How to be more authentic & open online

How to be more open & authentic in blogging and social media // XOSarah.com

Bloggers always ask me about being more "authentic" online. A word that has been over-used to the point of turning into meaningless blogging jargon. Unless you're making shit up and writing about things you don't genuinely care about, you're already being authentic. What they really want to know is how can they be vulnerable without feeling READ MORE >>>

Blog Love

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While I spent the majority of my week back in San Diego on the couch coughing and sniffling, I did still find time to collect a bunch of badass links for you all. I also managed to get through three seasons of Homeland (despite Clair Danes constant need to cry over everything) and read Hollow City, the follow up to Miss Peregrine's Home for READ MORE >>>

Iva made The Escape

Iva shares her journey from the 9 to 5 to a freedom based business

Today Iva is here to share how she left her job as a diplomat for Republic of Croatia and made The Escape to build a business dedicated to wellness retreats. Tell us about yourself, what you did pre-escape, and what you do now Hi all, I used to be a diplomat for Republic of Croatia. Spent many, many years in public service. Learned a lot, but did READ MORE >>>

What do you NOT do?

Are you spending too much time responding to emails that aren't your idea client?? // XOSarah.com

We talk a lot about creating sales pages and promoting services and showing off all the awesome things you do, but in the name of time and sanity, it's just as important to be clear about the things you don't do too. CLICK TO TWEET: In business, what you DON'T do is just as important as what you do http://ctt.ec/N159W+ When business starts READ MORE >>>

How to live a more badass life? Just do it.

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A few weeks ago, Badass Babe Anais was in town and sent me a message asking, "Feel like stand up paddle boarding? I've never done it and would love to..." To which I replied, "Oh man that sounds terrifying, but I could be conned into it!" A response which took a couple minutes of me trying to decide if I reaaaally wanted to put myself in an READ MORE >>>

Scholarship winner + 1 day left to join the Badass Babes!

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Thanks to everyone that entered! I loved reading about your goals and checking out all of your websites - hoping lots of you come hang out with me in the blog club + e-course even if you didn't win. Congratulations to...Jessica from fierceinthecity.com!! I'll be in touch soon with instructions :) Hangout on Air Tuesday night I did a LIVE READ MORE >>>

How & why you should create seasonal content for your blog

How seasonal content can boost blog traffic and bring in more readers // XOSarah.com

Halloween is coming up, then Thanksgiving, and Christmas. People will be all over the internet searching for costumes, recipes, decorations. Ways to survive their family, end of the year breakups, and that weird Jell-O thing grandma always makes. Do you have seasonal content ready? You should. Properly promoted seasonal content can skyrocket READ MORE >>>

Fab made The Escape

How Fab made The Escape from the 9 to 5 and created a passion-based business

Today Fab of beapassionjunkie.com is here to share how she a whole bunch of corporate jobs behind to strike out on her own! Tell us about yourself, what you did pre-escape, and what you do now. I am Fab, and I am a Passion Junkie. I have a background as a freelance journalist (music) and as a PR and marketing strategist. I worked for over three READ MORE >>>

Blog Love

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This week was for...lots and lots of Badass Babes (duh) and prepping everything in advance so I don't have to work when I head back to Michigan for a few days. I learned a new scary drop in aerial class, got my nails did, ate the most amazing hazelnut gelato, and soaked up a little more sunshine so all my MI buddies will be impressed with my READ MORE >>>

Fix-It Friday

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It's Friiiiiday!! The one day of the month to join a bunch of other bloggers for a whole lot of FREE design and blogging advice! Between 8AM and 5PM EST post your blog/website link in the comments and I’ll reply with one tip for improvement. I’ll do my best to give each person a different suggestion so you can come back and use all of my tips to READ MORE >>>

CLOSED: Win a Badass Babes scholarship!

Enter to win a scholarship to the Badass Babes Blog Club + E-Course!

If you’re dying to get into the Badass Babes Blog Club + E-Course but don’t have the cash flow right now, never fear! Complete the steps below and you may find yourself joining the Badass Babes free of charge! This is a two-parter and you must do both to qualify. 1. Post a tweet stating WHY you want to join the Badass Babes with a link READ MORE >>>

Should you separate business & personal pins?

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 Monday, while lots of people headed to the beach to enjoy a day off and soak up the last bit of summer, I stayed home to work on personal biz stuff. Emptied my inbox, scheduled a bunch of tweets, tweaked the Babes site. And I decided to spend a whole lot of time moving my non-business/blogging related Pinterest pins into private boards. Now, READ MORE >>>