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Pin483 Tweet20 Share Stumble +1 RedditShares 503OHMYGODHI!!!!!!! First off…I want to give you a HUGE welcome to the Uncork Your Dork family!  I’m so glad to make your seriously awesome acquaintance! In case you are wondering who I am…my name is Terra Dawn and I’m the founder of the Uncork Your Dork community! I’m a nerd with a bad case of dorkism, a devotee to the Doctor (of the Who variety…not the “Oh dear lord, do I HAVE to pay…

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The 5 Tools I Use to Set Up My Automated Social Media Calendar

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Pin Tweet Share Stumble +1 RedditShares 0It’s time to automate your social media calendar I remember when I first started blogging, my posts were purely informational…kinda boring…not ME at all. I began blogging (very short posts) every single day just to get the words outa my head and try to figure out who I was on paper…er…screen? (Don’t forget the mini-journal I gave you in the welcome email! It has a journal attached to it that will get you into…

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Join the Blogging Challenge That’s Right For You

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30 day blogging challenge

Pin501 Tweet12 Share11 Stumble1 +11 RedditShares 526Wait…You didn’t even know Uncork Your Dork offered a blogging challenge?? Jokes on you!!  I offer FOUR!!!!  (Over-achiever…I know.) I am SO excited I can barely see straight today!!  I’ve been planning this blogging challenge for almost a month now…and I’m finally ready to reveal my master plan for moving Uncork Your Dork into the future.  🙂 We are shifting like a Rubix Cube…YOU CAN’T SOLVE UUUUUS!! Ahem…anyhoo.  I told you I was excited!…

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Using the Airtable App to Create an Editorial Calendar

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Pin206 Tweet12 Share Stumble1 +1 RedditShares 219What is the Airtable App? First…I would like to stress to you HOW MUCH I HATE USING SPREADSHEETS!!!!  I know…I know.  A TON of you are currently screaming at me through your monitors.  Spreadsheets are so neat and tidy and easy to read!! WRONG!! I have a learning disability (dyscalculia…I won’t go into details now) that makes spreadsheets look a little more like a coloring book filled in by a five year old to…

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7 Reasons Why You Should Learn to Write Funny Blog Posts

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Pin145 Tweet24 Share18 Stumble1 +1 RedditShares 188READY TO WRITE FUNNY? GOOD! BECAUSE IT’S TIME TO GET YOUR LEARN ON!   Don’t forget that the “Talk Wordy to Me: 30 Days to Write Funny Challenge” starts on September 1st!  You’ll get access to the 30 days of challenges in the Facebook group as well as downloads, live streams and chances to post your blogs and products! Click the image to sign up today…add the 1st to your calendar…and add my emails…

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What the Hell Is a Bounce Rate? + 10 Things You Can Do to Improve Yours

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Pin567 Tweet30 Share10 Stumble11 +12 RedditShares 620Soooo…what the hell is a bounce rate and why do you need one?  *snicker*  When I first started writing an article about bounce rates…I thought “How the hell am I going to write 1700 words on this topic?”  Bounce rates seem too easy to understand.  To simple.  But then I started thinking.  Bounce rates specifically correlate with a reader’s psyche…and THAT could be a book unto itself!!  So, in this now 3,000 word post…I’m…

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How to Write Your Rally Cry + What To Do After Your Mental Breakdown

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Get out of a business slump and write your rally cry

Pin359 Tweet22 Share10 Stumble1 +1 RedditShares 392How to Write Your Rally Cry in Business and Get Your Shit BACK Together Somewhere around the 50th sob last night…I decided to get my shit together. That’s usually about when it happens… I’ll be honest, I had high hopes for July.  I thought family, hamburgers, businesses…this is going to be an amazing month!  This is when everything will start really going uphill for me. A few days later, I found out: A close…

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The Fine Line Between Shock and Unsubscribe – From Your Reader’s POV

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Pin731 Tweet17 Share7 Stumble1 +11 RedditShares 757Why Writing for the sake of shock value could boost your unsubscribe rates. I want to preempt this post with the idea that I am writing in from the perspective of a reader.  This post is NOT to tell you how to write your newsletters or blog posts…but simply to inform you of how they might be perceived. I’m a little bit irritated right now…and I can’t totally put my finger on it.  I’m…

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My 10 Steps to Getting Over 300 Shares on Every Blog Post

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Hundreds of Shares on Blog posts

Pin838 Tweet49 Share17 Stumble15 +12 RedditShares 921How I Get Hundreds of Shares On Every Blog Post As of today…my blog is five months old!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BLOGGY BLOG!!!!!  I’ve written about SEO (oh love of my life), Social Media, Organizing Your Small Business, Writing the Perfect Blog Post…and more!!! What I HAVEN’T talked about, is my behind the scenes process for getting shares on social media!  Over 300 shares on every blog post, to be exact.  Sure…likes are nice and…

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How I Make Nearly $800 a Month Walking Dogs As a Small Business Side Gig

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Business Side Gig - Extra Income for Bloggers

Pin522 Tweet26 Share1 Stumble5 +11 RedditShares 555Small Business Side Gigs are OK Before we dive into the specifics of how to start making money (seriously almost instantly!!) giving puppy belly rubs and playing ball…I think it’s important to tell you WHY I started doing this!   To start it off Debbie Downer style (don’t worry…I end this with a bang!!) 2016 hasn’t been an easy year for my household.   In January, I was laid off from my corporate job.  The…

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