The 500 Blog Posts That Changed My Career

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By inviting other writers with blogs to join me in a personal challenge to blog every day for a month, I started the WordCount Blogathon, an annual event that's created a community of writers and bloggers and become one of the highlights of my year.

By holding myself to a regular blogging schedule and strict editorial standards, I qualified to join the BlogHer Publishing Network, which pays me to run ads on my blog.

I realize not everyone reading this is a professional writer -– but you don’t have to be to make a blog part of your career transformation. If you're on BlogHer, you already have access to amazing resources for starting a blog or taking an existing one to the next level. BlogHer's How to Blog (Better) series is a great way to get started.

Has blogging changed your job, or your life? I'd love to hear how – leave a comment!


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