Who is using social media and how?

By Mackenzie Mills, writing intern Social media has become all the rage in the last decade, and the popular apps used by millions of people daily do not seem to be going away anytime soon. As a 22-year-old, social media consumes a lot of my life. I probably spend at least 5 hours a day […]

Finding your writing style

By Mackenzie Mills, writing intern Every writer has a unique way of telling their story. Having your own style of writing creates opportunities for you to stand out and be different than “the crowd.” What do you do though, when you don’t know what your technique is, or even know how to find it? I […]

Applications open for GiveCamp NWA 2019 (Press release)

This is a press release I wrote for GiveCamp NWA, which I’m on the board for. Applications open for GiveCamp NWA 2019 Event provides free tech solutions for local nonprofits NORTHWEST ARKANSAS—Local nonprofits can now apply for free tech solutions from GiveCamp NWA, a Northwest Arkansas organization that serves fellow nonprofits. Applications for GiveCamp NWA […]

Giving everyone a voice: My take on WIFA

Did you know that women led the way in the silent film industry? And that it wasn’t until “talkies” started that men got more heavily involved? I didn’t either. It’s just one thing I learned earlier this month during the Bentonville Film Festival, specifically during the Women In Film Arkansas (WIFA) mixer event, which Jamie’s […]

3 Reasons You Should NOT Blog for Your Business

If you clicked on this, you’re probably used to my ironic sense of humor and are looking to see the joke. This is no joke. I usually preach that pretty much every business would benefit from having a blog but today, I don’t want to talk about that. Today, I want to talk about who […]

The Day Facebook Died (and why it shouldn’t have been your website in the first place)

It’s been a week since Facebook and its related apps (Instagram and WhatsApp) went down for more than 12 hours. Have you recovered yet? It was frustrating for most users, especially those who rely on Facebook to communicate with their business customer base. The hashtag #FacebookDown was comical and incredibly ironic, considering Facebook itself had […]

Learn to blog for your business

Jamie Smith with Jamie’s Notebook is offering her workshop Simplifying the Art of Business Blogging to teach the ins and outs of blogging for your business or nonprofit. Jamie Smith is an experienced writer and workshop facilitator based in Northwest Arkansas. This workshop, which is being offered at various locations throughout Northwest Arkansas, teaches: 5 […]

Tips to help writer’s block

By Mackenzie Mills, writing intern As I begin to dive into my writing career, I am finding that there are endless topics to write about. This is great news for me until I sit down and completely blank on what words to put on the page. Most writers who have experienced writer’s block may feel my […]

Introducing Mackenzie Mills

I want to take a moment to introduce my new intern, Mackenzie Mills, who is a 21-year-old Northwest Arkansas native that attends the University of Arkansas as a journalism major. Mackenzie hopes to someday be a novelist and an advocate for mental health awareness. She is a dog mom of two adorable, insane puppies and […]

Video: tips for scheduling blog posts

This casual “Facebook Live” style video talks about how to schedule blog posts for your personal or business blog including how to keep a variety of topics in your schedule and how to decide when to post blogs. We talk about creating an editorial calendar (and how to be smart about it), and other tips […]