Living The Dream

I’m an optimist. Not the Christmas tree selling, bingo playing kind. The “it’s possible to live The Dream kind.” As long as The Dream is yours and realistic to you, I optimistically believe you can do it. Again: yours and realistic to you. I once dreamed of going into space. I now have positional vertigo […]

Where’ve You Been, Michelle?

We’re you starting to think I had abandoned my blog and was off whiling away the winter reading novels and drinking tea? Not so! In fact, I’ve been so busy writing stuff for other people (and reading trashy paperbacks while drinking beer) that I just haven’t had the fortitude to write for myself. Notice I […]

Blog Writing Roundup

A few of the blog posts I‘ve written for other sites recently: Complete Streets: Safe Access for All Users written for Community Commons “Streets where walkers and bikers are protected from motor vehicles encourage people to get more exercise as part of their daily routines.” –Ray LaHood, US Secretary of Transportation Secretary LaHood is talking […]

5 Great Examples of Editorial Calendars for a Blog

by Michelle Windmoeller of Blue Cypress Solutions When I start writing for a new blog, I first like to put all of my content ideas on an editorial calendar. This allows me to see where the blog will go in the next few weeks or months, pinpoint some key dates or events that I want […]

Do you do THESE things when you Guest Blog?

by Michelle Windmoeller at Blue Cypress Solutions When first asked to be a guest blogger, you enter the stages of happiness but soon realize that someone has real faith in you and you want to prove your worth. Self-doubt starts to creep in. Do I write well enough? Is this what she wanted? Did I […]

4 Ways to Know You’ve Done Enough Curating

How many times have you said to yourself, “I’ll just check one more site,” which turns into looking at three more links, which leads to another video, which has an interesting comment, and on and on…? With an insane amount of data available, there’s always going to be one more stick to chase. At some point […]

Pinterest Isn’t Just for Crafts and Recipes

“Pinterest,” he said with a smirk, “I don’t have any use for that.”  Really? So he doesn’t want to reach out to a huge buying demographic using the fastest growing network EVER? He doesn’t have to take my word for it though, here’s a great video that says it all. by Michelle Windmoeller at Blue Cypress Solutions How do you use Pinterest […]