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A Blog that Does its Job

May 11, 2016

I spend an awful lot of time writing for other people, and it recently occurred to me that I have the perfect spot to do a bit of writing just for me. Blogs began as online journals, and they’ve evolved into the sponsored link/inbound marketing/SEO goldmines they are today. But not this blog! Nope, I’m…

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Hello, Healthline (And Other New Work)

December 31, 2015

Over at Healthine.com, I’m writing a mixed bag of medical/lifestyle parenting and pregnancy articles – medically reviewed as necessary and all! There are citations and references to note and a stringent style guide to follow. It’s something new for me, and I’m really enjoying learning all this interesting new stuff (like the pros and cons…

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Breaking the Blogging Rules

August 14, 2015

The thing about blogging for other people is this: blogging for myself gets pushed to the back burner. I’ve written about the importance of consistency when it comes to blogging, yet here I am, completely ignoring my own (solid) advice. I have many excuses. That’s all beside the point of this post, which is actually…

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Work Alert – A New Site Goes Live

June 28, 2015

I moved into a marketing role at Freestyle Fitness late last summer, and a fresh site re-design was on my list. We checked it off a few months back – woohoo! – and it was worth the wait. Read on for a little before and after comparison. Our goal with the redesign was simple enough…

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New Work Alert – Tahoe Trail Bar in the House

May 18, 2015

Oh geez, it’s been way too long. I’m breaking my own cardinal blogging rules – gah! But new clients are keeping me busy – what can I say? It’s only been a few months, but I’m excited to share some of the results we’re already getting over at Tahoe Trail Bar. first things first An…

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My Return to the World of Creative Briefs

April 16, 2015

It’s officially official – my newest client is a real-life advertising agency. Ahh, it’s like I never even left. Except this one is a Pittsburgh/Miami shop and I don’t have an office in either city. Or, you know, a desk. But guess what I do have – creative briefs coming in hot and heavy. And…

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How to Guest Blog the Right Way

April 9, 2015

A little over a year ago, a really high-profile article covered the decay of guest blogging for SEO. The upshot of that piece was basically that using guest blogging as a primary means of gaining inbound links is a black hat practice. Is Guest Blogging Trouble? The author is totally right – guest blogging can…

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How to Rock a Blogging Schedule

March 9, 2015

I wrote about the importance of consistent blogging for your business last week, and this post goes hand in hand. Once you’re sold on the value of blogging consistently, a blogging schedule is suddenly your best friend. So tell me, what kind of blogging schedule do you have? Ha, trick question. If you’re new to…

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Getting Paid to Try New Stuff – Wheee!

March 2, 2015

I’ve been lucky to try many hats on for size over at Pregnancy & Newborn. I pitched a story idea nine years ago, which got me in the door as a contributing writer. Then I snagged a year-long blogging gig as one of the magazine’s Adventures in Motherhood bloggers. And for the last year or…

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New Work Alert: Writing for Modern Parents Messy Kids

February 26, 2015

Exciting news! I’ve been tapped as the newest contributing writer over at Modern Parents Messy Kids, one of those genius lifestyle/parenting sites for, well, modern parents and their messy kids. They have all those smart things you can do with your kiddos on a rainy day, plus handy tips for organizing your entire life and…

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