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Blogging Advice for My Cousin {Craft Your Blog}

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My cousin Katey — who is a certified Insanity instructor, fitness coach and goodness knows what other awesomeness — got in touch recently because she was planning to start a blog for her business. It was right at the end of my book deadline, so I didn’t have a lot to say, but in the meantime I’ve had a chance ... Read More »

Get Back in Blogging Gear with Content Brew

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Note: I’m a Blog Clarity affiliate, which means if you buy anything through the link in this article I’ll get a kickback. And I’ll appreciate you. But I love this program! I am slowly but surely getting back into blogging more regularly after a summer in which I blogged nine times over the course of three months (hey, at least ... Read More »

How to Sell a Pattern on Craftsy

(This post contains affiliate links which means I will be compensated if you purchase after clicking these links.) Most of us know Craftsy as a great source for crafty classes on all sorts of subjects, from knitting and sewing to cooking and cake decorating. But the site also hosts a marketplace where independent designers can sell their own patterns without ... Read More »

The Joy of Comments {Craft Your Blog}

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Since I’ve been thinking a lot about how to be a good neighbor with my fellow bloggers and about how I don’t want social media to be all about what I feel like I should do, I’ve been trying to figure out what it is that I actually enjoy about social. And that’s actually pretty easy: it’s the conversations. I ... Read More »

Taking the “Shoulds” Out of Social {Craft Your Blog}

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On the calendar for today I have a post called “The Least I Should Do,” which was supposed to be about making a plan for social media that becomes a kind of checklist of all the things you have to do when you finish a post (pinning to Pinterest, promoting on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.). But the more I tried ... Read More »

What I Learned Posting Every Day for a Month

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I don’t know if anyone even noticed, but I have written some kind of post for this blog every day this month. (I want to say that as “every day this year” because that sounds so much more impressive.) I didn’t really set out to do it, but it happened that the beginning of the month somehow went well so ... Read More »

The Day I Learned the Power of Social Media {Craft Your Blog}

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This story is not about this blog, it’s about one of my crafting sites, the knitting page at Craft Gossip. It’s basically a blog, where I write about what’s going on in the knitting world, share free patterns I like, occasionally do book reviews and have an almost-weekly giveaway of a knitting book or tool. This month I’ve been doing ... Read More »