sharing is caring: friday links


Below are a collection of sites to help me unwind and catch up on the week, with their well-curated Friday Links. Each site has a different mix of links, making it a great way to unearth something else that’s blowing up in another corner of the internet that I wasn’t aware.

As I monitor my internet habits, which are routine and predictable, I sometimes worry that I, live in my own bubble, reading and engaging with the type of content that I already like. What a scary thought! The implications are too grand and serious, hence, the importance of leaving my internet comfort zone.

The argument can be made the even these links are curated to my preference, but it’s better than nothing.

1. Cup of Jo
2. Swiss Miss
3. Hither and Thither
4. Say Yes
5. Cupcakes and Cashmere

Photo by Niilo Isotalo on Unsplash

note to self: nytimes sections to read

Reading any daily newspaper can be overwhelming and instead of throwing my arms up in the air because I feel helpless, I’ve learned that it helps to go back to certain sections of the Times to continue to be an informed citizen.

1. Smarter Living
2. Letter of Recommendation
3. Well
4. Trending
5. Modern Love

And The Atlantic, which I end up reading a lot more than NYTimes lately.

What are your favorite sections to read? Or other periodicals?

Photo by Reynier Carl on Unsplash

note to self: stop making these email mistakes


I’ve been enjoying nuggets of wisdom from newsletters and this morning, I received two tips about writing emails that were worth saving.

[1] Kat’s tip about writing better questions in emails

It’s tempting to think that this multiple choice approach makes it easier for the respondent to reply…However, I’ve found that the opposite is actually true. I receive a much clearer response when I ask a short and direct question—as opposed to relying my previously long-winded approach.

Example: Should I include images in this article? Or, should it just be strictly text? vs. Should I include images in this article?Read More »

a beginner’s guide to google ad words


In an effort to learn online marketing, I started Google’s Academy for Ads. The bite-sized lessons were pretty informative, although it was a bit redundant at times.

I really liked the ability to take an exam either at the beginning or at the end of each module to get a sense of what I really know, instead of feel like I know.

Below are notes from AdWords Fundamentals and happy to report that I passed this one! Hope that you find them as useful.Read More »