HOW TO CREATE A CONTENT CALENDAR

One thing I see a lot of new bloggers struggling with is consistency. This usually isn’t the case on one particular platform but across the board. Instagram is the easiest platform to keep up with because it hardly requires effort. However, the blog is an entirely different story – it’s so much more involved and time consuming. That’s not to say it should be neglected though. As you can see, my blog still gets the same amount of attention as it did in the very beginning. I strongly feel that it would be a mistake to completely forgo the blog and rely solely on Instagram. Continue reading “HOW TO CREATE A CONTENT CALENDAR”

Get your Profile to the Top of LinkedIn’s Search (Resulting in more Views)

“Keywords” are the key to being found on LinkedIn for career opportunities. You need to ensure these words are in your profile, since they will make your profile resonate with your target audience. These keywords will be used by hiring managers, recruiters or potential clients in their LinkedIn searches to find candidates like you. If you don’t have the right keywords in your profile, you won’t come up in their search results. Continue reading “Get your Profile to the Top of LinkedIn’s Search (Resulting in more Views)”

Ageism Still a ‘Major’ Problem in Workforce

Agism is the last bastion of prejudice in the North American workforce. It’s rarely blatant – that’s illegal – but many employers send subtle but clear messages to older workers that they’re not wanted. And at a time when the generation that still dominates the workforce – KAA-Boomers – are now mostly over 50, that’s not a wise business decision. Continue reading “Ageism Still a ‘Major’ Problem in Workforce”

How to Be Yourself in a World That Wants to Change You

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I’m in a room full of strangers, I never really know how to interact. I listen more than talk, and I overanalyze every movement, word, and thought a hundred times in my head before I react to my surroundings. Just writing that sentence made me feel exhausted; however, this happens more often than I would like to admit. Continue reading “How to Be Yourself in a World That Wants to Change You”

How (And Why) To Throw A Zero-Waste Party

I’ll never forget my grandma’s dinner parties. How she’d take out her patterned cloth napkins from her “special occasion drawer” and unfold them neatly on the table. She had an entire cupboard of crystal glasses, bowls, and cutlery and would ask me to set the table with her floral cotton tablecloth. I remember feeling so fancy drinking orange juice from those glistening crystal cups. Continue reading “How (And Why) To Throw A Zero-Waste Party”

Promote and Increase Blog Traffic

“Why is no one reading my blog?” – it’s a question I hear a lot in the blogging community. Since this is something I’m pretty sure every blogger has wondered at one time or another, I thought I would answer this question with a post. There are actually several different reasons why people might not be checking out your blog, and I wanted to share them today as well as how you can fix those mistakes so that you can start gaining more readers. Continue reading “Promote and Increase Blog Traffic”

Finding Blog Post Inspirations

You sit down at your laptop. Your fingers poised over the keyboard like claws, hungry for action. But…

Nothing!

There’s jack squat in your brain but tumbleweed rolling around in a dusty breeze. And church bells ringing eerily in the distance. No ingenious ideas! No inspiration! No plan whatsoever! How will you please all those content-thirsty blog readers eagerly awaiting your masterpiece!? Continue reading “Finding Blog Post Inspirations”