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Despite the world of blogging and social media constantly evolving over the past decade, at its core, blogging is simple. Here are three important truths about blogging in 2018 and beyond.

3 Important Truths About Blogging in 2018

Nearly six years ago, I started a blog.  Looking back, I had absolutely no idea that this blog would one day reroute the entire course of my career — and my life. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to sit on a panel in front of more than 50 fellow bloggers and influencers at The …

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After a serious digital decluttering of my blog reader, here are 15 of my favorite must-read blogs when it comes to blogging, travel, lifestyle, biz & more.

A Digital Decluttering + 15 Blogs I’m Obsessed With

Just like every new season I get the bug to declutter my closet, every few months, I feel a serious urge to declutter my digital life.  A little Internet self-reinvention, if you will. When I start to feel this urge, nothing is off the table: My inbox, the photos saved on my computer, the apps …

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Big Blog Changes Are Coming (Or, Why It’s OK To Do Whatever the Hell You Want On Your Blog)

For awhile there, I was in a rut. Remember? A big part of that rut had to do with this very blog. You see, when I launched my rebranded blog in 2012, I purposefully kept the topic general. I chose the theme “Get Gutsy” as sort of a catch-all for writing about whatever I wanted …

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The Brutally Honest Truth About What Happens When You Turn Your Passions Into Your Career

I’m in a rut. Running a business has so many perks: schedule flexibility, the ability to choose the type of work I want to do, no “boss” to report back to…and, it’s worth repeating again, schedule flexibility. However, running a solo business also has its pitfalls: lack of structure, loneliness, little-to-no collaboration, and a general feeling …

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This Is Why Your Guest Post Pitch Was Rejected

As the managing editor for two popular blogs that accept guest contributions — The Write Life and Muck Rack — I spend most of my days reviewing and responding to pitches and submissions. To give some context, in February, The Write Life received 119 legitimate pitches/submissions. Legitimate, meaning, from actual people; not the messages from spambots …

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What It’s Like To Co-Write a Blog Post

If you’re a writer or a blogger, you likely know that writing can often be a solitary pursuit. For years, I’ve written blog posts, essays, papers, journal entries and more…yet I’ve always written alone. And for the most part, I’ve been okay with that. Until I realized just how rewarding it is to write something …

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A Blogging Evolution: Looking Back at 7 Years of Sharing My Life on The Internet

Just a few weeks ago, the Get Gutsy blog celebrated its third anniversary. However, that wasn’t the beginning of my blogging journey. In fact, my relationship with blogging dates back seven years. I recently came across the below tweet from my Timehop App and thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane …

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