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Blogging Laryngitis

You know that feeling when you have laryngitis? Straining to make noises, a sore/achy throat, and feeling the effects of vocal fatigue? You know that you should probably rest your voice, even though you have a lot to say? That’s how I’ve felt lately with my blogging. I have said so many things on my […]

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Hi, I’m Nicole

In preparation for my 3rd BlogHer conference, I wanted to give a little updated bio for my new friends visiting the site. I began blogging in 2002, and this is my personal/memoir blog. My love for writing began when I was 13 years old. My family moved from Portland, Oregon to Salt Lake City, Utah, […]

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June Update

Last weekend I went to a blogging conference, passed out business cards, and hung my head in shame that I had not updated my blog in SIX WEEKS (what kind of blogger am I??) So now I am writing to rectify this. In my defense, I have posted at Beauty and the Bypass a few […]

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How Did You Find My Blog?

Sometimes I can’t believe the funny searches people Google to find my blog. Checking my Google Analytics account is sometimes funnier than the spam messages I get. Especially when they find posts that have two very unrelated post topics combined into one search. As I’ve worked in the search engine optimization industry this year, I’ve […]

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Not a Mommy Blogger

Since I’ve been living in Utah again, I’ve had lots of opportunities to meet fellow bloggers. Combined with the blogging conferences I’ve attended over the last 2 years, I’ve made some amazing contacts. Some are photography bloggers, some are adoption advocates, some do professional blogging on behalf of businesses. Last week I attended a meetup […]

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TMI Friday: Don’t Mess With My Peeps, Yo!

I’m Nicole, and I’m a Mormon. But I don’t always feel comfortable talking about religion on my blog. As I’m sure most people do in their life, I have had questions about my faith. I have heard unsavory stories of things that have happened through the history of my church. I have lived half of […]

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Is It Worth It?

Is it worth it to ask for help? Is it worth it to try and try and fail every time? Is it worth pouring your heart out, if you aren’t strong enough to handle rejection or silence? Or if your honest pleas for emotional support are met with nonchalance…because eventually you’ll be able to snap […]

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Non-Tangible Birthday Gifts

Saturday is my birthday. Other than being excited to see friends for the Frida Tweetup – whoop-de-doo. Make no mistake about it, I do love my birthday. Born on February 5th, I’ve said since about 1985 – “Feb 5 is a great day to come alive.” It’s situated far enough past Christmas that budgets have […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Nicole’s Knotty Hair

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Putting the CUTE back into CuteCultureChick

I may not be everyone’s ideal of beauty, but I am beautiful. At least, I believe I am most of the time. The last 24 hours have really rocked my world. An article by Maura Kelly was posted yesterday, via the Marie Claire website, entitled “Should Fatties Get A Room (Even on TV?).” In this […]

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