"A year from now you will wish you had started today" -- Karen Lamb

How to be Smarter: A relationship is a puppy, not a houseplant: it needs daily, not weekly, care. How to be Prettier: I received a pair of these sandals in the mail from Fibi&Clo last Thursday, and I've worn them 4 out of the past 5 days (!). They are incredibly comfortable, and the jeweled strap makes them appropriate for both running errands and a casual night out.

How to be (less) Awkward: If someone is explaining something to you and you are confused, it's easier to ask for clarification at that time than to hope the point becomes clearer to you after you walk away (and the informed person is no longer available as a reference point).

P.S. I am speaking at the 20SB Summit Conference on August 19-21 in Chicago, on the Laying the Foundation/ Creating a Community Around Your Blog panel. Please let me know on Twitter if I will see you there!