My Word of the Year: Rest.

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Last week, I told you about the idea of creating a “word of the year”. One word to inform and synthesize the year you have ahead of you. One word to mean everything you want 2013 to be, and one word that will help serve as a guiding light when times get tough and you’re […]

Why You Need a Word to Define Your Year

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I read a great thing recently, and I’m a bad person because I’m not 100% sure I remember where. I think it may have been in Gretchen Rubin’s Happier at Home — Rubin’s great second book about continuing the process of bringing more happiness into your daily life. But I’m not entirely sure it was […]

In Defense of Reality Television

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I’m ready to say it. Or, rather, shout it from the rooftops. I love reality television. Yes. Reality. Television. That oh-so-useless entertainment form that some decry should be wiped from our earth forever.  And here’s why. Over time, I’ve noticed that one of the-most commented on aspects of my personality is this very fact. Although I […]

Why You Should Set Reading Goals

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The other day, I wrote a post about How to Set Life Goals in 2013. In the post, I walked through the SMART goals framework from Paul Meyer’s Attitude is Everything (which I’ll recommend again — it’s just $2.99 for 144 motivating pages.) As I walked through the framework, I showed some of my personal goals for […]

Five Things Every Blogger Needs to Know About Unverified Email Subscribers

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One day last week, I had a bit of a field day learning about unverified (or “unconfirmed”) email newsletter subscribers. Although most people are able to find something more normal to become obsessed with for a 5 hour period (a difficult jigsaw puzzle, a dirty house) I – apparently – am not terribly creative. Unverified […]

Are You Still Talking About Yourself on Social Media?

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I’ve now finished recording ten videos sharing my favorite (make that least favorite) social media pet peeves. The tenth video, below, shares the topic I found myself most annoyed by: people who talk about themselves too much on social media. It’s a common trap to fall into — wanting to promote your own work — but […]