Not long ago, I was watching a friend’s preschool-age boys. The oldest one was sitting at the table snacking as I ate a plate of spaghetti. He asked what I had and – just to get his reaction – I answered, “pasta”. He grinned, then promptly told me, “No, it’s ‘sketti!” We ‘argued’ a few… Continue reading It’s All in Your Perspective
A few months ago, a friend and I traveled to Steamboat Springs, CO. We spent 5 days making new friends as we explored the area-taking time to do some shopping, checking out local cuisine and even hiking. Those who know me personally would not be quick to peg me as a hiker, and they would… Continue reading Hiking & Writing
You don’t have to be an expert to maintain a presence on social media. However, you do need to have a strategy, a plan and a commitment to make your presence known. If you have never given any thought to what you want your social media platforms to look like, then there is no time… Continue reading Are You Ready for Social Media?
Recently one of my son’s buddies spent the night. Whenever this charming and amusing young man would get tongue-tied, he would grin and quip, “Words are hard.” Upon hearing him say this a time or two, I told him I was stealing his line for my blog. After all, as one who spends many hours… Continue reading Words Are Hard!
Not long ago, I had the privilege of being a part of a educational event at a local university. It was my “job” to pretend to be suffering with pains similar to having a bladder or kidney problem. It was up to the students to ask enough questions to determine the cause. This was an… Continue reading Social Media: Try it – You Just Might Like It!
I have been involved in church ministry for over 2 decades. I have worked with preschool children, elementary children, behind the scenes as an admin assistant, been involved with the music and currently work with the youth. And while the level of involvement, the responsibilities and the manner in which communication is accomplished has changed… Continue reading 8 Things Being Involved in Ministry Has Taught Me about Being a Business Owner
Having a blog on your website is a great way to boost your site’s SEO, but only if you take the time to post to it on a regular basis. In fact, many experts recommend posting at least once a week. But for many of us, that is a steep assignment as life and the… Continue reading 5 Ideas for Blog Posts
I was recently told the following story: A mother brought her young son to the optometrist because he had complained that he could not see everything that was written on the blackboard. The child is an excellent reader, so the doctor opted to use the traditional alphabet-based eye chart. The doctor pointed to one… Continue reading Say What You Mean: Using Keywords in Your Online Presence
Quite often, when my children’s friends find out what kind of work I do, I get met with a grimace and a comment along the lines of, “You write. I would hate to do that all the time!” Comments such as that always make me chuckle. I rarely think of writing as being some sort… Continue reading The Moods of Writing
Just talking about something or writing about it is not enough. In this season of Thanksgiving, remember that it is both our words and deeds that show our gratitude. Happy Thanks giving from Write Away Copywriting!