January 7, 2016 Jonya Pacey

If you’ve been following along, you know I’m working on a 30 Day Challenge. And I’m behind but that’s what it is; I’m not going to shove paying work to one side while trying to push out some form of a blog post every day. Today’s post is directly from the Challenge and I’m interested in seeing what sort of response I get from this format; a couple of days ago, I did a personal Weekly Wrap Up. Here is a ‘best of’ post to recap the posts from the same time period. The week started at after I’d just freaking…

January 5, 2016 Jonya Pacey

I’m sure it was just a matter of time before I came down with the sniffles – I’m surrounded by people who are getting through and over the winter cold. It’s almost nine at night and I’ve been pretty much on task all day (other than meals. I read during meals which is wonderfully recharging for me).  So this is NOT going to be a very long nor very good post for the day. It’s OK for this website. This is my vanity blog, my website for whining and crowing and just sharing things. Like this picture of my cat. Meet…

December 28, 2015 Jonya Pacey

This is my post about the December 28, 2015 Snowstorm in Minnesota. Others will also write posts (and there will be weather broadcasts and tweets and Facebook posts) but this one is mine.* I’m sitting at my desk at the end of a mostly inefficient day, rather bummed at myself for not having more billable hours and for not keeping a better track of what I’ve been doing so I can see where my time is going. Meh. So…I slept until 8. Drank coffee and messed around with Facebook until 9:12 when I realized what I was doing and got…

November 14, 2015 Jonya Pacey

Am also sitting next to Michelle Davies, who contributes to NEPA Blogs…here we go! Second session! Building organic communities that work! By Adam Dince, who is human (he just said so!). Graduate of St. Kate’s MBA. Vanity metrics, such as likes, are just ‘high fives’ and don’t mean it caused a person to do something. And there is a lot of noise out there. In 2014, Adam discovered TwitterChats. Hash-tagged scheduled conversations. How to cut through the clutter: get a twitter account. Set up a twitter chat – look up #SpoofChat. Adam told us a great story about his group,…

November 14, 2015 Jonya Pacey

Ok, so I want to capture my notes here on this website. This is my second attendance of this conference, and has been fun so far. I found Guy and are meeting some interesting people. Arik Hansen is the first speaker for me – #1 Content shock means there is an infinite amount of content out there and we’ve only got so much attention/ability to focus. Time to get away from the List Posts, the “21 ways…” the “7 vital things….” So instead, zag while everyone else is zigging. Blog about your perspective, your unique take on whatever it is you…

November 14, 2015 Jonya Pacey

I’m going to this thing tomorrow at St. Catherine’s University. There’s guilt, cause I’ve been a bad blogger and haven’t made the time to write. And yeah, I *could* blame FaceBook and the wonderful people I talk to there, but frankly that’s a crock and a cop-out. But whatever. I can change! Hundreds of bloggers will be gathered for the 6th Annual Minnesota Bloggers Conference tomorrow and I’m going to be my charming self and tell people about me and about my business. I’m going to try to connect with people who will inspire me to be authentic and to…