Why Do I Hate Annoying Follow for Follow Requests?

The point is to invite people to be part of your community. A good invitation uses good manners. A bad invitation comes in the form of the people at kiosks in the mall who chase after you with their questions and free samples.

3 Common Mental Health Challenges in the Workplace

Understanding the probable causes behind mental health distress in the workplace presents an opportunity to learn how to avoid them and protect yourself. It would help to adopt work-life balance techniques to help you through any mental health challenges.

Work-Life Balance: Leaving Work at Work

I regularly go through old posts to fix any out-of-date information and prune anything that has lost its relevance or value. When I find an older story that still has something to offer, I add a short note about why it resonates with me now. This post is from when I worked full-time for aContinue reading “Work-Life Balance: Leaving Work at Work”

How to Create a Reward System to Stay Productive

A reward system can also help break an overwhelming project into more manageable pieces. By focusing on one task at a time, you can avoid procrastinating, indecision, and poor time management. Plus it feels good to give yourself a pat on the back!

3 Tips for Fighting Overwhelm When Work Gets Chaotic

When you’re trying to build your brand through social media and a blog, any absence or deviation from your schedule can feel like a failure. Fortunately, there are a few small changes you can make to get back on top of things and feel less guilty when something comes along to throw off your routine.

Preparing to Work From Home

Things have been more than a little chaotic lately. For starters, I moved to Indiana last month. That was a nightmare and a half. One thing keeping me positive was the tentative approval of me continuing my work in Georgia as a contractor. I’ve spent the last year debating whether to work from home asContinue reading “Preparing to Work From Home”

How my “branded image” affected my blog

Once upon a day in 2010, I thought about blogging. I was due to start my senior year of high school at the ripe age of 16 and had just seen “Julie and Julia.” I didn’t really think blogging about wanting to become a writer would get me a book deal, but I did thinkContinue reading “How my “branded image” affected my blog”

Prepping to Attend a Convention

By this point, I’ve gone to a few different conferences and conventions along the east coast. I’ve been to a tiny anime convention in Virginia Beach and I’ve been to New York Comic Con (in costume both times). I have attended a single-day journalism conference in Virginia, a brief journalism seminar/conference in Athens, GA, andContinue reading “Prepping to Attend a Convention”