Staging a Flatlay

Hi friends!  Today, we’re going to talk about how to stage a flatlay.  This was meant to be part of my Sewing Blog 101 series earlier this year, and somehow I never published it.  No worried, though.  It’s perfect for this month’s #SewMyStyle2018 prompt, lingerie!  One thing I’ve heard repeatedly from you all is that

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Asana for Bloggers

Between work and this blog, I often feel like there’s a lot to keep track of in my life.  Meetings, to-dos, WIPs, things to buy, plans with friends,,, and I’m just one person!  I can’t imagine having to manage all the things that go along with families and kids.  Having a good organizational system is

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Affiliate Links for Sewists

Hey friends, and welcome back to another installment of Sewing Blogger 101.  I’m really excited about today’s topic, since I think it’s important and tricky!  We’re talking a little about paid/sponsored content, but a lot about affiliate links for sewists.  I’ll fill you in on how I feel about monetizing your blog, what affiliate programs

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Pinterest for Bloggers

I love Pinterest.  Like, loooooooove Pinterest.  A lazy Sunday morning pinning inspirational kitchens and outfits?  Yeah, that’s my kinda morning!  But Pinterest is more than just photos of my aspirational cozy living room with plants and those wooden strip poster hangers that are surprisingly expensive.  It’s also an amazing tool for driving traffic to your

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Facebook for Bloggers

Hi friends, and welcome to a very tardy edition of Sewing Blogger 101.  Today’s topic is something a lot of you are probably very familiar with the fundamentals of — Facebook for bloggers!  Most of us use Facebook to catch up with friends, share photos, and maybe follow blogs and join groups.  Using Facebook as

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Twitter for Bloggers

I know, I know — it seems crazy to be talking about another social media venue when it probably feels like you’re spending all your free time sewing, blogging, or hanging out on Instagram.  But even if you choose to prioritize some types of social media over others, it can’t hurt to know something about

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Following Your Favorite Blogs

I bet one of the reasons you wanted to start a sewing blog is because you’ve been reading some really amazing ones.  People access blogs in a lot of ways — right from their browser, from apps, from emailed updates, and more.  In order to reach the maximum amount of readers, you want to be

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Blog Post Ideas for Sewing Bloggers

You’ve got the Instagram, you’ve got the blog, and now… you’ve got nothing.  Nothing!  No ideas on what to write about.  Maybe you’re trying to beef up your blog and you want to post faster than you can sew.  Maybe your sewjo has mysteriously disappeared, but you want to keep posting consistently.  Or maybe the

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WTF is SEO

Hey friends!  Welcome back to another week of Sewing Blogger 101.  This week we’re talking about SEO — specifically, how does SEO work for blog posts? SEO is one of those terms that I think is really scary to new bloggers.  I’ll admit I still don’t really understand how I can maximize it in all

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