Father’s Day

In just a few short weeks, Father’s Day will be here. This will officially be the ninth Father’s Day without my dad and I’m frightened by how many days can pass now between thoughts of him. When he first died in October 2006, I couldn’t find a second of the day he wasn’t in my…

Happy Anniversary to Me!

Today marks my eighth anniversary as an employee of Full Sail University, a private college located in Central Florida. A lot has changed in this span of time, with the university introducing online education back in early 2008 (I was one of the original admissions representatives to launch the division), and completely pioneering a new…

Upcoming: Florida Blog Con 2014!

I’m very excited to announce that I will be attending FlBlogCon 2014 here in Florida! The event will be hosted on Saturday, September 20th at Full Sail University‘s gorgeous campus in scenic Winter Park, Florida. There are some major speakers at this year’s event, including Ted Murphy and Robin Draper (among many others). To say…

Happy Anniversary to ME!

I just learned that today is the one year anniversary since I started this blog. WOW! It’s hard to believe that I’ve been part of this world – sharing my thoughts, experiences, and words with a public audience – for twelve months now. When I first launched this blog, I was terrified. I had no…

Hiatus

My apologies for the long hiatus! As many of you know, my husband and I moved into our new place a couple of weeks ago and we’ve only just gotten our cable/internet transferred over. A life without TV and home internet access has been interesting. Instead of surfing the web, we’ve been talking over dinner.…

Seven Tips to Stand Out as a Blogger

Ohhhh! More in the presentation from Eric Fletcher! So I’m going to keep sharing. 🙂 Begin by Listening. Be Everywhere and Be Generous! Connect the Dots with a New Perspective! Go Beyond a Template! Showcase Original Content Be Authentic and Be Passionate Build a Community! Well, there we go. I learn, you learn, we all…

Five Keys to Building a Great Blog

This evening, I attended a live Webinar from a major industry professional, Eric Fletcher, where he shared his five key principles to building a great blog. Thank you to Full Sail University for hosting it free for the students! I found the information very interesting, so I figured I’d share – on my blog! Ta-da!…