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How I Really Work From Home

QuickBooks is sponsoring today’s post, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. This is a product that I use on a daily basis and have for the last three years.  It’s officially summer, y’all! Hope everyone had an incredible Memorial Day weekend full of rest, relaxation, and of course, a little bit of fun. The pool at my place officially opened this weekend, which means I spent the majority of time poolside. It is that time of year after all. Can’t believe that in a short few days it’ll already be June. This year has really flown by, and it seems like just yesterday that I was sharing my plans for the year with y’all. Complete with a home office set-up that’s already changed at least once since then. What can I say, I’m a bit indecisive when it comes to my work environment. Truth be told, my usual work environment looks like what you see today; me on the couch with coffee and phone in hand and Macbook on the coffee table. See, being self-employed isn’t nearly as glamorous or “Instagram-worthy” as most of us make it out to be. There are definitely days (many days) that…

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About the Instagram Shadow Ban

If you work in the same industry as myself I’m almost positive you’re aware of the Instagram Shadow Ban. But just in case, let me summarize; several accounts began to notice their posts not showing up under the hashtags they tagged their photos with. If you’re not familiar with how Instagram works, that may not seem like a big deal, but it is. For folks like myself hashtags are how we market our photos and hopefully reach new audiences. So having them not show up is a pretty big deal.  I had heard about it for weeks through various Facebook groups that I’m in and ignored it for the most part. Why? Because there seems to be a new Instagram rumor every week or two. And I didn’t put much stock in this one. That is until I saw a sharp drop in engagement. Then I realized something may be up. Time to do some digging. A tool is now available that checks accounts for the “ban” and sure enough I’m on there. The weird thing though? I was showing up for a few hashtags but not all of them.  It took me a minute to figure out, but the only hashtags showing…

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Coffee on Ice

Louisville gets a lot of things right, especially in the food and beverage world, except one thing: iced coffee, and it breaks my heart – truly.

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Tuesday Tip:

It looks like Spring is officially here to stay in the Bluegrass, which means several things, but for me personally it means time to start hitting the pavement again. Love running, really do, but when it’s cold out – I just can’t get my butt out the door to run. With warmer, longer days here to stay I’m hoping that’s an issue of the past though. 

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Travel Securely with Sudo

Security is always at the forefront of my mind when I’m on the road. Whether that be where I’m staying, how I’m getting there, or how I’m paying for all of the above, but not anymore – thanks to Sudo. 

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