BYB 065: Behind The Scenes At Beyond Your Blog – With Founder, Susan Maccarelli

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Behind The Scenes At Beyond Your Blog - With Founder, Susan Maccarelli - Podcast Episode 65

This podcast turns the tables and has Beyond Your Blog creator Susan Maccarelli’s husband (and BYB technical expert) asking the questions. Chad Maccarelli hosts this episode interviewing Susan with listener questions covering everything from her worst podcast experience to favorite guests, her time management strategies, monetization plans, personal submission goals, favorite comfort foods, and much more.

Behind The Scenes At Beyond Your Blog - With Founder, Susan Maccarelli - Podcast Episode 65

The interview includes

  • How Susan juggles her time to keep Beyond Your Blog and its components up and running
  • Susan’s spreadsheet and index card method for staying disciplined (nerd alert!)
  • How Susan and Chad work together without Beyond Your Blog taking over their personal lives
  • Why podcasting, running two blogs, and a social media presence take less time than you think
  • How BlogHer was the reason why Susan Started submitting to other sites
  • Susan’s favorite guests and worst podcast disaster to date
  • How often Susan submits her own writing and her 2 current target publications
  • How Beyond Your Blog monetizes and plans to monetize in the future
  • Susan’s 3 favorite comfort foods
  • What tools Chad uses to produce the Beyond Your Blog podcast


Questions came from authors of the following blogs: Emily Page Hatch, Melanie Meditates, Being Rudri, Lies About Parenting, Lynne Cobb, Setting My Intention, Multiples Illuminated, Finding Dutchland, The Heart of Sassy Lassie, Working Naked, Playdates on Fridays, Happily Ever Laughter, Brianna Rose, Musings On Motherhood And Midlife and Anna Rosenblum Palmer

Pecked To Death By Chickens

Multiples Illuminated Anthology


3 Misconceptions About QVC Watchers (My People)

BonBon Break

Beyond Your Blog Facebook Group

Podcast Episodes Mentioned:

BYB 026: Submitting Writing To New York Times Motherlode With KJ Dell’Antonia (**Update: The team from the former NYT Motherlode moved to the Well Family section of the New York Times in 2016.)

BYB 023: How Do I Get Published On HuffPost? With Emma Mustich

BYB 043: Successful Submissions with Washington Post On Parenting Editor, Amy Joyce

BYB 044: Do You Ever Think About Quitting Your Blog? With Money Saving Mom Founder, Crystal Paine

BYB 057: The Mix – Get Published Online By Hearst Digital On Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Redbook & More! With Director of Contributor Recruitment, Mike Barish

BYB 061: Brain, Child Magazine – What’s New? Plus Paid Writing Opportunities With Editor-In-Chief, Marcelle Soviero

BYB 016: Become A BLUNTmoms Contributor With Magnolia Ripken

BYB 011: How To Get Published In Chicken Soup For The Soul With Editor-in-Chief Amy Newmark

BYB 009: Tips For Submitting Writing To Mamalode With Elke Govertsen

Beyond Your Blog Services

How to Start a Podcast – Pat’s Complete Step-By-Step Podcasting Tutorial


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About the Author

Susan Maccarelli

Susan Maccarelli is the creator of Beyond Your Blog, a site helping bloggers successfully submit their writing for publishing opportunities beyond their personal blogs. She also offers online training and consulting to new bloggers looking for direction on submitting their writing for publication. Susan has interviewed dozens of editors from publications like The New York Times, Huffington Post, Brain, Child, Chicken Soup For The Soul, The Washington Post, and speaks at many respected writing and blogging conferences.

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