Guess what Muses?! I am extremely excited to share with you, this article that I recently wrote for #SWAY (formerly, The SITS Girls). First of all, in the off-chance you are unfamiliar with The SITS Girls (SITS stands for The Secret in The Sauce), it’s a website & community founded in 2008 with a simple goal. They set out to “create a space where bloggers could find their tribe and grow their audience.

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Getting traffic to your blog is probably not the first thing that crosses your mind once you’ve made the decision to start blogging. You’re all about getting your voice heard, your brilliant ideas out of your head and onto your keyboard. Your blog is up and running and you’ve started crafting awesome posts with equally amazing visual content! That’s all you need right?

Wrong.  What do you think Bloggers are doing on social media all day,

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*This post has been updated here & there over the years but got a major re-haul on 9/6/17

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One day, you decide to start freelancing. Maybe you lost your job, and maybe you quit your job. Maybe you can’t afford childcare or maybe you don’t want to use childcare. No matter what the reason, the fact is, you’re a freelancer now – and probably working from home. What does that mean for your social life?

For most of the working world, socializing is built into their schedule. On the subway, at the office,

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Most all professional blogs & websites, along with print magazines and newspapers, have an entire Editorial Department managing the Editorial Calendar for each section of the blog/website, magazine or newspaper. If someone in the Editorial Department happened to forget to publish an article at any of these news/media content sources, it would be chaos. The same goes for your blog/website or any site that wants to be taken seriously. Okay, maybe chaos is going a little overboard if you’re just starting your blog or if your site isn’t a major,

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Original content. That’s what having your own self-hosted website is all about, right? It’s a platform to open up and share about the topics that interest you and your audience. Of course, it takes a little time to gain an audience then check out Google Analytics for the week/month and see exactly which categories they respond to the most. But the question is if your audience say, only responds to 3 or 4 categories….do you drop the rest and never write about them again?

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