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#53 – Valerie Morris – Tintero Creative

In this episode, Scott interviews marketing strategist, author, and speaker Valerie Morris of Tintero Creative. Valerie has a very interesting story in how she "architected" her marketing career and today she has some tips and advice for how to manage your marketing efforts, your business, and ideas for how to move forward in an ever-changing world. Also, check out Valerie's SLV - Simple Life Vibes. We didn't touch on this much in the episode, but I hope to get her back to discuss this more...


#52 – Kelsey Hoff on Better Blogging Tips

Hello everyone! This episode is a special hybrid recording of a recent Livestream I did with content specialist and copywriter Kelsey Hoff. Kelsey Hoff is a professional content creator and writer and is the creator of her special community called Journal to Blog. This is a really cool way to create content and Kelsey shares some ideas with us on how journaling can actively help your content creation plus other tips and tricks that you should consider for creating the content you want today....


#51 – R.R. Noall of From Whispers to Roars

Hello everyone! After a bit of a hiatus, we're back with a stream of interviews coming on the BYW Podcast. First up is an interview with a very awesome creator, author, poet and influencer, Rachel Noall who is based out of Denver, Colorado. Rachel is a poet, author, and founder and Editor-in-Chief of an arts and literary magazine called From Whispers to Roars. They host weekly writing prompts, a blog, and published its first issue in April of 2018. After only two years in existence, the...


#50 – Alana Dawson of The Podcast Party

Alana Dawson and I have a lot in common, we both are bloggers turned podcasters and have been at the content grind for many years. In this episode, I bring Alana who is a Podcast Coach, Producer, Editor Host of The Podcasting Party. We talk about her experiences and how she manages to be a mom, content creator and entrepreneur and great tips for just getting it done. Kudos to her as she is fully rocking it out. Thanks for listening! Links from the episode: Alana Dawson's WebsiteGrowing Older...


#49 – Blog You Want update with Scott

In this episode, Scott Winterroth provides an update on some strategies and experiments he has been testing over the last couple of months. Plus, he shares some ideas for how things are going to go down in the future on this podcast. You guessed it, it's going to be awesome and stay tuned! Mentioned in this episode: Digital Acquisition Cycle for Content CreatorsBohemian Trixie (Heather's Instagram)Descript App for PodcastsContent AcademyWordSpaces WordPress HostingStrategy Head Book Club BYW...


Should you use Medium or LinkedIn for posts or self-host with WordPress?

Distribution is everything and platforms like Medium and LinkedIn provide a built-in user base of readers for your content. Does posting your content on these paste-and-publish platforms come at a long-term cost? Scott shares his thoughts on if you should invest in a self-hosted WordPress site in 2019/2020 or just give up and use LinkedIn or Medium to post your blog content to promote your online product. Episode Links MediumLinkedInWordPress vs WordPressWordSpaces HostingThe Digital...


#47 – Can you make money with your blog?

I launched a book! I'm pleased to announce my new book, The Digital Acquisition Cycle™ for Content Creators! In this episode, I cover some concepts of how you can make money and I share a FREE chapter of my forthcoming audiobook version of the book. Take a listen, and please enjoy! Thank you for being a loyal listener to my podcast. Mentioned in this Episode: The Digital Acquisition Cycle for Content Creators by Scott WinterrothAmazon Paperback version


Extending WordPress with Plugins

WordPress is a fantastic content management system, but plugins are what makes WordPress go from good to great. In this episode, Scott shares some helpful tactics and strategies for finding and installing plugins, plus tips for evaluating a plugin before you install it in your website or blog. Cheatsheet coming soon, please check back asap! 50 WordPress Plugins You Should Know eBook Download WordSpaces HostingThe Digital Acquisition Cycle for Content Creators Book Click here or the WordPress...


Advantages of the New WordPress Block Editor

WordPress launched the new Block Editor - AKA Project Gutenberg - with the release of WP 5.0 in late 2018. After some legit field testing, now using the new Editor for several months, I wanted to share some reasons why content creators should be 100% behind this new editing experience. From the tactical and practical reasons to the fundamental logic of open-source publishing, this new block editing experience brings new advantages to content creators. In this episode, I explain why you...


Optimize your WordPress site settings

Out of the box, WordPress is a powerful content management tool for websites and blog but there may be some default settings that you will want to change to achieve optimum performance. In this episode, I deep dive into some of the most important WordPress admin settings that you should know in order to best manage your self-hosted blog. Of course, this comes with a plethora of warnings as I don't want you to make a change that creates a negative impact on your site's performance or search...


Is WordPress secure? How to harden your blog.

WordPress is one of the most popular blogging software programs on the planet, but does that mean it is secure? The truth is, it may not be and if you don't prepare yourself with these WordPress security tips then you might be on a crash course to disaster. Prepare yourself with some practical advice on how to harden your WordPress site and maximize your time management by preparation and prevention. See also: Episode 41 - WordPress vs. WordPress Watch the Vlog version of this episode on the...


#42 – Gail and Scott launch a podcast!

In this episode, I introduce you to one of my collaborators Gail Zugerman. Gail is the host of a new podcast, Growing Older with Gusto, and is a 10+ year blogger now turned podcaster. We sat down in a very awesome lobby to discuss our podcast project and how we're planning to document our journey on this podcast as we work to build this new media endeavor. Listen in and get the details on how we got started, what we're doing and how you can follow along with our progress.


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 vs 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 -...