I Haven’t Blogged in Two Months and Here’s the Crazy Reason Why

Oh hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! It’s me, Claire. Your long-lost blogging buddy. Generally I love me some good ole’ regular blogging. But things happen, you see, and this year THINGS HAPPENED and it has taken me more than a couple of months to get my groove back. Here’s the situation: Twins are coming! Boys, to be exact, which […]

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 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 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 […]

How to Make 2015 Not Suck #goals

As part of my morning quiet time, I’ve been reading a book on goal-setting from Danielle Laporte. So far, I’m loving it. This morning, in the book, Danielle suggested that the entire month of December should be wiped off the map in terms of work. In other words, no one should work in December. I laughed. And then I […]