“Just right” is a myth–do it anyway

So many people are waiting for life and circumstances to be "just right" before launching that business, writing that book, starting a family, or unleashing the next chapter of life. Here's the big secret of those you think are successful: the time will never be "just right." If you want it bad enough, you sacrifice, …

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Welcome to the Twitterverse–Learn how to Tweet on Auto

I've gotten a number of questions about Twitter and scheduling posts recently. I'm hoping this will be useful for those new to Twitter, and those wanting up up their tweeting game. If you are already asking what the Twitterverse is, and what are people saying with all the shorthand and acronyms and abbreviations, then check …

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Do you still send postcards?

I treasured postcards as a child! Partly because I wished I was traveling, too, and I wanted to see and know everything. Partly because I collected stamps and loved when friends used unique local or commemorative stamps rather than the generic ones. And, partly because it meant with all the fun and exciting things they …

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Who’s Your IDEAL Audience?

Today's #TuesdayTutorial applies to everyone who markets a product or service, but since I've been seeing this situation repeatedly in the #writingcommunity recently, I'm going to use it as my example. Make sure you know who your ideal client is, who your audience is, and that you are adequately sharing your service or product with …

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Meet Author Kathleen Baldwin and her Stranje House series.

Writing is a strange profession. I don't know many other careers where you're expected to publicly critique and review your colleagues' work. Usually I feel awkward doing that, especially when it's somebody I know, but this time it's a pleasure. Those of you who read the Unleashing February newsletter know that I intended to read …

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My Contribution to the 12th Annual “Headache on the Hill”

It happened again. I haven't been posting on social media about migraine attacks, or nerve pain, or falling for two reasons: I've been focused on using social media for writerly efforts and managing two other social media accounts and have gotten rather handy at scheduling my posts a week or month in advance, and because …

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How to Create Content Calendars in Asana

It's social media tutorial time, and today we're talking about how to create a Content Calendar in Asana. You can take an afternoon to set up and schedule your content for the month, or you can break it up and do each step in less than an hour. I'm finding I'm getting faster each month. …

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Social Media, Rumors, Fake News…What are the facts?

We need to chat about social media today, specifically all the rumors, fake news, and crazy memes on Facebook. I LOVE social media and marketing, and any opportunity for teaching, so here we go... ...but, fair warning, I'm a bit out of patience, and I may have made a snarky reply to a meme on …

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Focusing on the Process–Controlling the Work

On New Year's Eve, I had only one writerly meeting or event on my calendar for all of January, and honestly I was feeling a bit lonely. Still transitioning from the move, and catching up from the busy-ness of the holidays, I was having all the feels... both good and bad. I decided to focus …

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Gizmo Testimonial…

Our family has been friends with the Seelyes for over 25 years. Imagine our joy to learn they moved to Granbury a month after Steve accepted his new job here and we started preparing to move. The first week after I moved to town, we went to the annual Granbury Christmas Parade with them. It's …

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