3 steps to writing engaging post titles every time

When you’re scrolling through Pinterest or Bloglovin’ or Facebook, what it the one thing that catches your eye and causes you to click on a link? I’m guessing it’s the post or page title. Writing a captivating blog post title is the most important step to engaging with your audience and pulling them in to read more. Today, I’m sharing my 3-step process for writing engaging post titles every time.

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Your amazing blog post will get far less traffic without an engaging and magnetic post title. A post title is the thing that draws readers in and gets them to click through to your blog. So what makes a post title engaging and how can you use the same principles to write one every time?

Let me tell you!

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Free DIY Recipe Cards for Mother’s Day

It’s almost that wonderful time of year – the time to celebrate and love on the women who’ve made us who we are today! With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I’ve created some DIY recipe cards for download to gift to the special mother or mother figures in your life.

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How to Make a WordPress Blog with Siteground

Building a blog is one of the best things you can do for your business or next entrepreneurial endeavor. Blogs create a space to provide consistent, new content to your audience, establish yourself as an expert in your niche, announce exciting news and updates and build good SEO (search engine optimization). Starting a blog can be overwhelming and it’s hard to know where to start or what to do. That’s why today, I’m walking you through the few easy steps it takes to make a WordPress blog with Siteground.

Learn how to make a WordPress blog with Siteground in this post

After reading through this tutorial, you’ll have no more excuses for postponing your blogging endeavors.

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My Business Goals for April 2017


Setting actionable business goals for the month

I’ve been thinking a lot about goal setting today and how I’d like to be more intentional about setting specific monthly goals for my business. Business goals can be tricky. When I think about where I want to be with my business vs where I am now, it feels like it will take forever to get there. Kind of like learning a foreign language. I know my mind is capable of it, but I just can’t fathom what it’s like to get from point A to point B.

That’s where these small business goals come in. Daily, actionable steps are much easier for me to wrap my brain around. And I want to share with you today, what I’m calling my Deductive Goal Setting strategy.

Studies have shown that we typically attain the goals we set for ourselves that are specific. Not to mention, dopamine is released when we set goals for ourselves and achieve them. Even small ones.

So step 1 entails making a list of all the big picture items I’d like to see happen for my business this year. These include things like, launch a course, grow my email list to 2,000, develop a strong social media presence and build relationships with influencers in my niche.

These are overwhelming goals, right?

Step 2 is all about breaking it down – making the goals feel small and doable. For example, my big picture goal is to grow my email list to 2,000 subscribers. So what they could tangibly look like may be things like creating a live webinar, adding new content upgrades to old blog posts or contacting 3 influencers in my niche about guest posting on their platform.

I also want to have a push or stretch goal. This is an actionable goal that makes me feel a little uncomfortable. It pushes me to go just a little bit further and achieve just a little bit more.

For me, writing them down here gives me accountability. So without further ado, here are my business goals for the month of April…

1. Add 100 new subscribers to my email list.

This is a big one for me. I haven’t started focusing on list building until recently. I’m hoping to launch a new course this July and would like to grow my email list to 1,000 subscribers before then. In this first month of list building, I hope to add 100 new subscribers to my list.

2. Post 2-3 tweets daily and engage in one Twitter chat a week.

Again, I haven’t really been a fan of Twitter until recently. I’ve had a Twitter for the last 6 years. But I rarely use it. As a business owner, I’ve realized that Twitter is an amazing place to engage and connect with others in my niche. I’ve been researching various strategies for growing your business with Twitter. So my “Twitter goal” for this month is to post 2-3 daily tweets and engage in at least one Twitter chat a week.

3. Guest post on one blog with a larger audience than me.

Guest posting is something that I’ve been meaning to do for a while, but have been too afraid to make a move. Ideally, I’d like to guest post for a blogger with a larger audience then me. It is a little intimidating for me to approach an influencer, for fear that I’ll be rejected. But I know that guest posting will expose me to a larger audience and help me with both my monthly and big picture goals. So it’s time to bite the bullet and do it!

4. Create a new Lead Magnet.

This month, I’d also like to create and put up a brand new Lead Magnet. This will require narrowing down exactly what I want to freebie to include, how I want to design it and taking a few new photos to add to the branding.

Ready to map out your goals for the month? Download my free Deductive Goal Setting worksheet and let’s kick some goal-ass together!

What are your goals this month?

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The Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers

Like so many of you, blogging is one of my favorite hobbies. And since creating a WordPress blog, I’ve been able to take advantage of some of the best WordPress plugins for bloggers to optimize the functionalities available on my blog.

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From design, to functionality, to the reader’s experience, these plugins have taken my blog to a completely new level.

So are you ready to step up your blog game with some of the best WordPress plugins for bloggers?

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