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Blogging 101: Finding Time to Blog

There are lots of challenges when it comes to blogging, but one of the most daunting is often just finding time to write. It's a problem with which I continually struggle. Like most everything in life, it's a matter of making it a priority, but that, too, is easier...

Blogging 101: How to be taken seriously as a blogger

In previous posts in the Blogging 101 series, I've discussed how to get past the blank page, the importance of creating great content, and how to promote your blog. Today's post is about something you don't often see in the typical "how to be a blogger" post. If you...

Online Business 101: Go for launch!

Have you ever thought about starting an online business? I’ve worked from home since 1992. It was important to me to be home with my kids, but it was just as important for me to escape the confines of a 9-to-5 existence in a cubicle. There was nothing easy about my...

Blogging 101: 12 ways to drive blog traffic

Creating valuable content is the first step in driving blog traffic, but getting people to read your posts is rarely a case of "if you build it, they will come." You have to make a proactive effort to promote your posts and encourage sharing to get more blog traffic....

What’s my motivation?

In the acting world, the idea of motivation is connected to "why." Why would my character behave this way? The idea is that by understanding what's motivating the character to do what she does or think they way she does, the actor can more realistically portray the...

Blogging 101: Creating Valuable Content

There are a few essential elements to crafting valuable content that gets noticed, gets shared, and helps build your brand. Solid and readable writing is a must. If you're not a good writer, take steps to improve your skills. A poorly written blog post not only...

Blogging 101: Getting Past The Blank Page

Writers often say there is nothing more intimidating than the blank page. And that's true. But executing a plan for your blog might be the second most intimidating thing bloggers face, and perhaps the most overwhelming. Never fear. CoastWriter is here to help. In this...

How to make a vision board to help you reach your goals

The vision board concept has been around for a long time. I used to cut out pictures of beautiful, fit women to and tape them to my wall to inspire me to stick to my diet and exercise routine. Back then, I don't know if there was an actual name for what I was doing,...

How to Create and Sell an Online Course

I went to college late in life. I knew exactly what I wanted to study. I'm a writer. I wanted to study English. In fact, I was positive that I wanted to study journalism. When I enrolled in the English program, I chose Journalism as my emphasis. Intro to Journalism...

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