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A Book-to-Blog Experiment

By Renae Gregoire

Trying to increase two habits I long for: reading and bloggingHey there. I’m Renae, an online business owner since 2002. Running and growing that business, along with raising a family from toddlers to college students, has taken up much of my time — including my reading and blogging time.And even though my reading and blogging time decreased, […]

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What’s the deal with blogging?

By Renae Gregoire

To blog … or not to blog?I’ve been talking a lot about blogging lately.  I created a blogging card deck, a 30-day blogging challenge, and I’m working on a program to help solopreneurs and small business owners jumpstart their writing confidence along with their blogs. It’s been “Blog this, blog that, blog, blog, blog, blog, blog” around […]

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Time to stop sucking at this blogging thing

By Renae Gregoire

Where’d consistency in communication go?While poking around on my Blog Post Ideas spreadsheet looking for goodies to write about, I came across a Harvard Business Review blog post by JD Schramm, which touches on the importance of Consistency in Communication.  In recounting the story of a professor who for years and years consistently sent a typewritten […]

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Insights on blogging

By Renae Gregoire

Live from the farm….Since I started the 30 Day Blog Post Challenge a week ago, I’ve realized a few things about blogging and want to share them with you.1. Regarding that blogging calendar…. A blogging calendar has turn out to be not very helpful to me during the Challenge. I find that the topics on […]

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How to blog: Start with a hunger to help and inspire

By Renae Gregoire

Dear blogger, in your posts I see your beauty, your brilliance, my callingAlthough this post is part of my 30 Day Blogging Challenge, I’m not just bringing these words, sentences, and paragraphs into being to satisfy some requirement or complete a challenge I set for myself.  Yes, those two things are important, but the real reason […]

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Blog post template: The quick and dirty version

By Renae Gregoire

A simple blog post template for beginning bloggersWhen I first started researching blog post types, I was dumbstruck at how many different types of blog post exist. In my upcoming card deck — The Blog Post Inspiration Deck — I cover 20 blog post types, from how-tos and listicles to success story posts. And I have […]

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Know Like Trust: 5 Ways to Lead People to YES

By Renae Gregoire

Free, no-email-required guide on know, like, and trustYou’ve probably heard at least one expert say that people buy from people and companies they know, like, and trust. Trouble is … that’s where the guidance stops. It’s like: “Know, like, and trust. You need it, so go do it! Get to it!” But HOW? What does it *really* mean to […]

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Is your long-form content killing readers?

By Renae Gregoire

It seems that everyone loves long-form contentYou know what? I get that long-form content is great for driving traffic. Neil Patel says so. Kissmetrics says so. Search Enging Land says so. Content Marketing Institute says so. I’m not here to argue about the effectiveness of long-form content. Having a supply of long-form content on your site is a good thing. […]

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Keeping up a blog is a pain in the $#!@#*

By Renae Gregoire

“Just keep blogging, just keep blogging, just keep blogging….”(Imagine Dory from finding Nemo as you read that first line.)Yep. I said it. Despite my best intentions, I struggle to keep my blog fresh with new content.​It’s not that I don’t have anything to say or share. On the contrary. My Evernote account is loaded with […]

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How to draw and write on screenshots

By Renae Gregoire

Save time for yourself … save time for your readers … with annotated screenshots. How many times have you visited a website, read an ebook, or downloaded a document loaded with screenshots?And how many times have you had this experience?You read the text leading up to the screenshot.Then you look at the screenshot.Then you read the […]

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