Sweating it out

Did you know we have 2.6 million sweat glands in our system? I think some of mine should have dried up by now! Yet there is only potassium and salt apparently in sweat …I was so hoping a nice ounce or two of fat would drip off me too but apparently that only happens to chickens on a rotisserie not me on a stationary bike at +20 level....more

How To Periscope Like a Pro (Even If You're an Amateur)

So if you've wondered about the new app Periscope, and are  thinking, oh, no, not another social media thing to learn about, I'm here to tell you that it's worth looking into.I love video, and I absolutely love Periscope's ability to live stream video, which is then saved to your camera roll. The video you made immediately gets tweeted out on your twitter account, so it's sort of a double whammy.I only joined last week and so far I've done seven broadcasts, including the one I did today with Dr. G. (I'm at @EstelleSErasmus and she is @Askdocg on Periscope)....more

How to Get Started With Periscope

Oh look, another social media platform... Just what we need. I'll admit it; I was reluctant to get at first, but I LOVE Periscope! If you haven't heard of it yet, Periscope is a live-streaming app owned by Twitter. The fun part about it is that you have the ability to interact with followers in real time. If you're wondering how to get started with Periscope, here's how. ...more
I have been using it regularly, and think it has great potential for Brands to collaborate with ...more

BlogHer '15, I loved you!

In an annual rite of summer, I attended the BlogHer.com Conference in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown Manhattan. As it was the 11th such Conference, the bugs were worked out long ago and things seemed to go flawlessly. Be advised, therefore, BlogHer '15, "Experts Among Us," was one heartfelt treat after another!...more
Laurel Regan Laurel! It's so true. Our BlogHer Internet relationships seem to grow in richness. ...more

Self-Hosting Your Blog

I can’t believe I wrote this post almost a year ago. I was debating for months about whether or not I wanted to go from using a free wordpress.com blog to hosting my own site. Finally, a year later I can say that I am SO glad that I decided to move to a self-hosted blog. It was a scary decision because I didn’t know how long I wanted to keep blogging, or if I would even still be enjoying it a year later....more

How Do You Know What It's Worth to Blog Something Hurtful?

Needless to say a bigger conversation ensued where folks felt like they shouldn't hide their feelings, they should have the right to say what they want. Too many people are hiding their feeling as it is. And I agree. But my main question stands... What's it worth to you? You see, while we love this brave new world of blogging, and many of us use it as therapy creating whole communities of supportive folks, there is that moment that what you share will perhaps hurt someone that is dear to you. ...more

Why I Don't Pin Your Content (and How You Can Change That)

Pinterest is a potential plethora of traffic, growth in readership, and exposure. It's easy to become mesmerized by the shiny, pretty packages it contains and become complacent about the things you pin and how you use Pinterest in correlation with your blog or business. But you really shouldn't. As a marketing professional, I see four common but huge no-no's that happen all too frequently, especially with bloggers. I'm going to share my industry expertise to help you avoid these common pitfalls of Pinterest. ...more
And there I was wondering why everyone's images looked so darn good. Thank you for introducing ...more

How I almost didn't go to #BlogHer15

I've put off writing about BlogHer15 not because I didn't enjoy myself, or because I have nothing to say. I'm not quite sure how to articulate what led me to BlogHer this year. ...more

An introvert's guide to rocking #BlogHer15

IF YOU’RE AN INTROVERT, YOU CAN STILL ROCK A BLOGGING CONFERENCE…OH YES YOU CAN!I’m an introvert. Someone once told me I was an extroverted introvert but I’m not sure what the hell that really means. I am not shy. I like people but I like them in small doses. Most of the time, I’m happy enough with my own company. The things I like to do for fun – writing, running, reading – are easily solitary pursuits. Large groups of people bring on my anxiety and highlight my awkwardness.So, I think I’ll just go with introvert....more