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WordPress vs WordPress
Believe it or not, there are two types of WordPress. In this episode, Scott Winterroth shares his knowledge of working with WordPress over the last 11 year and preps for a series of WordPress tips and tricks episodes coming out over the next few months. If you're brand new to WordPress or you're a seasoned pro, this is still a good episode for you as I share some great ways for how to explain to other new users on the difference between WordPress.com vs WordPress.org plus I share some...
Tools for editing your blog's photos and graphics
This episode is a continuation of my mini series on working with images and your blog. In the podcast, I discuss the tools I use to create great content from touching up photos to creating graphics and more. In the lesson video tutorial, I dive into showing you how the built-in WordPress media editor works and what you can do with it to save time and edit your photos on the fly. This is a great episode, I really share some of my best tips for blogging and content marketing. Please share!...
Maximize your blog's images for optimum performance
This is episode 2 of my back to basic series on working with images and your blog. In this episode, I share with you why I optimize my images before I upload them into my WordPress site and share some free and low cost resources for optimizing your images for delivery. This is a great episode regardless if you're just getting started or you've been at it for a while as I feel everyone should optimize images regardless of what type of platform they blog on. Plus, be sure to check out my free...
Bonus: WordPress 5.1 FB Live
Hey There! This is not a full episode rather it's just an overview of what's new in WordPress 5.1. This originated as a Facebook live video so to watch the video, rather than listen, click on the link below and be sure to join my free Facebook WordMentor Group for future updates like this. WordPress 5.1 includes many enhancements and updates. Learn what they mean to content creators and every day WordPress users and how to go about updating your site to the new release. Thanks for being a...
Sources for great photography
Back to Basics Join me for the first of many episodes where I'm sharing some back-to-basics lessons for amplify your blogging and content marketing efforts. Photography and images for your blog are critical and in this episode I share some resources for sourcing for photography for your blog as well as tips for keeping you safe when it comes to licensing images. Plus, we dig deep into some ideas for going beyond the traditional stock photography sources and look at what Creative Commons (CC)...
Should I copyright or trademark my blog?
Starting or growing a blog and trying to decide if you should copyright or trademark your blog's name? In this episode, Blog You Want in the Time You Have™ host Scott Winterroth shares his opinions on how to approach copyrights and trademarks and what you should do to protect your blog's intellectual property. No portions of this episode should be considered legal advice, listeners should use this information at their own risk - seek an attorney for professional legal advice. Show Resources:...
My Guiding 3 Daily Tasks
In this episode, I share a revelation I've had about a popular productivity hack called the daily 3. I'm reinventing how I plan my three to maximize areas in my life that are important to me, including blogging more in 2019. This is a rather short, but personal episode but I hope you find it inspiring and actionable. Read more about My Guiding 3 on this blog post. Mentioned in the episode: Creative Year Ever! Succeed with Content StrategyNext Door Chicago
Preparing for your most Creative Year Ever
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years is I’m much more of a creative person then I ever thought I was growing up. For some reason, I thought creativity meant it was the ability to sketch or to play an instrument. But as I launch blogs and build my online businesses I realized that creativity comes in many shapes and sizes and it is something that can be learned and worked as a muscle - most importantly I’ve learned it’s highly valuable. Creativity is intelligence having fun -...
Full-time food and travel blogger Kit Graham
In this episode, I interviewed food and travel blogging rockstar Kit Graham of theKittchen blog and the Windy City Blogger Collective. Kit is a “full-time blogger” and she shares with us some of the tips and tricks she deployed along the way to grow her blog income. She is also the leader of the Windy City Blogger Collective and shares some great tips for getting a blog started. We discuss what platforms to choose and why it’s good to maybe rethink your Instagram strategy. Most importantly,...
From wedding blog to book deal, how Tina Haupert made Carrots ‘N’ Cake
Tina Haupert has been at her blog and online strategy for over ten years with what started as a wedding day prep blog turned complete healthy living resource. Just interviewing Tina was so inspirational for me and I'm genuinely amazed at how she owned what is often considered just a hobby blog and turned it into a successful online business. Great listen for those who have started a blog and many not sure how to take it to the next level. Tina's blog Carrots n Cake has evolved into what she...
How this blogger is building her internal archives – Binta Diallo
Binta Diallo is the blogger behind Internal Archives and in this episode, we discuss how she's grown her blog since inception 3 years ago. For Binta, creating content is about substances rather than stats so we discuss how she creatively sources ideas and keeps her blogging goals. Hint: She does this by sourcing her morning routine with prayer and utilizing the flow blogging technique. Be sure to listen in, great episode if you're looking to get into blogging or amp up your existing game....
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...
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...
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 7-day...
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...
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...
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 ContentAcademy.com, learn about an exciting and rewarding career in content strategy and apply for the...
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...
Reno Lovison of ChicagoBroadcastingNetwork.com
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 ChicagoBroadcastingNetwork.com 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!
Chuck Leddy of chuckleddy.com
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...