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Need more blog ideas? Break free of the STOP and just START writing.

So, last week I wrote about all the benefits of blogging for businesses: blogging drives traffic to your website; increases credibility with potential and actual clients; and gives you a chance to enhance the story you are telling with your…

Busy-Shaming is the New Sign You’re a Grownup Mean Girl

  If I were ranking feelings, inspiration would be super high on my list. I LOVE feeling inspired. Here are some random bits of stuff that made me feel inspired this week: This Cavalier fan’s story This kopywriter and his…
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Freelancer: The New New ‘F’ Word?

  Recently, I was considering an offer I received to wade into the world of freelance writing. I can see the value in doing it. As a copy writer who is new to the scene, I am laser-focused on two…
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Who’s afraid of networking?

  Not me. Not anymore. We established last time that I’m an academic (semi-retired academic, if one can be semi-retired at my age.). So when I was thinking about starting The Pocket PhD, I did what comes most naturally to…
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Bloom Where You Land

  In Delton, MI, where I grew up, the dandelions are just going to seed. I know because I recently traveled back home to see my sister graduate from college, celebrate Mother’s Day with my mom, and visit the rest…

I'm scared

  A dear friend once told me a story about when he was in a car accident. He was driving late one rainy night and fell asleep at the wheel just as he was heading through a tunnel on a…