• Blogging,  Start a Business

    After Launching Your Blog: What’s Next?

    You’ve done it! You’ve launched your blog into the big, wide scary web. In the time since launching you’ve probably gone through a roller coaster of emotions and had a million thoughts race through your mind. Now that you’ve gone through all that work and your blog is out there for the world to see, it’s time to get some blog readers and to start making some money.

  • Pinterest

    Don’t Use Tailwind for All Your Pins (Here’s Why)

    If you've read any of my income reports, you know that Tailwind has been a life saver for me. I love how much time it saves me and how it enables me to consistently post pins throughout the day without actually needing to be pinning in real time. But, for all those who might be wondering, "Is it possible to use Tailwind too much?" The answer is yes. It is, in fact, possible to use Tailwind too much. If you always use Tailwind for your pins and never manually pin anything, you're using Tailwind too much. In this post, I'll share when you should and shouldn't use Tailwind for pinning,…

  • Blogging,  Income Reports,  Start a Business

    July 2019 Income Report

    So much happened in my business in July! I've been working on simplifying and strategizing for the future and I've decided it's time for my business to take a slight turn. I'm super excited about this new direction and I can't wait to share it with you in my July income report!

  • Personal Growth,  Personal Growth Goals

    August 2019 Personal Growth Goals

    After getting back from Rwanda at the beginning of July, I had just a couple of weeks before we turned around and headed out to Ohio to visit family for a week. It was a great visit filled with lots of fun and rollercoasters (shout out to Cedar Point and its incredible rides!), but I'm happy to be back home and ready for some semblance of routine. I am very excited to dive into my personal growth goals in August! It's going to be a month of waking up early and focusing on being active and healthy.

  • Blogging,  Start a Business

    Launching Your Blog: The Final Steps

    You're finally here! You have a blog set up and ready to go with a theme, about page, and blog posts. You know your niche and your ideal reader and you're ready to launch. First, I want to say congrats! I know it takes a long time and a lot of hard work to get to this point. So give yourself a pat on the back and take a moment to recognize how awesome you actually are. Before you launch your blog, there are just a few quick things to get out of the way. I've shared them below to make sure that you are 100% prepared for your incredibly…

  • Blogging,  Income Reports,  Start a Business

    June 2019 Income Report

    We are now halfway through the year and it's time for my June income report! In June, I spent three weeks in Rwanda, working on my MA and exploring the country. I had a really great trip! But it didn't leave much time for blogging. Now that I'm back, I'm hatching up some pretty big plans for the rest of the year. I'm not ready to share anything yet, but I'm super excited about some ideas that I've been considering.

  • Personal Growth,  Personal Growth Goals

    July 2019 Personal Growth Goals

    June is over and I'm now back from my 3 week trip to Rwanda. It was an amazing trip with lots of exploring and sightseeing and learning. I even took a boat ride that was joined by a monkey who jumped on from a nearby island. Needless to say, I was sad for the trip to end, but glad to be back home with my husband.

  • Blogging,  Income Reports,  Start a Business

    May 2019 Income Report

    Like every other month around here, May was a busy month. In my May income report, I'm sharing what went right and what didn't and how much I was able to make in May. Pageviews were slightly up, and income was slightly down. Overall, it was a month of doing the things that had to be done and not much else. Here's how I fared.

  • Personal Growth,  Personal Growth Goals

    June 2019 Personal Growth Goals

    Can you believe we're almost halfway through the year?! It's now time to recap May and share my June 2019 personal growth goals. In June, I'll be spending three weeks in Rwanda for my MA residency, so May was a busy month, working to get everything done and ready to go. I'm still busy packing and finishing up some papers that are due at the residency, so this first week of June will be a busy one. My trip also means that this month will be a little different than other months have been, with a little less freedom in my schedule. I'm excited for this month, though, because I'm…