#31WriteNow Blogging Challenge
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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
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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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Hot Luvvie
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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 …

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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 …

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Social Media Day 2013
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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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No, we did not plan to match. Scott just be tryna be like me sometimes. HA!
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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 …

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