Adventures in Miscommunication – or How I Ended up with a Bib and a Box of Tweezers

I usually try and make sure I understand exactly what a company wants when I agree to try out a product or promote anything. I also only agree to promote products I'd actually use, and post honestly about my experience. But sometimes, something goes wrong somewhere and I end up with something completely different than … Continue reading Adventures in Miscommunication – or How I Ended up with a Bib and a Box of Tweezers

That One Time I Didn’t Take the Interview Seriously

I can't remember exactly why I didn't take it too seriously. I think a few opportunities had fallen through recently and I was feeling cautious, so a few red flags made me suspect the e-mail wasn't legit. The person said they were working with Jacksonville Magazine, but the message was from a Yahoo e-mail address, there … Continue reading That One Time I Didn’t Take the Interview Seriously

That One Time I Pressed Publish Instead of Save

One of my favorite things I learned in journalism school was about utilizing the process of the Shitty Rough Draft, or SRD for short. My professor told us to just dump what's in our head onto paper. Then take those words and form your story. It's like working with a lump of clay and forming … Continue reading That One Time I Pressed Publish Instead of Save