Category: Blogging

Life After Quitting: Week 2

Blogging

This week I worked on being kinder to myself and more realistic. It’s still hard. When you’ve dreamed of doing something for years and have so many ideas in your head AND you’ve spent the past two decades working your ass off always more than 40 hours a week… well, it’s an hourly struggle to rein it in. This week I spent time with people. Wednesday, my mom has a…

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Blogging Behind the Scenes: How do Affiliate Links Work?

Blogging

Since I informed you that I went full-time blogging, a lot of you asked how I make money with the links on this blog. You deserve to know, not just for reading this blog, but all blogs and actually a large percentage of all types of websites. When I went to an affiliate conference this September, the influencers they featured on a panel weren’t from blogs or YouTube, but major…

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It’s the Holiday Season in Blogland

Blogging

Welcome folks, to the highest income time of year for any blogger: the holiday season. Starting with blanket scarves and ending with sequined frocks, now through the end of December, many bloggers can make as much or more than they did the rest of the year combined. When I quit my day job, I wasn’t trying to line it up with the holiday season, but it’s a nice perk. Especially…

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Quitting versus Giving Up

Blogging Lifestyle

Growing up, I was the queen of giving up. Teachers would get so frustrated with me because I would get great grades… when I turned in my assignments. When I attended class. I was so afraid I’d do a bad job I wouldn’t do any job at all. I quit many jobs when the going got tough (I only lasted a week as a waitress and never even quit, I…

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What I Wore: On the Beach

Blogging Outfit Posts Summer

Greetings from Santa Barbara! If you're following me on Instagram you know I'm in California for a blogging conference as the guest of the beauty company L'Occitaine. It's such a beautiful part of the country, I've never been here before. In fact, every other time I've been in California it's been for short trips, less than 48 hours, and most of that time was spent in hotels, conference rooms, and…

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A Weekend in Atlanta (with a TCFStyle Expo recap!)

Blogging Lifestyle

When Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista invited me to speak on a panel at The TCFStyle Expo I was thrilled. One of my blog goals for 2017 was to do more public speaking and the TCF Expo looked like such an awesome event. I invited my sister Debbie to join me and we made it a much-needed girls’ getaway weekend. What I Wore on my Flight: cabi tee (last…

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On Shoes and Self-Doubt

Blogging Lifestyle

Several weeks ago, cabi reached out and asked if I'd like to attend The Scoop.  A twice-annual conference for cabi stylists, The Scoop offers trainings, an awards ceremony, and a fashion show to introduce the new season’s collection. A week after I agreed, they asked me if I’d like to be their featured influencer for the event, which would include filming a video to introduce the video of the fashion…

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