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Are You Spinning Your Wheels, And Not Happy?

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Lifestyle, Struggle
By: Kel Amstutz



I've always been to mature for my age. 

There is a reason why.
In some areas of my life, I have had to grow up fast or learn quick. (learning was not my strong suite)

I always tried to help others, even when I just couldn't.  
I tried so hard to fix some in my life, or change them. 

Then this thing called hindsight would hit me and I would realize that that just wasn't right.


I had this voice, this inner knowing that was getting louder and louder, until I finally had to take a step back. 


I had to think about:
my lifemy goalsmy wantsmy dreams





I grew into someone who started to think about the big picture when everyone around me was still just living...day to day...without that same ambitions. 





So, what does this have to do with spinning wheels, you ask?

Spinning your wheels is like forcing something

Putting forth extreme and restless effort...but the outcome just is not right for you or the situation. 


One day things might break down. 
One day it migh…

5 Ways to Shine at Sponsored Posts

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Making Money5 Ways to Shine at Sponsored Posts August 01, 2016
by: Kel Amstutz

If you’re working with brands (or hoping to), at some point you’ll write a sponsored post. But how do you make a blog post about a brand not one big buzzword-filled snoozefest?

Well, keep it true to your style and voice for starters.

You’ll not only make the brand happy; your readers won’t hit the back button either.

These five tips will give you a fresh twist for your next sponsored post.

Plus, check out the examples from bloggers who know how to write for brands in a way that’s both authentic and informative.




Just Be Real… Even if that means at Your Own Expense You don’t have to sound like you’re spouting marketing-babble when you write a sponsored post.

Brands want to see you being you so keep it real, even if that means showing a less-than-perfect day or poking a little fun at yourself.

Shining Example: Anne from AnneHogan.net did a great sponsored post for Kohl’s Wink of Pink Giveaway. Is pin…