The Business of 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.

#Blog4Good: Suppporting Goodwill Come Rain or Come Shine
Lifestyle

#Blog4Good: Suppporting Goodwill Come Rain or Come Shine

A while ago, to maintain balance (and my sanity), I decided to stop attending blogger events unless they were really worth it. An event for Goodwill is always worth it. Why Goodwill? Because this January, the unemployment rate in the District of Columbia was at 8.1% compared to 5.5% just…

View Post
Let It Go
Lifestyle

Let It Go

   [source] A few weeks ago, I was talking to a friend about blogs. We have many that we both enjoy, and she mentioned one that I didn’t know but she adored. So I added it to my reader. I mean, if my friend who I adore and respect and…

View Post
Since I Can’t Journal…
Lifestyle

Since I Can’t Journal…

Before my short term disability starts, I have some lingering work projects to tie up. I sit on the couch, legs crossed, right arm raised above my heart thanks to quilts and pillows, it’s as though my cast is The Princess and the Pea. Typos are so prevalent and painkillers…

View Post
About Last Night
Lifestyle

About Last Night

Last night I went to bed upset. I literally cried myself to sleep, and I haven’t done that in years. I was upset about a situation at work, upset about how I haven’t been sticking to my Morning Pages, upset that I haven’t stuck to my health goals, and upset…

View Post
How I Stay Organized
Lifestyle

How I Stay Organized

A couple years ago I attended a blog event; I had to meet fellow bloggers at a boutique and take a party bus to the venue. Typical Alison, I am either early or late so I was early. Super early. Early enough to leisurely window shop all the boutiques up…

View Post
Random Weekend Ramblings from a Near-Empty Office, Two Days Before Christmas
Lifestyle

Random Weekend Ramblings from a Near-Empty Office, Two Days Before Christmas

Saturday was Emerson’s ‘Watch Me Dance’ class, the class they have at the end of each session where they put chairs in the studio and we can watch and take pictures instead of sneaking peeks through the blinds of the window in the lobby. My life has been so hectic,…

View Post
Blogging and Compensation and Selling Your Soul
Lifestyle

Blogging and Compensation and Selling Your Soul

There was a bit of excitement last night/this morning on teh interwebs regarding a blogger’s post about compensation. I’ll be honest, I never heard of Mini Penny before, and I was impressed with her being willing to call out a brand that time and time again I have heard has…

View Post
On Blogging Vacations
Lifestyle

On Blogging Vacations

I’ve had an Instagram account for two years and I just broke 1,000 last month. The only way I did that was by writing a post about my Instagram account. I have mentioned it before in posts, shared pictures on my Facebook page, occasionally share to Twitter, and there was…

View Post