Tag: Blogging Behind the Scenes

Be the Change: Diversity in Blogging and the Washingtonian I’m Not a Tourist Campaign

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In 1727 Benjamin Franklin created The Junto, also known as The Leather Apron Club. The members of the Junto were drawn from diverse occupations and backgrounds, but they all shared a spirit of inquiry and a desire to improve themselves, their community, and to help others. The goal of the club was mutual improvement. My friend Alison told me about The Leather Apron Club in 2014 and I was obsessed.…

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Life After Quitting: Week 6

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“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

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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

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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

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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?

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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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On Shoes and Self-Doubt

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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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