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Category: Blogging

Before You Start A Blog Read This!

Starting a blog can be overwhelming, especially when you already work full time, are a parent to small children and have a to-do list that never seems to end.  To make matters worse there is almost too much information on the internet about how to start a blog. The thing about blogging is that it is a marathon, NOT a sprint. It is also not a get rich fast (or maybe ever) scheme.   It is a TON of work.  So, if you are not considering blogging as a long term project then quite frankly I would strongly consider whether you want to start a blog in the first place. But since you are still reading this I’m going to assume you really do want to start a blog .  And I’m so glad.  Because I love blogging and I love talking about blogging even more…

Why Amazon Is A Great Affiliate For New Bloggers

Amazon is a great affiliate for new bloggers. Just this morning I rolled out of bed to find that I had already made $42  while I was sleeping (not much, but like I said, I’m still new). It is passive income and it is consistent.  Which means that I am making money no matter what I am doing that day…

How To Find Time To Blog As A Busy Nurse & Mom

My biggest challenge as a busy nurse & mom blogger is simply finding the time to work on my blog.  This post discusses ways that I manage to grow my blog despite having a very busy work and home schedule. Blogging on a very busy schedule is possible…

How To Start A WordPress Blog On Bluehost

So you have something to say, do you?  Why not start a blog? Starting a blog has been one of the most exciting and challenging things I have ever done in my adult life.  I set out on a blogging mission to create a space where I could use my nursing degree to share self-care ideas with other nurses who are also moms.  And I’ve been enjoying this ride ever since. I want to make it super easy for others to start a blog.  So if you are an aspiring blogger like I once was, continue reading to see how easy it is to set up a blog of your own…

Recommended Blogging Resources For New Bloggers

Blogging can be overwhelming and confusing for a new blogger.  When I was just starting out as a new blogger I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.  I searched the internet for information for months.  Then, I became overwhelmed because there is almost too much information.  Who is a new blogger supposed to trust? Now that I have an established blog up and running I am often asked for recommendations on different tools, training,  and other resources  available for new bloggers. These conversations encouraged me to put together a list of recommended blogging resources that have been instrumental in my success as a new blogger (I will add to this list as I continue to try new things…

9 Helpful Blogging Tips For New Bloggers

Blogging can be overwhelming and stressful for a new blogger. Here are 9 helpful tips to help new bloggers step in the right direction…

My Podcast Debut On ‘Your Next Shift’

I was recently interviewed on ‘Your Next Shift’, the most innovative internet show that helps nurses thrive in their careers.  A few of the topics I discussed were the importance of continuing education to prevent career stagnation and why you should never let fear hold you back. If you love listening to the challenges and accomplishments of your fellow nurse peers, then you need to check this out…

How I Became A Nurse Blogger

In 2015 I became a nurse blogger and created a website. Here is how I went from operating room salesperson to registered nurse to finally rediscovering my passion for writing…

My “About Me” Page and Our Huffington Post Interview

A journalist at the Huntington Post contacted me about a month ago through my blog.  She asked if my husband and I would be interested in being interviewed for a piece that she was doing about what it was like being married to an ER nurse.   Of course I said yes…