© 2016, Lisa Weldon, Inc. Atlanta Creative Strategist

Phew! Another Adventure.

I’m a nervous wreck, that’s all there is to it. A sweet neighbor who knows what’s about to happen, insisted she feed me a quick lunch. I haven’t eaten all day. What’s happening this afternoon was never a dream. I just couldn’t imagine it ever happening. About this time three years ago I was sitting in my […]

Istanbul , New Orleans , News , NYC , Panama , Paris , Shanghai , social media tricks - April 2, 2014

New Orleans ~ The Documentary

A door opened for me this spring. I had the honor of being chosen as one of 27 people from around the US to visit New Orleans for 5 days. While there I was to assess the city’s entrepreneurial rebirth after Katrina. In return for this all-expense paid trip, I was to share, through my […]

New Orleans , social media tricks - October 21, 2012

WiFi { free-wee-fee } in Paris

[blogcount num=51]   My iPhone was my greatest friend while I was in New York last summer. But overseas? A totally different subject. I’ve gotten a zillion different opinions on how to solve the problem. Apparently it totally depends on which phone you own. So I went to the source, the Verizon store, for their […]

Paris , social media tricks - July 9, 2012

My Control Key Quit Working

I spent all day yesterday helping my daughter move to a new apartment. Cleaning bathrooms, hanging up clothes and shower curtains. Got home at almost 11pm, dog tired. I allowed myself to sleep til almost noon, something I don’t remember doing since my 20s. I woke up still groggy. Coffee in hand, I stumbled to […]

Learning , NYC , Paris , social media tricks - July 2, 2012

A Flash Mob in Paree?

Press Here to Watch Video > My crazy sister has signed me up for a Flash Mob crew out of Paris. For those of you who followed my 30-day trek across NYC, you’ll remember I participated in a flash mob up there and it was a blast! The event we did in New York was […]

Paris , social media tricks - May 9, 2012

What’s Your Secret Talent?

I’m busting at the seams to tell you a new idea. My friend, Dee, just told me about a new business she dreams of starting. It’s brilliant. She loves old, pretty china – and for the last few months she’s figured out how to turn that passion into a business. “I’ve made enough to cover […]

aging , Learning , social media tricks - May 7, 2012

Who Am I?

I ‘closed shop’ yesterday about 4pm. It was Friday and I had a list a mile long for the weekend. You see, weekends are when I get to do my fun, ‘frilly’ stuff – like write on my blog, walk the Atlanta Beltline, and meet with my writing group . . . oh, and sleep […]

aging , Learning , social media tricks - April 30, 2012

The Atlanta Beltline : 22 stories around 22 miles

A little over a year ago nine enraged women came into my life. I had met only one of them, Julie. The other eight were total strangers. Today I consider these women some of my best friends. Four or five of them have different color skin than I do. One or two are of a […]

Atlanta Beltline , neighborhoods , social media tricks - April 16, 2012

Too much vanilla ice cream

I came away from yesterday’s WordCamp utterly overwhelmed. Some classes were a bit elementary, others over my head. So many possibilities, so much I want to implement. The amount of work I need to do, in order to get to the level I want to achieve, in the time I want it done, is just […]

Learning , social media tricks - February 4, 2012

Learn in yo’ old age!

Okay, the timer’s clicking. See if I can do another post in 10 minutes. I did my outline in the shower, I’ve poured myself a cup of coffee. And I’ve got to be downtown in 30 minutes. If you’ve got the luxury of being in the second half of your life, free of PTA meetings […]

aging , Learning , social media tricks - February 3, 2012

Time+Execution

Practicing a bit of what I learned at last night’s MeetUp, I sat in my daily bubble bath and did an outline of this morning’s post. The speaker last night drilled this main thought in our heads over and over again: Time + Execution, Time + Execution,Time + Execution. By that he meant, use every single […]

Learning , social media tricks - February 2, 2012

Out of Body Experience

If you have a hankering to learn, the greatest secret these days is MeetUp.com. It’s a website that brings people together by their interests . . . and by zip codes. For instance, tonight I attended a MeetUp on blogging. Over 50 people showed up, all ready to learn and share experiences about their lives […]

Learning , social media tricks - February 2, 2012

NOLA : Getting Socially Connected

In order to ready myself for this New Orleans trip, I’ve been forced to clean up my social media act. I’m in the process of putting all my New York articles on the shelf and opening a new communication path for my New Orleans articles, then another for Paris. One of the first things on […]

Learning , New Orleans , social media tricks - January 31, 2012

Learning Cheap

Since my last child went off to college this fall, I’ve had lots of quiet time around my house. After 25 years of screaming babies, barking dogs, teenagers slamming doors, one would think I would welcome such peace. But it was very hard at first. The solitude was deafening. Six months into it, my tune’s […]

aging , Learning , social media tricks - January 29, 2012

Social Media Sassy

Now that I’ve spent a month learning how to blog, tweet and optimize my search, I am officially hot to trot. I’ve learned how to add keywords, and the right ones at that. How to tag my meta, and raise my Klout. I now speak all these languages: fbml, html seo, cms, as well as […]

social media tricks , Uncategorized - July 24, 2011

DAY SEVEN

“Day Seven” ~ It shakes me up to write those words. My first week has flown by. I’ve worked very hard, not only walking, but also learning how to blog, how to maximize this iPhone, how to tag, add keywords, and basically learn the new language of SEO. Most days I get up by 6 […]

neighborhoods , social media tricks , Uncategorized - July 2, 2011

I’m standing at the door

I’ve had terrible writer’s block. Too many tough things going on in my life the last few weeks. We’ve put our home of 25 years on the market. I’ve had to make some painful decisions about my family, about my future. Let’s just say, I need to get on up to New York and start […]

social media tricks , Uncategorized - June 8, 2011

Hi-Style Bargains

I’m continually amazed by the re-branding and marketing done by the folks at Goodwill Industries. They are just flat smart. Several years ago they developed a virtual fashion show in their Washington, DC store. That one event changed the way people viewed vintage and secondhand clothing. Here they go again, this time in NYC just […]

social media tricks , Uncategorized - April 23, 2011

My job

When I started in my field 35 yeas ago, the tools of my trade consisted of a jar of rubber cement and an exacto knife. My desk tilted upwards and I used a t-square to line up the board on my desk. I used a proportion wheel, a loupe and a blue pencil to make […]

aging , NYC , social media tricks - April 1, 2011

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