Do you spend a lot of time chasing down links when promoting your content?
Want to write new posts, but can’t remember all the things you’ve already written about?
Need to brainstorm new blog post ideas but feeling brain dead?
Then you need a content index! A content index will keep your blog posts at your fingertips, save you time, and keep you organized.
Read on and I’ll show you my favorite tool for creating a content index.
A content index is just that — an index of your content.
Sure, you have a list of all your blog posts inside your blogging platform. But that’s a bit unwieldy because you can’t filter, tag, or add notes to anything in your blogging platform. That makes staying organized a challenge! …
When I owned a house with an office, it doubled as my studio. I had an easel, canvas, and drawers full of every art supply and paper imaginable. I could paint, ink, stamp, draw, and splatter to my heart’s content.
When we moved into an RV to realize our dream of living in Arizona, I had to leave my studio (and part of my heart) behind.
Since I gave up my studio space, the Procreate app on my iPad has stepped into scratch my creative itch. …
100 Days of Code is a challenge that’s part of the “100 Days of X” Self Improvement Project created by Alexander Kallaway. The idea behind these challenges is to build a positive habit through repetition and encouragement.
The “100 Days of” challenges are a fun and powerful way to build habits because you publicly commit to them and check in with a community each day via a hashtag. The community cheers you on and keeps you motivated throughout the 100 days.
So far, I’ve done two rounds of the 100 Days of Code challenge. One when I was completing the front-end Techdegree and one after. It was a great way to make my coursework a priority and something I did every day instead of something I needed to do every day. …
Any time I’m faced with a job search, I have this weird hurricane of anxiety, dread, and hope going on inside me. I’m not good at being in the spotlight or talking about myself. But doing that comes the opportunity to do interesting work, meet cool people, and learn new things.
And with those two things comes the threat of rejection. It’s there looming in front of me before I even get started.
So it’s no surprise that job searching is one of my least favorite things to do, and I’m guessing it’s not one of your favorite things to do, either. …
I’m a millennial to the core. Everything I do, from banking to making a shopping list, is electronic. I shun paper and digitize all the things.
Part of it is my insanely nerdy need to be as organized and efficient as possible. When I’m organized, my brain feels organized.
The other part is my concern for the environment. I’ve set a personal goal of lessening my impact on our planet, and not contributing to paper waste helps me meet that goal. 🌳
In my quest to rid paper from my life, my iPad has become my best sidekick.
I watch videos and take notes in waiting rooms. I brainstorm and draw while dinner is cooking. I check out e-books from the local library and read when I have a few moments to myself. …
When I was considering the full-time RV life, I did a lot of research. I spent countless hours scouring YouTube, blog posts, reddit, and many other sites looking for information about all things RV.
Since moving into an RV was a huge life change, I wanted to make sure I left no situation unconsidered and no plan without a backup plan. Or multiple backup plans. Because, you know, life happens. 🤷🏻♀️
While doing my research, one complaint I saw over and over again is the lack of storage space available in RVs. …
When I started coding in the dark ages of 1995, snazzy code editors weren’t a thing. Back then, I used a native Windows program called Microsoft Notepad to write code.
Not only was it beyond basic, but everything was manual, too. I wrote code line by line with no autocomplete, linter, or helpful plugin in sight.
It got a little easier two years later with the introduction of a WYSISYG editor called FrontPage. I say a little easier because anyone who’s ever worked with FrontPage knows it had its own issues. 🤣
Imagine my delight when I got back into coding years later and found out how much the humble code editor had evolved. Like many new front-end web developers out there, I began with Atom and moved on to an editor called VSCode as I got more advanced. …
To you, sandpapering a Cassowary’s ass in a telephone booth sounds more appealing than getting dressed and leaving the house.
The good news is you’re not alone. Even though I have a job that allows me to work wherever I want, sometimes I still wake up and feel less than inspired.
On those days, my favorite activities feel like a chore. I sit down to write and nothing comes out. I open my social media accounts and everyone sounds like the teacher from Charlie Brown.
I imagine that feeling as a creature. A big, fat, lazy thing that sits on me and catches a free ride. …
Planning content, creating images, and scheduling posts is a huge time-suck, and I take regular breaks from social media to combat overwhelm.
None of this lends itself to a consistent or meaningful social media presence.
I believe that social media should be social. It’s for building relationships and providing value, not playing follow/unfollow games to inflate your numbers with people who probably don’t give two hoots about you or what you have to say.
At the same time, it shouldn’t cost a bunch of money, suck up your time, or frustrate the hell out of you to promote your content.
In this post, I’m going to share how I use a tool called RecurPost to stay organized, sane, and consistent with my blog social media strategy. …
When we started telling people that we were going to sell our house and move into an RV, we got one of three reactions:
Unfortunately, sometimes the people you need support from the most aren’t ready to give it. Often their concerns are genuine. Some are jealous, and many times people can’t fathom why others want to do anything other than what’s expected.
In this short post, I’ll share some advice on how to deal when friends and family aren’t supportive of your new lifestyle. …