HTB #014 – The Journey to 1.5 Million Visitors a Month – Crystal Paine Shares a Few Keys to Her Successful Blog

As a blogger, you are self motivated and you have a vision for what you want to do, but how do you actually get things done? While the answers are different for everyone, today’s guest, Crystal Paine shares some fantastic insight into her blogging success.

One thing I’ve long admired about Crystal is that she makes things happen. She doesn’t just talk about doing things, she gets them done. She consistently creates great content and is able to share her life and her wisdom in a transparent and inspiring way.

You’ll learn a lot and be inspired by Crystal today, so grab some headphones and join us for a chat!

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HTB #012 – Breaking Blogging Rules, Creating Useful Content and Balance Paid vs Free Content – An Interview with Elisa Pulliam

Today, my guest Elisa Pulliam and I, discuss knowing your capacity, breaking the blogging rules and consistently creating useful content. We also dive into balancing free vs paid content and Elisa has some fantastic ideas on that topic.

Elisa (Lisa) Pulliam is a blogger, author, speaker, wife and mom. She has been blogging for over 8 years (!) and she blogs at and I was honestly so impressed by the excellent wisdom she shared in today’s episode and I’m excited to be bringing you such great content.

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HTB #011 – Knowing Your Audience, Blogging Bravely and Changing Things Up -An Interview with Tsh Oxenreider

Who changes a well established brand? Tsh Oxenreider does. Tsh writes at The Art of Simple (the blog formerly known as Simple Mom) and recently changed the name despite her massive combined audience of over 100k and a well established brand.

Tsh talks about blogging bravely, making big changes and knowing your audience. If you’ve ever wanted to change something (big or small) about your blog, but wondered if you “can” – this episode is for you.

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HTB #009 – Blogging and (gasp) Making Money – An Interview with Amy Andrews

Today we are chatting with Amy Lynn Andrews. She is my go to person when I have a technical question and her blog is jam packed with blogging tips and tricks. In this episode we’ll chat about:

* Why it’s ok to make money from your blog
* How to make money from your blog
* Why we were in our closets when we recorded this interview

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HTB #008 – Getting Things Done, To Do Lists and Virtual Assistants – An Interview with Crystal Stine

Today’s episode is packed full of great tips on guest posting, our favorite productivity apps and how a virtual assistant can help you (even if you don’t think you can afford one.)

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An Interview with Deidra Riggs!

A How They Blog Interview with Deidra Riggs

Give us a quick intro to you, your family and your blog.

My husband and I live in an empty nest on the Nebraska plains where life “as they say” is good. We have two adult children, one farm dog, and I proudly profess an undying devotion to disco music, Motown, and long bike rides beneath the wide open sky.

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How They Blog Interviews Jeff Goins!

A note from Kat: Wait! Don’t freak out. I know, there’s a boy on How They Blog…

I didn’t intend for this to be a girl only blog, it just happened that the first bazillion bloggers I interviewed…were women.

Jeff is a published author, a full time blogger, a husband and a new dad. Brave man that he is, Jeff is also our inaugural male interview here at HTB. So, be nice.

I had the honor of meeting Jeff at the Declare Conference in August. Again, he and David Molnar were two courageous men among a sea of women bloggers. I was honestly impressed by how much time Jeff took to chat with everyone. He and David could have easily shared their presentations and then hid in their room, but they dove into conversation and shared wisdom with everyone who asked.

Jeff is graciously sharing much of that wisdom today.

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HTB #005 – Blogging and Community – An Interview with Kristen Strong

She always has a smile for everyone. I’ve met few people as friendly and warm as Kristen Strong. Maybe it has something to do with her “always meeting new people” military life, or maybe God just gave her a little extra love to share.

Whatever the reason, Kristen is like a one woman welcome party. No matter how awkward or wallflower-ish you feel at an event, strike up a conversation with Kristen and you’ll feel right at home.

This sense of community permeates everything Kristen does online. She writes often about finding community, she is a core part of the (in)Courage community and she has a heart to encourage wives, moms and particularly military wives and moms.

Join us today as we chat about her blogging journey and how blogging community can become real community.

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How They Blog Interviews Kristen Strong!

A Note from Crystal: I had the chance to spend some time with Kristen this past weekend at Allume and she is the real deal, y’all. Kind, generous, encouraging, and authentic – it was pure joy to watch her love well and easily. You are about to feel like you just received a big hug from a friend who “gets” you!

Meet Kristen Strong

1. Give us a quick intro to you, your family and your blog.

Hello there, lovely you! I am an Air Force wife and a mama to twin sons who are 14 and a daughter who is 10. We live in the Rocky Mountain country of Colorado, and Chasing Blue Skies is where I do my best to use authentic words and inspiring pictures to tell of the fresh-air hope that is Jesus.

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HTB #004 – Blending Marriage, Blogging and Business – An Interview with Emily Jones

In this episode of the How They Blog podcast, I have the honor of sharing the wisdom of Emily Jones with you. She blogs at

We talk about how she blends blogging and business, works alongside her husband and the incredibly fun thing she does to fight the dreary Seattle winter days.

She is just lovely and wise, I know you’ll love her. So, click play and join us!

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