What I Do
I am a Storyteller
BLOGGER: CHATTERBOX CHRISTIE / MY SINGLE-SERVING LIFE
I’ve told my creative, clever, candid, and heavily caffeinated stories on my ChatterBox Christie blog since 2007. They’ve been a hodge-podge of travel adventures, pop culture rants, mindless musings, ah-ha moments, and reviews of the coolest things I find that make my inner Wonder Woman, Solid Gold Dancer, and Geek-Girl go ga-ga (not necessarily in that order).
In the fall of 2016, I started a new storytelling project called “My Single-Serving Life.” It’s a “live memoir” of tales in my ongoing quest to have “eat pray love” experiences while being a minivan-driving, multi-tasking mom on a serious budget. Travel, food, love, life… and writing my truth one adventure after another.
BEYOND THE BLOG: MEDIUM
Medium is where I write the things that I don’t want to “blog” about. You’ll find collections of long-form essays, fictional short stories, and pieces that might resemble poetry. Grab a cup of coffee, your reading glasses, and curl up with my publications.
AUTHOR, PUBLISHED…AND IN PROGRESS:
I am a published author… and there’s more where that came from. But we’ll get to that a little later.
FORMER CONTRIBUTOR: MODE
I am a former content curator and contributor for the now discontinued online magazine Mode. com. Mode stories are tightly themed collections of articles, places, or products expressing the unique perspective of the story’s creator.
I am an Influencer
Since 2009, I’ve participated in countless digital media campaigns as a brand ambassador and/or social media influencer. I’ve worked with brands such as Walt Disney World, General Motors, Beaches Resorts, Toyota/Lexus, Macy’s, ConAgra Foods, Omni Hotels, The Wine Sisterhood, and more.
I am a ChatterBox
I’ve had the pleasure of being a speaker, panelist, and/or session leader at the following conferences:
BlogHer-Experts Among Us: “Remembering How to Write” (open lab) and “Crafting Your Memoir” (panel)
TechMunch-Atlanta: “Social Media Best Practices” (panel)
The Lady Bloggers Social Online Conference: “What Makes You So Special: Carving out a niche in an over-saturated blogosphere”
Type-A Parent Conference: “Vlogging for Bloggers: From Keyboard to Camcorder”
Execumama’s Women’s Emotional Wellness Conference: “Owning Your Awesomeness”
Blogalicious Conference: “Google Plus and Pinterest: Getting to Know The New Kids”
Social Media Forum: “Introduction to Social Media for Entrepreneurs and Non-Profits”
Moms In Business Unite (Atlanta): “Just Enough Geek to Get You Going”
The Lady Bloggers Social Online Conference: “But Blogging IS A Real Job”
SheStreams Conference: “It’s Not Your Mother’s Radio” (panel) and “Choosing the Right Streaming Platform”
Product Camp (Winter): “Using Bloggers and Social Media for Your Marketing Message”
BarkWorld Expo: “Social Media Productivity and Time Management” and “Blogging, Twitter, Facebook Basics”
Northern District Dental Society: “Smile! You’re On Social Media: Dental Benefits of Being Engaged”
Blogalicious: “Chronicles of Fit Divas: Journeys in Weight Loss and How Social Media Played a Role”
The Lavish Xperience: “But It IS A Real Job: Explaining to Family/Friends Your Social Media Profession”
I am a Social Media/Digital Marketing Content Creator
With nearly a decade of unique social media experience, I understand both sides of the “influencer” coin as I started as a blogger, brand ambassador, and social media influencer myself. Now I use my relentless creativity and passion for social media to create engaging and entertaining digital campaigns, in-person experiences, and influencer programs to help big brands, franchises, small businesses, solo-preneurs, and start-ups tell their stories. The industries I’ve worked with include consumer goods/retail, automotive, entertainment, hospitality/tourism, restaurants, beauty, fitness, and education.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING:
strategic planning and consulting / community management / digital campaign creation, implementation and management / training
website, blog, and/or email content / articles (curated, repurposed and/or original) / ghostwriting / product descriptions / ad and campaign copywriting
marketing materials / presentations / newsletters