Of course! OK, see ya next week! Just kidding… sort of… I recently had a conversation with someone who was griping about having to write “SEO copy” and coming off sounding awkward and forced. Hmm. That can happen. That does happen. I read awkward copy all over the web, copy where you can skim it and…… Continue reading Authenticity and SEO: Can you have both?
A long time ago… I’m not even sure how long anymore… I started to research zero-waste living. Zero waste: Whereby you, as a consumer, produce no trash that goes to the landfill. Instead, you recycle, upcycle, compost, etc. to keep your junk out of the landfill. I’ve been interested in eco-responsible living since elementary school–way…… Continue reading A True Passion Project: Introducing The Zero-Waste Pet
The past two months have been so exciting around here, you guys. But also crazy. And exhausting. And where is the time going? Balancing working from home full time with a ton of side writing projects with being a full-time mama to Violet–who’s now 10 months old–and the dog and cats… All I can say…… Continue reading What I’m working on…
Bear with me. This is a bit of a stream-of-consciousness post, something I never do. Writing and blogging aren’t the same thing. Yes, writing is hard. Really hard. It drives people to madness. So, sure. Writing is really hard. But blogging, I’d argue, is really, really hard. Good writing requires that the writer possess a…… Continue reading Writing and Blogging Aren’t the Same Thing
I’m about to drop a little truth on you. Ready for it? Your blog posts can be better. It’s true. Mine can be, too. See, the thing is, we rush our posts. All of us do. I spend a huge portion of my week reading and writing blog posts. I pour over content produced in…… Continue reading The One Simple Trick to Make Every Blog Post Better
It’s been a bonkers 2016 so far! (I feel like I say that about every year…) I took on the role of Senior Editor at BlogPaws at the end of 2015, and it’s been a whirlwind of activity since. I’m proud of all that’s been accomplished on the BlogPaws blog and would love for you…… Continue reading What I’m Working On…
On a sunny May morning in 2010, I pulled into a gas station somewhere between Bloomington, IN, and Columbus, OH. I pulled out my phone while the tank filled. I spotted a ton of tweets from other folks who were on their way to the first ever BlogPaws conference. I actually considered NOT tweeting that…… Continue reading Why BlogPaws?
Of the many questions I get about what I do, probably the most-often-repeated question is: How do you become a pet writer? This is just a theory, but I suspect most people in the pet industry got here not because of a specific desire to work in the pet industry. Rather, I suspect most people…… Continue reading How did you become a pet writer?
Whew. Things have been busy, busy, busy. My goal for November was simply to keep my head above water! We relocated, and the move took up far more time than I ever imagined. And we’ve moved a lot. This one was an extra-big-beast for some reason. Thankfully, though, we’re settled in and (mostly) unpacked. I’m…… Continue reading Here’s what I’ve been working on
I’ve attended all but one of the annual BlogPaws conferences (darn chemo ruined my perfect record), and this year’s was a remarkable experience. They’re all wonderful, of course, but this was the first year I got to speak. That’s me. Speaking. I need a haircut. Anyway, it was an absolute pleasure to chat about authenticity…… Continue reading BlogPaws 2015 and eBook News!