Category Archives: Blogging

5 Things I’ve learned About Running a Submission Based Site

So you’ve pitched your feature to a submission based site and *crickets* – have you ever wondered who is on the flip side of that submit button? It might be me! Here are 5 things I’ve learned about running a submission based site, and it’s not always candy rain my friends. 1) Rejections Suck Nobody wants to be rejected (that’s

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10 Tips For Creating and Maintaining Your Blog.

Do you ever have a season of your life where you find yourself surrounded by a theme? Maybe you keep seeing the same kind of car show up, you hear people mentioning the same country to visit over and over again, or you can’t stop thinking about Chinese food? Well, for the last several weeks I’ve been asked about blogging

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Why Blogging Still Matters

Is blogging worth it for a small business, especially when social media is so easy? I hear this question often from creative small business owners who are feeling the pressure of having to do so much outside of their actual craft or service. Between accounting, staffing, branding, marketing and everything else, writing blog posts seems to get pushed farther and

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Act Like the Business You Strive to Be

I want to say I first heard this working for a startup company in the city of Chicago four years ago, “If you want to be a successful business someday, you have to start acting like one now.” At this month’s discussion on Productivity, a fellow Rising Tide member chimes in, “I have to be more like Apple, not an

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How Being Personal on Your Blog Will Build Your Business

Many small business creatives I’ve come in contact with are very hesitant about putting their personal lives on their blog. They are concerned about sharing too much of themselves and that people will not be interested in their personal lives. They’re afraid that it may not be consistent with their “pretty” sites and they are just not sure exactly what

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Help! What Do I Blog Next?: 3 Tools to Clarify Your Writing

How do you know what to write next? You had a few great posts that hit you while you were driving in your car or reminiscing with a friend. When I first began scribbling out my nuggets of truth, the stories came like lightning bolts of creativity. Writing became a spiritual experience that I wanted to repeat over and over

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Grow Your Email List by Blogging, Here’s How

So everyone on the planet has told you to blog for your business. Am I right? But you’re growing tired of thinking up new topics, new content, new graphics, new photos, etc. I get it, it can be exhausting. That’s why you need to start blogging less, BUT… …at the same time you also need to start blogging with purpose, blog strategically. I mean, what’s the point in blogging if it’s not actually getting you more clients, customers, subscribers, etc. So today I want to teach you how to do just that. Really quickly before we dive into the step by step goodness I want to share

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The Thing That’s Stopping You From Being A Great Leader

As a Leadership Coach and a working woman, I’m very familiar with the feeling and struggle of knowing when to speak up, take action, and lead. Sometimes it’s the lack of clarity or confusion around roles, not wanting to step on any toes and ah yes, the imposter complex – that nagging feeling of, “Well, what do I know?”, that

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Collaborating: The New Marketing

It’s great to help out fellow entrepreneurs, but what does a collaboration really look like and why does it help you? In January I got my first taste of collaborating and have been hooked ever since! Rachel , a fellow Rising Tide member, asked me to work as a stylist on a photo shoot for a feature in Style Me

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5 Tips for brainstorming blog content

When developing your marketing strategy, you’ve probably heard that you need to have a blog. While that’s not exactly true—blogging isn’t always an absolute necessity—content marketing is a great way to provide potential clients with valuable info while occasionally sliding in some sales pitches. After all, 81% of US consumers trust information they find on blogs, and companies that blog

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