My Secret Blogging Weapon: The Blog Break

Burnout is a slow process. It doesn't happen overnight; it happens one blog post, one stressful day, one hurtful comment, one moment at a time. It happens to writers and creatives and entrepreneurs. And it can kill a blog, a business, even a family. Honestly, the formula for avoiding burnout is simple, but that doesn't…

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The Evolution of a Blog

The biggest piece of advice I offer new or prospective bloggers is simple: the best way to grow a successful blog is to be willing to experiment, try new things, take risks and learn by doing. That may mean that you start multiple blogs as you get closer to discovering what you're really passionate about,…

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The State of the Blog: August 2011

Each month I give an update on things here at Life Your Way as a way to give readers and other bloggers a peek behind the scenes. In many ways, September feels like the start of the "new year" to me (and I suspect I'm not alone given the number of organizing posts you see…

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The State of the Blog: July 2011

Each month here at Blogging Your Way, we review “the state of the blog” to give you a peek behind the scenes. Top Referrers Life Your Way wouldn’t be what it is today without the support and generosity of other bloggers — big and small — in sharing Life Your Way with their readers. Thank…

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The State of the Blog: June 2011

Each month here at Blogging Your Way, we review “the state of the blog” to give you a peek behind the scenes. Top Referrers Life Your Way wouldn’t be what it is today without the support and generosity of other bloggers — big and small — in sharing Life Your Way with their readers. Thank…

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The State of the Blog: April 2011

Each month here at Blogging Your Way, we review “the state of the blog” to give you a peek behind the scenes. Top Referrers Life Your Way wouldn't be what it is today without the support and generosity of other bloggers -- big and small -- in sharing Life Your Way with their readers. Thank…

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The State of the Blog: March 2011

Each month here at Blogging Your Way, we review “the state of the blog” to give you a peek behind the scenes. Top Referrers Life Your Way wouldn't be what it is today without the support and generosity of other bloggers -- big and small -- in sharing Life Your Way with their readers. Thank…

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The State of the Blog: February 2011

Each month here at Blogging Your Way, we'll be reviewing “the state of the blog” to give you a peek behind the scenes. Top Referrers Life Your Way wouldn't be what it is today without the support and generosity of other bloggers -- big and small -- in sharing Life Your Way with their readers.…

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The State of the Blog: January 2011

I'm starting a new monthly series here are Blogging Your Way to review "the state of the blog" each month, and I thought I'd kick it off with a full year review and my goals for 2011: Top Referrers I am so thankful for the role that each of these bloggers  (and dozens of others!)…

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