Why I Love-Hate Toastmasters

Eventually, through friends and movies I wasn’t supposed to watch, I learned about “giving toasts.” But still, the first time I heard the term “Toastmasters,” it conjured up an image of a group of experts in white chef coats… (“The range that this toaster offers is not consistent with industry standards of quality toast delivery.” — said in a nasally tone.) Read entire article >>

For Those Adventurous Souls…

I remember the days when I was just starting my blog, way back in July of 2008. It was for a trip to Europe, which I was incredibly excited about sharing with everyone. I wrote a couple posts pre-trip, a couple catch-up posts post-trip, and absolutely nothing at all during the trip. In the process, I lost all two of my potential readers, because they gave up checking my new website for the non-existent updates while I was in Europe.

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It’s the Little Things

When I got home, I put on my Susie Homemaker apron, and cleaned the entire apartment, did all my laundry, and baked bread. I also shaved my legs, cut all my nails, sewed a button back on my coat, and tightened the leg on my kitchen chair. It’s the little things.
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I Just Want to Sell to Myself

I only ever want to help people who are in the exact same situation as me. This has been the case ever since I can remember, which goes back to about third grade, when I decided that the best thing in the world would be to teach third grade and play my violin for the class. Read More >>

How to Write a Novel in a Month

Click to watch a video of my “Pecha Kucha” style presentation about writing a novel in 30 days. Learn more about the writing process of such a challenge and what you gain from it. Also find out from observation with “Pecha Kucha” means. Continue >>

Embracing New Technology

Building on my post from earlier this week about moving into the category of “Innovator,” I did a lot of research on new technology this morning, and wanted to quickly share with you what I’ve learned.

True Confessions of a Skinny-Jeans Wearer

“Early adopters” are the people who are running out the door in the dark of not-quite-morning with one shoe untied and picking crusties out of their eye corners to be the first in line for a new tech gadget that won’t make their unbrushed teeth smell any better but will tell them the time in 50 different languages. I am not one of those people.