• Business

    The Art Of Staying True To Your Art

    It was finally here. The day I had been waiting, stressing, sweating, talking about, dreading, losing sleep over for the past several months was finally here: I was moving. Yep. I was packing my country-loving Louisiana ass up and heading to Jersey. I was trading in my camo and cowboy boots for leapord print EVERYTHING, Italians, and the Jersey Shore.  When you live where I did most of my life, people who moved away were always referred to as the ones who “got out”. And I was making my escape. I was living such a comfortable, simple, yet extraordinary life. I had built a copywriting business for myself which I…

  • Blogging,  Business,  Starting A Blog

    Choosing The Best Blogging Platform

    This is a marriage. (But not the Hollywood sort.) Choosing the best blogging platform is one of the most important decisions you will make when starting a blog. And choosing the best blogging platform is kind of like choosing a partner. (except you won’t have to do their dirty laundry). The point is, this is serious, and if you want to run your blog like a business, or you are setting up a blog for your business, then you need a partner that will help you make more money. That partner is WordPress. So get ready to fall in LOVE.

  • Blogging,  Business,  Monday morning coffee

    Monday Morning Coffee: Is This Supposed To Hurt?

    I’ve been told that not everything in life can ALWAYS be fun. My response: Why the fuck not? Why should I be miserable, stuck in a job I hate, taking things “seriously”, and waiting for the weekends to be able to kick back, relax, and enjoy my family. FUCK THAT. We are surrounded by jerks everyday that tell us that “nothing worth while is easy”, “dreams don’t work unless you do”, “no pain no gain”… the list goes on. I want to drop kick these people in the face. HARD.

  • Blogging,  Business

    Building Your Blog, Business, And Reputation One “Thank You” At A Time

    If you want to know the BIG secret to building your blog or your business, I’ll tell you. Because it’s not nearly as big as when Milli Vanilli kept a secret that they weren’t really singing shit. Or how they lost their Grammy when everyone found out. (No this is not that kind of secret. And apparently they kind of sucked at keeping them). That was a serious secret. And I wouldn’t have touched that one. So maybe I lied a little. (oops) There is no BIG secret to building your blog or your business. It’s more like an easy thing you should be doing everyday but get so caught…

  • 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…