Got Share Worthy Content? 

share-worthy-contentIt’s a big question, and the reality is that there are many ingredients to having share worthy content.

You already know that in the world of blogging, competition is fierce, no matter what you blog about.

Not only do you need to stand out from the crowd of bloggers similar to you, but you also have to find new and meaningful ways to shine in the eyes of your readers.

The practical way is to have share worthy content creation.

All of your content (and list building) activities need to be about people you want to help in solving their problems, your target audience.

Why is share worthy content is important?

Ok, you might be thinking, ‘I just want to blog about what I like.’

Well, can I be honest here?

No matter how unpretentious you want to try and be, you never build a blog with the intent of keeping it under wraps.

You want the world to see it, hear it, and share it.

You want TRAFFIC!

If you’re not getting the traffic you’d like, content could help fix that problem – especially if it’s share worthy content.

You already know one of the best ways to promote your content is through your Social Media platforms. But, even this great strategy won’t be successful if your content isn’t shareable in the first place.

Share worthy content is noticed because it helps your followers want to share it.

That’s what you want.

Because the more likes, re-tweets. and +1’s you get, the wider your content and blog’s exposure will  be to more people, the ones you want to come back and visit, read, and comment on your blog, regularly. Whew! I know it’s a lot. But, it’s so much fun to see it happening, right?

It isn’t just tweeting your headlines.

  • It’s you creating substantive, share worthy content that your audience wants to talk about; and spend more time reading.

  • It’s getting them to engage with you.

Here’s an idea ~ When you write a post, look at the “So what?” in your message.

Try to take it above all the other chatter out there.

  • So consider all of your content through your readers’ eyes.
  • Is your content hooky and motivating as share worthy content?
  • What would make your content share worthy in the eyes of your readers?
  • Spread your content distribution throughout the different types of messaging channels to amplify your reach.
  • The more you write, the more you’ll be seen across the web, and the more chances to be shared.
  • Know the best sharing times – Engaging with people when they are most likely to be online.

Because you want your content to be shared “faster than a cat exiting a hot oven!”

In other words, ordinary content doesn’t cut it.

Please let me know what you would like to hear more about from me on this blog! I always want my content to be share worthy!

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82 thoughts on “Got Share Worthy Content? 

  • January 22, 2015 at 9:27 am
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    Great post! It’s great to blog about our lives and what we’re into, but it has to be seen. It’s a balancing act that we all have to learn.

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  • January 22, 2015 at 9:39 am
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    Great tips! It’s all about getting out there and sharing what you have to say!

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:57 am
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      Yes, Lisa – sharing and giving 🙂

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  • January 22, 2015 at 9:42 am
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    Oh man.. you just had to go and make me feel guilty! I think most days my posts are share worthy, but I know I’ve had a few stink bombs in the mix as well.

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      • January 24, 2015 at 9:40 am
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        I know! But the ones that like what we write – we so want to keep coming back and sharing, right 🙂

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  • January 22, 2015 at 9:48 am
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    Sometimes I forget to focus on the share-worthiness of my posts. I really like the questions you posed. I will definitely think about them when I’m writing my next blog post!

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:56 am
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      Super cool – Daniela – thank you for sharing your thoughts here 🙂

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  • January 22, 2015 at 11:26 am
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    Hi Donna,

    As you know this is a “no brainer” for me 😉 My thought is why have a blog if you do not share it with the world! Loved this post as it touches on so many points that makes blogging very important to your business as it gets you NOTICED and MORE and MORE people find you and follow you and share all of your awesome content that is so worth sharing 🙂 I have found that blogging is one the best ways to get your BRAND noticed and by consistently putting out posts on a daily basis and sharing all over the social media platforms my blog is attracting tons of traffic…..which as a blogger is key 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your value for all the world to see, and I have shared this post on my Fan Page so more can see your great value my friend 🙂

    Hugs,
    Joan

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    • January 22, 2015 at 1:49 pm
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      Awww…Joan, you are right on target with every word – and I so appreciate your sharing and I also share great posts everytime I go to your site – Hugs 🙂

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  • January 22, 2015 at 2:05 pm
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    Nice tips. Your post was really informative and very educational. I really enjoyed it. Thanks.

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:56 am
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      Very nice to hear, Lady Lilith 🙂

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  • January 22, 2015 at 2:21 pm
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    Creating share worthy content is hard but it’s so worth it. I do blog about what I like, but I also consider what other people would like, and what I do well enough that it’s worth sharing.

