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Get Discovered

We are thrilled to announce that the launch of our new website (OMG, it’s almost here!) will also include a fantastic opportunity for bloggers to get their content seen by thousands of new readers a day. Introducing: Discover Feed – A feed of blog posts from bloggers in our Writer Network that will display on desktop and tablet versions of our website. This is a paid service, but we’re offering 5 lucky bloggers a month, FREE.

Sounds great, right? A snippet of your blog post will display on our website and the reader will then click to read more, bringing you traffic directly from our site. Hello, pageviews!

All you have to do to win one of the 5 free spots on our feed is write a blog post outlining a short term goal and 3 milestones you can use to measure your success. This is our way of encouraging you to set goals for yourself. Writing out a plan of attack and setting milestones for yourself will help you achieve your goals. Once the article is written, publish it and then link it below in the rafflecopter giveaway.

Your post should be published prior to midnight on Friday November 14th and our winners will be chosen on Saturday, at random, by Rafflecopter. Your post needs to link back to this article, and additional entries into the contest will be awarded for tweets about the contest and following us on Twitter.



You Made a Liar out of Me

I can’t be the only person who has made absolute statements only to be made a liar of. I do it, a lot. I like to take polarizing stances and then somehow I’m left with my foot in my mouth, doing the very thing I never thought I would.

Like remember how I said I would NEVER watch any of the Halloween, Friday the 13th, or Saw movies? Yeah, watched at least one of all of them. I wasn’t happy about it, but I watched it.

Or that time that I swore I would never be cool enough to have head shots taken, or a professional photo shoot done…well, I just had one this past weekend. So, that happened!

How about when I convinced myself, despite my greatest desire to be a published writer, that I was fooling myself into thinking I could be…whelp, my magazine being sold in Barnes & Noble kinda shattered that one over the summer and again this fall.

Or when I fell in love with Apple when I got my iPhone, and even more so when I purchased my MacBook Pro an swore I’d be loyal forever. Remember that?  Well, I lied. I’m not the very happy owner of a Samsung s5 phone and I don’t see myself ever going back to an iphone. BOOM. Suck that hipster apple users.

Almost nothing beats the whole “I’ll never be the kid of woman who is vain enough to wear makeup every day…that’s exhausting”. Except, now I love playing around with makeup and do wear it almost every single day and I don’t think there’s anything vain or shallow about it.

I made a liar out of myself, and occasionally by other people who convince me that I should be doing things I never thought I would be, and you know what? I love that! I love that I am taking me “I will never”s and turning them into “okays”. I’m excited that I’m branching out, that I’m taking some risks.

Make a Liar out of Yourself
  • Because absolutes are boring!
  • Because you should always challenge yourself.
  • Unless it hurts you, or others, there’s no real reason not to try new things. I mean, don’t start going “hey, I should try meth” because that’s still an awful idea. Use common sense when branching out.

Challenge yourself, badass!

Tell me, what have you been dying to try? 



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