October 22, 2014
Smart. Inspiring. These are two words I'd use to describe Sarah MacKenzie. She took her blog to the next level by understanding her audience and matching up her talents and knowledge with their needs.  In this episode we talk about how she did that as well as how and why she started her podcast. The next 30 minutes are packed with great content. Grab your headphones and join us!
October 14, 2014
Pinterest tripled her blog traffic. Today, Rebekah Hoffer, shares how being intentional with Pinterest impacted her blog growth and how we can harness the power of this popular platform for our own online ventures. In This Episode You'll Hear... A simple 3 step strategy to grow your Pinterest following When the best times to pin on Pinterest How to invest more time in your Pinterest strategy and exactly where to start Click the play button in the post or grab your favorite podcast app and join us for a chat!
September 24, 2014
If you've ever thought your blog topic was too niche or too general to turn into a business, think again. In this episode of the How They Blog podcast you'll learn how Trina Holden turned yogurt into a business. Yep, yogurt. Grab your headphones and join us for a chat!
September 10, 2014
Blogging balance is not about doing it all, it's about knowing what works for you and what you do best. Anne Bogel is on the show with me today and we are talking about how blogging fits in between her job, being a wife and mom and homeschooling. Whether all or none of those labels apply to you, you’ll be able to glean good tips from the insight she shares about balance, decision making and prioritizing. Grab your headphones and join us for a chat! Connect with Anne Blog: Blog Social media: Twitter Facebook Pinterest Show Links Anne's book: How She Does It: An everywoman's guide to breaking old rules, getting creative, and making time for work in your actual, everyday life. 5 reasons it's helpful to know your personality type (with a free quiz at the bottom!) Let's talk about highly sensitive people The Definitive Guide to Pride and Prejudice on Film Jack's cancer story. How to Listen to This Podcast New to podcasts? Click here to discover how simple it is to liste
September 5, 2014
You're going to learn from the best today. Seriously, Erin Odom and Ryan and Stephanie Langford are some of the best minds in blogging. I'm always so impressed with the professionalism and integrity of every project they do. Their site has been a smashing success for them, their authors and the readers (where else can you get such a HUGE collection of resources for such a small price?). Today you'll learn about working with others (even your spouse!) on projects, discover helpful collaboration tools, get involved in a GREAT (and free) resource for marketing wisdom and hear the perfect motto for building online community. Grab your headphones and join us for a chat!
July 7, 2014
Today, I'm talking with blogger and business owner Laura Smith about how we can develop the habit of taking action. The truth is, most of know have a good idea about WHAT we need to do, we just have a hard time actually doing it. I've been incredibly impressed by how she consistently learns and then does. It's a simple, but powerful tool for any successful blogger. Grab your headphones and join us for a chat!
June 23, 2014
Did you know there are writing techniques that can help you connect more deeply with your blog readers? Did you know blog writing is different than the writing you learned in school? Yep, it's true. Listen and learn from today's show with Denise Hughes.
June 20, 2014
Not sure what kind of content goes on your blog and what should go in your email newsletter? Never fear. Kat is here. In this episode of the podcast, Lauren Hlushak asks that very question and I share the 5 kinds of content you can use in your newsletter that range from "set it and forget it" content to content that requires a bit more work but can yield huge results.
June 12, 2014
In this Q & A session of the podcast Tim Aton asks how to dream up and create an email giveaway that subscribers will actually want. I'll share how I've created my giveaways and give you a tip on how to create a surefire winner that your subscribers will love.
June 2, 2014
Today I'm chatting with my friend Crystal Stine again and this time we are talking all about how powerful Conferences can be for your blog growth. Conferences are one of my favorite things about blogging. I love meeting friends in real life that I've only known online - you create seemingly instant friendships who share your same love for writing and blogging. Today we're talking about how why we feel conferences are worth it, and how to take advantage of a conference even if you can't afford to attend!
May 26, 2014
Today, I'm chatting with my good friend Crystal Stine. She is a blogger and community manager at We talk all about why we need to focus as well as why we need to take blogging breaks. We also share some of our favorite tools to help you balance blogging and life.   
