Category: Blogging

Blogging behind the scenes: Alison Gary shares the business of blogging. Why do bloggers do what they do? How do bloggers get paid? What does it take to have a successful blog? How do affiliate links work? Alison will share all of this and more in her posts about the business of blogging.

Life After Quitting: Week 6

Blogging

“If you don’t think Beyonce doesn’t cry in the shower every so often you’re wrong.” I’m married to such a great person. Karl said this to me Saturday morning. Friday night I cried in the shower. And for some, the shower may muffle the cries, but the way our house is laid out I think the shower amplifies them. Karl was at the door, and then Emerson, but I couldn’t…

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Life After Quitting: One Month Recap

Blogging

Last weekend I wrote a long post about my one-month anniversary for quitting my day job and blogging full time and my blog ate it. I was in Texas, it was 11pm (so really midnight back home) and my dashboard (the backend of my blog) seemed to go back in time several days. Posts I wrote were gone, draft posts lacked the photos and content I so painstakingly wrote and…

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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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Life After Quitting: Week 1

Blogging

I had such big dreams for my first week as a full-time blogger. Oh I’ll still wake up at 5:30 every morning so I can have some Me Time. I’ll do sun salutations, meditate, Morning Pages. I’ll sip coffee and stare out the window at the woods and plot out my perfectly organized day. I figured I’d be all glammed up by time Karl came back from taking Emerson to…

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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 Fashion

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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