Chatterbox Christie

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I’m a Little Bit of a Big Deal on Medium

Today, I am 30 days into my “100 Days of Creative Self-Care!

You may remember that part of my plan for this project was to write and submit my writing fearlessly. I’m happy to say that within this first trimester, I am already reaping the rewards. In addition to writing something every day (whether I publish it or not), I have been consistently writing on Medium and mustered up the courage to submit a few stories to popular publications.  I am now a “Top Writer” on Medium in the “This Happened to Me” category.   Continue reading

I #DoEpicShit on Medium

Did you know I write on Medium?

Well if you didn’t, now you do! It’s one of my favorite places to write AND read! If you’ve never experienced this platform, you are missing out on some amazing storytelling!

Medium recently rolled out a new feature on their mobile app called SERIES which has opened up a new and exciting way for me to share my writing. It’s like Instagram Stories and a Blog had a baby that doesn’t disappear in 24hrs and I’m able to add to the story… like chapters in a book or episodes in a “series” (get it)

I’m excited to share my first (of many) series with you, DO EPIC SHIT! You must have the Medium app to read it.  If you like it, CLAP (you’ll see what I mean) and share it with your friends!  If you really like it,  subscribe to the series so you will know when I add the next installments!

Christie’s DO EPIC SHIT on Medium

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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!

#BlogHer16 and the Evolution of an Influencer (a different kind of conference recap)

If I could sum up my BlogHer16 experience in one word, it would be SURREAL.

I came in with uneasiness and certainly of my presence and purpose but left with a renewed sense of confidence and clarity of what the next leg of my journey will entail.

I decided to do this recap a little differently this time. Instead of the usual scripted observations and lessons learned or summarized play-by-play of conference events (that you can read on the website), I decided to share my experience as it happened to me and exactly as I wrote it in my journal while I was there. A stream of consciousness… real and raw. It has only been edited for grammar. Yes, I give my journal entries titles and yes, this IS how I really write in my journal. I am a storyteller, after all.  Take a dive inside my mind…  Continue reading

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!

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