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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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