blogging tips

So you’ve poured your heart and soul into your blog, it’s got a good motto or mission at its core, people are connecting with it and the next step in cementing its status as a full-fledged business — what will launch you from a passionate hobbyist to a full-time blogger — is monetization. Monetization is the machine […]

November 18 2015      14 comments     Linda Ly

I’m not sure how it happened, but since my series of biz tips last November during National Career Development Week, I went from a serious blogger earning part-time income from my posts to a professional blogger making a living from writing about my life. Saying that out loud is something I can’t even convince my […]

November 16 2015      36 comments     Linda Ly

If you’re in Atlanta (or planning to travel to Atlanta) for the Garden Bloggers Conference, I’m happy to announce I’ll be speaking at this event! Join us February 25 to February 27, 2015, as an inspiring lineup of speakers present on a variety of “blogging as a business” topics, from branding and monetizing your blog […]

February 12 2015      14 comments     Linda Ly

Every year for the last couple of years, I’ve been sequestering myself for several days at a time, borrowing beautiful homes in beautiful places for self-imposed and self-directed writing retreats. I find myself checking off a huge number of tasks on my to-do list in just a few days, more than I’m usually able to […]

November 12 2014      16 comments     Linda Ly

National Career Development Week kicks off today, and while I personally have no connection with the counseling association that celebrates it, I always feel it’s a great time to reexamine career goals and set a game plan for the coming year. Many people do this after the first of the year, but I like to […]

November 10 2014      31 comments     Linda Ly

I remember the day I decided to start a blog… and for days (weeks?) after, I was immersed in the Internet, researching the ins and outs of blogging. What theme should I use? What plugins do I need? How do I manage my social media? The possibilities were mind-boggling to a beginner. I was as […]

November 14 2013      34 comments     Linda Ly

If I had all the time in the world, I could easily fill up all 365 days of the year with a new post, every day, about gardening, cooking and traveling. I have too much to write about, and that’s a good sign I’m writing about the right things: my passions in life. I constantly […]

November 12 2013      38 comments     Linda Ly