Anybody Out There?

I know I’ve been really neglecting this blog – and as I’m ramping up to get back to writing in it regularly, I find myself wondering: Is anybody still reading?

I stopped caring about subscriber numbers long ago. As I switched domains, I tried to be diligent with updating RSS feeds and letting people know, but really, how many of you out there get my blog posts through your RSS? Via email? Or do you just see it when I post the link on Twitter and Facebook?

It’s been a hell of a year. A great year. I even went on a crazy cross-country road trip I’m dying to tell you guys about.

So if you still read this blog on the regular – even as a lurker – leave me a comment. I’d love to know the lovely faces behind the arbitrary numbers.

I’ll just be over here, cuddling with Dot and hoping for your “Hello”



The One with All the Links & Updates

Can you guys believe it’s the Friday before Thanksgiving?  I can’t believe that 2011 is coming to a close…been a crazy year so far and I have a lot to be thankful for, including the fact that I get to spend Thanksgiving down in Charlotte with Andrew’s family.  It’ll be great to get out of the city for a couple of days!

As you can tell, things have been busy busy around here, and I figured a good recap post would be a good way to end the week.

First things first: Have you liked the PQ Productions page on Facebook yet? I’d love it if you did. Today’s discussion is on books & I love how much you guys like to read!

Speaking of reading, here are some blogs that you may have missed:

The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned About Being a Grown-Up (This blog)

Twitter: You’re Doing It Wrong (PQ Productions)

Slides from My Presentation on Personal Branding (PQ Productions. I had my first speaking gig at CrushIQ this past week and I spoke about how to develop your personal brand.)

Put Your Best (Online) Face Forward (Twenties Hacker. By the way, if you haven’t checked out this site yet, you are missing out. I’m so excited to be part of this group of amazing bloggers)

On projects…

In case you missed it, I’m still looking for suggestions for the name for our biz-to-GenY blogger network. I have a couple of ideas but this will be YOUR network and just like the opportunities, I want the name to be geared toward you. So, if your creative juices get going, drop me a line or comment on the blog.


I’ve been sending out newsletters for the project above but I also have a general newsletter for all things about my blog, life, etc.  This newsletter will be a lot more active once I have a better plan for it so if you sign up now, you won’t miss announcements as they happen!

All Things BerrakDC Newsletter


Biz-to-GenY Blogger Network Newsletter

And in honor of Happy Feet Two (Squee!) , I leave you with this:

Hope you have a FANTASTIC weekend! I’ll see you around Twitter.

A Moment of Your Time Please

**The first box in the form is for your Email guys. Not sure why the formatting is messed up. The “pretty” version of the sign up form is here if you want to use that instead.**

As I mentioned before, there are some changes happening, so I decided that the best way to update you guys would be via email. If you sign up on the form below, I will send out an update once the new RSS feed is in place. I promise there will be NO SPAM WHATSOEVER. Of course, all your information will remain private, will not be sold, disclaimer disclaimer, etc.

Once the new site is in place, I may continue to do a weekly newsletter, but the brainstorming for that is still in progress. If I did, it would be a digest, and probably include info on deals, any blogs I posted, and any awesome stuff that I want to share. Of course, we’d discuss beforehand if this is a good idea. If you have thoughts on this  now, go ahead and let me know in the comments.

Things are changing around here guys, but I promise it’s for the better.


The #PenguinPosse Thanks You

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Housekeeping: Especially if You Subscribe to my RSS Feed

Hey all,

There’s going to be some shuffling around in the next couple of weeks, and if there’s a glitch, you may not be getting updates via my RSS feed.  If you guys could Like the FB page (I promise I don’t spam!) then you won’t miss a thing!

I’ve also been playing around with the idea of doing a monthly e-newsletter, just to have an email list for times like this. If enough people would be interested, I’d be willing to do that as well, with updates both from this blog & PQ Productions.

Thanks for continuing to read guys 🙂