I don't even know where the time and days are going this year... but I guess that's every year, right? Does anyone NOT feel like this? I'd love to know. On my mind... I've been taking my marketing and networking offline more lately. I set a goal at the beginning of the year to attend one in-person networking event per month, and so far I'm averaging two or three. As an introvert it can be exhausting, but I also feel like I'm finally establishing some roots in an area. Pittsburgh has a lot to offer for female entrepreneurs, so it's really exciting.
What I'm loving... All the live music I get to see in Pittsburgh. Everything from The Lumineers and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness to local blue grass bands in the War Streets Brewing garage, it's all fun.
Last weekend I made new friends at a concert and we accidentally stood in line to meet Atlus Genius. They did put on a great show, so even though we were trying to find Andrew McMahon, it's all good!
Reading... GUYS. You have to read The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington. I knew sleep was important, but this book is still changing how and why I'll prioritize it.
Anticipating... Aaron and I finally booked a vacation at the end of April. If you have any recommendations for things to do in the Florida Keys, let me know!
Learning... How to customize Squarespace templates. I'm working on something exciting that I can't wait to unveil. My Instagram stories will have sneak peeks over the next few weeks.
Now, on to this week's round up!
Marketing + Entrepreneur Lifestyle Round-up:
» As introverts, the thought of talking with a client about money can create a lump in your stomach the size of an exercise ball. Erika understands this and in her kind way provides amazing tips plus 4 polite fill-in-the-blank client scripts to help you be a boss.
» Not using "Nofollow links" properly can get you into big trouble with Google - even if you think you're doing everything right. This post explains why and what you can do to protect yourself.
» JPG? PNG? GIF? Not sure what the difference is or when you should use which graphic format? Read this.
» Although owning a business is amazing it definitely comes with periods of stress and overwhelm... especially if you suffer from migraines like I do. Taking care of ourselves is vital to keeping our businesses moving forward. Here are 5 major migraine culprits and how you can avoid them.
» I don't know about you, but finding my voice and writing the copy for my business was something I struggled with when I first started my blog. This post is filled with 16 ways you can update your website copy in one day and attract the right kind of audience.
» Speaking of website copy, here are 3 client questions your website homepage should answer.
» I love getting my hands on productivity tips that help me to stay focused and moving forward. Alexandra explains how block scheduling can help you not only stay focused but more intentional with your time.
» If you've been following my blog for awhile you know how important I think self-care is and even more so when running a business or side hustle. It's important to build smart work habits and ensure your well-being so that you can stay creative and keep your business thriving.
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