May 19, 2014
Erin Odom has accomplished so much in the 3 years she's been blogging. Not only has she built her own successful blog, but she also started an incredibly successful joint venture business with Stephanie Langford. In this interview we talk a lot about how she is learning to maximize her use of Pinterest and how she has actually grown her Facebook audience and engagement since the algorithm change (what?!), but I think a huge key to her success is what you'll hear in between our social media conversation.
May 12, 2014
Today we are talking business. Jessi Connolly is taking us behind the scenes of her blog, her online shop and into how she and her husband manage all their online endeavors. I was fascinated and could have chatted with Jessi for hours. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to check out my interview with her on my podcast. Jessi and I are also both speaking at the Declare Conference in August. We'd love to see you there!
May 5, 2014
What is the fundamental element of success online? Action. In this episode we are talking about the simple power of starting and having a default toward action. Hayley Morgan knows a thing or two about starting online projects AND following through. Listen to her story and learn what has helped her create successful ebooks, a […]  
April 23, 2014
Tired of sifting through online photos for the perfect blog pic? Try taking your own. David Molnar's photography has been featured by Pepsi, American Idol, The New York Times and many more national media outlets and music artists. Today, he is going to share simple tips on how to your your phone to capture great photos for your blog.  
April 15, 2014
This past year, Stephanie Langford ran her successful blog,, while traveling around the world with her husband and 4 children. What?! You heard right. I can barely blog from the same spot every single did she get it all done in the midst of lots of change and travel? Listen and find out.  
March 24, 2014
Every blogger deals with it at some point or another - blogging burnout. Reader Brett Wilson is featured in today's episode as she asks how we can deal with it, avoid it and maintain our passion for what we do online. Grab your headphones and join us for this episode!  
March 11, 2014
If there is a cornerstone to blogging, mastermind groups are it. Today we're talking to Trina Holden about how to ask people to be part of a mastermind group, why they're important, and how mastermind groups will help your blog excel. Get ready to listen with your "brave ears" on!  
March 3, 2014
In this podcast I share with you the power of getting stuff done. There is so much information coming at us every day about what to do as bloggers, and today we're going to address some of my most frequently asked questions about time management, self doubt & growing your audience. And be sure to listen all the way to the end for a special challenge & giveaway!  
February 25, 2014
One of my primary goals for this site is to help you build a blog that makes a difference. Today's guest has done just that. Lisa-Jo Baker is a wife, mom, author and blogger. She has rallied her readers and accomplished some amazing things. She worked hard and didn't let fear get in her way. In this episode of the podacst Lisa-Jo will share some of the key lessons she's learned along the way.  
February 17, 2014
How do you go pro as a blogger? How do you give your very best? That's what we are talking about today on the podcast.   
February 3, 2014
Today I'm chatting with Amy Lynn Andrews about the importance of email lists to bloggers. We will discuss why you need one and we will demystify the difference between an email list and RSS email subscriptions. Amy and I also cover the different email systems and what content to include in your email newsletter. Grab your headphones, learn and grow!  
January 27, 2014
As a blogger, you are self motivated and you have a vision for what you want to do, but how do you actually get things done? While the answers are different for everyone, today's guest, Crystal Paine shares some fantastic insight into her blogging success. One thing I've long admired about Crystal is that she makes things happen. She doesn't just talk about doing things, she gets them done. She consistently creates great content and is able to share her life and her wisdom in a transparent and inspiring way. You'll learn a lot and be inspired by Crystal today, so grab some headphones and join us for a chat!
January 20, 2014
How can you possibly blog consistently when you can't even count on having electricity? Or when you're writing is interrupted by the 20 foot python your kids are trying to catch in the backyard? Or when you are in the midst of a triple continent move? As bloggers, we all face obstacles. Joy Forney has had some pretty spectacular ones and has managed to blog consistently through all of them. There, of course, have been slower seasons but I am incredibly inspired by her dedication and commitment to her craft and to her readers. You will be too.
