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  1. Writing Process Blog Tour

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    June 24, 2014 by Katie

    Hey everyone! I hope your week started off well! A little bit ago, Ari, from Ari’s Menu and a good friend of mine, invited me to do the Writing Process Blog Tour, which invites bloggers to let readers in on some behind the scenes information. I thought, why not!?

    When I sat down to answer the questions, I realized that my answer is completely different from what it would have been 3 months ago, a year ago, or two years ago. It’s always changing as factors in my life change, such as free time, inspiration, and what I choose to write about.


  2. Liebster Award

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    April 13, 2014 by Katie

    Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! Today I’ve got a fun post for you. Lex from …
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  3. To Share or Not To Share

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    March 5, 2014 by Katie

    Hey everyone! First of all – THANK YOU for all of your amazing comments from yesterday! I don’t think I’ll be able to get through all of them and respond but I read each one and some of you were so supportive and shared how you could relate, which I really appreciated. Yesterday’s post also got me thinking about how much I share, and where the line should be drawn on what I should or should not put out in a public space.

    I’ve gotten a few questions and requests for blog posts over the past couple months about intuitive eating, binge eating, etc. and how I’m doing with the issue. Since I shared a lot of my story last year, I expect these kinds of questions..


  4. How to Make a Social Media Kit Using PicMonkey

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    February 11, 2014 by Katie

    Hey Everyone!

    It’s been a while since my last PicMonkey post! I wanted to let you know I’m now a PicMonkey Affiliate, meaning that if you sign up for Prime I do receive a commission. However, as you all know, I have been singing praises for PicMonkey since I discovered the site well over a year ago, so it’s a product I promote no matter what!

    PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

    Here’s a look at my previous PicMonkey posts:

    Making a Graphic

    Weekly Workouts Demystified

    Healthy Living Summit Presentation Recap

    PicMonkey’s New Features


  5. 2013–Your Top 10 Favorite Posts

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    December 31, 2013 by Katie

    Hey everyone!

    For today’s post I went through my site stats and pulled up the top 10 posts from 2013 based on how many page-views they received. I definitely think Pinterest and Google searches (such as “quest bar review”) really impacted this! We’ll start with 10 and work our way to number 1!


  6. Tips for New Bloggers–Part 3

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    December 4, 2013 by Katie

    Although I intended to only have two parts, I realized I had more thoughts on the topic than I had anticipated, so I added another part to my Tips for New Bloggers series! If you missed them, be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2. Today’s part in the series is going to focus on how to get more readers. I know I said in Part 1 that you shouldn’t care about how many readers you have – but I definitely know how it feels to be writing every day and feeling like there’s no one reading (except for your Dad – thanks Dad!), so here are some ideas to get your blog out there!

    tips for new bloggers

    1. Post links to Twitter and Facebook: I get a lot of my daily site visits directly from Twitter and Facebook, so I always make sure to post links to my blog posts each day on both Facebook and Twitter, usually several spaced out during the day. To do this without having to be attached to my computer…


  7. Tips for New Bloggers–Part 2

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    November 26, 2013 by Katie

    Round two! If you missed it, check out Part 1 of my Tips for New Bloggers series! This week I’m going to be hitting on how to set up your blog!

    tips for new bloggers

    1. Pick a platform: When I first started writing my blog I used Blogger. Blogger is very user friendly, free and was very easy for me to set up. A few months in, however, I decided to switch to Wordpress.com since many other bloggers used it, I felt like I had more options, and I knew I could buy my own domain name eventually and easily make the move on Wordpress. Also free!


  8. Tips for New Bloggers–Part 1

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    November 20, 2013 by Katie

    I received an email from a reader… a really long time ago requesting some tips for new bloggers. Dropped the ball on that one, but better late than never, right? I decided to split this up into at least two different parts – one being more about your writing, networking and handling the blog world, and the second having more practical tips about things like self-hosting, plug-ins, social media and more.

    tips for new bloggers

    1. Don’t be afraid to change: I’ve been writing Peace Love & Oats for over two years now and over that time my blog has evolved tremendously, from my writing style, to the topics I cover and my attitude about many different things. It’s only expected since I’ve changed as a person over the past two years.

    Every time I made a more obvious change, such as writing fewer What I Ate Wednesday posts, or cutting down to 4-5 posts per week, I’ve felt nervous about losing readers and having numbers drop. But I have to remind myself…


  9. Link Love

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    August 27, 2013 by Katie

    Happy Tuesday!

    Now you all know that I write my blog almost every day, but I also read a LOT of other blogs (my blog roll probably shows about 15% of what I read). I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from the past two weeks with you, things that I saved for myself to go back and look at or things that I knew I’d want to give a shout out to. I hope you enjoy!

    Women empower one another

    I am SO EXCITED for Chelsey! And so glad she’s been able to keep those girls growing for a whole 35 weeks! Can’t wait to meet them!


  10. Oh Hey!

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    August 8, 2013 by Katie

    Psssst.

    Anyone there?

    I’m baaaaaaaack!

    So my “break” from blogging extended a little further than I’d anticipated, mostly because my “break” wasn’t really a break at all, and I needed some time to relax, which basically just turned into apartment hunting and then starting job hunting. I’m not good at relaxing I guess…

    My time off from blogging got me thinking about a few things, including whether or not I’d return at all. I love this community, I love the friendships and connections I’ve made, and I love the opportunities I’ve been given. I was actually surprised, however, that I didn’t miss blogging at all. It was just one more added pressure that I did not need hanging over my head, and with the stress of…


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