Link Roundup: 8/29-9/2

Hey guys,

I’m going to start posting a roundup every Friday of the best articles I’ve read during the week. These will generally be business/entrepreneur/blog related, but I’ll also probably be posting some fun ones in, as well.

Whatever has tickled my fancy during the week is fair game. Some of these I may have already shared on social media, but this will be a repository of the best of the best that I read each week. I’m hoping it’ll not only be a nice place for me to come back to periodically and check in, but also a good source for you if you’re looking for help, inspiration, or some interesting reads.

Link Roundup: 8/29-9/2

5 Free Ways to Make Your Website More Effective NOW

You all know I’m a big, big fan of Pat Flynn at This post is actually a guest post from Sarah Peterson, head of content marketing at (a fantastic plugin I use right on this site) and blogger/owner at This post is a big read, but so worth it. I’m already starting to plan out how to implement some of these tips on this site and am excited for they may do for me.

THE Backlinking Strategy That Works: 2014 and Beyond Edition

Another one from SPI, I’ve read and reread this post a couple of times over the past 6 months and most recently again this week. Sure it’s a couple years old, but the big part is “and Beyond.” My next big focus on the blog is getting some backlinks and building traffic. This article will be my bible (at least one of them, anyway).


This post is from a very dear friend of mine, Tara Tierney. We worked closely together (like, shared an office closely) for the few years she worked at the music publisher. She left a couple years before I did and pursued being an entrepreneur and is really making it work. I’m super proud of my friend and incredibly inspired to keep working hard myself and collaborate on some projects, as well.

Bonus link: check out her monthly income report. It’s the first she’s done, but she outlines everything since the beginning of the year. Awesome stuff, Tara. Inspiring!

How to Get More Traffic from Every Post by Republishing on Medium

Another article relating to getting more traffic. Can you tell that’s what I’m most interested in right now?

I’ve been looking into sites all week for republishing content and connecting with more readers. Last night, I stumbled on this article at detailing the benefits and process of republishing on Medium. I stayed up late getting my profile organized, reading and commenting on some other writers’ posts, and republishing a couple articles to the site. I’m stoked for finding this article, and I’m stoked for the possibilities Medium might bring to my site!

Robin Williams and Lenny, the Pug

Can you believe it’s been over 2 years since we lost Robin Williams? Crazy and still sad. He was certainly one of the greatest comedians and actors of all time.

This is on the lighter side, though. I didn’t know until a few days ago (Meag found out from a friend), but Robin Williams was apparently obsessed with pugs! I love it!

That’s the scoop this week.

Let me know in the comments below or let’s connect on social media if you have any great articles you think I should read!

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