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7 Self-Care Tips For Content Creators

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Content creation is rewarding, but it can be a draining profession to be in. This is especially true if you talk about vulnerable topics like mental health, addiction, abuse, etc. Some people will welcome your content with open arms and thank you for all that you do. Others will do their best to be the nastiest, most vile creation that has ever left a slimy trail all over your comment box.

If you talk about religion or politics on top of the other topics I mentioned, the latter might be what you deal with the most. It can be hard to subject yourself to seeing some of the worst sides of humanity on a regular basis. I find myself envious of my friends who do not have a Twitter or Facebook, let alone a blog! But I know that what I do is important to the people who need it the most. That said, I do have to make sure that I take care of my emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being in the process.

I firmly believe content creators need to practice self-care, and while this may look different for every person, here are some of the things I suggest.

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Ten Weirdest Search Terms That Led People To My Blog

You might be surprised to find what kind of search terms lead people to my blog. If you are a blogger, do me a favor and share this with other bloggers. Y’all can leave me comments and tell me the weirdest search terms you’ve ever seen bring someone to your blog!

Meet and Greet: 4/8/17

Head on over and link up your own work! 🙂

Dream Big, Dream Often

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!! Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post. It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times! It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want. It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media. Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

See ya on Monday!!

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The Most Important Thing I Will Ever Say

In my time of blogging, since August 2015, I’ve said a lot of things. After being reminded of how fragile life really is twice recently, it made me evaluate what is really important to me and look back on my content to see if I was saying what I really wanted to, and I wasn’t. In an entire year and eight months, out of three hundred posts, I’ve had ample opportunity to talk, but I could not find one in which I said exactly what I wanted to say and as much as I wanted to say. Because I was (and am) scared of the consequences. The domain change from my previous website was supposed to help me with that, but my anxiety from the previously anti-Christian crowd I ran in while pregnant still runs high.

I had friends then who believed I was on “their side” with many issues, but then later found out I was Christian. It was not a good situation and it still handicaps me mentally now to have dealt with such vehement anger and rage from people I had done nothing to. The only thing that had changed was that they found out I was Christian.

I have a lot of friends now who view me as a reasonable, maybe even intelligent person. But after this, they might not. And I have a lot of people who don’t like me (around here we call them fans, because they hate you but they can’t take their eyes off your Facebook timeline) think that I am a lot of things that I am not, and after this, they might not.

This video might change the relationships I am in, for better and for worse, but I’m done waiting and twiddling my thumbs in search of the right time and the perfect words. What people think of me is not important, not by a long shot. What is important is what I need to tell you, and it can’t wait.

I don’t care if you love me or hate me, if you read and watch everything I post or this is your first time. No matter who you are, I want you to see this.

My apologies in advance, there is a lot of crying.

Ways I Make and Save My Family Money

I have a lot of people who ask me how my family survives on one income and how I make money and save money. I will say upfront, I don’t have a MLM company that I sell with and I don’t utilize ads on my website (though this one has some, that money doesn’t go to me it goes to WordPress). This is a video to answer all of those questions! 🙂

Dealing With Negative Comments

I don’t know about you guys, but often times I get negative comments on my blog. Usually it is because I’ve hit a nerve on a hot topic like Christianity or feminism. Here is a video explaining how I deal with these comments! Let me know if you have any tips or tricks for this!

Think No One Will Read Your Blog?

Have you thought about starting a blog but keep telling yourself it isn’t worth it because no one will read what you write? I’ve heard this A LOT, from both strangers and friends. I’ve always said, “Well, I’ll read your stuff!”, but I realize some people need a little more encouragement than that. That is the purpose of this video, to provide a little more encouragement.

I went back through my mind and remember believing this about myself, though the purpose of my blog was never to be popular, then I went back to see how many people have actually read my content. What I found shocked me, made me cry, and will hopefully give you all the encouragement you need.

The Sunk Cost Fallacy in Blogging

Have you ever (without googling) heard of the sunk cost fallacy? In my latest article for Anne Cohen I detail what it is and what it means for your business or blog. Check it out here! The Sunk Cost Fallacy in Blogging

 

 

5 Tips On Using Facebook Groups For Your Blog

Did you know that Facebook has groups specifically for bloggers? I didn’t find out about them until a few of my mentors added me to some amazing groups that I now love and use to market all of my posts. If you are new to Facebook groups for bloggers, there are some things you need to know before you really dive in. Here is my list of tips!

5 Tips For Using Blogging Facebook Groups

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