As you well know from the previous blog post Daytime TV Obsessions Working from Home, I’m a regular viewer of The Chew. Well…it looks like I’m going to have to find something else to have on in the background while working since this Friday (tomorrow) is the very last day The Chew will be on air.
I can’t lie…it’s not my favorite show in the world, but I did enjoy it and part of me feels really badly for the hosts – and their entire cast and crew totaling 150 people. How do I know how many people work on the show? Carla Hall has repeatedly mentioned this week and last week how many people will be out of a job.
While the hosts – Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Michael Symon – have tried their hardest to make these last few days as upbeat and fun as possible, but it seems they all have more of an edge to them in the form of quips being said on air about being cancelled / out of a job.
Today they recorded the show for today (Thursday) as well as their Grand Finale taking place tomorrow (Friday). I know I’ll definitely watch to see what happens, what else is said and how many tears are shed.
Take a look at how the hosts reacted when finding out they were being cancelled. (via Deadline)
My favorite season is DEFINITELY summer! That’s right…I love summer in Florida. For me, every weekend is about hitting the pool or beach, riding with the top down and sipping on summer-inspired cocktails at restaurants along the beach and intracoastal.
This summer, I’ve vowed to do more than my usual routine (even though it doesn’t get old for me). I want to take more advantage of Florida in the Summer. In case you need a little inspiration for your summer (at least when it’s not pouring outside), take a look at my summer bucket list below.
- Visit a natural spring in Florida
- Pedal power my Summer by booking a Cycle Party tour with friends and family
- Ride my bicycle more around town
- Make my way to Miami more and visit unique locations like Concrete Beach Brewery
- Write more (see…I started already!)
- Go hair-free with Body Details to make Summer fun even easier
What do you want to accomplish this summer?
It’s been over 5 years now that i’ve pretty much been working from home. I can’t even imagine going back into an “office setting” – no matter how open-concept or work/fun balance it may be. Obviously, you have to get into the grove of the work-from-home lifestyle and routine. I myself am more of a morning worker starting at around 6 or 7am. It’s so awesome! It feels like you’re cheating on the world…getting work done while others are still sleeping. (Granted the same is true for night owls like my biz partner Emily!)
One thing that has significantly changed since going from a regular office to working from home is my “background noise” that keeps me company during the day.
It may sound crazy, but it’s become a very important part of my day. I obviously stay informed on what’s going on in the world and I get great ideas for clients. TV doesn’t always have to be the enemy…it can be a very useful tool. Take a look at my TV day during work below!
Breakdown of my Work Day – TV Style
- 6 – 9am: Today Show / local news
- 9am – 12pm: Netflix / recorded shows from the night before
- 12 – 1pm: Local news yet again
- 1 – 2pm: The Chew (which I won’t be watching much longer since they’re being cancelled – another blog post for another time)
- 2 – 4pm: Combination of Food Network and HGTV (depending on the day)
- 4 – 6pm: Local news for the last time before making dinner
Obviously there are variations of my TV/work day, but for the most part that’s what’s on in the background keeping me company and inspiring me throughout the day!
Here at Mugsy PR, we know the value and importance of blogging. It’s a great way to educate the world while taking some time for yourself…that’s how I look at my blogging time anyway. Are you having trouble getting started or finding yourself stuck in a blogging rut? Take a look at our 5 easy steps for getting started – or back on track!
- What About What You Like: No one says you have to walk about a “certain” topic. Write about what you like and what you know about and then share it with the world!
- Start Small and Grow: If you’re just getting started, write a couple posts and share it with your close friends first. Once you find your rhythm and voice, you can then share on social media, Linked In, forums, etc.
- Sharing is Caring: Here’s the deal (and what was the hardest thing I had to learn), people want to know about the blogger. Share information about yourself. You don’t have to tell your deepest, darkest secrets, but a little information goes a long way to building your audience.
- Think Mobile: While sometimes it makes good sense to have some longer blog pieces, the truth of the matter is that most people research, read and work (at least a majority of the time) from their phones. I won’t go as far to say keep it simple stupid, but I will say you should think of how much you would want to read from your mobile device.
- Create a CTA: You don’t have to always be selling, but there should always be some form of a call to action. Even a question to be considered should always be left on the mind of your readers.
Now it’s time to get started! Start your blog and start thinking, writing and sharing with the world!
I’ve gotta be honest…I’m not much for resolutions. I am big on goals though. But what’s the difference? To me, resolutions never stick. When it comes to a new year, everyone starts talking about resolutions, fresh starts and drastic changes to their lives. While I believe this is a great way to think for a new year (especially when it comes to bettering your health, finances, life, etc.), the word “resolution” still has such a negative connotation for me.
Since “resolution” is most notably linked to the term “New Year’s Resolution” I automatically think that it’s something that will never be completed – since almost all of mine go unfinished. It may be just semantics, but I’m a much bigger fan of the word “goal”. I can set my own goals at any time of the year without the pressure of all that New Year excitement. I can amend my goals as I go to further the success already obtained from the original goal!
Here’s the bottom line. A resolution is what you set to “fix” something. A goal is what you set to fulfill your dreams and ambitions. So this year, I will be setting no resolutions…only goals.
Wishing you all a wonderful and safe New Year!