Best of What's AroundHappy Sunday! It’s time for another edition of the Best of What’s Around, where I share some of my favorite blog posts and articles I’ve read this week. I hope that you will enjoy them as much as I have. If you find something amazing that you think I should include in next week’s round-up, let me know on Facebook or Twitter, or send me an email. Feel free to self-promote! If you’ve written something you think is excellent, I want to see it!


The Best of What’s Around


15 Surefire Ways to Impress People – I LOVE this. I was an a conference over the weekend, and of course when you’re networking, you want to put your best foot forward. This piece from Becoming Minimalist lists some surefire ways to impress people – and they have nothing to do with how much money you make, what your job title is, or how many followers you have on Twitter. This is not a new post, but I saw it for the first time this week, and it was too good not to share.


Ella’s Project – I am on the board of a fabulous non-profit called the Monkey Do Project. We partner with organizations in the Appalachian Region of the United States to help those affected by poverty. The four-year-old daughter of our director was the inspiration for this project, designed to bring comfort to young children. Please consider how you can help this great cause.


3 Big Reasons to Attend Blogging Conferences – Julie of Dutch Being Me wrote a great piece for Prime Parents’ Club about how blogging conferences are beneficial to bloggers. Since I got back from my first blogging conference yesterday, I can fully endorse this article. Julie is on point, and I absolutely agree with her. If you’re serious about blogging, do everything you can to make it to a conference.


Hope your week is fabulous!


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