January 13, 2014
Today, my guest Elisa Pulliam and I, discuss knowing your capacity, breaking the blogging rules and consistently creating useful content. We also dive into balancing free vs paid content and Elisa has some fantastic ideas on that topic. Elisa (Lisa) Pulliam is a blogger, author, speaker, wife and mom. She has been blogging for over 8 years (!) and she blogs at
January 6, 2014
Who changes a well established brand? Tsh Oxenreider does. Tsh writes at The Art of Simple (the blog formerly known as Simple Mom) and recently changed the name despite her massive combined audience of over 100k and a well established brand. Tsh talks about blogging bravely, making big changes and knowing your audience. If you've ever wanted to change something (big or small) about your blog, but wondered if you "can" - this episode is for you.  
December 11, 2013
Social media can be overwhelming. It can take up so much of our time. But it is also very powerful and can change the trajectory of our blog with a single viral post. So how do we tame it and make it work for us instead of against us? That's what we'll chat about in this episode of the How They Blog podcast. How do you know which social media platform to focus on? Which social media platform is the most powerful and effective? How can I keep social media from stealing all of my time? Grab your headphones and join me for a chat!
December 4, 2013
Today we are chatting with Amy Lynn Andrews. She is my go to person when I have a technical question and her blog is jam packed with blogging tips and tricks. In this episode we'll chat about: * Why it’s ok to make money from your blog * How to make money from your blog * Why we were in our closets when we recorded this interview  
November 20, 2013
Today's episode is packed full of great tips on guest posting, our favorite productivity apps and how a virtual assistant can help you (even if you don't think you can afford one.) Grab your headphones and join us!   
November 13, 2013
In this episode of the How They Blog Podcast, I’m sharing the single most important kind of content to create for your blog. This kind of content has been the core element of any blogging success I’ve achieved and will have the best return on your time investment. We’ll dive in again with some blogger […]   
November 6, 2013
Today on the How They Blog Podcast, I share about the one question that has transformed my blogging. This question is the foundation of any good blog plan and was a core element in the success of my second blog (vs. my first blog). Grab some headphones and join me for a chat! How to […]   
October 30, 2013
She always has a smile for everyone. I've met few people as friendly and warm as Kristen Strong. Maybe it has something to do with her "always meeting new people" military life, or maybe God just gave her a little extra love to share. Whatever the reason, Kristen is like a one woman welcome party. No matter how awkward or wallflower-ish you feel at an event, strike up a conversation with Kristen and you'll feel right at home. This sense of community permeates everything Kristen does online. She writes often about finding community, she is a core part of the (in)Courage community and she has a heart to encourage wives, moms and particularly military wives and moms. Join us today as we chat about her blogging journey and how blogging community can become real community.
October 23, 2013
In this episode of the How They Blog podcast, I have the honor of sharing the wisdom of Emily Jones with you. She blogs at We talk about how she blends blogging and business, works alongside her husband and the incredibly fun thing she does to fight the dreary Seattle winter days. She is just lovely and wise, I know you'll love her. So, click play and join us!  
October 16, 2013
Today we are chatting with Stacey Thacker about how to manage multiple multi-author blogs, saying no to blogging opportunities and writing ebooks. Note: This was recorded several weeks ago, when my sidekick was just a few weeks old, so he makes a small debut. Say hello to Captain.  
October 9, 2013
How do you write a book proposal? How do you balance blogging and book writing? Why do bloggers need conferences? These are just a few of the topics I’m chatting about today with Heather MacFadyen. Welcome to episode #002 of the How They Blog Podcast! Heather blogs at and is in the midst of […]   
October 2, 2013
Welcome to the first episode of the How They Blog Podcast! Podcasting is my new favorite thing and while I’ve been recording shows over at my other blog, Inspired To Action, for awhile, I’m incredibly excited about bringing podcasting over to HTB. Today’s Topic Today’s show is all about 3 core concepts that can have […]  &#
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