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Inaugural Lean On: Alabama conference set for March 4

On March 4 I’ll be spending the day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for the first Lean On: Alabama conference. This leadership and lifestyle conference for women seeks to provide attendees with the chance to build relationships with like-minded women while sharing their own experiences and learning from women who are leaders in their communities, in business, and in government.

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My Body Image Issues Are Hurting My Blogging Career

Be Your Own Prince Charming

nely-galen

Last week I had the privilege of attending the 8th annual Blogalicious conference in Atlanta, Georgia. One of the keynote speakers for the weekend was media mogul Nely Galen. Galen was the first Latina President of Entertainment for a U.S. television network (Telemundo). She is an Emmy Award-winning producer of over 600 episodes of television in Spanish and English, and is the founder of the nonprofit The Adelante Movement, which seeks to train and empower Latinas to become entrepreneurs.

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The Number One Reason You’re Not Making Money With Your Blog

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image via CreateHerStock

I have been blogging in some capacity for nearly a decade.

I’d like to say that when I started blogging I did so just for fun or for the love of writing. But that would be a lie.

I first started blogging for the newspaper at which I was working at the time because I thought it would help me make a name for myself at the paper and in the city. I wanted to be Louisville’s top features reporter!

Then I soon started a blog of my own because I had always dreamt of starting a magazine and this was my way of doing so — kinda, sorta — ¬†without the overhead.

My point is from the day I published my very first blog post I did so with a business mindset. But it wasn’t until last year that I started making real money with my blog. LAST YEAR!

So what was my mistake? Failure to launch.

And I bet this is the same mistake you’re making, too.

Allow me to explain.

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