Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018


Before we really get going in 2019, I thought I’d take a look back at 2018. I wrote 29 blog posts last year. And! I moved my blog from Blogger to Squarespace. Well, I didn’t move it, I paid someone to move it, but you know what I mean. Here are my top 10 blog posts of 2018!

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10 Questions NOT To Ask A Social Media Manager

I’m proud of this post, and glad it was my most read post of 2018. This took weeks to write because I had to make a Q&A, send it to the 12 contributors, and then turn everyone’s answers into a cohesive post. If you meant to read this, but forgot, go back and read it. It’ll shed some light on the difference between what I do as a job and what you think I do as a job. Also, if you’re reading this and you own a business and either do the social media yourself (que horror), or push it off to an existing employee with a presumably already full workload (and no background in marketing, branding, or professional social media), spend the money. It’s 2019. If you hired someone to bake cupcakes and you’re making them manage three social media platforms for an extra $200/mo, you’re doing it wrong.


An Interview with Team Clean Owner Candace Mills

Candace is a great role model for anyone looking to start a business, or anyone with a business who’s always interested in how other people manage their shizz. Plus, if you live in the Nashville area, I can’t recommend Candace’s home cleaning service, Team Clean, enough. (They’re also in Memphis and NYC.)


Pros and Cons of Switching to an Instagram Business Profile

The little post that could. I wrote a bunch of posts on hashtags and engagement, but this post on whether or not to switch to a business profile gets tons of page views every week - and it’s almost a year old! I mean, you do you, but holler at me if you want to know more about increasing engagement and/or how to use hashtags correctly.


An Interview with CEO Hannah Schneider

Hannah is a force in the culinary PR world, so I’m not surprised so many people read this. Also, her team at Hannah Schneider Creative reposted the crap out of it, so…. thanks! P.S. Make sure you’re keeping up with Hannah on Instagram. She’s got something new and exciting coming to East Nashville soon.

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An Interview with Journalist and Entrepreneur Kristin Luna

I’ve flown Kristin’s husband. I almost don’t want to explain that and just let you dangle out there wondering what in the world I’m talking about. A few months ago, Kristin convinced me to try acro-yoga and now we have a standing weekly date to fly through the air. Oh, and sometimes her husband, Scott, is there and has to trust my little baby feet with his life, NBD.

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Where Are They Now: Mary Katherine Rooker

Team Taurus! I’ve known Mary Katherine since Revlon rum raisin and low-rise jeans were popular the FIRST TIME, which is why we will not be participating in these trends in 2019, thank you very much. Also, our birthdays are a day apart and as Tauruses, we insist upon you knowing this. All of this being said, I’m really glad so many of you read Mary Katherine’s Where Are They Now follow-up to her 2015 These My Bitches post.


My Friend Amanda

I can’t believe anyone read this besides me and Amanda. Maybe the two of us read it so much that it made my top 10 list. My friend Amanda moved out of state this year to start her PhD candidacy and I wrote this post as a love/goodbye letter to her, and apparently a lot of you liked it. Maybe more of you need to move away? I’m kidding!


An Interview with Filmmaker and Therapist Melisse Tokic

Yay! I’m so glad this interview with Melisse made the list. If you haven’t yet, go check out THE MOVIE Melisse made called Queer and Southern God.


Tips for Being More Authentic Online

Do you follow Dina’s Days? If not, you should. Also, she just started a podcast and it’s great! Dina asked me if I’d talk about being authentic online and this post is the result. Even if you read it the first time, it’s worth a re-read.

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Personal Inventory Day

This is basically an explanation of how I stay organized and the monthly date I make with myself to check in on goals. Seems like January is a good time of year to go back and re-read this, yes? Enjoy!

P.S. If you manage your own social media, here’s a quick guide on how to calculate your engagement rate!

P.P.S. If you’re going to be on social media, follow women you can learn something from, like these 10 female writers!

An Interview with Master Gardener Amy Astrom

An Interview with Master Gardener Amy Astrom

An Interview with Brand Strategist and Creative Director Ashley O'Neill

An Interview with Brand Strategist and Creative Director Ashley O'Neill