Skip to main content

Featured in Tiny House Magazine

Issue 17 of Tiny House Magazine is now available on virtual news stands. You can download it as a PDF or for the iPad.

This issue features my recap of the first ever Tiny House Conference which was held in Charlotte, NC, in April.

Read the excerpts below:

"When I moved into my own tiny home I had no idea how important community would become to me. Before the tiny house I felt entirely disconnected from my own life. It was spend commuting, sitting at a desk, and watching television at various predetermined points on the clock. The tiny house and the drastic shift in consciousness is what allowed for me to change everything. I began to participate in my own local community in a city that I love. I forged virtual relationships with other tiny house builders, bloggers, and enthusiasts. Slowly, one by one, I would meet them in real life. We formed bonds over shared experiences that can't really be understood by just anyone."

"And suddenly our community was all in one place. We were real people bonding over pizza and beer. We were more than tiny home builders or those weird people who live in shoe boxes. We didn't have to talk about how we built the kitchen cabinets or what it is like to use a composting toilet. That's not to say we didn't, but we weren't on display and it felt good."
Buy the issue to read the entire article!


Popular posts from this blog

What Am I Reading on Facebook?

Facebook gets a lot of bad press these days. Many people have threatened to jump ship but the alternatives haven't proven to be sustainable. Facebook is a machine, for better or for worse, and many of us still use it to not only connect with our friends and family but also for our businesses.

I manage 16 different pages for clients or projects. It was 15 until a couple of months ago when I finally decided to bite the bullet and create a professional page for my writing work. Why did it take me so long? I really have no idea but now that I have created it my job is to keep it updated and grow my audience.

I have noticed that Facebook is becoming inundated with types of content pages. Sometimes it can be hard to keep track of them all. For instance, my business page has almost the same name as my personal Facebook timeline. Laura LaVoie and Laura M. LaVoie aren't that much different when you see it quickly scroll past, but for me that M is the distinguishing mark between persona…

Creative Content: What Should You Focus on for Your Website?

There is a lot of information about what businesses should or should not include on their websites. Having a blog is encouraged, but how do you optimize it? Keywords and tags are important, but not if they're part of an incoherent word salad.

As a writer, my goal is to create content for your business that is readable, educational, entertaining, and fits your overall personality and style. 

My earliest lesson with this was for one of my first clients after I started writing full time. I was asked to write a variety of small "vignette" type pages for a wrought iron company. I had to write a lot of them, using specific keywords. I knew if I just wrote the same basic stuff over and over again, it wouldn't attract readers back to their site. And it probably wouldn't convert them to customers.

So, I got creative. But not too creative. I got just creative enough. Here are some examples where the requirement was to work in certain keywords.
Balusters in Buckingham Palac…