Mandy Boyle

NEPA-er with Moxie. Writer. Sometimes Actor. Nerdy Girl.

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Pro Tip #495: Don’t Make Decisions When You’re Tired

Everything always seems worse at night. You know, those moments when you’re lying awake in bed, trying to fall asleep…

Balance

Balance has never exactly been my forte. Let me paint you a picture. Think about what it would feel like…

Ideas and a New Project

Shower ideas and before bed ideas can be some of the best ideas a girl can have. In my case,…

Rockstars

There are few things so beautiful as a barefoot little girl in pink capris, spinning around on her porch singing…

The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

Saw this challenge and simply had to share. Here is the list of books read by Rory Gilmore of the…

The Perfect Date

Almost five years later, Brent and I finally had the perfect first date. Well, it wasn’t really a first date…

We’ve Launched!

A few months back, when my journey as part of the Fearsome Foursome began, I wasn’t quite sure what to…

High School

Earlier tonight, I was watching an episode of 30 Rock on Netflix (note: Liz Lemon and I share the same…

Awesomeness in NEPA

There are a lot of cool things happening in NEPA in the next few months and I’m thankful to be…

27 Things About Me that Are Not on My Resume

  Mandy Boyle: Is an okay bowler. Used to work in a haunted house in early teens as a volunteer….

NEPA Blog Fest, Story-Filled Weekends, and Feeling Reinvigorated

Weekends like these, I’m reinvigorated. On Friday night, I met up with some of NEPA’s finest at the bi-annual NEPA…

They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore

When I was a small child, my great-grandfather introduced me to the movie business. It wasn’t in any sort of…

10 Ways to Piss Off Your Twitter Followers

Ah, the joys of Twitter. Some days, Twitter can be a great place for information and conversation. On other days,…

Building The Brand: LinkedIn

With tons of apps to be added to your profile, searchable skill sets, a resume-like setup, and the option for people to recommend you with testimonials, LinkedIn is a job searcher and networker’s best friend. This is where professionals find each other.

My Favorite Ads of 2011

After deciding on my favorite ad of the year, I started thinking about some of the others I’ve enjoyed over the past 12 months. BAM! There was my post idea. Here are my favorite ads of 2011 as well as a few thoughts on each.

Doors Open with Blue Keys

USA for UNHCR launched the Blue Key campaign as a way to raise awareness and funds in the U.S. for the plight of refugees worldwide. I’m doing a little bit in Scranton to help.

Building My Brand: Twitter

I have two Twitter accounts. @mandyboyle is my personal/professional account. @Cactus_Mandy is my Solid Cactus Twitter account. On @mandyboyle, I’ll…

Building My Brand: Facebook

I have your basic Facebook personal profile, like most people. On here, you’ll find my interests, favorite quotes, connections, links…

How I Build My Personal Brand

It’s been awhile since I’ve written about personal branding, but it seems like now is the perfect time to do so.

Starting a Digital Writing Support Group

I got out of bed to write this post. Let’s hope it’s a good one :) Two weeks ago, I…

Guest Post Round-Up: 9/13/2011

I’ve been busy guest blogging. Check out some of my latest posts from around the interwebz.

Rivers Run Deep

Over the past 48 hours, I’ve watched the Susquehanna River swell and wipe away homes. Businesses. Places I’ve been – a lot. Family photos. Laptop computers. Cars. Swing sets. All gone in just a matter of hours.

Is Ripoff Report Banned from Google?

UPDATE: Search Engine Land is reporting that Ripoff Report was not banned from the Google index. A Google spokesperson says…

Hands

I love reading other people’s blogs. No matter what I’m reading, I always walk away knowing something (or thinking about…

Creativity is a Spark

Tonight, I spent some time on TED, specifically with Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity. Video and more bloggy goodness if you read on.

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