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  • January 22, 2015 at 2:35 pm
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    I definitely try to have share worthy content, especially my images for Pinterest. I focus on visual appeal because I do reviews of toys.

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  • January 22, 2015 at 3:02 pm
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    I really enjoyed reading this post. It’s true…we tend to forget that our own social media accounts is our personal headliner…so everything we post and share must be of value to our followers 🙂

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  • January 22, 2015 at 4:40 pm
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    You’re spot on. As bloggers we have to write for what our readers are interested in. Gone is the day of blogging about your life and expecting everyone to be super interested in it.

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:55 am
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      Thank you Nina – maybe intermixing our lives and our info on Social Media and our emails is still great and also helping us engage and get to know our audience better even as we share what they really want more of

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  • January 22, 2015 at 4:58 pm
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    It is a tough balance for sure! Of course we want our stuff to be seen otherwise we wouldn’t put it out there.

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  • January 22, 2015 at 5:04 pm
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    You are so right Donna

    Content must be share worthy, which means you have to use words and imagery that will capture the minds of your subscribers so they will share those images….

    Viral posts are the best way to grow your audience

    Dr. Lisa

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  • January 22, 2015 at 5:54 pm
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    Really big real post! So true. We all work so hard and the competition is very fierce. I try to write share worthy Articles, some aren’t but I’m passionate so when they do get shared it’s a really blessing!

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  • January 22, 2015 at 5:58 pm
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    Sure things need to be shareworthy, but the posts should also be authentic and honest. For readers to keep coming back you want to make sure you find the right balance.

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:54 am
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      Chrystal – great point – and being share worthy really is part of you being authentic –

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  • January 22, 2015 at 6:35 pm
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    This is such a great post! Thank you for being so informative! This will for sure help me along the way!

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:53 am
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      Thank you, Olivia – so glad to be of help 🙂

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  • January 22, 2015 at 7:42 pm
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    I really enjoyed reading this. As a blogger, I’ve learned that not only should I write about things I like….I need to find something that is really useful for others. If not, traffic won’t come. Thank you for these terrific tips.

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:52 am
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      You are so welcome, Jenni – I love what you’ve said

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  • January 22, 2015 at 9:09 pm
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    This is so true! It seems like an art that comes much more naturally for some than others but with practice and work it could be possible for anyone. I think finding your personal style and voice is also a big part of this, and that can take some time to develop and figure out, too!

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:52 am
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      Hi Anne, and thank you – yes finding our voice and style is what will make our blog much more interesting 🙂

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  • January 22, 2015 at 9:09 pm
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    This is great advice I really like your post got share worthy content. Thanks for great post.

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:51 am
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      Fabulous to hear, Angela!

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  • January 22, 2015 at 9:26 pm
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    A lot of really good advice here! I write my blog to share my (mis)adventures & I love when readers come back 🙂

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  • January 22, 2015 at 9:51 pm
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    Great post! Since I blog mostly food, most of what I post is definitely share worthy (or at least it should be, or else I wouldn’t be eating it either, right?), but I’m definitely guilty of sticking a few more personal posts in there. This is a great reminder.

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:50 am
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      Thank you, Joy – yep I think you are right about maybe a few more personal posts to keep your readers wanting more of you and your food ideas

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  • January 23, 2015 at 12:12 am
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    Content and promotion are the things we need most. I always go for sensible content!

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:48 am
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      Thank you for your note, Elizabeth – you are right about this

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  • January 23, 2015 at 2:34 am
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    This is awesome information indeed. It is so important to have content your readers want to read and share. Knowing where to share is also very important. Thanks for sharing.

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    • January 23, 2015 at 5:03 am
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      You’re welcome, Rebecca – glad you liked this info

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    • January 23, 2015 at 5:01 am
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      Thank you, Maureen for you right on thinking here 🙂

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  • January 23, 2015 at 6:12 am
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    This is such a great post! I find it difficult to share what’s on my heart in a way that people will search for it, and that’s my goal for the new year.

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:48 am
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      Glad to hear that, Shasta! Look forward to hearing more about it 🙂

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  • January 23, 2015 at 6:25 am
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    This is a great post. Great content is what will keep visitors coming to and coming back to your blog.

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:47 am
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      And, thank you, Kori – hoping to see you back also

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  • January 23, 2015 at 7:35 am
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    What a great post! I’ve been blogging for years now but I must admit, it is still a learning process for me. And, I learned some from you today. Thank you. 🙂

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:46 am
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      So fun to hear, Lynndee – that’s so important to me – and I am always still learning, also!

