Girl on Fire.

Thank you to Kim Krause Schwalm for recognizing me as the Girl on Fire for the month of February in The Girl’s Club Facebook group. It is such an honor!  

So stupid… it made me sick!

I wouldn’t believe that anyone would be this stupid if I hadn’t seen it for myself. Kids… and I’m not talking about toddlers here…¬†teenagers… are eating Tide detergent pods for fun. It didn’t really hit home how pathetic and sad and scary this is until I saw a video of a young teenager on YouTube […]

I’m attending finishing school.

Recording a podcast is a lot like going to finishing school. At least, that’s what I like to tell David Wolf (my wonderful producer) whenever he gives me advice on how to sound more polished and professional during the show. Last week we had an interesting discussion about how to sound like an authority, even […]

How to promote music events.

Douglas Detrick is a friend from Lawrence University. He and I both studied trumpet performance. When I caught up with him recently, I was happy to see that he was still playing the trumpet and composing. But he’s also bringing his marketing skills to the table in a big way, raising money and awareness and […]

How’d this turd get on the windowsill?

I got my son a box of pranks for Christmas (because he loves doing practical jokes). It came with a ice cube with a fly in it, a bloody bandage that lets you pretend that your finger was stabbed through with a nail, and of course, fake poop. When Calvin first got it, I could […]

My team is growing.

2018 is off to a heart-pounding sprint, and I can’t help but thank my lucky stars that I have help. Brit McGinnis is a copywriter from Oregon who has stepped in for me when things get crazy to crank out copy when I need it the most. Her assistance has made it possible for me […]

Better than a resolution.

Have you ever set a goal or resolution, only to completely forget about it? (Like the time I set a goal to run a half marathon, only to get distracted… Later, a friend asked me over lunch whether I “finished my half.” I thought he was talking about dessert!) One of the most valuable things […]

WAY too much traffic.

Last night we were driving up 285 toward Carlsbad, NM, (still on the Texas side) when we hit a pothole hard. The air exploded out of our tire. My husband steered the van onto the shoulder of the road while a speeding semi bore down on us from behind. We drove as far down into […]

Another valuable blogging resource from Todd E. Jones.

This week I’m going to be interviewing Todd E. Jones on my podcast. Todd is a content strategist, copywriter and web designer from Conway, Arkansas. For the past 15 years, he has been building websites and helping companies develop the content for their websites. I’m looking forward to hearing his advice on how entrepreneurs can […]

Your blog will be AWESOME in 2018… here’s why.

Did you create the content that you planned to create? Did your blog drive traffic to your website and did you turn that traffic into sales? Whether you knocked it out of the park last year with your blog… or fell a little short… chances are you want things to go even better next year. […]