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#31 – Blogger and world traveler Sahara Rose

Sahara Rose Travels In this episode, accomplished world traveler and blogger Sahara Rose and I chat about how she is transforming her travel blogging experience into an online travel coaching business. Sahara Rose has a very interesting story and inspiring vision for how she is tackling the travel coaching industry. Most importantly, the thing that I love about her is that she is a go-getter and doesn’t let fear get in her way.Sahara starting sharing content with little intent to turn it...

#30 – Rafal Tomal

This episode is an interview with a web designer, developer, and content marketer Rafal Tomal. You've likely have seen Rafal's work as for many years he led the design direction for Rainmaker Digital and published several StudioPress Themes for WordPress. This is a fantastic interview as Rafal and I discuss the normal BYW questions on productive content marketing strategy but we also dive into some important design principles for websites and blogs. I picked his brain on design, including...

#29 – What is my ideal blog post?

Each interview I hold on the Blog You Want in the Time You Have Podcast, I try to slip in the question ‘what is your ideal blog post’ and with little surprise, the answer always seems to be about the same. Coming down to it “it depends” based on what they are writing. In this episode, I thought it would be ideal to dig in and conceptualize with you MY ideal blog post and why. But, of course, it depends.Listen in for my 7 essential elements of an ideal blog post and be sure to take the...

#28 – Emerson Dameron

This week I sit down with writer and content marketer Emerson Dameron. He shares his story of getting into the business via print journalism and how he identifies good things to write about with a simple list of 10. I ask him how he worked in criticism and critique into content, I was surprised by the answer. Emerson had some luck with the Medium blogging platform but he might not recommend it today and explains why. We wrap up with a conversation on if he were to start fresh today where...

#27 – How to use Google Ads for your blog marketing

Google Adwords is now Google Ads! This recent rebrand of Google's powerful and popular advertising platform made me think about ways that I have leveraged Google's search ads to market my blog's content. In this episode, I share how and why you can use Google Search ads to promote your blog, why it's important to have a core product and an introduction to my Digital Acquisition Cycle™ (DAC Model) to visualize your blog marketing strategy.Episode #5 - Your P/V/I Strategy Episode #17 - Mack...

#26 – How to bounce back from an extended break

Just back from a vacation, I wanted to reflect on how to bounce back into your blogging and content creation after taking a break. Regardless if it was a planned vacation from your blogging or an extended period plagued by procrastination. Most importantly, if you take a break from blogging just get back to it. Don't be so hard on yourself, we're all human.This episode is sponsored by, learn about an exciting and rewarding career in content strategy and apply for the...

#25 – Kim Bookless on Self-Publishing Books

This episode is all about book self-publishing with a special educational interview with self-publishing consultant and proofreader Kim Bookless. Kim and I connected at her awesome Chicago Self-Publishing Meetup and I wanted to bring her on the Blog You Want in the Time You Have Podcast to share her knowledge around self-publishing and give some ideas on how bloggers can leverage publishing "traditional" and e-books to build their authority and reach online.Big thanks to Kim for sharing this...

#24 – Reno Lovison of

In this episode, I catch up with Reno Lovison who is a video and marketing strategist. Reno is working on a content portal project called and we talk about the thought process behind this new project and some ideas he has for what it will become. Reno has many years experience with video and storytelling and we share some thoughts on how to execute these tactics for blogging today.Don't forget to enroll in my new 7-Day Blogging Challenge!

#23 – Chuck Leddy of

In this episode, I bring you another great interview with pro journalist turned content marketer, Chuck Leddy. Chuck connects brands with customers through engaging stories that help customers solve problems and find happiness. We chat about how blogging is similar to journalism, how he fills in the structure of a story and some ideas for building your content production to a journalist's level.Special thanks to Ana Cvetkovic from episode #12 for the introduction to Chuck!Join the Blog You...

#22 – Andy Crestodina of Orbit Media Studios

The Blogging SEO Episode.... with guest Andy Crestodina. This week, I'm thrilled to share with you all a conversation I had with Andy Crestodina of Orbit Media Studios. Andy is the author, speaker and thought leader and it was exciting to speak with him on this podcast to share some fresh SEO concepts that you can use to enhance your blogging efforts including how he got into content marketing, how he views blogging today, sources ideas and how many hours and words he strives for each...

