Jump Start Your Blog and How To Minimize Conference Costs – with Crystal Stine

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Today I’m chatting with my friend Crystal Stine again and this time we are talking all about how powerful Conferences can be for your blog growth.

Conferences are one of my favorite things about blogging. I love meeting friends in real life that I’ve only known online – you create seemingly instant friendships who share your same love for writing and blogging. Today we’re talking about how why we feel conferences are worth it, and how to take advantage of a conference even if you can’t afford to attend!

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Make Your Blog a Business Bundle

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Friends, I have a great resource for you today. I’m quite honored to be a part of an ebook bundle specifically for bloggers called the “Make Your Blog a Business Bundle.”

Now, even if you’re not interested in generating an income from your blog, these resources will be very helpful for anyone who wants to increase their ability to help and inspire others. Dan Morris’ Marketing Calendar Blueprint is a a particularly fantastic compliment to the Blog Planning Kit.

Here are the details about the bundle:

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HTB #26 – Blogging Breaks and Tools To Help You Balance Blogging and Life – with Crystal Stine

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Today, I’m chatting with my good friend Crystal Stine. She is a blogger and community manager at Incourage.me. We talk all about why we need to focus as well as why we need to take blogging breaks. We also share some of our favorite tools to help you balance blogging and life.

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HTB #25 – Erin Odom on Facebook, Pinterest and the Value of Negative Feedback

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Erin Odom has accomplished so much in the 3 years she’s been blogging. Not only has she built her own successful blog, but she also started an incredibly successful joint venture business with Stephanie Langford. In this interview we talk a lot about how she is learning to maximize her use of Pinterest and how she has actually grown her Facebook audience and engagement since the algorithm change (what?!), but I think a huge key to her success is what you’ll hear in between our social media conversation.

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How To Install WordPress, Change Your Theme and Write Your First Post in 9 Minutes and 7 Seconds

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I have gotten a lot of questions lately from people who want to blog but just don’t know where to start, so I thought I’d do a series and walk you through the process from the very beginning.

Today I’m going to show you how to initially set up your blog. Actually, you’ll install Wordpress, change your theme and write your first post in just a few minutes…9 minutes and 7 seconds, to be exact.

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HTB #24 – Blogging, Shop Owning and Marketing – An Interview with Jessi Connolly

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Today we are talking business. Jessi Connolly is taking us behind the scenes of her blog, her online shop and into how she and her husband manage all their online endeavors. I was fascinated and could have chatted with Jessi for hours.

If you enjoy this episode, be sure to check out my interview with her on my InspiredToAction.com podcast.

Jessi and I are also both speaking at the Declare Conference in August. We’d love to see you there!

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