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 […]

How to Have a Hard Conversation

This month I had a couple hard conversations. They were not fun, and not something I looked forward to with great joy. Instead, as the hours ticked down to their kick-off time I was mostly shaking in my flip-flops and desperately trying to distract myself with any and all online nonsense to stop thinking about […]

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 It’s True that What You Resist Persists

The Little Things One of the downsides of our cool lakeside home is that we have weird tap water I don’t like. By weird I mean it’s salty, and by “don’t like” I mean revile. It tastes semi normal at first, and then the aftertaste is a bit like you just bathed in a tub […]

How to Learn Positive Multitasking: Day 19 of the #DesignYourDay Challenge

It’s Day 19 of the 21 Days to #DesignYourDay Challenge in honor of my new book, Design Your Day: Be More Productive, Set Better Goals, and Live Life on Purpose! (See all the details about the book here.) To celebrate, each weekday for 21 days I’ll be over on Periscope walking you through a 21-day challenge […]