Category: My Life

Join Me for the #31WriteNow Blog Challenge

[ 145 ] July 31, 2013 |
Join Me for the #31WriteNow Blog Challenge

Hey folks! So I just randomly decided that I was going to do another month long blogging challenge, and this time, I want to encourage you to join me. Starting tomorrow, August 1, I’m doing the #31WriteNow, which means I will post something to my blog every day in the month. I did the #30WriteNow […]

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Ratchet and the Geek Podcast: Episode 15 (Chicago Live)

[ 1 ] July 28, 2013 |
Ratchet and the Geek Podcast: Episode 15 (Chicago Live)

Scott was in Chicago last week for a conference and while he was here, we decided to record our 2nd live version of the Ratchet and the Geek podcast. The first time we recorded it and allowed folks to watch on YouTube was when I was in Portland in May and it was so fun. […]

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The Temperature is Oppression Degrees Fahrenheit. It’s Hot!

[ 74 ] July 18, 2013 |
The Temperature is Oppression Degrees Fahrenheit. It’s Hot!

Look. Last week, I was complaining that Chicago hasn’t given us a real summer. We’ve been hovering around a nice and MILD 70 degrees for most of this summer. I wanted heat and I got it. Be careful what you ask for. Now we’re in the middle of a heatwave and it’s so hot that […]

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Ratchet and the Geek Podcast: Episode 14 (Banana Stand)

[ 0 ] July 8, 2013 |
Ratchet and the Geek Podcast: Episode 14 (Banana Stand)

Wells, Scott Hanselman and I are back with our latest episode of our Ratchet and the Geek podcast! Episode 14 is called “Banana Stand” because I’m finally all caught up with Arrested Development, and those who watch it will understand. We recap our trip to New York for Blogging While Brown, where we recorded a […]

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Happy Social Media Day!

[ 4 ] June 30, 2013 |
Happy Social Media Day!

Today is the 4th annual Social Media Day so rejoice! Mashable created it in 2010 to celebrate the digital revolution, and all over the world, people are celebrating the day with meetups and events and whatnots. What social media has meant to me has been the power to connect to people you might not otherwise […]

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The Makeup Show, BWB, BlogHer Etc: Where I’m Speaking This Summer

[ 6 ] June 21, 2013 |
The Makeup Show, BWB, BlogHer Etc: Where I’m Speaking This Summer

My peoples! As you may know, I sometimes work (because these shoes won’t buy themselves). I’m a digital strategist and I teach people and organizations on social media, communications, blogging, technology, branding and online advocacy/activism and more. This summer (which I consider June 1st and on because reasons), I’m speaking at a couple of conferences […]

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Listen to Ratchet and the Geek Episode 12: All White

[ 2 ] June 13, 2013 |
Listen to Ratchet and the Geek Episode 12: All White

Scott Hanselman and I have dropped the latest episode of our Ratchet and the Geek. In case you don’t know about it, it’s our podcast where we cover all things TV, pop culture, social media, gadgets and technology in general. This episode is titled All White for many reasons. Scott took a genome test and […]

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8 Reasons Why I’d Be the Worst Fashion or Beauty Blogger Ever

[ 39 ] May 21, 2013 |
8 Reasons Why I’d Be the Worst Fashion or Beauty Blogger Ever

If this blogging game were high school, fashion and beauty bloggers would be the jocks. They’re the cool kids who people flock to, and they’re totally hot. They get a lot of perks and people just can’t help but stare at them because they make anything look good. I don’t know what humor bloggers would […]

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Moms Are Awesome. Happy Mother’s Day, Yall!

[ 1 ] May 12, 2013 |
Moms Are Awesome. Happy Mother’s Day, Yall!

Moms are at least 15 different types of awesome and today is their day to be celebrated, e’em though every day is a day for them to know they’re amazing. Moms are life-givers, therapists, nurses, wig snatchers and much more. So they deserve ALL the props and flowers and chocolates and spa days. I was blessed […]

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Watch Our First Live Recording of Ratchet and the Geek from Portland

[ 7 ] May 9, 2013 |
Watch Our First Live Recording of Ratchet and the Geek from Portland

Hey folks! I’ve been in Portland, Oregon all week because I was invited to speak at the NeighborWorks Symposium. I presented on “Creating Great Content for Social Media: A Strategy Workshop. Had a great time giving this workshop. Anywho, my friend and podcast co-host Scott Hanselman lives in Portland so I went over to his […]

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Chescaleigh’s “Draw My Life” Video Preached My Life

[ 54 ] May 7, 2013 |
Chescaleigh’s “Draw My Life” Video Preached My Life

I’d seen a couple of Franchesca Ramsey’s (Chescaleigh) videos but I didn’t get familiar with her until last year when Shit White Girls Say About Black Girls came out. I loved it, just like everyone else because we all identified with it and it was so doggone funny. And I think I started talking about it […]

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My Holland Taylor Story and Why ANN Rocked

[ 43 ] April 15, 2013 |
My Holland Taylor Story and Why ANN Rocked

Almost a year ago, I was loitering on Twitter talmbout randomness and being the fool I am when I got a tweet that made me almost fall out my chair. I went to her page and saw the verified checkmark and ALMOST fell out my chair. Holland Taylor thinks I’m funny! WHAT IS MY LIFE?!? […]

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My Spring Webinars on Blogging, Branding, SEO and Getting Traffic

[ 1 ] April 11, 2013 |
My Spring Webinars on Blogging, Branding, SEO and Getting Traffic

Hey folks! Yesterday, I released my newsletter announcing the 4 webinars (online classes) I’m having this spring! My goal is to have those who just started blogging and those who’ve been blogging for a while but don’t feel confident about it walk away knowing they can do it effectively. AND you can take them from wherever […]

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