Women in Technology: Why It Matters

Representation is incredibly important, but it's not really present in the technology industry. So, why aren't there many women in technology, and how are women working to change that? I'm glad you asked!

Hey everyone! Excited to introduce the newest guest post at And Possibly Dinosaurs. Kate Harveston is here to talk about women in technology, and why representation matters! Enjoy!

Walk into a Silicon Valley office building, or even browse the company’s website to learn about its staff, and you’ll probably wonder where all the women are. The tech industry has long been criticized for having a gender imbalance, but there’s hope!

Many dedicated people and organizations are working to improve perceptions and pave the way for women who want to shine in tech jobs. These efforts totally matter — here’s why.

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How to Share Your Real Self Online When You (or Your SO) are Introverted

Bloggers have to have a distinct personality to be successful. So how do you share your real self online when you (or your SO) are introverted?

Bloggers are told time and time again that we have to infuse our personality into our brand. And it’s true! To make yourself stand out, it’s important that you share your real self online so your audience understands who the heck they’re talking to.

So, what do you do when you’re super introverted and don’t like talking about yourself? Or maybe your significant other has very intentionally created their personal brand at work, with friends, etc., and doesn’t want you to share the personal, intimate stories that are just for you.

Don’t panic! It’s still totally possible to share your real self online, even when you (or your significant other) are introverted.

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8 Reasons Blogging BFFs are Good for Your Well-Being

Blogging BFFs are awesome to be around. But they're not just fun: they're also good for your well-being! Here are the 8 reasons blogging BFFs are super helpful to your mental health.

Blogging can be such a lonely industry. Most of us sit at our computers, all alone (except maybe a dog or a cat), with no one to talk to but our mysterious “audience.”

While a lot of us have full-time jobs to give us some human interaction, the actual act of blogging can be quite lonesome.

So, what’s a blogger to do? The best solution is to find blogging BFFs who can talk you through ruts, share industry knowledge, and give you a peak inside your target audience.

Believe it or not, blogging BFFs can actually have a huge impact on your well-being. Here’s why.

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What is Femmephobia? (and How Does It Impact Your Business?)

Femmephobia can be a big problem for small business owners. But what is it, and how is it impacting your business?

One of my favorite things about blogging and online business is how many women are empowered to run their own small businesses.

In fact, most of the blogs I read are written by women. And at my monthly blogging meetup, almost all of the attendees are female.

It’s awesome! And so encouraging to see how many women are rocking their businesses.

However, as women, there’s one thing we need to keep in mind when running our businesses, especially online: femmephobia.

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How to Budget Your Life & Your Blog (& a Free Spreadsheet!)

Budgeting. Necessary, but tedious. So, what's the best way to budget your life while blogging? Click through for a FREE budgeting spreadsheet for life and your blog!

Budgeting is… not the most fun thing to do. But that doesn’t mean it’s unimportant. In fact, it’s one of the most important things you can do!

So, where the heck are you supposed to start? Let’s walk through every step of the budgeting process. (Oh, and don’t forget to download your free spreadsheet so you can track your budget and spending habits!)

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