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The 5 Biggest Mistakes I’ve Made Since Starting My Blog

July 8, 2017

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Generally you’ll find the pages of the internet filled with glowing success stories of how your fellow blogger found instant smashing success in their niche.  Honestly, until now, I haven’t been much of an exception.  The first case study I published was how I went from 67 – 9,873 website visitors in 24 hours using $11 of Facebook ad spend. Instead of talking about the struggles I wanted to share my successes.

I get it . . . we are often way more intrigued by whatever means might be our shortcut than really learning about all the times our colleagues have crashed and burned.  But with all the noise of social media I’m starting to see much greater lessons in learning from everyone’s mistakes than I am trying to copy my colleagues successes. If you want to learn from my blunders check out the top 5 mistakes I’ve made since starting my blog.

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Social Media Trends That Could Make Or Break Lifestyle Bloggers and Influencers in 2017

February 9, 2017

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Much like the masses of people who use the start of a new year to hit the reset button, businesses do the same exact thing. Most of them rolled through Q4 of 2016 knowing that there were bottlenecks in the social media strategy but just wanted to get through the rest of the new year and use their 2017 budget and strategy to do more of what did work in 2016 and a lot less of what didn’t work.  Let’s take a look at where this year is going to take lifestyle blogging and how we can be more mindful of our efforts and results for 2017.

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How Lifestyle and Fashion Bloggers Can Increase Website Traffic and Influencer Income

December 12, 2016

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As a new or even seasoned blogger one of the hardest things to gauge of is where your blog stands relative to your peers.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve assumed that someone with a large Instagram following had comparable reach with their blog.  An equal amount of times I’ve underestimated just how large some blogs reach actually are. So what is the easiest way to compare your blog performance to your peers? I recorded a video to show you exactly how I asses mine and my competitors key performance indicators.

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4 Most Important Tips for Any Mom With a Public Social Media Account

October 25, 2016
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This  is a post I have thought about writing almost every week.  I’ve hesitated because the topic surrounds something negative and I don’t want to instill fear or create a forum for an entirely different discussion. However, every few week I see a fellow mom and blogger post something that makes me think maybe we should start sharing tips on how to put some best practices in place for when we do share pictures of our kids.  I’ll be the first to admit that sharing pictures of your kids is a slippery slope.  I went into my blog thinking that I was going to have cute fake names for my kids and never say their real names.  But over time I grew more comfortable writing about them and more comfortable sharing moments form our lives.  But with the ease of relaxed practices and falling into a groove it’s still our responsibility as mothers first to have a moment of reflection where we ask ourselves, what could be the implications of doing this and how can I minimize them?

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