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

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

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

Today, I’m chatting with my good friend Crystal Stine. She is a blogger and community manager at 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

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

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

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 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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HTB #23 – The Power of Taking Action – An Interview with Hayley Morgan Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSWhat is the fundamental element of success online? Action. In this episode we are talking about the simple power of starting and having a default toward action. Hayley Morgan knows a thing or two about starting online projects AND following through. Listen to her story and learn what […]

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HTB #22 – How To Get Incredible Photos for Your Blog – An Interview with David Molnar

Tired of sifting through online photos for the perfect blog pic? Try taking your own. David Molnar’s photography has been featured by Pepsi, American Idol, The New York Times and many more national media outlets and music artists.

Today, he is going to share simple tips on how to your your phone to capture great photos for your blog.

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HTB #21 – Finding Blogging Balance in the Midst of Chaos – An Interview with Stephanie Langford

This past year, Stephanie Langford ran her successful blog,, while traveling around the world with her husband and 4 children.
What?! You heard right. I can barely blog from the same spot every single day…how did she get it all done in the midst of lots of change and travel? Listen and find out.

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Why You Need To Blog Badly…

Today I’m sharing some blogging wisdom via video. I’ve been wanting to do more video but I never liked the lighting, or what I was wearing or the video quality….yada yada yada. Watch this clip to find out why my first video was recorded in my minivan in the school pick up line while wearing […]

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