A Few Things I Am Loving

May 12th, 2017

This blog has become a random assortment of anything that I want to talk about rather than themed in any way. As a digital marketing consultant, I am basically breaking every rule I preach with this blog. But since I have no goals here other than just having a place to share things, it doesn't matter if I follow the rules. So that being said,…

Learning to Knit

January 13th, 2017

    Confession: I am 38 years old and I am an avid knitter. What once seemed like an pastime for old ladies has now become my favorite hobby. And despite what anyone says, 38 is not yet "old." One of the greatest benefits of working as a freelance consultant is that I have a lot of freedom with my schedule. In my first year…

Current Favorite Podcasts

September 23rd, 2016

I go through phases with podcasts: I will get really into a them and listen constantly or I will not listen to any for six months. I am currently in a "listen" phase, so I thought I would share some of my favorites. My podcast preferences lean towards education over entertainment (my YouTube preferences lean towards entertainment, so maybe I will share some of my…

Learning Inbound Marketing

August 17th, 2016

Content marketing (aka "inbound marketing") is a key part of my job. That doesn't mean that I know everything there is to know about content marketing.* With the pace of digital communications evolution, learning has to be constant in my field. Which is one of the reasons that I love it so much. When researching sources for continued education in content marketing, Hubspot continued to…

Learning Hand Lettering

August 10th, 2016

I love the look of hand lettering, but I never thought about it being something that I could do myself. That is, until I came across a course being offered by Caroline Winegeart, an acquaintance I met in 2011 when we both worked at advertising agencies and were at the same conference in Jacksonville, Florida. I have followed Caroline's online musings as she ultimately developed…

Favorite Things: The Best Birthday Present

August 5th, 2016

I am at that age where it is hard to buy birthday presents for friends and for family. We all tend to indulge ourselves a bit too much and buy what we want and what we need for ourselves. And when it comes time for my birthday, of course my family wants a "list" or "ideas" for what to buy, and I never know what…