This year has been a personal-meets-professional whirlwind for me. I got started with freelancing (seriously freelancing, not just let-me-look-up-this-thing-on-Craigslist), decided I wanted to start my own business, started working with Braid Creative and Being Boss for some women that I admire and who inspire me on a ridiculously high level, I started connecting with some amazing creatives online who were also like me!—figuring out how to start their own business, I went to New Orleans with Being Boss and met some incredible people who pulled me in and gave me the confidence that I can actually do this thing, I quit my day job, I up-leveled a bunch of stuff for myself, I just got back from another Being Boss vacation in Miami which tore me apart and threw me back together in a deeply magical way, and now today I am a guest on the Being Boss Podcast as an expert in content strategy and SEO. I mean…WHAT?!READ MORE
Our beloved Katch is shutting down! They wrote a Medium post detailing their reasons/journey here, but since I’ve been slowly pulling myself away from them over the past couple weeks because it is MUCH better to have your replays on your website anyway, I thought I’d show you how I’ve saved all my content.READ MORE
You may have heard of search engine bots or spiders “crawling” your website, and for the sake of all of us who are shuddering because that immediately makes us picture hundreds of spiders à la Aragog and crew from Harry Potter, let’s clear up what that actually means because I can assure you it involves nothing as chill-inducing as that.READ MORE
Today I woke up to almost half my Instagram feed absolutely freaking out about the new algorithm change and asking followers to turn on notifications so they don’t miss posts. So let’s talk about what exactly algorithms are, why they’re a good thing, what the new Instagram algorithm change means, and why asking your followers to turn on notifications is a BAD idea (I talk about the real solution).READ MORE
As usual, when inspiration strikes (especially for writing), I’m rounding the corner of a block halfway through a run with an inspirational podcast as my partner.
This is my favorite part. The idea hits or I reach a breakthrough, and for the rest of the run, I partially tune out the podcast and just allow my mind to go wild. It’s magic.READ MORE
This project captured my Pacific Northwest heart.
State of Mind Studio is a multimedia digital studio by creative couple, Lexi and Cody, that captures their clients’ stories through graphic design, photography, videography, and even sound production targeted specifically for modern outdoor enthusiasts.READ MORE
Periscope is a great way to get real-time feedback from your followers on any given topic you might be considering blogging about. Combine the pros of voice dictation with questions and comments from your audience during the ‘scope to find topics and blog posts ideas that actually resonate with them.READ MORE
Breakthrough scope!! I’ve been struggling with writing my own website copy (even though that’s what I do for other people). Everything sounded cheesy, or insincere, or simply flat. So I decided to use my weird quirk of talking out loud to myself (yes, I do that all. the. time.) and try dictation. I think you should try it too!READ MORE