Welcome to One Woman Shop Weekly Finds - where we members of the community scour the web to bring you a curated list of posts, links, and resources that we they think will help your business—and maybe even your life! This week’s curator: blogger and web designer Desiree Jester.

Take advantage of the Cyber Monday craze, even if you aren’t Amazon! This fantastic podcast from Social Media Today gives you some great steps you can take to make the most of the holiday shopping season and improve your online and social media marketing all year long.

Instagram is my favorite social media platform because it is where you are more likely to see the genuine voice of a brand and where you (as a brand) can connect personally with your followers. Kat from The Gypsy Beard tells you how can you effectively use it for your business in this post.

No pain, no gain. Fear is always seen as a negative emotion, but it can actually help you up your game. Learn how to channel that nervous energy in this post from Abigail Eaton Masters, “Fear as a Gateway to Success.”

Lacy from Ghostblogger shares that our blogs should be a conversation. I love this concept! This article gives us questions to ask to get the conversation flowing and some advice about what to do with the answers you get.

We have all heard of the Pomodoro method, but Trista makes the case for a longer span of devoted work time before a break. This seems to jive much more with me as I hate stopping just when I find the flow of a project, but having the time limit forces me to focus.

Expertise is something that is highly valued when you are an entrepreneur, but what really makes you an expert at something? This post from Rebecca Beaton defines what being an "expert" really means, and how to figure out your expertise.

I firmly believe in realizing that art is not just the painting on the wall or the music on the radio. Art is the result of when a person pours their heart into the task that they are doing regardless of the medium. This short post by The Art of Simple reminds me of that today. Go be an artist!

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Desiree blogs and designs websites at A Place To Nest. She is passionate about creating online dream homes for her clients with the warmth and character that they would want in their own homes. When she is not designing, she is often seen knitting or hanging out with her best guy (AKA her hubby) and a crazy little firecracker of an almost 3 year old boy, usually with her camera in hand 🙂

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5 Comments on Weekly Finds

  1. Lacy
    November 30, 2014 at 9:15 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks for the shout-out! Great round up.

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  2. Maria
    December 4, 2014 at 10:31 am (5 years ago)

    Off to check out the Instagram link.
    Thanks for the tip!
    M.

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  3. April
    December 4, 2014 at 10:37 am (5 years ago)

    These are some great finds! I’m off to read a few of them now 🙂

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  4. Emily
    December 4, 2014 at 12:13 pm (5 years ago)

    What a great round-up, including some destinations I hadn’t visited before – thanks for that!

    Reply
  5. Kat Curling
    December 9, 2014 at 11:00 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks for mentioning my post! I’m excited to have come across your blog. So much greatness is happening here on your blog! Can’t wait to dig in and read more!

    Reply

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