It's so funny how when your life changes, people on the "inside part of outside" of your life change too. Many of my colleagues and friends have stuck with me, stayed in touch, actually interacted with me, but to be honest most have not. And you know what? That's okay. Because my life, my passions, my plans... have changed quite a bit since you probably last talked with me. And I'm SUPER THRILLED about it! :) So, … [Read more...] about The “What The Hell Is Going On With Lara?” Post
So by now you may or may not have seen the announcement about a new step in my career, that I've been given a wonderful opportunity to work with a whole bunch of amazing people I adore. I've been hired as the Community Manager for Blog World and New Media Expo, and I'm really excited! While this means that I will no longer be the Community Manager for ProBlogger, I will still be offering my online strategy … [Read more...] about On The Closing of Doors, and Opening of New Ones…
So as some of you may know, I've been at this internet stuff for quite some time. I've worked with Fortune 100 corporations and A-List bloggers, I've built websites and blogs for everyone from the stay-at-home mom to blog networks and businesses small and large. I used to only offer my consulting to current clients who hired me for their web and community projects, but I've had a slight change of heart... I'm now … [Read more...] about Now Offering Internet Strategy Coaching
After a recent thread in the ProBlogger Community about a member who was having trouble working his "About Me" page, I decided I need to do some restructuring with my own sections of this site. In doing that, I'm writing this post because where I came from to be where I am today is sort of a long story, and I feel it deserves it's own separate post. [easyazon-image-link asin="0783233523" alt="Gorillas in the Mist" … [Read more...] about My Not-So-Official, Official Story
All through college, I'd been working full-time for Neopets, Inc. as their Senior Site Monitor. Back then, Neopets had been pretty new, and contrary to what you might believe, was originally created for college kids to have a place to let off some steam. In those days (before "lawyerbot", if you're familiar), we used trial-and-error to figure out how to deal with issues that were highly sensitive. We also had a … [Read more...] about Managing an Online Kids’ Community? 5 Things to Remember
I posted this tweet earlier this morning that received not one, but two good questions from @UnKit, and I decided to take it to the blog. She said, "Censor, or not to censor, that is the question." I've seen this problem crop up a lot, and my answer to her was very simple (thanks, 140) so I figured I'd elaborate on it here, since it flows with my previous post. Mediation vs. Parenting If someone comes in and … [Read more...] about To Censor, Or Not To Censor?