Y’all, I just want to keep this simple. It’s the holidays, after all, and I know you’re busy.
May your season be bright.
May your 2019 be full of wanders and wonders.
And may our friendship continue.
All the best from my wee family to you. Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Try as a I do to stay on top of email, sometimes I have to block out some time and really dig in—and now, thanks to working on this piece, I can do that much more effectively now:
Full story: Clean Up Your Email: Whip Your Inbox Into Shape in an Hour
Working on this article really brought home to me why you unique logins are really critical:
Full story: Sharing Passwords Hurts Your Business—Do This Instead
Heading out of the office for the holidays? Here’s what to do before you leave:
Full story: Out of Office Email: How to Handle Email When You’re On Vacation
Why does Valentine’s Day get all the chocolate fun? This holiday season, pair beer and chocolate for events and gifts! Out now in the December issue of the Oregon Beer Growler, and thanks to Bonnie from Euphoria Chocolate Company for the tasty insights!
Full story: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Beer… Giving Beer and Chocolate for the Holidays
By the numbers, during November I wrote 45,278 words, at an average of 1,509 words per day—up quite a bit from October. I wrote every day, which put my writing streak at 411 days in a row as of Nov. 30. That also put my 2018 word count at 491,836.
Yup. That’s right. Home stretch to 500,000 words for the year!
I’m actually just going to spoiler that for you. I crossed the 500K threshold on Dec. 6, and as of Dec. 10 am at 506,155.
Note that I said threshold, not finish line.
Finish line implies stopping. That you reached a final destination.
There is no final destination in writing, except when you decide to stop. And I’m not stopping. There are so many stories to tell. So many wonders to share, joy to kindle, love to reflect. As I plan and look ahead for 2019 and beyond… wow, there’s so much I’m excited to share with you.
To riff off American Revolution hero Captain John Paul Jones, I have not yet begun to write.
General/team email inboxes aren’t just some vanilla business contact need. There’s a lot more they can be doing for sales, customer service, and business growth.
Full story: How Your Info@ Inbox Is Costing You Leads and Sales
This is one of the most fun craft beer stories I’ve gotten to work on. I love how beer has become something that is bringing new life to downtown Eugene: Urban Rebrewal
Full story: Urban Rebrewal: Eugene Breweries Find a Central Home on Willamette Street
As a native Virginia, I’ve been acquainted with various North/South Carolina barbecue styles. So it was exciting to work on a piece about different BBQ styles from around the country. I’m ready to tuck in to some vinegar ‘Q now… what’s your favorite?
Full story: Get to Know These Regional Barbecue Sauce Styles
Food is one of the most fundamental ways that we connect as people. When we constructively use food to build bonds in the workplace, we can have better teams who perform more effectively to build business. How can you use food to build a better workplace?
Full story: Create a Better Workplace with Food