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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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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Today on Sewing Blogger 101: The Beginner's Guide to Copyright! >> MaddieMadeThis.com

A Blogger’s Intro to Copyright

I like to think that I know a little more about copyright than your average bear.  One reason for that is because bears aren’t governed by the laws of man, and they’re therefore unconcerned with things as silly as intellectual property.  The other reason is because copyright influences both my day job and this blog. 

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All you need to know about branding your sewing blog! >> MaddieMadeThis.com

The Best of Branding

Branding.  ~Branding.~  It sounds really fancy, doesn’t it?  Like it conjures up images of someone famous who has their life together, sitting by a pool posting perfect images.  Or maybe that’s just me reeeeaaaaally wishing to be done with winter!  Well regardless — branding is an integral part of your social media presence.  It’s also

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I'm talking all things hosting and platforms today in #SewingBlogger101! >> MaddieMadeThis.com

Take the Plunge: Starting a Blog

I decided to start a blog about seven months after I made my Instagram.  This was a purposeful delay.  First, it gave me enough time to realize I could commit to blogging regularly, since I was already committing to making new things for Instagram.  Second, it helped me create a ready audience for my posts.  I

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Instagram is one of the most important tools for growing your creative business, whether that's sewing, knitting, embroidery, and more! Check out my giant list of over 120 hashtags sure to drive traffic to your posts! >> MaddieMadeThis.com

The Best Hashtags for Sewing Instagrams

Did you know the average Instagram account gets 4% engagement on their posts?  Sit with that for a moment.  Four percent.  Four.  Percent.  That’s… not a lot.  Now, go to your latest Instagram post (and if you don’t have one, you can borrow my latest post for this!).  Divide the likes on the photo by

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