Will You Help? A Once-in-a-Lifetime International Ambassadorship

#Come2Germany Ambassador

I’m in the runnings to become an official social media ambassador for the German National Tourism Office, so I decided to start an Instagram campaign called ‪#‎29Reasons‬ to‪#‎Come2Germany‬ to remind you to cast your votes, and to inspire you to visit this beautiful country I get to call home! Each day … Continue reading

Day 15 of My 30 Day Pinterest Challenge

MilliGFunk's 30 Day Pinterest Challenge - Day 15

I kicked off a personal 30 Day Pinterest Challenge 15 days ago. “Does deleting pins help increase Pinterest engagement?” I wondered. It’s beginning to look like it does. Keep reading to learn more. Here’s what my Pinterest Analytics looked like on May 12th (Day 1): And here’s what they look like today, May … Continue reading

My 30 Day Pinterest Challenge

Pinterest Analytics MilliGFunk

Does deleting pins really help to increase Pinterest engagement? I’m about to find out. Here’s a snapshot of my current (May 12th, 2015) Pinterest analytics:   I’m getting an average of 895 daily impressions and 622 average daily viewers. Each month, I have an average of 8,367 viewers (awesome, right?), … Continue reading

Why Every Other Tweet Should Be Conversational

Twitter has its merits, but making your voice heard in such a crowded space can feel daunting. This week I had an ah-ha Twitter moment: Distinguishing yourself on Twitter doesn’t require a complex strategy; it just requires you to converse more often. Specifically, every other tweet you post should be … Continue reading

Stormy Days

Stormy Days

Small Shaw woke me up early this morning. She was hungry, scared, and crying in her crib. I sat with her, comforted her, nursed her, and got her back into bed for some much needed sleep (for her) and alone time (for me). After I got her back into bed, I … Continue reading

Follow Me on Bloglovin’

  Shamefully, it never really occurred to me to ask you to follow me on Bloglovin’. That is, it never occurred to me until I realized that I only had 15 Bloglovin’ followers (compared to more than 400 on Pinterest, more than 200 on Facebook, and more than 2,700 on … Continue reading

Marrying the Army on the Tonya Hall Radio Show

If you live in Colorado Springs, you probably know the sports station SportsAnimal 1300 AM. On Monday morning, I had the opportunity to be live on air with one of the station’s radio show hosts, Tonya Hall. Tonya’s self-titled show is all about “Embracing the Power of Social Media”, and … Continue reading

The Funk Takes on Colorado Radio

Later this morning, I’ll make my way up 1-25 to the north side of Colorado Springs, where I’ll meet Tonya Hall to be a guest on her radio program, The Tonya Hall Show. Tonya was in the audience when I spoke at Jeff Pulver’s 140 Character Conference Small Town in … Continue reading

Army Wife Healthy Relocation Tips

Because I’ve moved several times in my adult life for my own education and career, I have become something of an expert at adapting to new towns. My best advice to women who are preparing for a relocation is two-fold: 1. Stay active physically through exercise. 2. Reach out to … Continue reading

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