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12 “oh, duh!” ways to get more people reading & sharing your blog.

      I have a lot of opinions about why it’s so important to keep writing, even if it feels like “nobody’s reading.” I’ve also written about why you are a really big deal, regardless of your audience size. I’ve also written about why blogging isn’t for everyone & what you can do, instead….

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How to consult with a mystic (… and ask really good questions.)

      I’ve had dozens of fascinating conversations & consultations with mystics, over the years. Psychics. Witches. Readers. Intuitives. Angel whisperers. Hey, some of my best friends are Oracles! I’ve learned that when it comes to seeking guidance from a professional mystic, framing your questions in the right way can make all the difference….

Be the one who says “YES.”

      “Hello. May I speak with Alexandra Franzen?” The woman on the other end of the line sounded weary and beaten down, like she’d been riding a Greyhound bus through Hades for the past fifteen days. “Speaking,” I said. I knew, already, that this was some kind of fundraising or tele-marketing call. Part…

35 things you can do… instead of starting a blog.

      So. You want to start a blog. (Or take your current blog to the “next level”.) But, let me ask you: Do you… really? Does blogging make you happy? Does it feel natural? Energizing? Or is it a perpetual drag? An energy leak that ruins your week? When you’re blogging, do you…

Kindness is not a joke.

      “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” –Plato     “Hey Nick. You OK?” I asked. I could tell by the sound of his voice on the phone that… he wasn’t. “Not really,” he said. “I have cancer.” Oh. Wait. What? “I’m cutting way back on my clients…