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Work with Cordelia

Just look into those eyes and try to resist.

I live and breathe blogging, and the blogosphere has noticed.  (Check out my “As Featured On” page to see the various places I’ve popped up over the Interwebs.)

Now you can have the Cordelian touch for your blog.  I’m here to help you take your blog from “meh” to Freakin’ Awesome.  (Want a free sample?  Check out my PSA for bloggers.)


What I Believe:

  • I believe every person has a voice and an important message to share.
  • I believe that passion, guts, and putting your whole self out there is infinitely more powerful than all the “blogging 101” tips of all the so-called internet gurus.  Blogging 101 won’t cut it if your content is weak or your voice is timid.
  • I believe anyone can start up a free blog, followed only by their mom and their best friend, and strategically develop it into something that makes people stand up and take notice​.  (I did.  If you want to see what’s possible, check out how far I’ve come.)
  • I believe the blogosphere is a powerful tool that starts movements, changes lives, and connects kickass revolutionaries in a way that’s freakin’ amazing.
  • And I believe that every blog deserves an opportunity to be a part of that.


What I Offer:

To get a quote for any of the below, shoot me a message at letting me know what you’re looking for, and we’ll take it from there!

Contributor Posts

  • If you have a multi-writer blog and need a new voice to spice things up and fill out the editorial calendar.
  • If you couldn’t tell which of your current writers wrote a post if your life depended on it.
  • If you need a kickass, call-to-action post or series of posts to get your readers off their tails and storming the streets.

I currently contribute a wide range of blogs.  I can suit my voice to fit your audience and topic, while still bringing the same sass and originality that keeps CCIQ on its toes.  If your blog needs a little kick in the pants, I’m your panda-hatted girl.

Praise for Contributor Posts:

“I knew when I brought Kelly on that her voice would have a major impact on my audience. In just a few short weeks, subscribers increased, we had more engagement than ever, and traffic was through the roof! In fact, I had to upgrade my server in order to handle all the positive things Kelly brought to my brand. I highly recommend her for any of your guest contributor needs.” ~Amanda Abella of Grad Meets World

“Kelly is a unique and enthusiastic voice for the DIY Writing community. She provides advice that is both to-the-point and fun to read for beginning bloggers, and she stimulates discussion with readers with creative energy and a vital spirit to her writing. I look forward to her contributions each month and to many more to come! I recommend Kelly’s work to anyone looking to spice up their blog with a smart, unique flair.” ~Dana Sitar of A Writer’s Bucket List

“Kelly has been a staff writer on my personal finance blog, My Personal Finance Journey, since October of 2012. In that time, she has never once missed a deadline of delivery on her agreed quota of 2 posts per month. She is very good at communicating ahead of time what topic she is considering writing about to prevent duplicating content already on my site. She also is a very good at responding and interacting with blog readers once comments are posted. Lastly, she has a very good ability to put creative spins on personal finance content to make it more engaging and interesting to read. I would highly recommend her services a writer.” ~Jacob Irwin of My Personal Finance Journey


Ghost Blogging

  • If  you’re a small business with a blog but without the writing chops to make it pop.  (It’s o.k.  We all have different talents.)
  • If you’ve got a personal blog and can’t keep on top of your posting schedule any more.
  • If you know what you want to say but don’t know how to say it in a way that makes people stop and take notice.

I currently ghost blog for several small- to mid-size companies.  I can work from topics you provide, take outlines you create and turn them into something fierce, and also help generate ideas that will keep your readers engaged and intrigued.

Praise for Ghost Blogging:

Huge fan of Kelly’s writing style and humorit sucks me in every time!  So naturally when I needed a good writer for a project in the works, I did my best to snag her as fast as I could. :)  It’s hard to find people who actually care and ENJOY what they do, and Kelly fits the mold perfectly.  (Actually, she breaks the mold!)  I’d recommend her time and time again.  ~J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy


Blog Management/Editing

  • If you need someone to take care of all the back-end minutia of daily blog management, letting you sit back and focus on other aspects of your business.
  • If you need help with the nuts and bolts of keeping a blog running (formatting and inputting posts, managing an editorial schedule, WordPress upkeep, etc.).
  • If you need a keen editorial eye to make sure your posts are the best they can be, both content-wise and nitpicky detail-wise.  (Big and small picture, I’ll make sure it shines.)
  • If you have several staff writers and need someone to oversee and coordinate post submissions, review drafts, revise pieces, etc.
  • If you need help driving content strategy and reader engagement.

