The Post-Holiday Blues

I love the holiday season, but I dread when it’s over.

For someone like me that works alone (and has a lot of quiet time to myself), I look forward to having friends and family home for the holidays. It’s so different from my normal day-to-day. There’s so much life! And noise! And excitement!

But every year, right after the holidays, I find myself in a rut.

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My First College Intern: Lessons Learned & Future Plans

My first ever college intern and I just finished up last week. 😱 Can you believe it?! Time flies, man.

Katelyn, a junior at one of the local universities (English major) signed on in August to work with me over the course of the semester. She’s getting into finals in the next few weeks, so we wrapped things up right around Thanksgiving. Here’s what I learned from the experience.

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Gettin' Hired (Is Hard To Do)

Getting hired feels really hard sometimes, doesn’t it? Whether it’s for an amazing in-house gig at a company you admire, or a remote job that would eliminate your life-sucking commute each day, or even a freelance opportunity with a dream client—it’s not an easy process.

Not only do you have to stand out from the pile of applicants, but if you do, perchance, get noticed, then you have to dazzle during the interviewing process. So, erm...how do you do that?

I somehow figured out how to do that not once, but *TWICE* not too long after I graduated college.

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My Favorite Writing Strategy EVER (A how-to!)

Writing Conversationally

I’ve had a few clients come to me specifically because they wanted me to create content with a nice, light, readable tone.
 
It feels conversational, and therefore, it fosters a connection with readers right off the bat. It’s not robotic or overly formal—which is a problem many businesses struggle to overcome with their audiences. They sound more like a faceless organization than real human beings running a company.

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