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    31 Days

    Posted in Network News

    For years, Myquillyn Smith, also known as The Nester, has been hosting a link up on her blog called “31 Days…” in the month of October. This linkup started as a small group of women writing about the same topic for 31 straight days. Since then it has grown to well over 1600 blogs and has become a litmus test for many great eBooks birthed out of the process of writing for 31 days in a row.

    If you’ve never heard of #31days, we’ve compiled a few series for you to browse. Pick a couple topics that you’re interested in (there are over 1600, so there’s sure to be something for you!). We’re about halfway through the month, so you should have 20 posts to read, and you can expect about 11 more to come! Cheer on the author in the comments, pin a few posts you don’t want to forget, and be encouraged.

    If you are participating in #31days this year, as a Network we want to cheer you on. We’ve highlighted a few favorite series from our community, and we’d love for you to add your series and link in the commments!

    31 days | The Influence Network

    31 days of Settling Down and Looking Up, Pint Sized Mama

    31 Days of Breaking Bread - Blue Eyed Bride

    31 Days to Live Small, Amy Ruth Writer

    31 Life Hacks for the Working Mom, Rebecca Smith Online

    31 Days of Love over Fear in Relationships, The Balanced Wife

    31 Days of Living as a Noticer, Nadine Would Say

    31 Days of Exploring Community, The Tapestry

    31 Days of Practicing Messy Motherhood, Jess Connolly

    31 Days from Writing to Writer, Leia Bryn

    31 Books Every Young Woman Needs, Annie F Downs

    If you’d like to read more about the behind-the-scenes process of writing for 31 days, check out the 31 Days article from The Influence Magazine.

    Would you like to be a member of The Influence Network? We’d love to have you! Get more information here.

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    pinch of yum

    In this episode, Jacey talks with Lindsay of Pinch of Yum

    But first: if you’re enjoying this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing our show on iTunes. We appreciate it so much!

    Show notes for this episode:

    – Lindsay started Pinch of Yum in 2010 as a way to relax after her work day as a teacher, and she tells the story of how Pinch of Yum became her full time business.

    – She also shares the downsides of quitting teaching to do online business full time

    – Lindsay shares what a “typical” day looks like

    – She’s reading What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done and Bread and Wine

    – Lindsay and her husband, Bjork, started a second business to help other food bloggers, Food Blogger Pro

    – On why she doesn’t see other food blogs as competition:

    “A rising tide lifts all ships.”

    – If there’s a “secret,” it’s this: “There’s not destination to arrive at. The goal is to be satisfied with the work that you’re doing.”

    – Two of Lindsay’s siblings were adopted from CSC, an orphanage in the Philippians, and she and Bjork lived and worked there for a year. Contributing to CSC is one of her huge motivations to do what she does online.

    – Lindsay’s favorite recipes on her blog are Thai Red Curry and Chicken Wild Rice Soup

    What stood out to you from Lindsay’s story? Let us know in the comments! If you have questions or ideas for the podcast, email Jacey at or reach out to her on Twitter.

    Thanks for listening!