Officially open for business.

Website: Launched. Blog: Up and running. Door: Wide open. In need of a freelance writer? Look no further! Exciting things are in the pipeline. Blogs. Client spotlights. Whitepapers. Tip sheets. I want this to be more than a portfolio website, but rather a place to share some valuable tips for writers and businesses alike. I hope you’ll join me on this journey by following this blog to get future updates. Many thanks to Annie Erling Gofus, WordPress designer extraordinaire, for the beautiful site design and support. If you’re looking for help with your WordPress site, I’d highly recommend her!

How to use Pinterest to Promote Your Brand

Not too long ago, a “pin” on Pinterest became a topic of discussion for myself and a friend. It went like this: Me: “I saw that you pinned the hairstyle I pinned the other day.” Her: “I did? That was yours?” Me: “I pinned it off of a hairstyle site I found online.” Her: “You did what? How do you even do that? I usually just re-pin what everyone else pins.” Last week, I wrote about whether or not businesses should use Pinterest to promote their products or brand. Let’s say you’ve decided Pinterest is worth the effort. How does…

Reflecting on 2010

It’s time for the usual end-of-the-year-analysis post! 2011 is only 12 hours away now, so I can finally bid 2010 adieu (and maybe even this cold I’ve been battling)! I have mixed feelings about 2010. A lot of great things happened over the past year, but I am ready to leave it behind to move on to bigger (and hopefully even better) things.  This year marked my first full year as a full-time communications professional, and by January I will have been with my company two years. I finally felt settled and confident in my position in 2010, mentored new hires, and was able to shed the…