Blogging

All the Whys and Hows Behind My Site Redesign

March 18, 2013

Notice anything new today? Alexisgrant.com got a makeover! And a pretty FUN one, don’t you think? (If you’re reading this in an RSS feed, click over to the blog to see our new look!) Behind every site redesign, there’s a story. This post explains WHY I went for a new look, HOW I got it […]

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Writing the Perfect Blog Post: A Formula That Works

March 5, 2013

I love variety in blog posts — as both an editor and a reader. I love creativity and uniqueness. I love fun leads and solid storytelling. So I had a hard time writing this post because it basically tells you NOT to be creative when writing blog posts. Of course, there are lots of smart […]

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How Often Should You Blog to Maximize Results?

December 3, 2012

For several years now, I’ve dedicated myself to blogging three times each week. People sometimes ask, “How could you possibly have time for that?” The answer is you have time for what you make time for. (Click to tweet that idea.) I make time for blogging. I make it a priority. I committed to posting […]

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Guest Blogging Opportunities for You

November 21, 2012

When reader Michelle left a comment on last week’s post about the benefits of guest blogging, it gave me an idea. Some of you are looking for guest posting opportunities, while others are looking to run quality posts on your blog. So why not bring both sides together to help us all out? In the […]

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4 Compelling Reasons to Make Guest Blogging a Priority

November 12, 2012

Next month I’m offering a free webinar on the magic of guest blogging. Sign up to join us! My plan is to spend most of the hour on HOW to get your posts placed on popular blogs, how to get editors to say YES to your guest posts. But I realized while putting together the […]

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Q&A: Freelance Blogging with Tom Ewer of Leaving Work Behind

November 7, 2012

Freelance blogging is becoming an increasingly popular revenue stream for writers. But can you actually make good money from blogging? And how do you get started? Tom Ewer, a freelance writer and internet marketer, is here to answer those questions. Tom quit his job in 2011 and has been helping people to do the same […]

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Blogging is About Sharing Ah-Ha Moments

August 8, 2012

It’s a question bloggers get constantly: How do you come up with enough ideas to write about? How on earth do you think of something valuable to share several times each week? The answer is that blogging mimics life. You learn something in your life, and you re-learn it on your blog for your readers. […]

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Because You’re My Best Asset, Crowdsourcing a New Blog Name

July 26, 2012

UPDATE: If you submit an idea and I go with it, I will give you $100. Details at the bottom of this post. For a long while, The Traveling Writer was the perfect name for this blog. You came here knowing you’d find ideas, inspiration and tips on writing and traveling. Plus, I appreciated the […]

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Why It’s Worth Spending All That Time On Your Blog

July 2, 2012

When friends and new readers see I’ve managed to make a living as a writer on my own terms, they often ask: What role did blogging play in that transition? The truth is, my blog is the ENTIRE reason I was able to transition to working for myself. Yup, it’s been THAT important for making […]

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Resources for #Blogchat’s Go-Getters

July 1, 2012

Tonight I’m guesting on Mack Collier’s #blogchat, which is arguably the biggest Twitter chat about blogging. We’ll talk about what makes a great guest post, how to pitch guest posts and tips for getting editors to accept your guest posts, all details I spend a good deal of time thinking about as editor of Brazen […]

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