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Creativity Published ~ No. 015

Planning Your Holiday Content (and staying sane)

How on earth is it almost the middle of October already?

With less than 3 months left to the year, it’s time to look at your holiday content strategy (if you haven’t already).

Fortunately, this isn’t about adding a bunch of tasks to your already-busy-schedule. In this post, the goal is to look at what you already have and how you can get more leverage from what you’ve already created.

Increasing your promotion, with a clear call-to-action and solid follow-up sequence where you make an offer, is plenty.

Unless you’ve already been planning and are working on something to release at this time of year, now isn’t the time to put extra pressure on yourself.

I’ve created a quick guide on how you can create a holiday content strategy that drives traffic and sales without adding extra stress or pressure.

Things worth reading…

How to Get Comfortable Promoting Your Creations

Most people don’t spend enough time promoting the work they spend hours creating. Here’s how to get comfortable sharing your creations with the world.

3 Word Rebellion

You already have a one-of-a-kind idea inside of you that will not only spread like wildfire, it will also change minds, incite action, and leave a legacy you can be proud of.

Worth exploring…

Creativity loves company! Tools that we use and love

Circle is a new platform for communities (memberships, forums, connecting). If you want to host your community outside of Facebook, Circle might be the solution!


A new, easy-to-use tool for projects, collaboration, planning, and communicating with your team! Get started with their free forever plan!

Kicking Shame to the Curb

No matter what stage your business is in, it’s hard not to look around once in a while and compare where you’re at and how you’re doing.

Social Media has created a never-ending-stream of “highlight reels” and we usually only see the big wins that are happening for other people.

If you’re not careful you can end up comparing yourself in ways that only distract you from the progress you’re making. You never know if you’re comparing your “year 2” to someone else’s “year 10.” Comparing yourself to others can take you down a path of shame and frustration faster than just about anything else.

I recently brought my podcast back and decided to go deep on the role shame has in my business and how I’ve completely reframed it. I’ll never look at shame the same way again.

Listen to “Kick Shame to the Curb & Explode Your Business KDS: 052” here


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Kim Doyal

Kim Doyal
Also known as “The WordPress Chick,” is an entrepreneur, coach, podcaster, and content creator.

She has built her lifestyle business over the last 10 years using WordPress, content marketing, and through growing her community. She lives by her commitment to #JustShowUP.

Jodi Hersh

Jodi Hersh
Is a “Smartist.” Celebrating 25 years as Orange Star Design — the intersection of creativity, experience and technology.

She helps bring people’s visions to life with strategic branding, websites and marketing solutions. Jodi is also the founder of Live Love Dogs®.