Introducing life & beth: My New Blog

I love to write. About anything. And everything. This site has been active in one form or another since 2006. Since then, I’ve written about life with teenagers, sending kids off to college, special family occasions, things that make me mad, killing a snake, creepy t-shirts seen at Wal-Mart, strange dreams, Cardinal baseball, and places […]

How to Do the Internet in Style

The other day I outed myself on Instagram. As I do have a bit of pride, it took some guts for me to do it, and some might say it would have been better left unseen. I might agree, except that there’s a point. In my own defense (and I realize I need one), I […]

Dear Customer: You’re Fat and You Stink. Please Buy From Us.

Email marketing can be an effective tool — sometimes. Anyone with an interest in email knows that a strong subject line is the key to getting your message opened. I’m not sure the subject line below is the best approach. Here’s how this recent email from AARP (Yeah, I know) looked in my inbox. I’ll […]

WordCamp Birmingham: Much Goodness

I just came back from WordCamp Birmingham. It was the third WC Birmingham I’ve attended and it’s always one of my favorites. Here’s a brief summary of the sessions I attended. Grow Your Business with the Power of People By Syed Balki If anyone knows how to build and monetize valuable Web properties, it’s Syed. […]