This is something I struggle with. I often forget to pin things to Pinterest, even when it’s in my interests to do so. It’s often said that pinning items on Pinterest attracts more viewers, readers, or customers. It’s also said that pinned articles have a longer shelf life than those that don’t. I haven’t noticed […]Continue reading
Choosing Pictures for Blog Posts
I thought I would share a little peek behind the scenes and talk about how I choose pictures for blog posts. First, I start with the topic of the blog post. If it’s a general post, I might just use a picture of me. If it’s about something specific, like this one, I know I […]Continue reading
Is it just me or was January both the longest and the shortest month ever? I didn’t quite meet all of my goals for the month, but I did pretty good. My theme for the month was “content.” As in, creating content. To help with this, I participated in the Ultimate Blog Challenge. I ended […]Continue reading
Begin at the Bell
The following is an excerpt from 80 Creativity Tips. A friend of mine said this before writing exercise we did at the kick-off party flash meeting with a lot for the local National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) group. “Begin at the bell” is actually pretty good advice. When it comes to working on our creative […]Continue reading
Meditation for Creativity?
I confess, I’m on the fence on this one. Then again, I’m on the fence about meditation in general. So why am I talking about meditation, especially as it relates to creativity? I know some people do benefit from it. I’m not opposed to it. In fact, I have no doubt that if I made […]Continue reading
What Do I Pay to Get Published?
It’s often an unasked question, implied instead of direct. Many people don’t want to appear crass or rude by talking about something as obscene as money. (Please read that as tongue-in-cheek as it was intended.) The question is still there, though. “How much do you pay to get published?” In the early days of the […]Continue reading
A New Challenge
Late last year, I hosted a challenge to help people get out of a creative rut. It seemed to go okay. Late December, I asked which kind of challenge you would prefer: one to increase your creativity or one to have a better planner. The results were evenly split. So we’ll do both. First up […]Continue reading
What Is a Creativity Coach?
I’ve talked before about creativity coaching, but what is a creativity coach? Creativity coaching is a subset of life coaching that focuses on your creative life. Many times, a creativity coach is certified through the Creativity Coaching Association. A creativity coach can work with pretty much any creative professional, whether artist, writer, actor, etc. The […]Continue reading
What I Write About
I get this question quite a bit when people find out that I write. “What do you write about?” The short answer: A little bit of everything. Or: Whatever needs to be written. The long answer is more involved. The topic areas I cover (for nonfiction) are creativity, social media, and disability/diabetes. Writing about planning […]Continue reading
3 Apps for Productivity
I see so many people talk about what apps they use for productivity. So much so that I almost dismissed this idea as a post. But… Here we are. These are the three apps I use to help keep me on track and productive. Of course, the disclaimer is “when I use them.” Trello Trello […]Continue reading