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One Little Change Changed Everything

Like a lot of writers, creators, and entrepreneurs, I have a hard time with marketing. It isn’t because I don’t know “how.” I’ve studied marketing and all its trends for years starting in college when I got my business degree. I hate marketing. It is so exhausting! It feels manipulative and false. Marketers are all …

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The Long and Short of Instagram Captions

I read a lot about marketing because, like most of us, I am trying to figure out the best way to get myself out there. Get noticed. And seen. Even when being seen feels uncomfortable and scary. I used to hoard any article I could find, any class I could take (that was free or …

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It’s My Birthday. I’ll Celebrate if I Want to.

For several years, I didn’t celebrate my birthday. I was indifferent about marking the day. While I didn’t judge anyone else for celebrating their birthday, it seemed like a pointless endeavor for me. But in the last couple of years, my mindset around celebrating my birthday has changed. What I once thought of as no …

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Five Words that Cause Me to Cringe

As a self-proclaimed Word Nerd, I love words. I love them so much that I am learning them in another language. But there are a few words in the English language that I cringe when I hear them, or even worse, when I say them! I thought I would share them with you and ask …

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Are You Reading Banned Books?

I used to teach a course for a university about banned and challenged books and many of my students were surprised to learn that books were being taken off the shelves here in the US. It may not be that surprising to you, now, because book challenges and bans have seen an increase in news …

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