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  • January 23, 2015 at 9:10 am
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    What a great post! Traffic is what we want and these article is great!! Time to get to work!

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:45 am
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      Yep, Ashley – traffic, work and fun are my thoughts first thing in the AM 🙂

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:45 am
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      Yep, Ashley – traffic, work and fun are my thoughts first thing in the AM 🙂

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:44 am
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      Thank you Ann, hoping you shared this and to see you back here 🙂

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  • January 23, 2015 at 10:27 am
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    This is a great post,I do try to have content that my readers would like to see but also what I feel like writing at the same time lol.

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:43 am
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      Yet you are so right, also – we write for our readers first – and always need to enjoy it ourselves to keep us motivated 🙂

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  • January 23, 2015 at 11:47 am
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    That’s my goal for this year, to build my list. I would really like to have at least 1,000 subscribers by year end.

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  • January 23, 2015 at 5:23 pm
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    This is a great post. It’s smart to sit down and contemplate what works for you, and what is favored with the readers. I’ve found too that sometimes a post will take off like hot fire on social media, but sit around w/hardly any comments on the blog. It’s hard sometimes to predict which will be hits and which the readers will consider to be duds. 🙂

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  • January 23, 2015 at 6:01 pm
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    The best blogging advice I ever read. ” write articles people want to read”. it was like Duh! why did it take me so long to figure this out?

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:31 am
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      I know, Right!!!? Kristen it took me awhile to find out what my readers wanted and what I wanted also!

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  • January 23, 2015 at 6:54 pm
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    Wow thanks for this tutorial I have been struggling with writing share worthy content.

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:31 am
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      You are welcome, Melissa – so glad you found this of help to you 🙂

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  • January 23, 2015 at 8:14 pm
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    I always find that I see the words ‘list building’ all over the internet but if I am not selling an ebook or a product, why do I need to have a list to sell something? Thanks for the post.

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:29 am
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      Yep – we need a list to engage with our readers even more, right? And, someday you may have something to give away or sell 🙂

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  • January 23, 2015 at 8:28 pm
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    These are great tips. I am in list building mode since I just launched my rebranded site. I’ll be taking your advice.

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:27 am
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      Glad to hear that, Camesha – bit job you are tackling there 🙂

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:24 am
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      Great point, Amanda – My list attraction work is part of my content and shareability processes 🙂

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  • January 24, 2015 at 6:25 am
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    Your post is very interesting, I had a great time to read this post thank you for sharing it.

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:23 am
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      Thank you John – so glad you thought so 🙂 Hope to see you again 🙂

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:23 am
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      Thank you John – so glad you thought so 🙂 Hope to see you again 🙂

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  • January 24, 2015 at 8:28 am
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    This is a very great post. I’m always trying to figure out how I can make my blogging better and what to share to get more readers, etc.

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    • January 24, 2015 at 9:22 am
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      Thank you Bonnie – so glad you stopped by and even commented about how you liked this 🙂

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  • January 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm
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    I am trying to write better content because I do want to have a fan base to be able to sell to one day. It has been hard to juggle having a baby and a blog but I may be getting the hang of it now. Thanks for the inspiration! Xo

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    • January 25, 2015 at 7:51 am
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      Awww…thank you Jenn – and congrats on your new baby – yes once we figure out how to juggle our time – a system – we can move along 🙂

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  • January 24, 2015 at 6:27 pm
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    This is such a great post with some helpful advice. I am trying to get more shares on my blog

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    • January 25, 2015 at 7:49 am
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      I know, Veronica – I am always hoping for those share – and the wonderful comments like yours – thank you 🙂

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  • January 25, 2015 at 10:09 am
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    These are some great tips. As a blogger you always want to write for your audience and make sure it’s something that others would like to share.

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    • January 25, 2015 at 11:22 am
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      Thank you so much Chene! 🙂

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  • January 25, 2015 at 1:21 pm
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    These are such great tips!!!! As a blogger nothing is more important than finding that reader base! We need to get heard somehow!

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    • January 26, 2015 at 6:41 am
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      Super fun to hear, Thank you, Courney 🙂

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  • January 31, 2015 at 4:20 pm
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    Some really good tips to think about before sharing content. I’ll think about these next time I want to share something.

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    • February 1, 2015 at 7:04 am
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      Thanks so much Onica –

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