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    Blog Goals: Heading into the Last Quarter of 2018!

    Sooooo…’bout them blog goals. …I’m still working on my blog goals from August! I totally loaded up on super-awesome ideas, and I got a bit overwhelmed along the way. You can take a peek at my previous goals post here. To be fair to myself, I’ve started back at work, and my time has been limited. We’ve got soccer practice, geography bee practice, church, appointments, the works! Blog goals are still in full swing, but some of them have carried over to this month, and will be heading into October as well. And, you know what? I’m fine with that! Let’s dig into to the nitty gritty. Get that corn…

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    August Goals

    I’m in need of a little accountability. August goals are spewing out of my ears! I’ve got a whole lotta irons in my fire because I’m scrambling around in my attempts to really get this off the ground before I have to head back to work. It’s August! This teacher has been working hard during summer break, and not on school stuff (shhhhhhhh!).   What’s going on at Lemon la Vie? I thought I’d go ahead and share some of the said irons I’ve got in the fire to get this thing really rollin’, as well as my August goals. Setting goals is an essential component of establishing a plan.…

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    How to Stay Motivated When Your Blog is Not Gaining Traffic

    Just checked out your stats. Zero views. Ugh. How discouraging. You’ve worked your butt off creating amazing content, learning WordPress, installing all the right plugins, sharing, and no one is noticing. Let’s talk about how to stay encouraged when your blog is not gaining traffic. Blog motivation, if you will.   It’s hard. This blogging gig is lots of work. Don’t believe anyone that tells you that it’s not. Fortunately, there is a lot to feel encouraged about! Yay you! So how are you going to do it? How will you keep your head up? Here are some things to ALWAYS keep in mind on your journey, even though it…

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    What You Need to Know About Writing Your First Blog Posts

    You’ve thought about it. You’ve made up your mind. You’re gonna do it. Starting a blog can be seriously intimidating. Not to mention writing your first blog posts that let the world know who you are and what you’re promoting. Notice, I said posts. Plural. The information that follows is relevant for all content that you are gonna put out there, not just the very first one, but this will help you to get rollin’ in the beginning. And hopefully you will find some encouragement for writing your first blog posts. Getting Started with Writing Your First Blog Posts I decided that I wanted to blog about a year ago.…

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    Five Things You Need to Know Before You Begin This Journey

    Wow! That’s all that I got for describing this journey so far. Here’s a few things that you need to know before you begin your blog gig.   No Easy Feat So, just to reiterate, before you begin your blog, know that this is a journey that we are taking together! I don’t know about you, but I feel much more confident in this blogging journey knowing that I am not alone. Here’s a little more inspiration: I’m writing this in my pjs from my couch while my kids eat lunch at the table behind me. That’s what I’m talkin bout! If your goal is to stay home and take…

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    Finding Financial Flexibility Through Blogging

      I’m starting today differently. Mainly because I’ve made up my mind to change my financial situation. I want to be free of the 9-5! I want to be the heart of my home while I tackle the finances! I want to be flexible for crying out loud! Not that I ever wanted to be in this place, but, you know how subtly it creeps in and how easy it is to stay in fearful-mode. “My job doesn’t pay enough,” “There’s just not enough time in the day,” and to top it off with my all time favorite anthem, “Buy that venti Starbucks Peppermint Mocha, Girl! You deserve it!” And then…