Blog Smarter and Eat Breakfast Too

A frustrated blogger at the computer
She’ll feel much better if she attends the Smart Bloggers Breakfast on January 16th. :)

Optimize your blogging practices at Fairhaven’s first Smart Bloggers Breakfast.

Enjoy fresh coffee and delectable breakfast options while learning the latest blogging tips & tricks.

Download the Smart Bloggers Breakfast flyer pdf.

The Smart Bloggers Breakfast is a practical, delicious hour packed with one or more topics of special interest to smart bloggers:

  • time-saving tips and tricks
  • trends in content development
  • reviews of useful widgets
  • blog organization and scheduling suggestions
  • oodles of off-the-wall information

It’s all dedicated to making you a smarter, more successful blogmeister. All blog and content development skill levels are welcome. Topic-specific downloads will accompany the session. Future titles will be posted so you can plan accordingly.

This month’s topic is:
The 10 Smartest Blogging Practices of the Year
Jan 16, 2014; 8 AM to 9 AM
$10 at the door (cash/check only)
Magdalena’s Creperie in Fairhaven across the street from the Village Green

I start at 8 AM sharp so please get there early to settle in with your Magdalena’s Creperie breakfast eats. The food costs extra but it’s so darn yummy. Use the form below for questions. Hope to see you there! :) 

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As a self-employed single mom of two teens, my plate is constantly full. In the past I’ve typically used pressure to help me manage the demands.

Pressure Works But it Sucks

Dave paddling in front of an oil tanker.
Dave responds well to pressure.

Pressure galvanizes my attention. It’s a hangover from cramming for tests. Unfortunately, like cramming, it has the same end result: things get done but nothing sticks.

  • Pressure doesn’t cultivate excellence.
  • It doesn’t change behavior. 
  • It perpetuates last-minute living.
  • It’s an exhausting way to live.

A few years ago I started to categorize my tasks as pleasant and unpleasant. It was all tongue-in-cheek. Someone would ask, what are you doing today? I’d smile and answer,
“I have several things to do, some of which are unpleasant.”
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