#21 – Kimberly Gauthier of

In this episode, I chat with Kimberly Gauthier who is a Dog Nutrition Blogger at Keep the Tail Wagging. Kimberly and I talk about how she conquered her niche audience and ways she monetizes her blogging and content marketing strategy. We peek into her SEO strategy and talk about what she is planning to do in the future with her blog to sustain her efforts and maximize her content marketing to increase her online income.Mentioned in this episode:Kimberly's Book Google Analytics Clicky...

#20 – Updating a post after it was published

In this episode of the Blog You Want in the Time You Have Podcast, I share some ideas and concepts to consider for what to do if you want to change a blog post or page after it was published. There are some things that are major red flags that can cause harm to your SEO or integrity if not handled properly. Be sure to listen in to learn how I handle updating a post after it was published. Mentioned in the episode:Quick Page or Post Redirect Plugin for WordPress Defamation, Libel and...

#19 – Jackie Flaherty of

This episode I’m joined by Jackie Flaherty of the blog, Letters & Journals. Jackie is a long-time blogger and a publisher of a magazine franchise and is now working to turn her blog and publishing experience into her own print magazine. Jackie shares some great ideas on why she kept her blog going all these […]

#18 – Jacqueline Marie of Tweaked Style

In episode 18 of the Blog You Want in the Time You Have podcast I interview Jacqueline Marie of Tweaked Style who is leveraging content and social media to promote her interior styling business. We explore how she got into her business via a blog and what is sort of on her radar today when it comes to creating visual marketing content. Jacqueline educates me on the difference between interior design and styling and how she centers her content creation efforts around a monthly intention. We...

#17 – Mack Collier of

Warning: the audio on this episode is a hot mess but I promise it's packed with a lot of great tidbits. Mack Collier is a recognized top social media marketer and helps companies craft world-class digital marketing strategies. Mack was a "score" of an interview for the Blog You Want in the Time You Have Podcast. He is the author of Think Like A Rock Star: How to Create Social Media and Marketing Strategies That Turn Customers Into Fans and is a known trainer, speaker, community leader and...

#16 – The Ideal Blogging Plan

In this episode, I share my thoughts on the ideal blogging plan. No so much about what you should create but the process of actually producing content on a regular basis. I break it down into two main points, how I capture blog and content ideas on a content deck and my weekly content production plan. Listen in if you're looking for ideas on how to be more productive around your blogging efforts!Content Deck Trello Lists:My Taxonomy Scheduled Topics Products Published or PromotableShow...

#15 – Patrick Phillips of Patrick’s Place at

Patrick Phillips joins us on the Blog You Want in the TIme You Have podcast to share his 25+ years of professional media and marketing experiences as well as over 14 years of blogging experience on Patrick writes on various topics including blogging, grammar, faith, tech and trending news and in this episode, we dive into how Patrick manages his online media outlet. We chat about writing with a slant and why it both good and bad, how journalism training helps with...

#14 – Little talked about reason why people like WordPress

In this episode, Blog You Want host Scott Winterroth shares his thoughts on why WordPress is so popular and sometimes the most overlooked reason why people pick over bbPress Scott's story into WordPress


#13 – Marcie Hill of

In this episode, I sit down with Marcie Hill, M.S., long-time serial blogger, content creator, author and speaker. Marcie is the force behind, her personal branding blog, Real Skate Stories, a passion project on roller skating, and Go Shorty, a regional resource for a geographic area of Chicago and the author of 62 Posts to Overcome Bloggers Block. Marcie and I meet at a WordPress meetup probably a decade ago and we use this background to chat about how blogging has helped...


#12 - Ana Cvetkovic of BLOOM Digital Marketing and Better Than Ramen

In this episode, I sit down with the amazing Ana Cvetkovic of BLOOM Digital Marketing and the Better Than Ramen blog. Ana started her blogging endeavors in college as a way to creatively flex her journalism training and that journey led her to launch a digital marketing consultancy.She has a very inspiring story and a great example of how blogging might not be "profitable" in terms of money in the bank but priceless when it comes to digital skill-building strategy. We share a lot of...