• Blogging,  Business

    Why I Gave Up Hard Liquor, Blogging, And Life Lessons Only You Can Learn Yourself

    I gave up hard liquor.  (And other things non-related to alcohol or my success). September. 2012. Me, a park bench, and the pavement. As I sit there spewing up on my feet (yes my own feet, both of them), I thought, no VOWED, to myself: I WILL NEVER DRINK AGAIN, just like any good drunk would. The 2 buzz balls, 5 shots of Patron, and 2 Cranberry and Vodka’s that I had drunk earlier burned my throat as it came out… and onto my feet (did I mention it was in the middle of a crowded Downtown Baton Rouge?)  Yes, these drinks made me their bitch. And I was completely…

  • Blogging,  Business

    The Cost Of Being Cheap

    I have a confession: I am fucking cheap. Not cheap as in frugal, or coupon clipping, or even spending countless hours shopping around for the lowest possible price I can find for ugly Ugg boots because I am terrified of my first real winter. (No, I have not done that at all). I’m the worst kind of cheap. You know. The kind that will pay my bills late, wear the same bra that makes my boobs look saggy, and walk around in pants with buttons missing but always has money in the bank. And when it comes to drinking good coffee, eating good food, and drinking good wine, I have…

  • Blogging

    5 Quick Tips That Make Blogging Easier

    Blogging can be tough at times. Like nights spent wanting to claw your eyes out because you have nothing left to say and cannot muster the strength or brain power to pump out not one single word more – yeah, that kinda tough. (I know this is not just me). Quit making it so hard! Not every post will be groundbreaking. Especially if you are writing one a day. Not every post will blow the socks off of everyone who reads it. Not every post will be your greatest. Give yourself a break. Blogging is about sharing ideas, it’s about connecting, it’s about giving. So cut the crap, you are…

  • Blogging,  Business

    How To Be Better Than Your Competition

    Here’s the truth: it’s not all that hard to be better than your competition. Because people are lazy. And business is a grueling battle where only the strongest survive. (Or the ones who actual work harder and smarter). Although working hard is a great way to get ahead, it’s not enough. You have to also be smart. That means you have to set up your biz in a smart way, create smart content, market smarter, and solve problems that will actually help people. (So much so they will actually want to pay you for it). Be intentional It’s not enough to slap together a blog and pump out tons of…

  • Blogging,  Copywriting

    3 Ways To Add Value To Your Blog By Creating Content That Matters

    The content rat race… The man (or woman) with the most content wins. Wrong. I know you’ve heard that quality trumps quantity in almost every aspect of blogging and life. And this is true of creating content for your blog, no exceptions. The problem is no one tells you what quality content is. Because it’s not just a well written, well thought out post with no grammatical errors. (See, that wasn’t even a real sentence).  No, quality content is content that is intentional. It serves a greater purpose. This is the content you want to be creating, because not only is it good to have fresh content, but you want…