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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Animal Jam Blogger Event at the Aquarium

I LOVE being a Blogger!  I’ve been dying to go and see our new Loveland Aquarium that just opened a couple of months ago, so I was certainly pleased when I received an invitation from Mom It Forward to bring my family to an Animal Jam blogger event at the Aquarium. This event was sponsored […]