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Kelly Holmes
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If you want to grow your blog, you won't get there by just pumping out more content in a crowded market. Because according to research, most readers decide within 10-20 seconds of opening your post whether they should keep reading or leave. That's all you get.

But research brings us good news, too. The secret to sustainable blogging success is converting your visitors to loyal fans who keep coming back. In this free 7-day e-course, you'll get the science-backed, 3-step formula for hooking your reader and never letting go.

Grab your spot now because space is limited. Class starts September 28, and the deadline to get in is Tuesday, September 27, 11:59 pm CT.

Reserve your spot here: http://stickyblogging.com/subscribe/

p.s. Not sure whether it will be worth your time? Here's the scoop from one student:

"I just want to drop you a quick note to say that I applied the Sticky Blogging Formula to the best of my ability on a post that went live yesterday. I checked my stats this morning and I received about three times more page views than I usually do! My total Facebook reach climbed over 2000%. I got over 10 times as many shares as I usually do...I’m not saying I’ve gone viral or anything, but this is a huge success for me."

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A lot of the SEO advice you get as a blogger sounds like this: Research the right keywords! Speed up your site! Create the most amazing page on that topic the world has ever seen!

But who has time to devote an hour a day to SEO (if not more) on top of everything else related to blogging?

Starting Monday, June 20, I'm teaching a 5-day e-course where you'll get three quick wins you can start using immediately to up your SEO game. Each practical lesson will step you through:
1. The SEO mistake you might be making,
2. Why it's holding you back, and
3. How to fix it.

Grab your spot here: http://stickyblogging.com/seo-quick-wins

p.s. The deadline for signing up is Sunday night, 11:59 pm CST.

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The truth is that SEO can be confusing, overwhelming, and time-consuming. Get three quick wins you can start using immediately to up your SEO game.
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According to one survey, three kids is the most stressful number to have. Having four kids is supposed to be less stressful. Here’s the real reason why: http://idealistmom.com/three-kids/

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We might not understand the real reason our kids ask, “Why?” But here’s the why behind the why’s, plus the magic phrase to stop kids asking why 70 million times a day: http://idealistmom.com/kids-asking-why/

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With a high-energy kid, the wrong bedtime story can fire them up. But these 10 bedtime stories for kids actually help your kid slow down for sleep: http://idealistmom.com/bedtime-stories-for-kids/

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#kids #kidsactivities   #parentingtips   #parenting   #bedtime   #kidlit   #books   #stories   #childrensbooks   #children   #toddler  
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These phrases will jolt you and your kid out of a negative downward spiral. Also includes a cheat sheet to help you learn how to reconnect with your childhttp://idealistmom.com/how-to-reconnect-with-your-child/

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Want a game-changer for how to be a happy mom? Here’s a toolbox of quick happiness boosts backed by science, plus a cheat sheet you can download and hang on your fridge: http://idealistmom.com/how-to-be-a-happy-mom/

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If you want to grow your blog, you won't get there by just pumping out more content in a crowded market. Because according to research, most readers decide within 10-20 seconds of opening your post whether they should keep reading or leave. That's all you get.

But research brings us good news, too. The secret to sustainable blogging success is converting your visitors to loyal fans who keep coming back. In this free 7-day e-course, you'll get the science-backed, 3-step formula for hooking your reader and never letting go.

Grab your spot now because space is limited. Class starts June 1, and the deadline to get in is Tuesday, May 31, 11:59 pm CST.

Reserve your spot here: http://stickyblogging.com/subscribe/

p.s. Not sure whether it will be worth your time? Here's the scoop from one student:

"I just want to drop you a quick note to say that I applied the Sticky Blogging Formula to the best of my ability on a post that went live yesterday. I checked my stats this morning and I received about three times more page views than I usually do! My total Facebook reach climbed over 2000%. I got over 10 times as many shares as I usually do...I’m not saying I’ve gone viral or anything, but this is a huge success for me."

#blogging   #bloggingtips   #blogger   #socialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #socialmediatips   #writing   #writingtips   #writingadvice   #contentmarketing   #contentstrategy   #contentwriting   #contentcreation   #editing  
You don't need more visitors. You need fans. Click to register for a free e-course where you'll learn the foolproof, 3-step Sticky Blogging Formula to convert visitors into fans.
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Our weekends are so full that by the end, we need a weekend from our weekend. The solution? Have a Do Nothing Day. Here's how, plus a big mistake to avoid: http://idealistmom.com/do-nothing-day/

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We've seen the research, and we see what nightly homework battles do to our kids. The good news? We have the power to opt out, and the first step is easy: http://idealistmom.com/homework-battles/

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If the standard advice for how to potty train in a weekend (or even day) doesn't feel like the right fit for your kid, try this fun potty training approach: http://idealistmom.com/how-to-potty-train/

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This magical invention will transform your bored kid into a happy kid. And the best part? After the first time, it requires zero effort on your part: http://idealistmom.com/how-to-deal-with-a-bored-kid/

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I'm a mom of three girls, a blogger, and a recovering perfectionist. Let's be good enough together.
Introduction
Before my first daughter was born, I had ideas. She was going to be born at a birthing center instead of a hospital, she wasn’t going to watch TV til the age of 5, and she wasn’t going to reinforce gender stereotypes by wearing pink.

Well. She was born by c-section, she watches approximately 3.5 movies each weekend, and her favorite color is pink – preferably in tutu form.

If you’ve ever gone into something – becoming a parent, starting a new job, buying a house – with visions of perfection dancing in your head, idealistmom.com is for you. Because it never quite turns out the way you pictured it, does it? And then you’re stuck feeling a bit like a failure on top of everything else.

idealistmom.com is about accepting the fact that we can’t make it perfect, but that doesn’t mean we’ll stop trying for the best. It’s about forgiving ourselves for the mistakes we make. But most of all, it’s about celebrating those delicious compromises that crop up at the intersection of perfect and good enough. Because when it comes down to it, I have to admit that pink tutus are pretty damn cute.
Bragging rights
Mom to Abby (7), Bailey (2), Charlie (newborn), a dog, and five cats. Yes, five.
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin
    English
    Minor in French, 99% of which I have since forgotten
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Gender
Female
Relationship
Married
Work
Occupation
Founder at IdealistMom.com
Skills
Writing, editing, social media
Employment
  • IdealistMom.com
    Founder, 2012 - present
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Currently
Austin, Texas
Previously
Plano, Texas
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