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7 Reasons Why My College Entrance Essay Was the Worst

While being random and perusing my computer, I came across a folder labeled “College Papers.” It was a gold mine, if “gold mine” now means “painful reminder of my past inadequacies and immaturity.” There were about 25 documents from undergrad: essays, research papers and other things to let me know …

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I’ve Partnered with Comcast’s XFINITY for Scandal Coverage!

Hey folks! I’m super duper excited because I’ve partnered with Comcast’s XFINITY site for SCANDAL coverage this upcoming season! WHOOOT! I’ll be writing recaps on their new CelebrateBlackTV.com site, with top 10 moments of each episode. In preparation for the upcoming season 3 premiere of Scandal, I’ve even written quick …

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Atlanta, New York, Seattle and Nashville: I’m Coming To Speak This Fall!

My peoples! Fall has kicked off and I now have an excuse to break out my wool blazers, scarves and boots collection! I’m not excited for the whole “it gets colder from here on out” part but the layering part? HELL YES. Antywho, this is also one of my busiest …

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My Blogging, Branding, SEO and More Webinars for Fall 2013!

Hey folks! I’m back with 8 webinars (online classes) this fall, and four of them are classes I’ve never offered before! Favorites like the Blogging 101, Branding and SEO 101 are included but I’ve added classes on securing your website, Google Analytics and SEO 202! There’s something for someone at any level of the blogging game in my list of classes. Plus, you can …

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#50ShadesofShade: I Read 50 Shades of Grey and Live-Tweeted It

On Friday evening, I read Samantha Irby’s post on her 50 Shades of Grey read and it made me laugh so hard that I was inspired. I have managed to avoid the book soccer moms everywhere have been losing their minds over, even after it was sent to me as …

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3 Lessons To Learn From My #31WriteNow Challenge Fail

On the last day of July 2013, I wrote a post announcing that I was doing #31WriteNow blogging challenge. I challenged myself (and other fellow bloggers) to commit to posting something new on their websites EVERY DAY in August. I did a similar challenge (#30WriteNow) in October 2012 and surprised …

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4 Reasons Why BlogHer 2013 Rocked

Over a week ago, BlogHer rolled into Chicago for their annual conference and I had to be there. Not only was it on my home turf but it’s one of the conferences I try not to miss every year. This was my 4th time at a BlogHer Conference in the …

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When Too Many Ideas Makes It Hard: Day 3 of #31WriteNow

It’s the third day of the #31WriteNow challenge and I love it so far. I’ve discovered so many new and awesome blogs by just clicking on the hashtag in Twitter and seeing where it leads me. Day 3 is upon us and I’m just putting in my post at 8pm. …

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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 …

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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 …

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