5 Types of Best Friends Every Mompreneur Needs

As I get older, I find that some friends have fallen to the wayside while others are my saving grace.  I think of them as my “Tribe” and they ARE my people. Life is filled with ups and downs, circumstances lead us down many paths and it can be difficult navigating the unknown. Because of […]

Want to Use Tailwind for FREE? This is How I Do It

Tailwind is my hands-down FAVORITE scheduling tool for Pinterest.  I’ve used it for nearly two years and I use it a LOT.  I use it for myself and also for my VA clients, so I really give it a workout!  I like it even better because I’ve been able to use Tailwind for FREE for […]

I really HATE Instagram – Wanna Know Why?

I am starting to think I am the ONLY person in the world who absolutely HATES Instagram.  Everyone else seems to just LOVE it, but quite honestly, I just DON’T GET IT.  I do have an Instagram account, because I’m a blogger and I more or less have to, but I never know what to […]

How to Conquer your Email Overload

I’ve written before about my struggles with Email hoarding and digital organization in general.  There are very few areas of my life where I need professional help, but Email overload is one of them!  Thankfully, I have finally found a solution that works for me.  I think everyone struggles with Email overload these days.  I’m […]

Is Your WordPress Site Backed Up? I Thought So Too

If you run a WordPress blog or website, like I do, you know that having your data secure is critical to keeping your site up and running.  I worry about hackers, but most often, I’ve broken my site all by myself!  That’s why I am very careful to make SURE my site is always backed up. […]

Sneaky Tricks to Improve Facebook

I know I’ve been AWOL for a couple of weeks.  I know we call it Adrian’s Crazy Life, but seriously, you have NO IDEA how crazy my life has been over the last month.  First, my office sent me to California for four days to do some training with a new employee – and make a […]

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Build Your Blog Conference 2016

I’m back from my Build Your Blog Conference weekend.  As usual, the conference was fabulous and I really enjoyed the chance to hang out with all my super-fun blogger friends.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, this was my 12th conference, so I’ve picked up just a “few” friends along the way and there’s always […]

Expert Tips on What to Pack for a Blog Conference

  I am about to head out for my third Build Your Blog Conference next week – this will be my one dozenth blog conference.  If that doesn’t make me an “expert”, I don’t know what does. There are always a ton of questions from people on what to pack, what to bring, what to […]

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Avoid the Grammar Police with Grammarly

I write for several different blogs and sometimes I work as a freelance writer on Fiverr.com as well.  So I do a LOT of writing in a week, and I’m not always too careful about my grammar and punctuation choices.  That’s why it’s been really helpful to have Grammarly enabled on my computer.  I’ve been using it […]

True Confessions of an Email HOARDER

OK, I have a confession to make.  When it comes to Email, I am a true hoarder.  I’m pretty good about physical clutter, but I live and die by my computer.  When it comes to Email or digital files, I never like to get rid of ANYTHING.  That is classic hoarding behavior, but because it’s […]

Why Blogging is the BEST Hobby Ever

I’ve been blogging since May of 2007, which is like “dog years” in the blogging world.  I post regularly at least 1 to 3 times per week.  While it is a LOT of work, obviously, I enjoy it very much.  It has opened up a whole new world of opportunities for me. My Idea Platform […]

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Headshots and Business Cards, Oh My!

Have you ever had professional headshots done by an photographer?  How ’bout business cards – do you have some?  You should – especially if you are a blogger.  But even if you aren’t a blogger, I think it’s a very smart thing to do.  It’s just a great way to present yourself to the world. […]

My Weekend at the Build Your Blog Conference

Last week, I attended my second Build Your Blog Conference.  If you count the bloggers cruise I went on with the Six Sisters a few weeks ago, this was my TENTH blog conference – can you say conference junkie?   I don’t care though.  Blog conferences are wonderful things and I try to get to […]

My Blogger’s Cruise with the Six Sisters

I went on a great trip last week.  I was delighted to have a cruise to Mexico.  It was a special blogger’s cruise to sunny Cozumel.  I’ve always wanted to go on one.  Cruising in my favorite type of travel, but I’ve always wanted to go with a big group of girlfriends, so I decided […]

Six Tips to Tame Your Social Media Addiction

Part of the “Crazy” in Adrian’s Crazy Life is my interest in all things social media-related.  Well, maybe “interest” isn’t really a strong enough word, although I don’t think I’m quite as media-addicted as some of my friends are.   I think the reason for this is because I have some techniques that help me keep […]