As Managing Editor of Career Attraction and Assistant Editor of Brazen Life (both Forbes Top 100 Career Sites for 2013!), as well as Editor-in-Chief of CareerMeh, I’ve done all this and more, freeing up the site owners and giving them peace of mind in knowing all the details are in order so they can focus on their bigger pictures.

Praise for Blog Management/Editing:

“From day one at Career Attraction, Kelly took the reigns as Managing Editor and began getting results. She completely designed and manages our editorial process. She has a knack for anticipating problems, identifying opportunities, and taking action on both. Her contributions are too numerous to list, and her role is constantly expanding. Bottom line: Kelly’s ability to deliver has freed me up to focus on larger strategic issues, resulting in exponential growth for our company.”  ~Kevin Kermes, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Career Attraction

“Kelly is the best Assistant Blog Editor I could ask for. She keeps all the important pieces running behind the scenes for Brazen Life, which has helped us grow our blog traffic significantly over the last year. Best of all, Kelly makes my life easier!” ~Alexis Grant, Managing Editor of Brazen Life and Innovator-in-Chief of Socialexis


Coaching/Mentoring Calls

  • If you need real-time, one-on-one help as you create, grow, or evolve your blog.
  • If you have specific questions or issues to address or would like the option of having on-call advice at your fingertips.
  • If you just want to chat with me for an hour. Seriously—they’re your calls. You get an hour of Cordelia to use howsoever you like.

Calls come in one-hour blocks, and you can purchase as few or as many as you like. It’s an as-needed service at your disposal for any and all of your blogging, writing, and general kick-in-the-pants/inspirational needs.

Praise for Coaching Calls:

“Creating and maintaining a blog is a huge task. Add also promoting the blog, selling a service, and creating a brand? Call the shrink ’cos I’m trés confused. Kelly whipped me into shape, though! (Not literally. Via voice only, guys.) She:

1. Took time before the call to nail what I needed help with (blog promo strategies).

2. Came to the call prepared with a TON of ideas that we discussed (there were LISTS, y’all).

3. Was more than accommodating when tech issues meant signing in and out of Skype/Google Hangout and eventually using a traditional phone.

The result? I have an editorial calendar, various ways to engage my audience more and pick up new clients. I couldn’t recommend her enough (<— That’s a lie. I can. Just contact me.)

~Razwana Wahid of Your Work Is Your Life


Interested in any of the above? I’d be happy to give you a quote. Shoot me a message at and tell me what you’re looking for, and we’ll take it from there!

I believe every blog deserves to be its awesomest self.  Are you ready to take yours to the next level?

  • J. Money

    AWESOME!  Anyone would be lucky to  have you in their arsenal.  I can’t think of a more interesting writer – work it, girl :)

  • J. Money

    AWESOME!  Anyone would be lucky to  have you in their arsenal.  I can’t think of a more interesting writer – work it, girl :)

    • Cordelia

      Thanks, J-Dawg! Can’t thank you enough for all the props & promos. This is the beginning of a kick-ass friendship. :)

      • Arch Dem

        DUDE !

        • Cordelia


          What’s up?  :)

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  • Rob F.

    Studying this for guidance / inspiration / other random ideas…

    • Cordelia

      You too can become a bloggity blogging god…lol. ;)

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  • Kellie

    The biggest thing which annoys me is I have to search the whole page to find the pin it button. I love when it’s right in the corner of the photo and you Just click on it…I’m hoping to start my own blog soon and these were some awesome tips!

  • rio_waye

    This is a great resource for someone starting out like me. Gives me a general idea of what to charge for various services!


    • Cordelia

      Glad it could help!

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  • Cordelia’s Mom

    Just a quick note to thank you for all the help you’ve given me on my blog. I had no idea how to start nor how to keep it going past the “f*** it, no one’s reading me anyway” phase. Without your guidance, “Cordelia’s Mom, Still” probably wouldn’t exist. But now I actually have other bloggers asking me how I did it! Way to go!

    • Cordelia

      My pleasure. Way to go, you!