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 […]

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 […]

Staying Active When You Work from Home

  By Claudia Young, team member When you work with others, you are basically forced to work all day or at least look like you’re always working on something. When you work from home, you are your own boss and sometimes that means you give yourself too many breaks. “I don’t technically have anything due […]

Shannon’s reflections on her internship with Jamie’s Notebook

By Shannon Farr All college students struggle with balancing their classes with their social lives, all while trying to figure out what to do with the rest of the lives. Some college students, not all, have to juggle a job or an extra-curricular club. Fewer still, there are those college students who have to balance […]

Tips for working from home successfully

  By Claudia Young, team member Haven’t read my first blog from this series? Check out my first blog in this series here. One month of full-time freelance: done. I’m struggling to find the balance between work and play. Since we just moved into our new house, I have a huge personal to-do list on top […]

Being Productive As A Full-Time Freelancer

  By Claudia Young, team member This month, I am venturing into full-time freelance work. And to be honest, it’s terrifying. I have a Type A personality, but I know that staying at home makes it hard for me to get things done. I turn into a hermit that forgets to shower and eat meals, […]

Book recommendations for leaders

  By Shannon Farr, writing intern In every area of life, if you want to make a change or alter how you do things, the best way to find inspiration is through the examples of others. Sometimes, this can mean modeling your work ethic after a particular individual. Other times, this means relying on the […]

4 Quotes to Inspire Any and All Small Business Owners

  By Shannon Farr, writing intern As you can imagine, as an English major, I read quite a few novels, plays, and even poetry. I spend most of my evenings curled up on my couch, reading one book or another, sipping on my glass of wine. The other night, I was reading a book for […]