How to Create a Blog Newsletter

How to Create a Blog Newsletter

Happy Blogging Basics Wednesday! If you’re new to Glitter & Spice, Blogging Basics is a weekly series through which I answer popular questions about blogging. Topics can be as simple as how to balance blogging with a full-time job or why having a blogger bestie is important… Or as complex as plugins you should be using on your site and how to figure out your rate for sponsored posts.

This week, I thought I’d cover how to create a blog newsletter. Sounds fairly straightforward, sure. And once you get it up and running, it will pretty much run itself. But the initial design and creation can be fairly tedious and technical, so I thought I’d give my best tips (and a few examples!).

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How to Be Festive for Valentine’s Day While Single

How to Be Festive for Valentine's Day While Single, Valentine's Day Outfit

My mother’s going to get so depressed when she sees the title for today’s post. But, honestly, I’m actually happy to be flying solo for Valentine’s Day this year.

And by “solo” I mean with a large group of my darling friends. Plus a glass (or a few!) of champagne. Because that’s the best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day while single.

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I’m Back (!!) + 5 Things I’m Excited About in 2018

I'm Back (!!) + 5 Things I'm Excited About in 2018

Helloooooo friends! After nearly a full month of traveling, I’m back in Dallas. And back at school.

I used to think I could travel for forever. This break made me realize that that was so not the case. Don’t get me wrong: I absolutely loved every single second of my trip (even though I was sick as a dog the entire time!)… but I was really ready to get back to my own bed in my own apartment by the end.

As you may have noticed, I took a few weeks off from blogging. I had originally intended to work through my trips, but, once I arrived in Europe, I realized that I needed a break: I needed to unplug, to spend time with the friends I was visiting, and become inspired once again. I used my time last week in Colorado to look back on 2017, plan out my content for 2018, and generally get back in the groove of things. And now I’m ready to go… with a few things I’m excited about in 2018.

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