• Bandwidth Management

    June 18, 2019 Kate

    A year or so ago (thanks to my friend Kathryn Hofer’s teachings in The Quarterly) I starting tracking my energy in an effort to come up with a better daily/weekly schedule for myself. I think I even wrote about it briefly. Wait… *checks archives* FOUND IT. When we think about scheduling, we often look at…

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  • On Being A Beginner. Again…

    June 7, 2019 Kate

    It’s been eight months since I got a concussion. I don’t think the concussion itself was particularly “bad” (aka I wasn’t in some crazy high-impact accident), but the way I hit my head kinked my neck and apparently that’s to blame for the headaches I’ve had since. Physio helped, but for the first three months…

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  • The (Unseen) Benefits Of Blogging

    June 5, 2019 Kate

    At Mastermind last week a friend of mine, Steph, said that she wanted to get serious about giving daily blogging a try. Like me, she’s done experiments in the past where she’s blogged every day for a month. Also like me, she’s a huge fan of Seth Godin. And if you’ve followed Seth for any…

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  • VLOG: Why My Blog Is Not A Business

    April 30, 2019 Kate

    Welcome to the first One Take Tuesday! In which I sit down, turn on my camera, and riff on a topic. No stopping and starting, no editing, simply whatever comes out in the first take is what you get. :) As I explain in the video, the last couple of months I started to feel…

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  • VLOG: Instagram Burnout & Why We Focus On The Wrong Metrics

    March 28, 2019 Kate

    It’s funny how going a few days without something (say, Instagram) highlights all the things you love, and hate, about it. This weeks video kicks off with a wee rant on some of the Instagram tactics I’m burnt out on and progresses into me—once again—talking at you about the importance of not losing sight of…

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  • VLOG: How To Be On Social Media Without Feeling Like Absolute Garbage

    February 27, 2019 Kate

    The fact that I thought I could do this video in under 10 minutes is, well, laughable. If we learned anything from my last YouTube video, it’s that I have a lot of thoughts FeeLinGs and OpiniOns*~ when it comes to social media. This week we’re digging into how I’ve created social media sharing guidelines for…

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  • VLOG: Social Media Advice (A Rant??) For Creatives

    February 13, 2019 Kate

    Welcome back! To another YouTube video! In which I give you the social media advice you never asked for! YAY. No growth hacks or step-by-step how-to guides. Just riffing on a few things, because I’ve been having conversations with creative entrepreneurs lately around how they “should” use social media (particularly Instagram) and I’m sensing… lots of…

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  • Seasonal Wreath Made With Vintage Merino Roving

    February 1, 2019 Kate

    You know when you’re walking and you think to yourself, “I should make a [insert thing here]!” and then you get home and proceed to pull out every craft supply/utensil you own, staring at it on the floor until you come up with The Thing? Mhm, well, that’s how this happened. I was walking home…

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  • (Another) Embroidered Knit Pillow

    January 31, 2019 Kate

    Another one! Yay! It’s been a while since I made one of these (you can see the original version here, a colourful version here, and the tutorial teaching you how to make your own here). I’ve had people reach out over the years asking to buy these, and I’ve always said no (read as: large fear…

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  • VLOG: My Recent (And Current!) Makes

    January 30, 2019 Kate

    We’re back on the YouTubes! This week I’m sharing what I’ve made recently, what I’m currently working on, and what I hope to dig into next (spoiler alert: I want to dig into all the things). Projects mentioned: 1. Embroidered Knit Pillow. Own design, made from Dominion Textile yarn from the 70s? 80s? 2. Ondawa Sweater…

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