• #BlogRecipe: Michael Hyatt's 7 Steps To A Killer Blog Post

    Taking your blog to the next level means improving the content on your website. You hear the word, “killer” a lot in the content marketing world, but what exactly does it mean? According to Michael Hyatt, blogger at MichaelHyatt.com and author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, a killer blog post is a post that performs well based on views, comments and shares. In a recent webcast, Hyatt shares his tips to creating a killer blog post.  To help illustrate the importance of creating a killer blog post, Hyatt discussed seven steps. Below is a summary of all seven, along with tips on how

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  • Lessons From A Cracked iPhone Screen

    I thought I would be upset, but I actually smiled a lot more. Getting out of the car one morning, I told myself I should place my phone inside the jogger compartment with my keys. Something told me it would be safer there during our walk through Vista View Park. I wish I had listened to myself, or do I? After taking a photo of the boys during our walk, I dropped my phone and it hit the gravel. We were on the side of the road and I wanted to move over to let the car behind us pass.

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  • Live Session: Media Tips For Bloggers

    The best advice I ever received in college was, “if you cannot do PR for yourself, then you should not be doing it for someone else.” This was from one of my favorite PR professors, and she is living proof of what it means to “sell yourself” every day of your life.  By taking on this approach with my blog, I have helped myself be more confident in myself and my abilities to stand out in the crowd. Yes, I may not have a high following, but not everyone with more than a million followers across social media is actually engaging

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  • Find Love In All The Right Places

    There is so much beauty in the world, but it all starts with you. When friends in the dating scene ask whether or not they will ever find love I used to say they need to stop looking and let it come on its own. I would throw in the importance of loving themselves and why they need to do that first before they can love someone else. But with time, my thoughts have changed. It is not about finding or looking, it is about exploring life and all the beauty it has to offer. Before Jeff I spent four

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  • My Life Sometimes Feels Like Bill Murray's In Groundhog Day

    It’s the same day over and over again, until… As a stay-at-home mom, I often question my sanity. Dealing with a toddler is not easy and I have to keep an eye on him most of the day just to make sure he is not harming himself. No matter how cute he may be, he has his little tantrums that are not so cute. Every year, I look forward to watching Groundhog Day on February 2nd. But this year, I noticed something different from the film. I have always been a fan of the funny scenes and — believe it or not

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