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Is blogging actually worth it? Spoiler alert: YES. This article explores how to maximize the impact of your blog posts, reach a bigger audience, create opportunities, and put more money in your pocket. { Includes a FREE CHECKLIST to help improve the value of your posts! }
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Is Blogging Worth It?

Is blogging actually worth it? Spoiler alert: yes. This article explores how to maximize the impact of your blog posts, reach a bigger audience, create opportunities, and put more money in your pocket.  I spent the early years of my business blogging without purpose. Like many newlywed gals, I thought Style Me Pretty was the […]

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Exploring the benefits of guest blogging, choosing the right type of site, methods for pitching your content, and maximizing your opportunity for exposure. // From MichelleHickey.Design

In this post, you’ll find guest blogging tips for creative brands: how it’ll help you grow, how to find opportunities, and advice for pitching your content. Guest blogging is one of those small actions that can potentially grow your business in a big way. It didn’t just bring more traffic to my blog but exposed […]

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In case you missed it, last week I took the leap into recording my first video. Not just any video. A live recording, where people had the ability to comment, chat and potentially call me out on my obvious stage fright. Nothing like jumping in head first, right? I’ve joined the ranks of many bloggers and […]

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Email is still the best marketing platform, but are you catering to a 2023 audience? Here are tips for designing an email newsletter your readers will look forward to opening. As a long-time internet creator, I feel I’m constantly defending the original platforms. Blogging isn’t dead! Bring back the old Instagram! Email marketing still rules! […]

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Is online marketing without social media an impossibility? In this post, I share alternate ways to promote your business while staying off the feeds. I can’t tell you how much I miss the early days of sharing content on the internet. A specific moment from 2011 has stayed with me, and it’s a perfect representation […]

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In the latest edition of Interviews with Introverts, I chat with Yong Kang Chan, from Nerdy Creator. In this interview, you'll learn how writing and blogging have helped him to develop as a creative and an individual.

In the latest edition of Interviews with Introverts, I chat with Yong Kang Chan, from Nerdy Creator. Through this interview, you’ll learn how writing and blogging have helped him to develop as a creative and an individual. The birth of the internet has been one of the biggest blessings to introverts. It has provided us […]

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A review of the documentary, Pretend it’s a City, my complicated relationship with New York, my newfound adoration of Fran Lebowitz, and the new habit she inspired me to adopt. From Michelle Hickey.

In this post, I share a review of the documentary, Pretend it’s a City, my complicated relationship with New York, my newfound adoration of Fran Lebowitz, and the new habit she inspired me to adopt. When I relocated to northeast Florida in 2013, I felt an immediate sense of belonging. The slow pace of life, […]

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Sometimes life throws us curveballs, but it doesn’t mean that we should stop creating and sharing our work. In this article, Michelle shares tips on how to stay on track, even amid uncertain times. At the time that I’m writing this, COVID-19 is running amok and most of us are in quarantine. Everything feels unstable, […]

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In this post, I share my word of the year for 2020 and how I’m letting it guide the future of my creative business. That time I thought I was too good for the “word of the year.” Like many bloggers, every January 1st, I declare a focus word or phrase to guide the 365 […]

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The secret behind this visual brand designer’s success // A interview with creative entrepreneur, Allison Burns, Allie Marie Design, from MichelleHickey.Design

The greatest secret to being a successful entrepreneur is also the hardest to execute: put in the time. In today’s insta-world, it feels like if we don’t see results immediately, that something must not be working. In this interview with Allison Burns, we learn that all of her wins came from playing the long game. […]

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An elder millennial, I learned graphic design the old-fashioned way, but for the past fifteen years, I’ve practiced those principles in the digital space. The result: content that stands the test of time.

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