Hey Atlanta! Blogalicious is BACK!

My favorite conference is back in Atlanta!

I’m so excited to attend #Blogalicious8! (I can’t believe this is the 8th year! Wow!)
Though I’m technically a “seasoned” blogger / social media professional and I’ve been a speaker at this conference before, this year will be a new experience for me. I feel like I’m starting over with the launch of My Single Serving Life so I am attending like a “newbie” who’s eager to learn and engage. I’ve been out of the “blogger hustle” game for a while and things certainly have changed, but I’m ready and I can’t wait to #DoEpicShit this weekend!

“The Journey” of My Single Serving Life Begins Today

At long last “The Journey” of My Single Serving Life (in other words, the blog) is finally LIVE!

No better day to launch than my 44th birthday, right? At long last, you will get to read my tales from Costa Rica and Nicaragua as well as my other adventures in travel, food, love, and life!
I’ve only got a few posts up so far, but you know there’s more where that came from.
This Journey will be more random than chronological but in either case, it will be enlightening as it entertains… as usual.

www.mysingleservinglife.com/blog

 

Coming Soon… My Single Serving Life: A Live Memoir

The book “Eat Pray Love” gave me the inspiration… The movie “Fight Club” gave it a name… Speaking at BlogHer and my trip to Costa Rica gave me the courage to make this four-year long dream a reality.

It’s not a blog… it’s a live memoir. More than that, it’s an adventure… and I’m inviting you to ride shotgun.

Are you coming?

Great! Go to www.mysingleservinglife.com to be personally notified when it officially goes live!

My “Single Serving Life” Begins Here…

Tomorrow, I embark on my very first real adventure. No work. No family. Just me (and a small travel squad) I’m going to Costa Rica and Nicaragua for 6 days. In addition to putting a much-needed stamp in my barren passport, this trip marks the beginning of a mental, spiritual, and physical journey that I’ve been planning in my head for nearly 4 years… To have my own version of “Eat Pray Love” while being a minivan-driving-single-mom-on-a-budget. Thanks to Tawana Smith of Moms Guide to Travel, I’m finally on my way to making what I thought would always be a dream written in my journal a reality. In approximately 24 hours, I will be blissfully submerged in la “Pura Vida!”

I’m Speaking at BlogHer16!

I am beyond THRILLED to announce that I will be speaking at this years,  BlogHer “Experts Among Us” Conference in Los Angeles!

To return to the conference that launched the BlogRollers and, by extension, my entire career as a blogger is so surreal.  To return as a speaker is… well… unreal!  I’m no stranger to speaking at blogger/social media conferences, but BlogHer has always been “the BIGGIE” for me.  Frankly, I never thought I’d ever speak there.  And definitely not now after such a long time “out of the game.”

Most of you may remember, I took some time off between 2012 and 2015 to assess what I really wanted (and needed) in this digital space. What I discovered was that “writing” is why I started blogging in the first place… and it’s what I wanted (and needed) to get back to.  Who knew that the folks at BlogHer would find this to be a suitable (and timely) Open Lab topic for their attendees.

BlogHer’s Open Labs are designed to give the attendees hands-on access to experts who’ll answer questions and help sharpen skills.  It’s different than a typical conference session.  No podium.  No panel. No formal presentation.  No lecture.  It’s more like a collaborative “workshop” with a discussion and an exchange of ideas.  Completely right up my alley!

I’m excited to lead my Open Lab “You’ve been blogging so long, you’ve forgotten how to write” at this conference! I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences as a writer and a blogger and managing the space between the two.  If you are attending the conference, I hope to see you there!