Blog, Email Marketing, Tools

Why I Switched from MailChimp to MailerLite

Starting a blog today is synonymous with starting, growing, and reaching out to an email list of potential fans, but when I started my first blog in 2012 I did not think it was that important. After all… in the age of social media and apps and clever marketing techniques, email felt archaic. Big mistake. […]

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The Article Validation Canvas

Over the past nine years I’ve written well over three thousand articles, on topics ranging from art, blogging, creativity, personal development, motivation, books, inspiration, social media, and so much more. I wrote about life and death and all that happens in between. And even though I’ve always had this terrible itch to approach writing an […]

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Blog, Social Media, Tools

5 Unconventional Ways to Promote Your Blog

Contrary to popular belief, a blogger’s job is not done the moment they click the publish button. In fact, it’s not even after they share their latest article across all their social media platforms, or after they’ve created a YouTube video based on the article, or even after they’ve recorded a podcast episode in which […]

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Blog, Writing

How to Use Ikigai to Figure Out Your Blog’s Niche

Figuring out what to blog about is one of the most difficult parts of starting a blog – it seems almost impossible to stick to a few topics. Also, how do you stand out anymore? Whatever topic you choose to blog about, there are at least a thousand or so blogs that are already sharing […]

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Blog, Social Media, Writing

Free Tutorial, Podcast, and Video Guide: Branding Your Blog

There’s a story about Michelangelo working on the Sistine Chapel that’s fascinated me for years. One day, a friend of the Italian artist was watching him meticulously work on a small, hidden corner of the chapel’s ceiling. Surprised by Michelangelo’s persistence to make that obscure corner as perfect as possible, this friend asked the artist […]

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