If you hadn’t noticed, finding the time, energy, and inspiration to write blog posts this summer has been difficult for me. Susannah Conway inspired me with her “August Break” Challenge to share a picture a day. I like it. Check out her blog if you want to join in. The picture will take you there:
the AUGUST break
Now, what picture shall I share today… Hmmm…
I’m about to begin designing a personal portfolio website to showcase my writing, print layout, graphic design, and photography projects. What do you think about this as a color scheme?
A friend and recent client of mine, James Barfield, hired me to write a press release about the launch of his new website. He franchised his mother’s apparel business to bring the family biz out of the local scene and spread his love for fashion across the nation. This started out as a simple job – a favor for a colleague, really, but the more that James talked about his business, the more invested I became. He is passionate about stylish ladies clothing and aspires to create a business that is linked with the community that supports it. Despite his limited budget and the challenges he faces as a new entrepreneur, James’ top priority now that he has officially launched his website is partnering with women’s organizations and finding ways that he can support the causes that are dear to his heart. In this way, he hopes to build a symbiotic network of support. I love to support entrepreneurs like this — people who are pursuing their passions and who “get” the bigger picture – that business is about more than money. I’m excited about helping him reach his goals!
Check out his site here: www.barfields-boutique.com
Download a pdf of the news release: barfieldonlinenewsrelease2 Continue reading
I am going to evangelize a “slow thought” movement. The death of multi-tasking is nigh. You heard it here first-ish.
I’ve been expanding my freelance services lately. Despite my previous post all about how “I am a writer” (and I am–I would rather be writing than doing anything else), a girl’s gotta pay the bills. So I’ve been leveraging my various skills and even learning a few new ones to meet the needs of a few local business people who are generous enough to hire me as their go-to girl. Earlier this week I did a fun “mini” photo-shoot with a local beauty business whose webpage I am redesigning to get a few shots of their top products. Here are a couple favorites from that morning: