Sunday, May 15, 2016

Pressing Onward While Sick




We all have to do it from time to time. We don't always want to. However, circumstances dictate the need for it -- working while sick. This is one thing I do miss about working a nine-to-five, sick days.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Research Tips for Beauty Bloggers




I love beauty products. As a fashion and beauty blogger I review quite a few beauty products. Over the years. I've become familiar with common ingredients in products and know their roles. While I do have a Bachelor’s of Science, it is not for Chemistry or any other traditional scientific field of study. However, I can write informed beauty content without that science degree because I research the ingredient lists. Guess what? You can, too.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Lazy Fridays


Lazy Day

I typically take Saturday and Sunday off when it comes to writing. Sometimes I will still work on those days but it is a rarity. However, there are times when I need a mini vacation from research, writing, promotion and tracking page views. So I will take a Lazy Friday.

Lazy Fridays help me to recharge and not become mentally burnt out. So when you feel like if you research one more thing your laptop is going to go flying across the room, take a Lazy Friday or a Lazy Day period. It will do you a world of good.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Life Events Do Affect Your Workflow




"Life goes on."

This saying is meant to either comfort or let people know not to allow circumstances to hold them back. This is true. Regardless of what happens in our lives, life does go on. However, life events can affect our work. The effects of these events can be either positive or negative.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

VIDEO: #CoplineBling by University of Delaware Police Department

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Sometimes being silly is a good way to get information across and build a positive brand. In recent years our men and women in blue have taken a lot of heat for the actions of a few weeds in the garden. Personally, I have had good experiences with police officers. A lot of those good experiences were from the men and women who served as UD Police when I attended the University of Delaware in the late 90s.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

How to Deal with Unethical Work Requests from Clients




When you made the decision to become a freelancer, did you consider your own personal ethics? Many do not. As a result, a freelancer can find him/herself in working situations where ethics come into play. When you find yourself at an ethical crossroads what do you? How do you prevent yourself from traveling to that crossroads too often?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Monica Lewinsky On Public Humiliation

Decades ago, when a person made a mistake it was pretty much talked about within their community or social circle. If their mistake was newsworthy, it might hit the newspaper, radio newscasts, or the evening television news. Today these mistakes -- whether major or minor -- are now potentially open to everyone. All it takes is a screenshot, photo upload, or video upload to Twitter, Reddit, or Facebook. Monica Lewinsky gives an eloquent and straight-forward speech about public humiliation in this day and age. Her goal is for people to show more compassion and throw less stones.