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How To Write A Blog Post

Blog writing tip number one is to write about things that will bring new readers, serve existing readers, or both. Never blog just to blog. Blog on purpose. What is the point of the article? How will it make you money? If you don’t have a good answer, you’re probably wasting your time. And, I don’t know about you, but I wanna waste time like I wanna get crushed by a poor person on Black Friday. (Not very bad.)

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Jamie Kern Lima

Jamie Kern Lima quotes: good ass quotes from the founder of IT Cosmetics.

“When you follow your calling in life, all things are possible.”

“The very first most important thing is you have to want to.”

“We have the power to decide where our focus and energy go, and we need to choose it carefully because something else will give when we make this choice.”

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Theresia Gouw

Theresia Gouw quotes: the venture capitalist offers words of wisdom.

“If you’re willing to work hard and you’re not afraid to start over, you can achieve whatever you want.”

“The value of hard work was definitely impressed upon me from an early age. And also the importance of school. So working hard in order to get good grades was not an option. It was a given.”

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@kendrascottKendra Scott quotes: the fashion designer talks humble beginnings, family, philanthropy, female empowerment, and more.

“My mother describes the secret of success as ‘hard work, honesty, and determination.’ My family’s work ethic rubbed off on me.”

“You can’t let failure control your entire future.”

Entrepreneurs need to be willing to try their ideas even though they may not succeed. It is important to surround oneself with people who believe in you to get support during difficult times.”

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@donnakaranthewoman

Donna Karan quotes: the DKNY founder discusses branding, business, and balance.

“I think we’re on a journey.”

“The signs are always coming. You just have to read ’em.”

“Sometimes it takes a germ of an idea, which takes a long time to digest.”

“One of our greatest gifts is our intuition. It is a sixth sense we all have. We just need to learn to tap into and trust it.”

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Blog Name Ideas

I just spent thirty minutes playing with blog name generators, trying to come up with some cool (and available) domain ideas. I was not impressed. The reason I did this is because I wanted to be able to suggest one my readers could use if they end up following my blogging guide. I figured the algorithms or A.I. or whatever powers these blog title generator thingies would’ve been pretty good by now. I figured wrong. If you’re starting a new blog, read on for a better way to find a winning blog name.

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@erinkleinberg

Erin Kleinberg quotes: some golden advice from the serial entrepreneur.

“Know where you are going. Although it’s annoying when people ask you—what’s the three, five, ten year plan?—you must know what you want. At the end of the day, it’s your life, your career, and you need to have some sense of direction. In my 20s I just thought if I worked super hard, I would get ‘there’ but I didn’t know what the ‘there’ was! Now I work daily to understand what my strategic goals are.”

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@stephaniegmark

Stephanie Mark quotes: excellent biz advice by the Coveteur cofounder.

“For all the fun and excitement that has come with building Coveteur from a passion project to a full-fledged media company, there has also been a lot of hard work and tons of tough decisions to make. Over the years I’ve relied on the inspiring women in my life and the values I hold dear to navigate being a young entrepreneur.”

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Cillian MurphyCillian Murphy quotes: the actor who is Irish, and happens to have stunning eyes, speaks his truth.

“The best roles you have to fight for. You have to really want to do it and you have to go after it.”

“You have to get what you want your own way.”

“You can change what you do, but you can’t change what you want.”

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Blogging Explained

Blogs were originally called weblogs. As in, logging your day on the web. Basically, an e-journal. Weblog got shortened to blog over the years. And here we are. Now you’re on my blog. Blogs can mean a lot of things to a lot of people, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s a website that’s slipped into some comfy clothes. It’s less “Here at the So-And-So Company, we pride ourselves in…” and more “I blog about blogging. Beer’s in the fridge. Help yourself.”

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Gloria Jean WatkinsBell Hooks quotes: the author’s pen name’s, um, best stuff.

“It’s really important to have life strategies and part of that is sort of knowing where you want to go so you can have a map that helps you to get there.”

“Open your heart to life’s most difficult challenges. The source of all wakefulness, the source of all kindness and compassion, the source of all wisdom, is in each second of time. Anything that has us looking ahead is missing the point.”

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Louis Menand

Louis Menand quotes: eloquent words on writing and life.

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic.”

“I believe that if you do what you want, and believe in doing things for yourself, without worrying about what everybody else seems to want from you, at some point the world will meet you halfway. You have to trust that.”

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Matthew Charles Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg quotes: wisdom from the man who made this blog possible.

“Do what you love and don’t focus on money; life’s too short.”

“There’s a lot of ways you can make money, but to actually have an impact on the world is rare, and when you find an opportunity for that, it’s very special.”

“Sometimes, you have to be frustrated and do something unscalable—and a waste of your time—to be inspired.”

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Hillary Peterson

Hillary Peterson quotes: the True Botanicals founder on turning her health scare into a skincare empire.

“Trust your creativity and intuition. It’s a leap of faith. Intuition and creativity in my case are very closely aligned. It’s both having done it and having it work out well but then also seeing the times that I didn’t initially listen to myself and realizing that I should have. It’s a mix. It goes back to staying open long enough. You don’t know what turn is around the corner so you have to stay loose through the process.”

“Raising the bar means that you really can have it all.”

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Melody McCloskey

Melody McCloskey quotes: advice from the StyleSeat CEO.

“Tenacity and resiliency are the two most important factors to becoming a successful founder.”

“Stop overthinking everything. In the beginning, I was overwhelmed by the idea of starting a company as I did not have a background in tech. I could have moved so much faster if I took all the energy I spent doubting myself and put it toward thinking about what’s possible and building it.”

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