Trying to Host a Book Release Party Has Proven Far More Difficult Than I Imagined

When I was finalizing the last steps of my book, I started to research different marketing options to help spread the word about my literary feat, one of them being a book launch/release party. The idea was simple: host a party at a local bookstore, contact local media, and get people to show up andContinue reading “Trying to Host a Book Release Party Has Proven Far More Difficult Than I Imagined”

Major Takeaways, Lessons Learned, and Biggest Frustrations from 2018 CDBaby Independent Musicians Conference in Nashville

From 24 – 26 August, I attended the 2018 CDBaby Independent Musicians Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. My main reason for going to was to learn the “unknown unknowns”—the things I don’t know about in the music industry that I should be doing to help spread my music. To date, my digital marketing efforts haven’t yieldedContinue reading “Major Takeaways, Lessons Learned, and Biggest Frustrations from 2018 CDBaby Independent Musicians Conference in Nashville”

I’m Giving Away Truly Awesome and Unique Things as Part of My Recent Book Release

On August 24th, both the eBook and presale paperback versions of my book, Get After It: Seven Inspirational Stories to Find Your Inner Strength When It Matters Most, hit Amazon. I’m extremely excited that this project is completed and out for the world to see, and hopefully enjoy! To help spread the word about the presale, I’mContinue reading “I’m Giving Away Truly Awesome and Unique Things as Part of My Recent Book Release”

A Review of Cyclebar: Ride with Lexi and You’ll Be Hooked

Following my review of SoulCycle, I was asked to review some of the other exercise studios I’ve visited in the District, and having just taken a 45-minute class at Cyclebar yesterday, August 21st, it seemed fitting to write about my experiences there. I’ve been going to Cyclebar on Delaware Ave (NoMa) since February, when I decidedContinue reading “A Review of Cyclebar: Ride with Lexi and You’ll Be Hooked”

A Review of SoulCycle: My First and Last Time

On Tuesday, August 14th, I attended a SoulCycle class at its Georgetown/Wisconsin Ave. location. My friend Dan had invited me, Abby, and a few other friends to go as he had won a charity auction for a free class for up to 10 people. I tend to be skeptical in general, so my bias goingContinue reading “A Review of SoulCycle: My First and Last Time”

Review of The Line Hotel in Adams Morgan: Mediocrity That Needs to Work Out the Kinks

On August 11th, Abby and I stayed at The Line Hotel in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. We used a gift certificate to cover the cost of the room that we won via a silent auction for the annual gala for the Sitar Arts Center. The gala was at the hotel’s main ballroom,Continue reading “Review of The Line Hotel in Adams Morgan: Mediocrity That Needs to Work Out the Kinks”