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The Secret Planning and Brainstorming Weapon You Don’t Know You Need

I can be a real geek sometimes. And, not just your typical, Tolkien-quoting LOTR geek, either. (Though, I am totally one of those.) I get geeky about things like the perfect notebook, calendaring, and a really well done Excel spreadsheet. I also get seriously geeky about mind mapping. Seriously.   Mind whatting? If you have […]

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The deadly “shoulds” of blogging

  Does blogging stress you out? I’m a writer who loves nothing more than settling in at the keyboard, but sometimes blogging stresses me out.   What stresses me out most about blogging is the long, tired list of “shoulds” that plague my blogger’s conscience. I *should* write more frequently. I *should* write more regularly. […]

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Should my small business blog? 10 alternatives to traditional blogging

“Should I blog?” is a question I hear all the time. Actually, it usually comes out as, “Do I have to blog?” I feel like a mom who has just asked her kids to clean their room.   My answer: Of course you don’t have to blog. So then you ask, “I know I don’t […]

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