Fighting Words - Up Until Now...

You know me, so you know that, as a writer, I’m all about words. So, here’s a little secret. The words you choose not only impact how you show up in the world, but they also reflect what you believe about your ability, your self-worth, and the decisions you make every day. If you find yourself saying things like: 👎 I let people push me around. 👎 My employers, not me, determine how far I can go in my career. 👎 Life’s “stuff” charts my course and is why I’d never: Be a best seller. Captain my own business. Get out of working at this low-paying, boring, and soul-sucking job. Then it’s time to do this: Insert the words “up until now” before each of those statements, and guess what? It changes

Now You Can Blog from Everywhere!

We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to manage your blog from anywhere. In this blog post we’ll share the ways you can post to your Wix Blog. Blogging from Your Wix Blog Dashboard On the dashboard, you have everything you need to manage your blog in one place. You can create new posts, set categories and more. To head to your Dashboard, open the Wix Editor and click on Blog > Posts. Blogging from Your Published Site Did you know that you can blog right from your published website? After you publish your site, go to your website’s URL and login with your Wix account. There you can write and edit posts, manage comments, pin posts and more! Just click on the 3 dot icon ( ⠇) to see all the

Design a Stunning Blog

When it comes to design, the Wix blog has everything you need to create beautiful posts that will grab your reader's attention. Check out our essential design features. Choose from 8 stunning layouts Your Wix Blog comes with 8 beautiful layouts. From your blog's settings, choose the layout that’s right for you. For example, a tiled layout is popular for helping visitors discover more posts that interest them. Or, choose a classic single column layout that lets readers scroll down and see your post topics one by one. Every layout comes with the latest social features built in. Readers can easily share posts on social networks like Facebook and Twitter and view how many people have liked a pos

Grow Your Blog Community

With Wix Blog, you’re not only sharing your voice with the world, you can also grow an active online community. That’s why the Wix blog comes with a built-in members area - so that readers can easily sign easily up to become members of your blog. What can members do? Members can follow each other, write and reply to comments and receive blog notifications. Each member gets their own personal profile page that they can customize. Tip: You can make any member of your blog a writer so they can write posts for your blog. Adding multiple writers is a great way to grow your content and keep it fresh and diversified. Here’s how to do it: Head to your Member’s Page Search for the member you want to

The Writer's Block - 7 Ways to get Started

I know how you feel! You have a fantastic story to tell, but the task seems so daunting that you’re overwhelmed to the point of paralysis. Here are 7 simple things to help you get the words out of your head and onto the page. 1. Just start! You can’t edit a blank page. 2. Allow yourself to write junk. That’s what editing is for. 3. Take a pen (yes, ink) to paper and brainstorm - non-stop - for 10-minutes. I guarantee you’ll come away with much, much more than you expected. 4. If you’re like most people, you can do just about anything for twenty minutes, including writing. So, close the door, turn off your notifications, set a timer, and dive in. I’ll bet when the buzzer goes off, you’ll feel

Can Your Resume Pass the 5-Second Test?

It used to be the 7-second test, but recruiters like John Garvens of Salesforce says if he can’t look at your resume in five seconds and know what you do, you’ve already lost. I know what you’re thinking. I’m a master at keyword placement, so why should I worry about the human factor when Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software pre-screens most of today’s applications? For one, only 40% of employers rely on those systems, and sometime down the road, a human is going to take over. Second, no matter how perfect a match you are for the job, few recruiters have time to search for keywords if they’re embedded in an overly lengthy or cluttered resume. And last, even bots find it difficult to tra

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