Day 7: Money, Money, Money, Money!

{Have you checked out the free 7-day Start Your Blog Challenge? Sign up here.  More than a decade ago, people starting earning full-time livings blogging. Alas, that has not stopped the world from asking every blogger who has ever admitted to blogging if you can actually earn a living with a such a “job”. Job […]

Day 6: Engagement, Engagement, Engagement

  {Have you checked out the free 7-day Start Your Blog Challenge? Sign up here.  So content may be queen, but how do you increase the chances that folks will engage with your content? Here are few tips to ensure that your content is ready to be engaged with. Titles OH HEY. THIS IS A […]

Day 5: Share the Love, You Blogger You

{Have you checked out the free 7-day Start Your Blog Challenge? Sign up here.  It’s Day 5, and it’s all about sharing. In my journey as an early employee at Twitter and as the author of a book about how to use Twitter, I’ve given hundreds of presentations on how to use the platform. One […]

Day 4: Content is Queen, and Other Things Bloggers Know

{Have you checked out the free 7-day Start Your Blog Challenge? Sign up here.  It’s Day 4, which means you’re now an official blogger! Did you get your blogger tattoo yet? Because although I support you 100% with your decision, I’d recommend you keep reading before you finalize that ink. Today’s the day where we […]

Day 3: The Bells and Whistles You Need On Your Blog

  {Have you checked out the free 7-day Start Your Blog Challenge? Sign up here.    Today’s lesson is all about some of the foundational things your blog needs to make it extra awesome before you start typing away with your awesome words. It looks like a long list, but each of these items is […]

Day 1: Why You Want to Blog

Today we’re going to talk about WHY you want to blog, and why your WHY matters anyway. But first, let’s get introductions out of the way. I’m Claire Diaz-Ortiz. (AKA @Claire on the twitters.) I’ve been blogging for 11 years. 11 long-short, fast-slow crazy years of change and growth. Let me tell you about that […]

Why Movement Isn’t Progress

I’ve been thinking a lot about movement of late, because in some areas of my life it feels like I’m not seeing the progress I want to be making. I look at my annual goals list, for example, and I see a whole lot of nothing happening in a few areas of my life six […]

A New Webinar on Productivity: Which Title Do You Like?

Fun news: I’m launching a new free webinar all about the strategies behind the productivity system I teach in my book, Design Your Day, and in Work by Design School, and am having ALL THE FEELS when trying to decide on my title and subtitle. Which do you like? Leave a comment saying 1, 2, […]

My 2017 Word of the Year Is…

Hello from twin central. After seven weeks in tne NICU, we brought our preemie twins home last week, and they’re growing like bean stalks as we speak. This year my end of the year goal-setting was a bit different than most, as I was full up in the craze of being a new Mama to […]